Blog Posts Tagged ‘organic cotton knits’

It seems like FOREVER that I’ve been waiting for these collections! You too? Well, the new knits are here, in all their soft, stretchy glory! Our Marrakech and Meadow Knit collections are both printed on 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton interlock knit, and weigh in at 220-230 g/m, so they’re especially plush, and remarkably easy to sew. I sewed up a few samples for our Quilt Market booth (but actually, ahem, for me), and I’ve been loving the weight and quality. Look for some new knit tutorial on the blog soon!

 

Marrakech organic cotton knits by Monaluna

 

The palette and patterns of Marrakech lend themselves to both boys’ and girls’ clothing, and we used some of our favorites to sew up our Skater Shirt pattern, as well as a cool reversible pullover, all very boy-appropriate. They’re perfect for girls and women, too, though, and there are a few florals, too, for extra femininity. And how perfect are these prints for baby clothes? Pair them with our Little Bee Babysuit pattern for perfect infant wear or gifts.

 

Marrakech Organic Knits by Monaluna

Marrakech Organic Knits by Monaluna

Marrakech Organic Knits by Monaluna

Marrakech Organic Knits by Monaluna

 

The Meadow Knits feature some of the most popular prints from our Meadow Poplin collection. They have a warm, jewel-toned palette, lots of woodland animals and simple, Scandinavian-inspired patterns.

 

Meadow Organic Knits by Monaluna

 

I made Anabelle a reversible pullover with Folk Flowers and Vine, and she’s loving it! We also made several dresses using the Solstice Dress pattern, and they came out so cute. The weather was gorgeous the day we took these photos, so we didn’t need layers, but the dress is also adorable over a long sleeved tee-shirt for cooler weather. Next up: some pretty maxi skirts for me!

 

Meadow Organic Cotton Knits by Monaluna

Meadow Organic Cotton Knits by Monaluna

Meadow Organic Knit Fabric by Monaluna

Hello friends! We just got back from the spring International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, PA, and we had such a great time! It always feels like an insurmountable task the month before the show, but somehow samples get sewn (thanks to Karen at One Girl Circus and all you other helpers), materials get designed, props get ordered and delivered, and it all comes together. This show was a breeze, thanks to our dear family in PA (and the road-trippers from TX) who pitched in and helped. These days I get precious few minutes out of our booth, so I didn’t get any photos of the rest of the show, but I have a bunch of shots from our booth to share. We had a lot to show off this time, with two new woven collections (Haven and Under the Sea), two knit collections (Marrakech and Meadow knits, both due this August/September), and new sewing patterns (out next month).

 

First of all, the David L. Lawrence convention center is gorgeous! I truly never thought I’d use that adjective to describe a convention center, but as they go, this one really is nice. Lots of natural light from skylights and big windows overlooking the river, and that makes spending 3 solid days indoors much, much more enjoyable. In fact, the whole city really was lovely, and the fact that it was raining much of the trip made it even better, since I’ve almost forgotten what rain feels like.

 

pittsburgh convention center

 

This is what our booth looked like upon arrival…

 

monaluna booth

 

… and once we’d finished with it:

 

 

We created little vignettes of each of our new collections, along with some of the inspiration photos and early sketches of the collection. Here’s the Haven group:

 

haven collection

 

This photo shows off the gorgeous Euclid Avenue quilt by Sassafras Lane Designs:

 

haven by monaluna

 

Here’s our vignette for Under the Sea (though i just noticed our little boy is missing his shirt… that came last minute before the show):

 

Under the Sea by Monaluna

 

And this photo shows the Tatami Mat quilt by Lunden Designs. I LOVE how well this quilt pattern shows off the fabrics! Also, notice the adorable Shelby Satchel by Sassafras Lane Designs.

 

under the sea by monaluna

 

We had some darling samples using our Fox Hollow collection, and our Woodland Knits (special thanks to Fishsticks Designs and Olive Ann Designs)!

 

fox hollow and woodland knits by monaluna

 

AND we have three brand new sewing patterns coming out next month! The adorable Ella Dress, the skater shirt and the Solstice dress and tank/short set (for knits) will all be available by the end of June. (Check out the stunning turquoise sewing machine that Karen at One Girl Circus lent me to use in the booth!)

 

sewing patterns by monaluna

 

I can’t believe the show has already come and gone, but the next one will be here before we know it!

 

monaluna quilt market booth