Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Springtime Palette

Hello Dear Friends!

So sorry that I haven't written in a while.  Like many, I am working on a new fabric line and getting ready for Surtex.  What a busy time of year!

I did take the time to go for a walk and enjoy the beautiful weather we are having in Ohio.  Spring is definitely in the air!  As I was walking, I began noticing that the colors popping out of the ground, budding from the trees, were the same colors that I am using in my next spring fabric group!

Do you do this when you are creating?   I surround myself with the colors that I am working with and begin noticing them everywhere. I even looked down at church Sunday and was WEARING the colors from the line!  I am totally immersed in the colors and even dream about them when I sleep!

So, I grabbed my camera and thought I would give you a little hint at what to expect next spring.  You might have to look hard to find some of them!  I was sneaking into backyards when I caught a glimpse of a certain color, just to take a picture.  What an adventure!

I love these colors and love working with them.  Can't wait for you to see the group!  (next year!)

Happy Spring Everyone,


  1. Gorgeous! You have such a great artists eye, even in your photos. I can't wait to see it!

  2. Oh what fun to see through your artistic eyes. If these pictures are a bit of your inspiration, your line will be wonderful and I too can't wait to see it :) Thank you for sharing!

  3. Awesome colors as usual Deb. Can't wait to see the line next fall. See you at Market.

  4. I sure do wish someone would try to capture that wonderful shade of green that appears on the trees every Spring. I have yet to find it. Love your colors from your walk - pure inspiration. Judy C

  5. Deb, the photos are beautiful! You are so far ahead of us with your spring. It's still snow covered here. *sigh*

    I'm working on a fabric collection too. Can't wait to see yours. Your snowmen are hanging in a quilt in our local needlework shop: Needles in Wellsboro, PA. :-)

    Hugs and love,

  6. Beautiful colors! I'm looking forward to seeing your new designs!

    You mentioned in a earlier posts that you'd like to see photos of things with your fabric & little ones, so I wanted to share one with you! My mom made this quilt with a panel and several prints from your Love U line and my son adores it! http://flic.kr/p/9u4Gh3

  7. Beautiful photos! I love your designs! I just finished a quilt with your Fresh Flowers and put it on my blog. Seeing the comment above though, perhaps I should have made my three year old boy pose with it! Ha!