Designer Spotlight

Designer Pat Bravo is returning to RWQ today to talk with us about her new line from Art Gallery Fabrics called Modernology!

Pat’s really out done herself on so many levels for this collection; even breaking though some personal boundaries and trying out some new colors she hasn’t gravitated toward in the past.

One of my favorite aspects of Modernology is the flavorful language Pat used to name the fabrics. Using words and phrases like, Contempo, A la mode, Posh, and Mod to describe her prints really give this line a flair for the dramatic. And when you see the lush colors … let’s just say it’s a good thing you all are sitting down in front of your monitors.

BTW… have you visited the Art Gallery website recently? Right now, they have an awesome inspiration video highlighting Hyperial Garden.

I emailed Pat about a week ago to invite her for a visit and she quickly accepted! Here’s what she had to say about Modernology:

“First of all, thank you Ryan for giving me the chance to be on your blog! It’s always nice to get the opportunity to spread the word on my latest collections…

So this time, I’m introducing MODERNOLOGY (one of my personal favorites!)

Those who know me and are familiar with my designs and color palettes, probably know that I’m not that much into red and navy blue (to be honest, they used to give me the chills!) but when I first started sketching I started to sort of gravitate to those colors without really noticing… and a couple of weeks there you have it, intense cherry reds and deep navy blue mixed with uber-bright lime!

My inspiration for this collection was the Scandinavian modern lifestyle, with their clean lines and sophisticated simplicity. But of course I had to throw the big florals and intrinsicate lines in there! And as a result, this is what I got… what do you think?

I chose this collection to be featured on my showroom for Quilt Market, so we made a modern-ish quilt using the White Linen from the Pure Elements and prints from the Vogue Blue palette… along with some pillows and pillowcases to complete the look. Swear to God that bed looked so comfy we were all dying to take a nap there hahaha. Those who’ve been to Market know what I mean!

Oh and that’s Martha wearing a caftan dress made with my new voile! (yeah, we gave the mannequin a name lol).

Isn’t this dress the cutest little thing?

And the slippers? Someone actually wanted to buy them at Market! Haha! I love how the blue pops out against the white rug…

What do you guys think?? Any favorite prints already? Can you think of something you would make with Modernology?… Well you better cause I’m giving away TWO HALF YARD BUNDLES to Ryan’s readers!”

WOW! Did you all hear that? Thanks so much for visiting Pat, and bringing gifts for my readers. We’d love to have you back any time!

If you’d like to win a bundle, Pat asks that you head over to Facebook and “LIKE” her Pat Bravo page. Please leave a comment on this post letting me know you “liked” her. Feel free to let me know what you’d like to make with it! Only one entry per person. All duplicate entries will be deleted!

I will draw several winners using the Random Number Generator and announce them here in an upcoming post!

If you’d like to purchase Modernology yardage or precuts, it is available from the following sponsor shops:

Hawthorne Threads
Fat Quarter Shop

Happy quilting,