I can show you my Moda fabric!

I thought you might enjoy seeing how each of my fabric designs came about- from my sketchbook to the finished fabric and so today I’m showing you the ships design.

I decided to design some fabric to co-ordinate with my second book ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ and spent quite a bit of time sketching and printing ideas whilst working on the quilts and projects for the book.

I put together some A3 pages showing various ideas for each motif (here you can see the Ships page) and then, I was very brave and bold and sent the designs to Moda and here we are!

It’s just wonderful to see my little illustrations and sketches on fabric. Moda fabric that will be sold all over the world (fingers crossed!).

It will be in your local quilt shop in February and Moda are distributing my book ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ too.

I’m a Moda designer! Happy, happy, happy!

I think I’ll show you the whales next…

12 Responses to “Ships”

  1. Jo Moxham Says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    The colours of the fabrics are really versatile. I can imagine them as cushions. What a lovely design.

  2. Dotty Says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    It’s lovely to see where the design came from and the fabric looks great. You must get such a buzz from seeing your own designs printed onto fabric like that:D I think your fisherman is cool too! Have a great week.x

  3. Jill Blackman Says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I am absolutely delighted for you – it couldn’t happen to a nicer lady. Enjoy!! Kind regards xxx

  4. Poppy Says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    its wonderful to see your drawings become fabric, something to look forward to!

  5. trash Says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 5:24 pm


  6. Kirstie Cantegreil Says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    You are now, officially, my Claim To Fame! Am loving the fabric and am positively itching to see more! Huge congratulations. xx

  7. margie Says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    WOOHOO….how exciting is this ..what a dream for any fibre nut…and how wonderful it is when it hits the Australian shores I will have me a bit…lol…so excited for you Margie

  8. Chris Says:
    September 10th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    How fabulous! I am very proud of the work produced I did in a class with you a few years ago and have followed your blog since. The fabric looks fab and I can’t wait to order it! Congratulations xxx

  9. Andy Lloyd Williams Says:
    September 10th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Janet – Have just decided to do a nautical quilt for my grandson’s 18th birthday – in 2 years’ time! – so your fabrics are just brilliant for it.
    Can’t wait to see the other designs. Andy

  10. Plum Cox Says:
    September 10th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing the design work behind the fabric – all stunning!
    The fabric and colours look wonderful!

  11. PendleStitches Says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Call me Ishmael!!!! These so beautiful. You are so talented…and a Moda designer. 🙂

  12. Dawn Says:
    September 26th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Such beautiful designs, can’t wait for them to come into store, and sew with them! Congratulations x

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