I was delighted last week to receive a big box from Clothworks fabrics. It contained the long awaited collection of fabrics which I named Stonewall Bloom. I love that the good folks at Clothworks let me name my collections. The original inspiration for Stonewall Bloom came from the amazing gardens at the home office and retail outlet of Stonewall Kitchen which is located about a mile from my home.
The garden area is a perfect, peaceful spot where you can sit with a friend and share an excellent cup of coffee and a warm scone slathered, of course, in Stonewall’s famous blueberry jam. The Setting is designed by JNL Inc, a local landscape artist. It is a gardener’s playground complete with clever sculptures, water fountains, rustic pots, herbs, unusual perennials, and a rainbow of tall, fat zinnias and dahlias with a touch of butterflies and honey bees. It was the perfect spot for inspiring the Stonewall Bloom collection. Do yourself a favor and check out their amazing portfolio.
In developing the Stonewall Bloom collection I wanted to marry together my love for classic elements and botanical inspirations. I created a color palette that is bold and as happy as the Stonewall gardens.
So here is Stonewall Bloom. Five designs in three intermingling colors; designed with the crafter, quilter and seamstress in mind.
I would love to see how you use these fabrics so please email me your pics and stories. Leslie@lesliemark.com