Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rustique by Emily Herrick



http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/shop/collections/rustique-by-emily-herrick.html

The idea for Rustique started over 2 years ago as a tribute to my husband. He is all about the outdoors; Mountains, wildlife and hunting are his greatest passion. I wanted to design a collection that would include some of the common rustic themes that he enjoyed but in a way that was pleasing to me. I chose some of his favorite things: Deer, Antlers and Quaking Aspens, and mixed in some of my favorite geometric elements. The images and motifs are rustic in nature but the contemporary design and vibrant color palette are the perfect combination. 


I like to say that Rustique is a little bit Rustic and a little bit Chic. The masculinity of the Rustic sides shows through in Embossed, Adirondack, and Sharktooth.
*Embossed
*Sharktooth

We feel the femininity of the Chic side with the florals peppered about in Yes Deer and Crosscut. Of course the color palettes differentiate the rustic and chic as well.
*Yes Deer
*Crosscut


One of my favorite prints is Park City. I like to play around with different design elements twisting and turning them to create a secondary image. The "Snowflakes" are the same deer as in the "Trophy" print. Using a hexagon shape gives this print a modern feel, while the touch of wood grain lends itself to the outdoors. 
*Park City
Trophy is my second favorite print. I enjoyed taking one element and mixing it with another. Changing the antlers into branches and adding the leaves and blossoms was one of my favorite creations. I love the tiny bits of color in the blossoms on each print. 
*Trophy
What's your favorite print? Maybe my twist on the Chevron or leaves?
*Feathering
*Leaf Press
Rustique fits in perfectly with the Adirondack/Aztec trend in design right now. Everywhere you look there's modern twists on these rustic designs. Several of my new quilt patterns were influenced by this design trend. My version of a medallion quilt is Jackson Hole.
The quilt is put together in sections and can easily be broken down into a block-of-the-month/week. 

Tuacahn was inspired by an aztec rug I once saw. I've been saving the idea for the perfect fabric and I finally got my chance to make it with Rustique. Once I realized how easy this design would be to piece I got started and didn't stop until it was finished. 
Scottsdale is a direct interpretation of a common aztec design and pieces together in a quick and easy way. 
I wanted to carry the deer theme into a quilt with Big Game and use fusible applique to create a simple and graphic design.

All of these patterns and more can be found in my online shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/crazyoldladies

For more information, please visit my blog, Crazy Old Ladies

Emily

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Please tell us which pattern is your favorite and we'll randomly pick one lucky winner who will receive the bundle of Rustique pictured below! 

Congratulations to our winner--

Sweet Dreams Quilting who said...

"I love them all but would start with Scottsdale. The fabric line is awesome!"





90 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, I really like this fabric line and the quilts you created. I really like the Jackson Hole pattern!

Calah said...

I like the Scottsdale pattern but all the fabric would be fun to work with :)

Funky Kim said...

I like Tuacahn, although it looks scary to me! You will have to meet me somewhere and hold my hand!

DianeY said...

Love the Yes Deer print, but I think it's all the great coordinates that make it special

vwlady said...

Very creative fabric!! I love the Jackson Hole. The deer print is super!

Diana said...

Love this collection. The colors are spot on and my favorite pattern is Big Game. It's perfection!!

Anonymous said...

I love the Jackson Hole pattern, and the leaf print is lovely
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erinmalia said...

Bonus points if I've been to both Jackson Hole and Tuachan?! Shucks. But I'll try anyway: Big Game is my favorite. Crossing my fingers...

Geri said...

My favorite is the magenta colored with the deer on it. But they are all bright cheerful and outstanding.

Terri Jones said...

Scottsdale is my favorite, if I have to choose. This fabric line is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Love this collection! I already have the Big Game pattern.

Mama G said...

I love this collection! Beautiful, vibrant colors meet interesting and fun patterns!

Anonymous said...

Great colors, lively prints. Will make someone a bright happy quilt!

Sweet Dreams Quilting said...

I love them all but would start with Scottsdale. The fabric line is awesome!

Tana said...

Beautiful! Fingers crossed :)

BobbiD said...

I love this fabric! Would look great in the quilt I am making...hand pieced....need more fabric! My favorite is Scottsdale. Thank you for a chance to win!

Stephanie said...

I love the big game pattern! We are a family of hunters and this would be perfect to incorporate beautiful fabrics (not just camo) into the decor of deer heads and antlers everywhere! This fabric line is beautiful also. Love these colors together!!!!

