Studio E Fabrics is excited to welcome Mel Rowlands to our stable of talented artists. Mel is a gifted illustrator and she has created a magical world of charming woodland animals in her first collection, “Welcome To Our Neighborwood.” The assortment includes a 10-inch block pattern in a 24-inch repeat with sweet images of woodland animals with plenty of personality. It includes a hedgehog sniffing a flower, a racoon holding a camera and ready to take a “selfie,” an owl balancing on a large mushroom, a fox relaxing and enjoying the aroma of a flower, a bird plucking a leaf and a squirrel snapping a photo. The lead pattern combines a variety of woodland creatures accented by trees, mushrooms, leaves, butterflies and insects. Coordinates include mushrooms, small flowers, foxes, cool raccoons with sunglasses and cameras, a geometric, butterflies, birds, birdhouses and a camera print to have a little “selfie” fun. The color palette is primarily a range of teals and corals along with accents of orange, lime and grayed browns. The two free projects are easy to make small quilts with one featuring the 10-inch block images.
by Mel Rowlands