And arrive it did! 3 charm packs of the newline, which is pretty similar to her previous 2 lines in both colour and design (that is not a criticism, for me that's a good thing - you know what to expect, you know you'll probably like it).
I also think Glimma is my favourite line so far. I've really liked both previous lines, I think they were fresh and different and just what the world of quilting needed.
I can't quite decide why this is my favourite. I do think it works better as a whole, whereas Bella had a strange mix of scale in parts (I'm thinking of the birds in particular - they were a lovely print on their own but looked out of place with the rest of the collection), and the premier collection, Echo, had a couple of prints where the colours jarred with me - they were a little too mustardy or apricoty when all together.
Glimma has the same basic principle of design - scandi style prints, in the same kinds of colours as before - mushroom, navy, pink, grey, and mustard, but for me it just seems to work better on the whole. A nice mix of scale of prints, and a good colour balance, like all the best bits of the previous 2 collections have been put together and this is what happened. In the charm pack there were a few solids too, which I definitely think helped pull the collection together and give it some extra coherence.
The colours are not an exact match to previous collections, you can see the differences on Rita's blog in a quilt she made using all 3 collections, but they definitely have the same feel and work really well together as a whole.
I was really excited to have a play around, and added some of the low volume prints from Architextures from Robert Kaufman in with the Glimma charm squares. (Architextures is available at Pink Castle Fabrics)
2 charm packs and 3 FQs later and I had a nice sized baby quilt.
I would have gone bigger...but if I did that then I couldn't share with one of you, could I?
The quilt back is made with 2 prints from the Bella collection, and the binding is still undecided...
So here's a chance for one of you to win a charm pack of Glimma, long before it hits the shops, as well as 3 FQs of architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman (because they play so nicely together!).
This little quilt is now waiting for it's turn to be quilted and finished and will be listed in my etsy store once finished (if you are interested in it, give me a shout and I can reserve it rather than list it right away).