Margaret said...

I love the colors and Jackson Hole is my favorite

Penny Barnes said...

I am head over heels in love with this line. I've always wanted to make an "outdoorsy" quilt that didn't look like I was trying to decorate in "Early Outdoor Life" theme. I think Scottsdale might be my favorite pattern!

Erin Gist said...

I love all the blues and purples on the Scottsdale quilt!!

Jill McLauchlin said...

This is a STUNNING line of fabric, I am salivating over it and cannot locate it here in western Canada. The pattern that is show cased beside the fabric is gorgeous, Emily does an incredible job!

Jill McLauchlin said...

Absolutely STUNNING fabric by Emily! She does incredible work, would love it if I could find this line in western Canada! I also love the pattern you have showcased with the fabric!

Cassie Nicole said...

LOVE the entire line, especially the purple colorway. The quilt patterns are awesome and the Big Game fits perfectly with the fabrics!!

Cassie Nicole said...

Love the entire fabric collection, especially in the purple colorway. The big game quilt pattern is perfect for this line!

Cassie Nicole said...

LOVE the Big Game for this fabric line! Perfect!

wildbrumby said...

Scottsdale!! This pattern showcases these beautiful fabrics so well.

GrammyK said...

Love the Jackson Hole pattern-and what to say about the fabric collection?- Be still my heart. Thanks for doing this giveaway!!

Kris said...

I can't stopping looking at the bright Tuachan quilt AND the Scottscale quilt. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Those fabrics are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Love this fabric collection! My sons would Love the Big Game quilt as shown!

Sewbig said...

Tuachan is my favorite, but the others are great, too. Wonderful fabric collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sewbig said...

Tuachan is my favorite pattern.

Gayle Fahrion said...

I absolutely love the entire collection but I think Adirondack is my favorite stand alone print.

Laura McFall said...

I cannot decide between Tuacahn or Scottsdale.... both are great and the fabric is FABULOUS!!!

Cory said...

I really like all of the pattern. However, I think Scottsdale is my favorite. I can see lots of possibilities with this one. Love the fabric line as well. Thank you for the chance to win some. Take care and God bless, Cory

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

The Scottsdale pattern is beautiful. This collection is one of my favorites. Thanks!!

Ann Flower said...

I think I would like to do the Big Game Quilt. I have a grandson who would love it. antiques@eoni.com

Yumi Gunther said...

I like Tuacahn pattern. Love the colors of the fabrics.

Silvia said...

Cool fabric!

GranChris said...

I like Rustique. This fabric looks like it will be wonderful to play with.

Sachiko Kuramura said...

I like Tuacahn pattern. It looks great!

kathy said...

All are great, love the bright colors

julie jackson said...

Ooh,I love the Yes Deer. The whole line is wonderful.

Laura Fedewa said...

I really love your Scottsdale pattern! I am really into that Aztec design! Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful bundle!

Melissa Miller said...

Such rich colors. Especially the greens. That Yes Deer print is pretty fantastic.

Jennifer V. said...

My daughter and I both love the Big Game quilt and the Yes Deer print. And perfect colors for fall!

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I love how bright & bold the Tuacahn pattern is!

Peaches1003 said...

Great fabrics! I was just scrolling through thinking these would be great for fussy cutting hexies and boom! Hexies! Anyway, all your patterns are lovely but I especially like Jackson Hole. Well done!

Victoria Woodhead said...

Love the "Yes Dear" fabric. Big fan of festive mooses and Christmas, could see it making a fab Christmas Stocking, Present sack or festive cushions :)

Diana said...

In love with this collection!!!!

Jen Barnard said...

Tauchan's my favourite I think.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

P Bybee said...

I really like Jackson Hole! It's so beautiful!

Ali said...

Love the Scottsdale pattern!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Adirondack is definitely my favorite!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

Love the Scottsdale pattern! How many fat quarters does it call for?

Jane S. said...

Ooh, that Jackson Hole pattern really catches my eye! Lovely patterns, lovely fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win. :)

OhioLori said...

Love the Scottsdale & Urban Trellis...is a Tie. :) Also love the Jackson Hole one too....

Fabrics are Awesome!!

Kim said...

The fabrics are so pretty and I love the Jackson Hole pattern.

Vicki H said...

Scottsdale. I love the collection.

Sarah said...

