Jay McCarroll: Woodland Wonderland and Garden Friends

The FreeSpirit website is now showing Jay McCarroll‘s two debut collections, Woodland Wonderland and Garden Friends. My first impression — weird! In a good way. The deer and bunnies are very 70s and both collections have a kind of cute/psychedelic vibe. I love the Martha Negley-esque tree rings especially.

It’s just not at all what I would expect coming out of a Project Runway winner, so I have lots of questions to ask if I’m lucky enough to talk to him at Quilt Market.

Samples from both collections are mixed up below — I have no patience with my slow WordPress today so I’m sorry for not separating them out all nicely. Fortunately you can check them out on the FreeSpirit site to get a better presentation.


  1. Nanette says:

    I like them but I don’t know what I would do with them! A few I could see me using but I’d really have to deep think what design would work with them. They are fun though.

  2. Tia says:

    wow…you wern’t joking about the wierd factor. Looks like they fertilized the garden with LSD. Those critters look like they are seriously tripping. I love the mushrooms and trees though.

  3. Adorable! I had never heard of Jay until last week, when I saw him on a show over here (I’m in Finland, you see). Then he suddenly seems to be popping up everywhere!