Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Introducing an Innocent Crush

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First Impression. LovesMe LovesMeNot. Maybe. Mixed Signals. Woodcut. Turn of Events. Queen of Hearts. Shattered. Slow Dance. Bubble Burst.

These are subtitles that moved along my little story of an Innocent Crush. (Okay, maybe not such a small story.) They're not just plot twists, but also the titles of each of the ten prints that compose the whole saga. I had such alot of fun with this group. That might show itself, I think (like my slip peeking out of my skirt not-so accidentally). But this story is for you. Make of it what you will, as innocent or not as you choose. I will start you with a thought, though, because its one that drove my whole design process: I love the phrase Innocent Crush, the paradox, the youth, the sweetness of it, the awkward-not-quite-right, mismatched, fickle-ness of it too. Harmony is inspiring for some, occasionally an emotional collision is even more so. Enjoy!

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Quilting Cottons: Charmed palette 44/45

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Quilting Cottons: Swept Away palette 44/45

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Cotton Sateen Home Decor: Dream palette 54

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Cotton Sateen Home Decor: Blush Palette 54

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Cotton Voile 54

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Cotton Velveteen: Wink palette 54

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Cotton Velveteen: Smile palette 54"

Of course you know I'll be posting lots of projects and inspiration for you as well as some comprehensive info about how best to welcome velveteen into your sewing!

Have a great night, xoxo,Anna

163 comments:

  1. Hurrah, more voile! Can't wait.

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  2. I like that you said woodcut, I definitely was getting a cut out feel from the patterns. Can't wait to see them in person!

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  3. I love so many of these, my wallet is going to be hurting. Please tell me that the men's pants & top featured in the top photo will be part of the new patterns...my husband had been begging me to make him things...and your patterns are so easy to work with!

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  4. Oh, Anna, they're all so beautiful. I'm especially loving the Dream palette!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! :) Congratulations!!!!

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  6. These are so beautiful !

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  7. I am in love! Just beautiful!

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  8. I am in LOVE! Really! can't wait to work with them.

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  9. OMG! I love it all soooooooo much!

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  10. Oh it is gorgeous!

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  11. EEP!! these are just beautiful! Love the story you've created to go along with it.

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  12. This is brilliant! November what? I (we) need some velveteen for holiday gift making! This is such an exciting collection, extra thrilled about the new Home Dec's -- I am actually making my first curtains with Drawing Room's Shadow - Ivory tonight. :)

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  13. Wow- I'm already picking out my fav's from each colorway!

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  14. Lovely, lovely and the palettes are beautiful! How ca we pick? Oh, maybe we just get them all.

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  15. I already have a crush on any man that would wear pants like that.

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  16. You've done such an amazing job, you truly have. I can't wait to get many of these prints!

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  17. Just when I thought I couldn't love you anymore - you go and do this :-)
    I can't wait to see them in more projects and in person!

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  19. I can't wait to try out the velveteen - it looks scrumptious!

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  20. Very fresh and striking!

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  21. Holey smokes... Those are amazing! Makes me smile and feel ALIVE!! Keep trucking!!

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  22. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!! I'm eyeing the velveteen. It's been years since I've done anything with velveteen--and I know this collection will be wonderful!

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  23. It's all just so gorgeous...I cannot wait....can't wait to see your projects for the velveteen and the voile prints are so incredible!

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  24. So much movement and excitement in all the pieces of this collection! You've done an amazing job of translating the stories and the thoughts. Cannot wait!!!

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  25. More than an innocent crush, I'd say!
    Can't wait to get sewing/creating, Anna!
    We heart you!
    Laurie
    xx

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  26. Ok, Anna, I am now officially looking for work on a night shift somewhere. These are Fantasta-fabulous!!!
    That is a new word in my vocabulary, I just invented it. You can take the credit though - since, after all it was your fabric that inspired that word. I just saw you this weekend - I don't know how you or Alexia kept a secret like this - You guys are gooood. Carolina

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  27. These are so lovely! I can really think about a few things I would like to use them with. That dress is absolutely the cutest thing I've seen lately. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Woohoo! I can't wait to get my hands on some. I'm so excited.

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  29. PS
    Rose makes a pretty good point (above).
    To her I would have to say ... "I concur".

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  30. Anna, these are absolutely wonderful! Love everything!!! Congrats!

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  31. I love it! I can't wait to see your projects with the velveteen!!

