Backyard Blooms

Backyard Blooms fabric

It’s new fabric day!  I’m finally sharing my 7th fabric line with Windham Fabrics, Backyard Blooms.

It’s showing to Quilt Shops now, and will be available in stores late July (I’ll post here when you can buy it!).  

Backyard Blooms fabric

The pretty denim color was the only new addition this time besides tweaking my basic favorite colors, and making things a bit more saturated and clean feeling. 

I wanted it to look the way my house feels after I’ve finished cleaning it all day….right before my kids get off the bus ready to unclean it.  ;)  

Backyard Blooms fabric

The large bunched rose print is my favorite.  I sat at my computer at night drawing it for 10393 hours and ate bags and bags and baaaags of this kettle corn while doing it.   It has a vintage/countryside/fresh look I love. 

After I finished drawing up the whole line, it sat in my computer for a month or two before I worked up the courage to send it into Windham.  I’ve done this 7 times and it’s always scary to send in something you’ve spent SO much time on when there’s a big chance they won’t like it (spoiler…they liked it).  They always help me see things with clear eyes and we tweaked a few things, but I’m so happy with how it’s turned out and I couldn’t be more excited for this to hit stores.   

I have 3 new quilt patterns I’ll get in my shop this weekend and share photos next week.  I enjoyed every second of sewing with this fabric and these colors! 

Backyard Blooms fabric

My Mom whipped up this cute little dress for Jane (Simplicity pattern R10373), and then she refused to look at the camera in ANY pictures.  I had to laugh thinking about the picture of her in this post last year of my new fabric…where she was making a fist because she was mad at me and wouldn’t look at me. 

She’s got spunk! 

Backyard Blooms fabric

Oh and of course there is a print with chickens on it.  At some point I had to put chickens on fabric right?!  It’s just a given!   

Thank you for letting me share Backyard Blooms with you and I’ll be sharing more next week!  





64 Responses to Backyard Blooms

  1. Little Quiltsong January 24, 2020 at 3:05 am #

    Beautiful colours and prints in your new fabric line – and yes, those chicken prints – love, love them, and the pretty flowers. Looking forward to his, Allison!!

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:47 am #

      Thank you!! Gotta love the chickens! :)

  2. Denise Briese January 24, 2020 at 3:28 am #

    Oh wow its my favorite yet! It makes me happy tp look at!! Your daughter is adorable..dress is so cute love the pattern

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:47 am #

      I’m so glad you like it Denise! Thank you so much!

  3. carlabataran0974 January 24, 2020 at 4:21 am #

    My favorite too of all the new lines that I have seen a quite awhile. The colors, designs and the chickens thrown in are Definitely a throw back to my grandmother’s time… the 1940’s and later as I knew her. She was a farmers wife who loved gardening, quilting, and yes, her chickens. Love it Allison. (Going to start a piggy bank savings so I can buy a yard bundle without feeling any remorse come time that it hits the shelves. Way to go girl!!!

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:46 am #

      This comment made me so happy! I wanted it to feel vintage like my Grandparent’s farm in the 40’s…your comment literally made my day!! I’m so glad you like it!

  4. Sue H January 24, 2020 at 4:35 am #

    Beautiful fabric! I soied the chickens right off. I’ll definitely be looking for them when it hits the fabric shops. Love Little Miss Spunk … so cute!

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:45 am #

      Thank you! Gotta love the chickens!

  5. Debbie Lee January 24, 2020 at 4:42 am #

    What a job, but so worth it. It is beautiful. I can’t even imagine how exciting it must be to take this from start to finish. Love the fabric. I just thought your daughter was great at posing for pictures.

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:45 am #

      Thank you! It is SO nice to have it finally out in the world…it feels just like being pregnant and birthing a baby LOL!

  6. Carmen Hoffman January 24, 2020 at 6:15 am #

    Where can I get the heart flower pattern in the background behind the stack of your fabric?

    • Jude Jones January 24, 2020 at 8:07 am #

      LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! 😍😍😍 And those chickens!!! Another fabulous fabric line! ♥️🐥💙

      • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:40 am #

        Thanks Jude!

