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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jay McCarroll's Habitat Collection and a GIVEAWAY

Hey Everyone! Jay McCarroll's latest collection is called Habitat. It is much different from his past collections and really gives a fun and eclectic look for us. We are very excited about it and he recently put together this great video that he talks about his collection. So check it out and let us know what you think! You can also view his video on our website and look at the fabric swatches of this collection HERE.




While we are on the Jay McCarroll subject here is an awesome giveaway. It is a sketch book that is covered in one of the Habitat prints. So leave a comment about what your favorite part of this collection is and we will draw a winner on Friday the 25th. Good luck!
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30 comments:

FryeStyle said...
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Stephanie said...

I love that this collection coordinates without being too matchy-matchy. Wonderful.

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Really interesting to see and hear a designer talk about his design process and achievements, the fabric line looks great!

FryeStyle said...

My favorite part of this is that Jay decided to use social media to remark about his collection. Consumers like to hear the story, they want to know the artist's inspiration and how it's interpreted into final product design. In this case, his graphic "Habitat" fabric collection.

Jay inspired me with his sense of color and visual texture. I like this direction he's heading, much more relatable.

oops...had to fix my grammar & spelling

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I appreciate that he wants his fabric to look hand drawn rather than produced on a computer.

~Michelle~ said...

I love the pixelated prints! Jay is amazing!

margie c said...

What a fun collection! I relly love the dotted and pixeled patterns!
Thanks for sharing the video and links :)
hugs, margie

Jamie said...

I love love the colors of the collection! I really like how the different color combinations give the same design a totally different feel.

brianne diomede said...

I love the way these fabrics scream "FRESH". old lady calico is great- but these breathe such new life and are a great addition to any stash :) Always a fan of bold, classic and uinque color palettes all rolled into one. Way to step out!xo

Melissa McConnell said...

When I first saw this collection I almost squealed! It reminds of some of my favorite art pieces at the Science Museum of MN. There's a large one of string stretched over a space and then you can move colored lights over it to change the look. There's another where you do the same thing shining colored lights through oil and water. These fabrics look alive to me, just like the art they remind me of. You don't just look at it, you get inspired by it to do something.

968d2cc6-345a-11e0-9811-000bcdcb471e said...

I love the way Jay looks beyond the fabric and sees what his fabric might be doing or where its going whether its to a little girls dress or a pillow on a designer sofa! He thinks so totally different than other designers Love him!

Patrice said...

I love the way Jay looks beyond the fabric and sees what his fabric might be doing or where its going whether its to a little girls dress or a pillow on a designer sofa! He thinks so totally different than other designers Love him!

momto2wasd said...

I like to hear that the designer cares about the people using his fabrics...right down to the little girl making something for her doll. It's a great fabric collection!

One Little Thread said...

I love all the different elements in the range and I love the fact that Jay wanted his fabric to look like it came from a real designer and not a computer (which seems to have become prevalent today). Congrats on your beautiful fabric Jay

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite part of this Jay McCarrol Habitat Collection is the "scratch" looking pieces are in such contrast with the polka dot and still go together well.

Helen said...

Love the fresh colors.

Digital Misfit said...

I've always adored Jay, from PR Season 1 Episode 1 to his fun twisted whimsy fabric lines. This new line is so different, but I love it. The blotchy ink pattern and the BOLD graphics are fabulous, as expected.

yahaira said...

I love that it has florals but in a modern digital looking way. the colors are amazing as well

Jaci said...

I love all of them, but really covet the polka-dotted patterns. I'm pretty sure there is a quilted scarf with these fabrics in my future.

gill said...

Fantastic! I especially love the pixellated prints!
Thank you

Korie said...

I LOVE the drop cloth designs. The whole collection is great. Modern and artsy, great for a modern quilt. I've loved Jay's style since I met him selling his vintage finds - pre-Project Runway. So happy to see that he seems to have found his niche. Keep it up Jay!

carrie said...

I really love the pixellated print. Something new, we haven't seen!!!

corinne said...

JY33 pink, like the circles

Michelle said...

Great colors! Like Helen wrote -
'fresh colors'. I love the teal & purples!

dirty birdies vintage said...

As a painter, i find it very interesting and exciting to see how a fashion designer, like jay, creates there own fabric. I absolutely love the pixelation fabric and i love how he's inspired by a painting or artwork. I, myself, use fabric in my paintings, and dress up my figures in fabrics, instead of paint them. I would love to create a wearable fabric of one of my paintings. Love the blog jay! -jamie elizabeth

Quilter Bridget said...

I love the way Jay is totally unique and original. He doesn't copy/change what everyone else is doing, rather he comes up with truly original ideas. I love this collection! It's very interesting the way he chooses to use design and color.

Michelle said...

I too enjoyed the video. My favorites are the JY33 circles - especially the peach.

lampard said...

Thank you all very nice article nice perfect renker

Giggles and Girlfriends Retreats said...

I love this...the best part of this fabric is that Mr. McCarroll takes his surroundings and makes them into a fabric that he has a piece of the soul in...I quilt with my heart and it's amazing to know and hear from designers that they are making the fabrics I love because of what speaks to them as well...Great job...ps I am a fabric hoarder to Mr. McCarroll and let me tell you..there's never enough!
Cheers

Deb Prewitt said...

I enjoy getting to hear the artist comments about how and why he designed the way he did. I like the juxtaposition of the cityscape with more artsy type designs. I especially love the pieces with circles on them.