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  32. oh how I love velveteen! gorgeous!

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  33. Wow. Swooning over it all... Wow!

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  34. honestly I could work with just your fabrics and always be happy :) looking forward to getting a hold of some of these! enjoying all that you are up to and grateful for your creativity.

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  35. I can't wait! They are so pretty.

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  36. These are so amazingly anna maria, yet so different from your other lovely collections. I can't wait to learn about the velveteen!

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  37. Ditto all the above - I can't wait to see them in person, and the velveteen - my mind is boggling with the possibilities!!

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  38. Whoa and wow and what the.... gorgeous, glorious, handsome. Lovely. Thank you.

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  39. Whoa and wow and what the.... gorgeous, glorious, handsome. Lovely. Thank you.

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  40. I can't wait to make something!

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  41. Guess what I'm asking for for Christmas? hehe. Little Folks was my "big" christmas present from my family this past year... maybe they'll notice that I really enjoyed it! :) hehe! Beautiful fabrics!!! Can't wait to see them in person!

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  42. This is fantastic! Oh how I love that blue velveteen with the rays. You do such wonderful work.

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  43. Oh dear...how I love you velveteen. Anna, why and how do you do this to me??? love love love. Not-so-innocent-crush.

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  45. oooh!

    they look lovely. wish i could get my hands on some. but of course, that impossible, her in India!! :-)

    sona

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  46. Congratulations! Your new collection is fabulous! Can't wait 'till hits the stores:)

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  47. I love you. =]

    All of the fabrics and colorways are so gorgeous! I really love that you included quilting cottons, voile, velveteen and home dec weights. I really can't wait to see the patterns and I hope that men's shirt is one of them. =]

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  48. They are so beautiful!!

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  49. I am always so impressed how each individual print you design can stand up on it's own but also how well the entire line comes together as a collection. I'll be waiting not so patiently for the day I can purchase these lovelies!

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  50. Cotton VELVETEEN?! I am so excited. Literally. I just jumped up on the ottoman and did a jig.

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  51. these are beautiful eye candy!!!! i am not much of sewer, but i look forward to seeing what you create.

    beginner question - what is voile used for. i am gathering it is sort of sheer. maybe an overlay of some sort?

    see what you are dealing with? oh well.

    congratulations.

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  52. Hi Dana- Please see this post for tips on voile :)

    http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/2010/03/all-voile.html

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  53. Really very beautiful!

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  54. Bravo!!! Gorgeous designs and fabrics that I will be so happy to get my hands on :)

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  55. Fantastic! I love the warm plums and spice colours! Perfect autumn/winter!

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  56. After living in the garment district in NYC this summer, watching countless episodes of 'Project Runway', 'On the Road with Austin and Santino', and perusing your blog, my 7-year-old daughter wants to be a fabric designer (and a chef) when she grows up. I think I do, too. Love your fabrics!

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  57. Swoon! Lovely colors!

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  58. I'm so excited about the velveteen!

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  59. the best part of waking up isn't Folgers...it's wandering over to my computer while i'm still in my pj's and finding that you've posted your new fabric line!!!! best morning EVER!!!

    every time you come out with a new line i think "that's it. there's no way she can come out with another line that was better than the last". but you do. every single time. you rascal.

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  60. Love these! Can't wait to start in on my senior niece's graduation quilt with the Swept Away palette!

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  61. Ooo.. how pretty... I need to wipe the drool before it falls in my keyboard!

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  62. I am SO excited about these. I'm saving ALL my pennies because I'm going to need some of each. And I can hardly wait for the selvages because the names are fabulous!

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  63. I am so looking forward to being able to buy some of that velveteen. I have had this idea swimming around in my head for years, but I can never find a good printed velveteen or velvet.

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  64. I LOVE it! And please make patterns for the guys outfit! I friggin love those pants! I gotta make em for my husband!

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  65. Velveteen?? Le gasp!! So excited!

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  66. oh my goodness! These are so beautiful! I just wish we could get them TOMORROW!! Thank you for a wonderful, fun, inspiring, and did I say FUN (?!) workshop this weekend. What a treat!

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  67. Note to self. Start saving money!

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  68. Bravo!!! I'm especially looking forward to the velveteen. Beautiful collection

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  69. Can't wait for the fabrics/projects!!!! I'lljust have to share these pics with all my friends!!!