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:44 am #

      It will be out next week! It’s called Clover, it will be in my shop hopefully Monday and I’ll post more about it next week. Thank you!

  7. Mary in Wisconsin January 24, 2020 at 6:22 am #

    Beautiful Fabric! (and model). I love the chickens and the spiral dots, and the navy with the blue and green daisies..and the blue green grid…and everything. So glad you added the navy.

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:44 am #

      Thank you Mary! The Navy is my favorite!!

  8. susuquilts January 24, 2020 at 6:26 am #

    I love the colors and designs! I really love the dress. Do you know the pattern name? I would love to make this dress for my great nieces.

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:43 am #

      Thank you! The dress pattern is Simplicity pattern R10373 purchased from Joanns. It’s adorable!

  9. Virginia Marien January 24, 2020 at 6:43 am #

    Love your new fabric. I have to agree, it’s my favorite.

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:43 am #

      Thank you, that means a lot!!

  10. Kathy January 24, 2020 at 6:50 am #

    Wonderful new line! So exciting! Of course I’ll have to hoard away some of the prints from this new line…just like I have with the other lines. I’m looking forward to your new patterns, always a pleasure to make quilts from your patterns.

  11. Judi January 24, 2020 at 7:18 am #

    Love the colors, so fresh and clear. Feels like Spring. Great picture of your daughter, she knows how to put it out there.
    The dress is very cute, love it, what is the pattern that was used

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:42 am #

      Thank you! The dress pattern is Simplicity pattern R10373 purchased from Joanns. It’s super cute with lots of fun variations! Although she did say there were some tricky parts. :)

  12. Libby Blaha January 24, 2020 at 7:42 am #

    OH MY GOSH……THIS HAS GOT TO BE MY FAVORITE…….LOVE IT, LOVE IT. Looking forward to your patterns and this fabric coming out ……………….Again, awesome job !!!!!

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:42 am #

      Thank you Libby! This comment made my morning!!!

  13. Janice Parker January 24, 2020 at 7:58 am #

    Love your prints! I have sworn off buying fabric for a while, as I have alot! Not enough, but a lot! I think when your line comes out, and is available for purchase I will have to end my fabric fast. Those chickens! oh my!

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:41 am #

      LOL Janice! I’ll be honored for you to end your fast with my fabric….and you’ll deserve it by then, that’s a long time! ;) I’ll buy all the fabric for you in the meantime. Have a great day!

  14. Angie C Danilovich January 24, 2020 at 8:27 am #

    I love your new line! I especially am glad to see the true blue color. I’m not a big fan of aqua. Look forward to seeing your quilt patterns. Great job!

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:40 am #

      Thank you!! I LOVE that denim color….it’s funny how I feel like I’m also leaning more towards the true blues and away from aquas more and more!

  15. Amanda January 24, 2020 at 8:27 am #

    This is such a beautiful collection Allison!!!

  16. Jayme January 24, 2020 at 9:21 am #

    I LOVE how much your fabrics represent you and your kids!! These are gorgeous! I think I need to buy yardage of that rose bundle print!

  17. Cher Merriman January 24, 2020 at 9:32 am #

    Love these new fabrics; just beautiful! And the adorable dress your Mom sewed – is there a pattern for it somewhere? The one from last year too? I have 3 grandgirls ❣️

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 9:39 am #

      THank you! The dress pattern is Simplicity pattern R10373, purchased from Joanns.

  18. dondim January 24, 2020 at 9:39 am #

    This new collection is your best yet! Now I must sew really fast to get rid of lots of my stash so I have a legitimate reason to buy this yummy fabric when it comes out. Oh, my guilty stash…

  19. Cheree Hull January 24, 2020 at 9:40 am #

    Ha! Her pose in the pic is great tho! As a quilter and chicken-owner, I LOVE the fabric!

  20. Susan Ray January 24, 2020 at 10:18 am #

    Congratulations!! That is a beautiful line, I can’t wait to sew with it.
    Happy Day.

