Meadowlark by Melanie Testa

I am so very excited to announce my fabric line, Meadowlark. This is a dream come true and I could not be happier. Windham Fabrics has done a sensational job of interpreting my designs. The texture, color, and whimsy of the designs shines through beautifully.

If you have been reading this blog and you know me, you know that my ‘main squeeze’ in the art department is printing with Procion MX dyes. The subtlety and beauty of this medium is exquisitely captured in every print in the Meadowlark line. There are 26 designs in all. 11 main designs, in two color ways each and 4 semi solids. All were created using our favorite art materials, like fun foam, carving rubber, stencils and thermofax screens. I have been having so much fun creating this method of printing that using these humble materials contributes to my excitement in showing them to you. I hope you like them as much as I do.

I have been working with my design team, awesome friends who want to help Meadowlark succeed, and we will be having a blog hop giveaway of fat quarters in a few short weeks. More importantly, we will be showing off the many projects made that highlight what can be done with the Meadowlark line, and believe me, I couldn’t put every project in this teaser video.

Please don’t hesitate to ask your local quilt store to carry my line, and I know I am tooting my own horn, but I believe these designs are like nothing you would normally see in your favorite quilt store. Beside, there are birds, dots, fruits, high heeled shoes, all very iconic and fresh. 

I am just squealing with excitement to finally be able to talk about and show you what I have been up to over here. Once you get some of these fabrics into your creative paws, PLEASE show me what you do with them. I have been busy presenting these fabrics and now that they will be released into the world, they will begin to have a life of their own. That is amazing! 


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Comments

  1. Melly,
    Congratulations! I’m so incredibly excited for you!!! I can’t wait to get my h ands on your fabulous line. Much love!

    Fran

  2. Spectacular fabrics, Melly! I’m so happy for you, Congratulations!!

  3. Jeannie says:

    Oh MELLY!!!!!!!! I don’t know what to say. I know, shocking!!! The fabric is gorgeous!!! I love the dots and vines. The birds, OMG!!!! Sigh, I am too full of excitement. 🙂

  4. So very, very cool! Love what I saw of it. That big zig-zag quilt made go, “oooo!”

  5. Kitty Ann says:

    The fabrics are so beautiful and so YOU! I cannot wait to purchase some when it hits the shelves. I’ll be sure and mention Meadowlark to my LQS’s.

  6. Those are the most glorious prints I’ve seen in a long time!!!! I canNOT wait to see them “in person”!! The artistic feel conveyed is so dreamy and organic. Totally my style, also! There are great things on the horizon for you and I look forward to seeing what the future holds. Hugs and blessings……..Doreen

  7. The fabrics are wonderful! I especially like you version of a polka dot!

  8. I just listened to The crafty garden mom’s podcast where she interviews Nelly Timmer from Windham. They chat about your new fabric line. Here’s the link if you are interested
    http://www.craftygardenmom.com/2014/05/cgm-podcast-episode-64-interview-with.html

  9. Congratulations! You can toot your own horn because you have worked hard for this.

  10. Denise Johnson says:

    I love your fabrics, Melly! Love that tablerunner especially! I will pass this on to my shop-owner/friends who will be at Quilt Market.