I like Scottsdale the best. Thank you for the chance; the fabric is lovely! sarah@forrussia.org

PK Sews said...

Your quilts and your fabrics are stunning! Thanks for sharing the wonderful story of how you created the designs. It's hard to choose, but my favorite is Scottsdale. It really showcases the fabrics and keeps the eye moving.

Wendy said...

I can't choose between Jackson Hole and Boomerang! Thanks for teh chance

Lee said...

I like so many of them, but I think I would choose Scottsdale as my favorite! thank you - I love this line of fabric!

Sylvia Hyde said...

I like the Tuacahn but was really a tough decision because they are all very beautiful.

Linsey said...

THUD!!! Your quilts are jaw-dropping and absolutely breathtaking!!!! You are incredibly inspiring!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work--I'm so in love with your deer quilt and am very inspired by it--My Dad would love to receive something like that for Christmas, especially if he knew I made it myself! Maybe I can do it, idk--I'm not nearly as skilled or talented as you are, but you certainly do inspire me!!! My fave pattern from above is Yes Deer. :)

Kelly Wilson said...

Definitely the Big Game quilt! Very bright & fun. Thanks for the opportunity. notwendy gmail

quilary said...

Jackson Hole is my favourite...great combination of blocks and medallion design. Thanks for the chance :)

Lauren Deel said...

I love this whole line! The Rustique pattern (those antlers?!) is definitely my favorite pattern.

Joan H. said...

My favorite quilt design is Jackson Hole and I love the deer fabric.

Mara said...

That's a really hard question, I like Jackson Hole but I am also really digging all of the color in Tuacahn. You created a beautiful fabric line and some really great quilt patterns!

Helen said...

Charm Plus looks like a great pattern to use, and the fabric bundle is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!

AngieSue said...

I definitely like Big Game the best -- in fact, I bought it and am half-way through my lap quilt!

Emily said...

Jackson Hole is my favorite! Love love love these fabrics. I know the perfect people that need a quilt out of this stat!

Robin QUILTS OF COMFORT said...

I really like Big Game. How fun and I love the Prints and colors in this collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

Robin QUILTS OF COMFORT said...

I really like the Big Game pattern! and I love this collection - love the prints and the colors.

darlene macdonald said...

Big Game is definitely a pattern I'd make my husband and your fabrics are amazing! Love them all. Nice to make a dedication to your husband awwww

Jan said...

This is such a great fabric line. I'm torn between Embossed and Leaf Press. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kay said...

The Big Game quilt design is my favourite , and there are so many fun fabrics to choose from but I really love Yes dear. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

SewSuzie said...

Tuacahn - it really is quite glorious

Jess Burns said...

I'm not sure if it's meant to be favorite fabric or favorite quilt pattern, so I'll do both. :)
The Taucahn pattern is my favorite, but the Breaking Dawn is also close to the top.
Favorite fabric pattern is leaf press.

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Havplenty said...

I like the Tuacahn and Scottsdale patterns. The fabrics are great, the colors are great, the quilts are impressive.

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barbara woods said...

I like Jackson hole, thanks

Abbigail said...

I love your line of fabric and the pattern are great! I think if I HAD to choose that I would go with Scottsdale.

Audrey Matlock said...

Wow, your quilts are stunning! My son is a deer farmer and this line would be perfect for a quilt for him!!! Hard to pick a favorite, but I'm going to say I'd love to do the applique quilt!

Tiffany said...

The first time I saw these patterns. I loved Jackson Hole the best. Bug I've changed my mind. Now Scottsdale is my favorite. Either way, u LOVE this line! Awesome colors.

Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said...

I the the Big game quilt but my favorite print has got to be the leaf press print! Adorable!!!

Tiina said...

Wow! These fabrics are so wonderful! Jackson Hole is my favorite.

Amanda said...

Love these. I can't decide: feathering, leaf press or open season.

Rebecca said...

I love the big game pattern! With all the different coordinating prints, it looks amazing!

-Rebecca
Idealism never goes out of fashion
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Weatherbee ;) said...

I love these fabrics, they are fantastic!! I love the way Tuacahn pops out! But I also really like the Big Game Deer Silhouettes. Fabulous!

Hope I win! ;)

Anonymous said...

Get out of the Dear Stand! How can anyone watch nature go by with out the Big Game Quilt? I'm making all 3 but Big Game is my favorite by a pinch.. Kellerkim7@aol.com