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  70. ADORE!!! simply adore!! (as always!) now I know just what will be appearing in our new house!!
    Thank you once again for creating an amazing load of inspiration!! I can hardly wait!
    Many Blessings!
    Jill

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  71. Lesley H4:05 PM

    I'm a total smitten kitten! Can't wait to be 'swept away' with the velveteen. I agree with you on the term innocent crush - so much emotion in 2 little words!

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  72. OH my heck I think I have more than an innocent crush with these fabrics! WAY TO GO, can't wait to get my hands on it and start sewing!

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  73. So excited about the velveteen! I can't wait!

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  74. Those are lovely patterns! I can't help but to love them.

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  75. just delicious looking! I can't wait to see what the projects you make with it will be!

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  76. very cute prints!!! and i love the ad; it's so clever!

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  77. Wow, so beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  78. Aha, looks like Jeff can have some of his own fancy pants now.

    This new line looks fantastic and I can't wait to see it in person. Even better, to run it under my machine.

    Well done!

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  79. wow what awesome prints!!! i want to get me some.

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  80. there goes all my school money....
    but seriously, I love it.

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  81. Congratulations! What a dreamy collection. The colours are incredible.

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  82. absolutely beautiful!

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  83. I hope I can get my hands on some of this velveteen in enough time to sew my baby her Christmas dress! Squee!

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  84. Such an inspirational new collection - thank-you! I am already so in love with your Garden Party and Little Folks collections and am looking forward to working with this one as well!

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  85. Gorgeous! I can't wait!

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  86. This collection is beautiful and I can already picture some projects I'd make with certain fabrics from it! I love that you threw in some stripes! Such a fresh and lovely take on a classic pattern! Thank you, this will get me right through the dreaded dark and cold of Finnish autumn and winter! :-)

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  87. Renee9:14 AM

    Hands down, these color palettes are your best yet! How will I ever choose but to buy one of everything! Thanks for making Fall something more to look forward to!

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  88. so glad for your creative mind. love the patterns.

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  89. I just sent this link to my mom so that I don't have to drool alone!

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  90. Can't wait to get more of your voile--love them all. Velveteen is going to be very exciting, especially like the wink palette. This is going to be great!

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  91. luv it luv it luv it!!!! the voile sews like buttah. Cant wait for the velveteen. Yum. Gorgeous colors !!!!

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  93. I've got a crush now, and it's not so innocent, but lustful.

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  94. Oh so gorgeous. I love the Velveteeen. It sounds and looks divine.

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  95. all i have to say is FINALLY a purple and green combo. my two favorite colors and i've been looking for this combo to make the most awesome pillows for my LR, now i can. thank you, thank you!!

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  96. The fabrics are fabulous, as usual. Thanks for giving us all so many great choices!

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  97. Absolutely stunning! What beautiful collisions of color and print. Possibilities are endlesss...

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  98. so gorgeous! wanting to stop my life and create with them NOW!!!

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  99. love it all! congratulations!

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  100. I'm coming up for air to peak around and I love, love, love this new line! *squee!* (Also...I totally own those tights. They go with everything. Anthropologie seriously has the best tights ever.)

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  101. These color palettes are truly inspiring!

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  102. LOVE the new collection!!!
    Everything you do is fabulous! Keep up the great job! :)

    Question: Those fabulous boots you are wearing in your new book,
    where did you get those??

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  103. Sweet holy moses, those are lovely.

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  104. When i saw this i almost wet myself with excitement. this is the most gorgeous, eclectic and inspirational fabric you have designed yet. it certainly gets the thumbs up from me.

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  105. Gorgeous! The dress at the top is amazing, where can I get a pattern for the dress?

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  106. I was going to ask the same thing, that dress is so cute.

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  107. I also love the dress! Will you be selling that pattern?

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  108. I usually have a dozen patterns ready to make for my children...but I am going to actually make myself something (lots of somethings!) with this amazing fabric. You. Are. Da. Bomb.

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  109. Any chance you are selling a pattern for the dress in the Innocent Crush ad? I can't find it anywhere!

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  110. Anonymous1:44 AM

    Love, love the voiles and the great variety. As a garment sewist I can't wait to make some garments from your beautiful fabrics.

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    really looking foward to using more of your fabrics especially this range, love it all :)

    check the dress out if you like:
    http://fashbrickroad.blogspot.com/2011/05/innocent-crush-dress.html

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