    Ms. Sue

  21. Amy Smart January 24, 2020 at 11:15 am #

    It’s another fantastic collection! I love the palette – and that rose print was worth all 10393 hours. It’s beautiful! And I’m so happy to see a chicken print. Perfect.

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm #

      It was time for the chickens…took me long enough. ;) Thanks friend!

  22. Sheila January 24, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

    Oh my! Love this new collection of fabric… from the rose print to those fun looking chickens! And Jane… she never disappoints! I thought she found something more interesting on the ground to look at. LOL! I’ve said it before… I love her spirit, although it might drive you crazy at times. :)

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

      It does drive me crazy at times…but in a good way I know I’ll miss before I know it! Thank you for the kind comment!

  23. Rosemaryflower January 24, 2020 at 2:53 pm #

    I want a fat quarter bundle of this… at least. I love every single pattern and color
    I love that popcorn. It is addictive.

    • Allison January 24, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

      Thank you! I’m so glad you like it!

  24. Liz Rehrauer January 24, 2020 at 6:12 pm #

    I love red, blue and green, but the aqua is gorgeous!

  25. Melanie C January 24, 2020 at 11:03 pm #

    I absolutely love your new collection and patterns!

    • Allison January 25, 2020 at 10:16 am #

      Thank you Melanie!!

  26. Hannah January 25, 2020 at 5:50 am #

    What beautiful fabric! I can’t wait until it comes out! I love your color combinations.

  27. Julie J Vogel January 25, 2020 at 6:23 am #

    Wow! What a great line! All of the colors are fabulous and I am particularly drawn to the chickens and the word fabric! Congratulations and, from the rest of us who benefit from your 10393 hours of work, thank you!!

    • Allison January 25, 2020 at 10:17 am #

      LOL thank you Julie!

  28. kathy olkowski January 25, 2020 at 6:58 am #

    This just might be my favorite line of yours so far – and it mixes with your other lines so well! Congratulations! Miss Jane is adorable! xxoo

  29. Shasta January 25, 2020 at 11:48 am #

    I am making a quilt with 30s fabrics in it and was thinking these would fit right in perfectly! Beautiful combinations of colors and patterns.

    • Allison January 27, 2020 at 9:42 pm #

      These do remind me of 30’s!! They would fit right in!

  30. mary January 28, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

    Do you happen to know fabric requirements to make Brightly in a king size would love to do in 30’s fabrics and make approximately 100 x120

    • Allison January 28, 2020 at 8:32 pm #

      Hi Mary,

      You would really just be able to triple the material requirements that are given. If you do a layout of 9 blocks across and 10 blocks down (108″ x 120 finished before shrinkage) so that’s 90 blocks, and the throw size version in the pattern is 30 blocks. That should be perfect and just cut triple the amount!

  31. Cindy Harris January 28, 2020 at 8:44 pm #

    I will be purchasing this line–its darling. I can’t get enough of your stars–I made two quilts last year with them. It looks like I will be making another. Well done my friend. You are my favorite pattern designer. Your instructions are so clear and easy to follow, Thank you so much.

    • Allison January 29, 2020 at 10:50 am #

      What a sweet compliment! Thank you Cindy for making my day!

  32. Suzy Reno January 31, 2020 at 7:06 am #

    Hi Allison- I went looking for the Simplicity pattern for the dress and I believe the pattern number has been changed since your mom made it for some reason. The number is now “Simplicity S9026”. The version your mom made is the sleeveless version (View D) on the pattern. I kept hitting roadblocks trying to find it and had to do some detective work but I finally figured it out. It’s so adorable! Just thought you might want to know since there were a lot of people who had asked about it. Here is the link to it on the Simplicity website:
    Love your blog, fabrics, and your patterns! Keep ’em coming! :)

    • Allison January 31, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

      Oh I’m glad you found it! Thank you for letting me know! Yes you are right this is the correct pattern, I wonder if it’s because in our stores the packaging and books are older. Thanks for figuring it out!

  33. Annmarie March 25, 2021 at 7:08 am #

    Sooo lovely! The greens are my favorites, soft & mellow.

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