Inspiration Behind Our Enchantment Collection

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The Enchantment Collection celebrates the beauty of leaves, vines, fiddlehead ferns, and lots of dots and spirals –with silver and gold metallic accents. Your creative juices will flow like the river running through my fantasy enchanted forest! It all started one snowy Sunday afternoon last January, as I was watching an old Tom Cruise/ Mia Sara movie called “Legend” …I can’t recall what the movie is really about…but there was a great visual that left me breathless. Picture this: Its sometime around 2 PM on a bright sunny spring afternoon in the forest, by a stream and a field….and the dandelions have started sending out their puffy seeds floating on a light breeze. The trees are bursting into full leaf with pollen and tree blossoms floating everywhere. The sun hits all of these floaters from behind creating a magical and enchanted forest environment. (and, I’m assuming, a very bad allergic reaction!) And then there’s the young Tom Cruise and Mia Sara for decoration!

I wanted to re-create this vision at three different times of day…the first two colorways are influenced by the sun…”Morning Light” (pale grey, white, yellow and metallic gold) and “Sunset” colors (sunset orange, pale orange, hot pink, orchid and magenta, with metallic gold) abound and come close to the film image I remember seeing in “Legend.” The “Midnight” colorway (dusky purple, celadon, shadowy blue-ish purple, cream and metallic silver) is lit by the full Moon, and I think has become(for me anyway) the most enchanted of all of the color groups. You’ll see this scene in the Midnight Enchantment Quilt.

-Lonni Rossi

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The Downton Abbey Collection

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Andover Fabrics is delighted to announce that the first exclusive collection of licensed fabrics for Downton Abbey ® will be available to you this November. Playing on the strength of the upstairs women of Downton, our exciting premiere collection will be THE WOMEN’S COLLECTION, featuring designs chosen in collaboration with the award-winning Downton Abbey production team.

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The Dowager Countess:

Bold and elegant, like the Dowager herself, this collection of fabrics is punctuated by prints and paisleys as big as her presence. The gray, purple, and black colors come straight from her wardrobe, and the patterns speak to her undeniable flair, steeped in refined tradition.

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Mary:

A resolute, breathtaking beauty; Mary’s fabrics showcase both her strength and style. Dark burgundy, blue, and green jewel tones saturate her patterns, some of which are inspired by her stunning headdress.

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Edith:

Enterprising and avant-garde both in character and fashion, Edith’s collection features breakthrough colors and patterns from the Edwardian era. Edith’s fabrics suggest the transition towards art deco, as demonstrated by her stylized floral patterns.

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Sybil:

Sybil’s fabric collection embodies her kindness, cheer, and dynamic character.  The production team felt the bold geometric and large floral really spoke of Sybil.  Her colors are a darker seafoam and blue gray with mauve purples.

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Companion Prints:

In addition to the women’s fabric collections, we’ve also included four additional patterns that are unmistakably Downton. Each companion print is colored to complement and tie together the women’s collections, and set the scene for their characters, just as Downton Abbey does.

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These images can only be used for the promotion and sale of this Andover Fabrics Downton Abbey collection. 
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Carnival Film & Television Limited. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Downton Abbey: The Schoolhouse Q&A

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Downton Abbey’s head of costume production and head of set design will be joining us at our Schoolhouse in Houston this Friday. Leave a question for them in the comments for a chance to have it answered in our Q&A section.

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Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt 2013

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Andover Fabrics is a proud sponsor of Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt 2013! For your chance to win one of 29 prizes worth over $24,000, including sewing machines, Andover fabric, and more, find the hidden button on our website.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Collecton: New Patterns

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IN STORES NOW: The Very Hungry Caterpillar collection from the Eric Carle is back with NEW PATTERNS! Check our store locator to find this adorable collection near you.

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The Polka Collection

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The Polka collection by Makower UK is coming to independent quilt and fabric shops this month. Be sure to visit Makower UK on Facebook and “Like” them to stay up to date on all of their fun new collections.

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The Sun Print Collection: Text

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The Sun Print collection by Alison Glass features bold prints in bright colors that will be released by pattern over the upcoming months. The Text segment of the Sun Print collection is available now at independent quilt and fabric shops.

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The Sun Print Collection

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The Sun Print collection by Alison Glass features bold prints in bright colors that will be released by pattern over the upcoming months. The Feathers segment of the Sun Print collection is available now at independent quilt and fabric shops.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Collection

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar collection from the world of Eric Carle TM is back with NEW PATTERNS! Available in 100% cotton and and flannel. These fabrics will be in quilt and fabric shops this September, so check our store locator to find this adorable collection near you.

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The Downton Abbey® Collection: Lady Mary

130821-Lady-Mary-2361These stunning fabrics from our upcoming Downton Abbey collection are inspired by Lady Mary, featuring jewel tones and patterns that showcase her style. Look for these fabrics in stores this coming Fall.

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