“Flight Patterns” Has Touched Down

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Blog, Fabric Collections, Quilt Market

So Quilt Market has come and gone and my 2 inaugural fabric lines have launched.

With great delight, I can finally present to you, Flight Patterns.

A collection that is all about the dream of the end of Winter. Colour, fresh air, light breezes and nature coming to life … all from a decidedly feminine point of view. While designing this line I had visions of the way bright, dappled sunlight comes through leaves of trees, hitting you right in the eye; of lazy Summer days lying on one’s back on the grass, watching friendly insects floating about overhead; of happy carefree moments, where nothing else is a priority but the beauty we see around us; and definitely of the magic that is nature, the incredible detail and symmetry in a butterfly’s wings, migration patterns and such.

It is printed on Michael Miller Fabric’s gorgeously soft Cotton Couture base cloth. That means it is an heirloom quality cotton that has a luxurious silky hand, it drapes beautifully for garment making and it is a dream to piece or quilt with. And because of the range of colours I included in so many of the prints, if you are in need of a solid to work with them, it co-ordinates wonderfully with a high percentage of their vast range of Cotton Couture solids.

This collection was a departure stylistically for me. I have found a certain comfort level with computer graphics, but here I went back to my watercolour and pen and ink roots. It was a thrill for me to design this line and to have it come together as it did. I truly hope you find some inspiration herein to create something of your own that gives you the same sense of happiness and delight I have when I look at the collection.

You can see the full pdf downloadable brochure here.


  1. Patty
    May 24, 2013

    ooh, Tamara, your collection looks so great! I adore the layered pom-pom skirt and that chair is to die for. šŸ™‚

    • admin
      May 24, 2013

      Thanks so much Patty. I am so pleased with how the fabrics all turned out! And yes, I love the chair too.

  2. Angie
    May 24, 2013

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to sew with your collection!

  3. Jennifer
    May 24, 2013

    I am SO happy for you that it’s being produced by MM! Yay! (I’m jennartdesigns on Spoonflower and have admired your work for a long time!) Gorgeous fabrics, lovely colorful watercolors… more fabric I must acquire! šŸ™‚

    • admin
      May 24, 2013

      Thanks Jennifer! It is mutual admiration, for sure. I really appreciate the comment.

  4. Rosanns Hope
    May 24, 2013

    Your new collection is yummy!!!! I adore the watercolors! Congratulations!

  5. moonsword
    August 6, 2013

    Squealingly cool! Love the colors and gentle airy playfulness of the designs. Cheers!