Tanya Whelan is back with another knockout fabric collection, Shades of Rose. Her signature floral style takes centre stage with big bold roses and delicate rose trellises.
Shades of Rose is a tonal collection of elegant, classic and timeless florals rendered in beautiful shades of red, aqua and grey. Quilters and sewists will find endless uses for this versatile collection. The designs can be used to blend with other collections or, on their own, to make a simple strong design statement.
What I love about this collection is the simplistic colour palette that can be used in a huge array of projects. It can be used for cushion, quilts, bags, clothing and more. The Royal Rose design grabbed my attention straight away. Its use of negative colour was instantly appealing.
Tanya Whelan says “With Shades of Rose I wanted to create a collection for quilters and sewists that highlight the beauty of motifs rendered in their simplest form. The emphasis on the shades, tones and tints of a single colour create a look that is at once elegantly simple and powerful in its visual impact when contrasted with white. With this approach, the quilt designers art comes through to the foreground by emphasising form and design.”
Isn’t is pretty? It has a completely different feel to Tanya’s previous ranges which have had a retro, shabby chic feel to them. This range feels watercolour like, It’s subtle and understated. I could look at it all day.
As you can see from the images above and below, cushions and home decor is well suited to this fabric. I can just image re upholstering an old chair with it or creating a lamp shade. So many possibilities and not enough hours in the day! Here are some project inspiration for the range.