Hello Jane


Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics, Cascade Quilt

I’m so excited to finally share with you my other baby!  Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics.  

Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics

This is my fifth fabric line…and I still get incredibly nervous to show it off for the first time!   I’m in love with the purple in this line, it’s the perfect mix of lilac and violet.  

This line got the name “Hello Jane” because I was literally working on this line while I was in the hospital saying “hello to Jane” for the first time!  I was in the hospital for 5 really long days, so it was a welcome distraction.  This fabric will always remind me of her as a tiny newborn baby.  

Summer Runners Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

There is also a punch of red (of course), tangerine, and yellow.  Plus green, teal, and aqua because I would die without aqua.  This line comes to stores in late May…and I’m so excited it’s coming out before the summer!  Also less time to wait.  

Summer Runners Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

(Summer Runners pattern here.  Pattern for the diamond quilt in the top picture will be available in the next few days.)

The main floral and loopy floral are based off feedsacks from my collection I started when I lived in Ohio.  I’ve used one in almost every collection and it’s like my memories are wrapped up in these prints. 

Olivia's Baskets in Hello Jane

Kaitlyn made these darling baskets for me with her new pattern, Olivia’s Baskets (pattern here).

Dresses in Hello Jane Fabric

My extremely talented friend Megan made these amazing dresses for my girls.  They are gorgeous. 

Breezy Pattern in Hello Jane

(Breezy pattern here)

Breezy Quilt in Hello Jane

Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics

I am NOT a bag maker.  I could have made a whole quilt from start to finish before finishing one super simple bag!  ;)  In my defense though I thought I’d just make up a pattern as I go…not my best idea ever. 

Throw Pillows in Hello JaneI’m sorry ahead of time for the overload of pictures and posts that will soon follow!  I have a few quilts to share and since this post is getting mighty long I’ll post within the next few days. 

Oh and Happy Valentines Day!  This weekend I went to dinner and a play in Seattle with some girlfriends… so I told Jay he was off the hook for a Valentines dinner/date.  You should have seen the relief on his face!  ;)  Truth be told I don’t think we’ve ever gone out on Valentines Day…I’m such a homebody!



52 Responses to Hello Jane

  1. A.J.M. bouwman February 13, 2017 at 11:51 pm #

    Lovely fabric, I love the whole lot! For me that is unusual. So compliments and congratulations with your fifth line and your baby daughter. lovely daughters. Greetings

  2. deb February 14, 2017 at 5:44 am #

    Love it!

  3. from the Bellfry February 14, 2017 at 6:11 am #

    Oh my goodness! Please never apologize for too many pictures or too long a post when it is filled with gorgeous fabric and beautiful quilts, clothes, and projects for inspiration! I’ve loved all your fabric lines, and have made quilts from your book. You have just increased my “must make” list by a mile! Happy Valentine’s Day to you, your obviously supportive husband, and your very cute kids!

  4. happyquiltingmelissa February 14, 2017 at 6:28 am #

    Love, Love, Love!!! Especially the wonderful purple ;) And I feel the same way about bags, I like to stick to the 2D sewing :) Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours ;)

  5. dispack February 14, 2017 at 7:41 am #

    Oh my, beautiful fabric! and a fun post! So much cuteness right there!…including you! :)
    Did you see Ashley’s post today? fitf

    • Allison February 14, 2017 at 9:04 am #

      I didn’t but I’ll look now! :) -Allison

  6. Megan February 14, 2017 at 8:04 am #

    Eek! They look so darling on your girls! And thank you for letting me create something from your amazing collection-you are the amazingly talented one!!

  7. Tammy February 14, 2017 at 8:26 am #

    Lovely new line! I admire your creativity! I would love to be able to do what you do. Maybe someday…

  8. Kathy E. February 14, 2017 at 8:29 am #

    I am such a die-hard purple lover that I will definitely buy this collection! How sweet that you named it after your daughter and how being in the hospital inspired you…love it all!

  9. Robby February 14, 2017 at 8:30 am #

    Such a great fabric line! It manages to be fresh and still have a little retro vibe.I think I’ll start planning something fun for it now so it doesn’t languish in my stash because I’m sure I’ll be buying some.

  10. Rachel at Stitched in Color February 14, 2017 at 8:45 am #

    Congratulations! The line looks great. I really love that first picture with all the purple and your pretty baby. Looking forward to warm weather this year, just so I can see my baby in less clothes =)

  11. Kimberley O'Rourke February 14, 2017 at 8:47 am #

    I love this beautiful new line of fabric so much!!! So darling, and I must know the name of the pattern for the diamond-shaped quilt. (Swoon!) I searched in your pattern shop, but didn’t find. You are a super talented, young lady. Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us!!!

    • Allison February 14, 2017 at 9:05 am #

      It’s called Cascade and I’ll have it in the shop in the next few days. Thank you so much!

  12. pamelaquilts February 14, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    Love the saturated colors in your line! Beautiful!

  13. Sharon February 14, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    Love, love, love these colors together! They are my favorite colors ever!

  14. Julie Scott Garrett February 14, 2017 at 9:59 am #

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  15. Karen Gregory February 14, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    Beautiful fabrics Allison! Your daughters are growing so fast. I look forward to your posts and they can never be too long. Thanks for sharing

  16. Jennifer Nicodemus February 14, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    I wish I had seen this 6 weeks ago! I bought fabric and a pattern from a catalog for my daughter’s ‘Frozen’ inspired quilt. I like your blue/purple fabrics and quilts much better. I guess I’ll just have to make another :D

    • Allison February 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      Oh they would make a great “frozen” quilt! Another reason to make another quilt. ;)

  17. 8machines February 14, 2017 at 11:51 am #

    Do you have the triangle quilt pattern that is on the first page? I want that pattern! I’m crazy for these purples. Sure hop they come before May!

