History, culture and a magical place converge in this fabric group. I think the scale is unpredictable for me ~ and it's designed to blend. There are two distinct color palettes - inspired by the mountains and African coastal gardens by the sea.
My great Aunty Fortiny lives in such a place where, in fact two oceans meet and are punctuated with an enormous bracket of mountains. This historical place, since the early 1900s, is flavored by two unique vegetation patterns - from the steep mountainous plains; and amazing coastal plumage along the seashore. Inspired to create a palette representing both, I called one Oasis and the other palette, Train Window.
Beautiful aunty Fortiny has spent her life in Africa, she has seen the world and is an amazing story teller. She now resides as the oldest of her family in a quiet and astounding village by the sea. Sadly, Aunty has become blind and can not see the beauty that surrounds her, but she valiantly expresses her opinion and loudly maintains, rightly so, her position as matriarch of our lovely family. It is her spirit and celebration of the past, in this old place that I created a fabric collection. I hope it inspires a quilt or two for your collection.
Fortiny is debuting at International Quilt Market
Westminster Fibers /FreeSpirit Booth
October 27-29th 2012