Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Introducing "Meadow Friends!"

"Meadow Friends" Boys' Coordinates
Hello Friends,

Just wanted to give you a "sneak peak" at my newest fabric line that will be in stores this July!!! I love it!
"Meadow Friends" is a fun childrens group with coordinates for boys and coordinates for girls.  It is filled with bright colors and whimsical characters you might encounter in a meadow or along a stream.

"Meadow Friends" Girls' Coordinates

When my children were young, they spent many summer days playing in the creek, near our home.  My daughters were amazed by the flowers, butterflies, ladybugs and hummingbirds that they saw.  My son, however, leaned towards (and sometimes brought home..) frogs, turtles, salamanders and bugs.

"Meadow Friends" brings all of these "critters" to life in bright, cheerful, colors.  I've used bugs, birds and other creatures from nature, that children are drawn to, in the patterns of this group.  Many of the designs are available in flannel too!

Be sure to look for "Meadow Friends" in your favorite Quilt Shop this summer!

Of course....I needed two models to "show-off" the new group.  So I grabbed my little grandsons and tried to wrap them up in the fabric.   Graham, didn't want anything to do with Grandma's little fashion show....

Finnigan, took to the whole idea and flashed one of his sweet smiles!  (Graham has a wonderful smile too!)

I would love to see any pictures that you have of your cherished little ones in anything with my fabric!
What fun!  Will share them here, if that is OK. 

Hope that you like "Meadow Friends".  I certainly had fun working on it.  When the originals return, I'll share them here.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. What wonderful fabric!! I'm always looking for inspiration for boy's stuff, pink girlie things come to easily to me.

    Can't believe how long we have to wait for it though... ;)

  2. I just bought a gently love antique quilt that I want to duplicate. Meadow Friends girl would be the perfect fabric. You can see a picture of the quilt on my blog. Hugs

  3. Beautiful fabric and what fun to sew for little ones!

  4. Lovely! I have a granddaughter who would love the girly line in a quilt. I'll watch for it.

  5. What adorable photos! Happy children and happy fabric, life doesn't get much better!

  6. Such soothing, happy colors in both collections! My two younger kids, a boy and a girl, would love to decorate their own rooms in such fun fabrics. Maybe I'll wrap them in my postage stamp quilt I just finished using Sent With Love and send you a picture...if they will cooperate!


  7. Such wonderful fabrics.
    Will they avalible anywhere in Denmark??

  8. What darling fabric! And grandsons too!

  9. Thank you for this! There is a quilt I have been meaning to make from some frog and dragonfly printed fat quarters I got years ago as a gift...I finally found the pattern and I think I just found the backing!

  10. Beautiful fabrics Deb. Can't wait for them to be released!

  11. These are so cute, cant wait for them either.

  12. The line of fabric is soooo cute, will look for it. I have not much sewing in a while, but just picked up a few little pieces the other day. Your line makes me want to sew again:-) Thanks for sharing.

    Warm Wishes, CindyLew

  13. I love all of your fabric Deb <3 I even created a flickr group because I love your fabric so much! The very first quilt I ever made was with Fresh. The tulips reminded me of my grandfather. He loved to work in his garden.

    Thanks for creating beautiful fabric! You can visit the flickr here http://www.flickr.com/groups/debstrainfabric/ there's lots of beautiful creations using your fabric

    I also bought some of your stationary at a local country primitive store... but your fabric I have to import from the USA. It's worth every dime!