    • Allison February 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      I’ll get it in my shop tonight! I’ll blog it soon!

  18. Cheryl February 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

    Love this new line. Hoping our quilt store carries it. Want to make the table runner. I also don’t mind lots of pictures!

  19. Karen February 14, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    Love the fabrics, will be happy to get them in my hands. Btw, you can’t have too many pictures.

  20. Jane Ellis February 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

    the purples are awesome!! I’m not a fan of blue, but I like the way they combine with the purples. well done!

  21. Deanna McNay February 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

    Beautiful fabrics! We have our own Jane who arrived teeny tiny, too!

  22. Quintuplicatemom February 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

    This is one of the prettiest fabric lines ever!

  23. Linda at Roscoe's Ma February 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

    Gorgeous…the fabric and the girls!!!

  24. Suzanne February 14, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

    Your new fabric line is beautiful and I love, love, love the Diamond Quilt. I will definitely have to get the pattern!

  25. Marianne February 15, 2017 at 3:38 am #

    I just finished a purple quilt for my daughter’s friend who is graduating from medical school this spring and whose favorite color is purple. But now I love these purples! Looks like I’ll be making another purple quilt!

  26. Colleen February 15, 2017 at 3:49 am #

    ahhh, I love your new collection, such a great mix of colours ! Congratulations ! and, you really made my day with that picture of Jane all smiley in her new dress, she just exudes happiness.

  27. Suzanne in TX February 15, 2017 at 3:55 am #

    LOVE this new line! I’m new to quilting (at age 63!) and love to use vivid, bright fabrics for my projects. All of the colors are perfect and I plan to grab some once it is available. Please, do post more photos–never apologize for sharing joyful, beautiful, colorful, inspirational photos!

  28. Betty Ayers February 15, 2017 at 3:59 am #

    I think this is your best line yet, seriously! And so great to pair the aqua with the purple. Your girls are beautiful and it’s been a pleasure to watch them come into this world and grow – thanks for sharing.

  29. rl2b2017 February 15, 2017 at 4:27 am #

    Oh my, so many things to comment on! First of all, I love the colors in your new line. I am a huge fan of the basics (red, yellow, blue) and brights – I just think they are the best and stimulating for a baby or adult. ~smile~ I love the table runner, and the quilt, and the dresses (how cute are the girls?!!), and the BAG. I hope you don’t mind if I share a link to your website . . . and Pin a few things for myself. ~smile~

  30. Candy Radford February 15, 2017 at 5:04 am #

    I love it! I love it! I love it!

  31. Judy Chastain February 15, 2017 at 5:48 am #

    I love the new fabrics – gorgeous colors! Can’t wait to get some. Congratulations on your 5th.

  32. Angela at Happy Harper Quilts February 15, 2017 at 6:41 am #

    Loving this new collection! It is so bright and cheerful. The whole collection works together, but of course, it can be broken down to darks/lights, or red-tones/blue-tones for special projects! Well done! Sharing for you on my quilting page @happyharperquilts! Congrats!

  33. Sheila Otte February 15, 2017 at 7:08 am #

    Love, love, love these colors…especially the purples. And your children are just adorable!

  34. Debbie February 15, 2017 at 8:12 am #

    Love your new fabric line. I think it describes Jane perfectly. Happy bright and fun. Cannot wait to get some. The blues and purples are my absolute favorite!

  35. PJW February 15, 2017 at 8:57 am #

    Love the new fabric line, especially the purple, teal and acqua combinations. Such a lot of “quilty”, sewing happiness in today’s post.

  36. amy york February 15, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

    I love your new line and I especially love that you added purple. So many designers forget about it. And of course love all the pictures.

  37. Little Quiltsong February 16, 2017 at 3:19 am #

    Love your new fabric line – it seems you made it especially for our oldest daughter. She loves anything with purple! Love all the coordinating colors and fabric designs in this line. Beautiful!! And yes, I hear you when making a bag – I’m always happy when it is done, but I’d rather be making a dozen quilts before making another bag :)! Yours is so pretty!!

  38. Sara February 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

    Beautiful fabric and projects!

  39. Jamie March 7, 2017 at 4:29 am #

    Hi I’ve been keeping an eye out for this collection but haven’t seen it for sale yet. When is it going to be released? I love the pop of purple!

    • Allison March 7, 2017 at 11:46 am #

      It doesn’t come out until May…I’ll post when it is available! Thank you!

  40. Alissa Terry March 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    Darling fabric! When I click on the link for the baskets made by your friend I am unable to purchase the pattern. Do you know if she is still selling it? Thank you:)

    • Allison March 12, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

      I’ll fix that! Or maybe her site is down I’ll check now. Thanks!

  41. terrieannie May 18, 2017 at 6:35 am #

    Love, love, LOVE this new line, especially the lavenders and aqua prints. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of this – going off my fabric diet just for these!!
    (ps. Never go out on Valentine’s Day – the restaurants are ca-razy busy!!)

  42. danaHenry June 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    I love your new line. I must have it. Who has it on line?

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