Thursday, April 05, 2012

Cocoon by Valori Wells, for your pleasure!

Editor's Note: It's April! Welcome FreeSpirit Artist Valori Wells and her newest collection Cocoon!

Hello……Happy Spring!!! I am excited to be a guest blogger for FreeSpirit Fabrics and really excited to tell you about my newest collection Cocoon (26 Cotton SKUs, 7 Voile SKUs, 7 Linen Cotton SKUs).

My Butterfly Vi

My Butterfly Olivia
Cocoon… has so many meanings for me. I have spent numerous summers trying to capture the unique beauty of the butterfly with my camera. My love of flowers and butterflies has passed down to my girls! Since my oldest was two she has asked for her summer birthday to be “butterflies”….she is six now and still loves to run through our wild flowers looking for them. As her younger sister follows her every move she has taken a liking to the beauties also. We spend so much time in our garden, loving the flowers, eating the vegetables and watching the friendly flyers visit. It was a given at some point that I would create a fabric with butterflies. For myself as an artist I feel like I am coming out of a cocoon. Finding my path and my balance with my work, my family and myself. This collection is part of my growth as an artist. 
Cocoon Cotton

At Spring Quilt Market (trade show), I am going to be introducing Simply Made Summer, a weekly blog ( with free patterns, project ideas and other yummy things for the summer. Simply Made Summer will begin the first week of June and last for 12 weeks. I love summer, it is so short here in Central Oregon. Plus, with the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and Quilters Affair Classes my time is even more limited so we take full advantage of the long sunny days. I thought it would be fun to have something new every week to entice your creativity and show you a bit of my life and love.
Make April Little Tote by Valori Wells
My studio is a buzz with Cocoon projects…..I thought I would share a few with you. I hope to hear from you this summer!!!!
Cocoon Linen Cotton

Cocoon Voile

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Carrie P. said...

Oh, those pastel butterflies are just beautiful.

Jennie P. said...

I love the cocoon voile. SO colorful!

Marcia W. said...

These are the most beautiful images of butterflies. I look forward to checking out the new blog for the summer.

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Cathy B said...

I LOVE your blog! I am enjoying this 100 Block blog tour. Thank you!

Happy Quilter said...

The butterflies are gorgeous--I've already ordered some fabric. Great site/sight!