Nireko Ohira, native of Japan who has worked at Lecien‘s office in California for several years, kindly showed me the dozens of lines the company is offering now. Everything I have pictured here today is currently delivering or is now available in shops. There was so much of it that I have to break it up into at least two posts! And there’s even more in the Flickr set.
Lecien specializes in antique and vintage fabric collections with a little bit of contemporary Japanese kawaii thrown in for good measure. They have started working with Western designers — amongst the many lines featured at this market were Rosalie Quinlan of Melly & Me’s Grandmother’s Flower Garden and Brenda Riddle‘s Celebration.
In this post: reproduction collections and the sweet quilts made from them.
This is the pleasantly misspelled “Old New Fabric Collection Spaicy Scrap.” I am obsessed with the quilt — I hope the pattern will be published.
This is the “Old New Fabric Collection 30s,” sewn up into a “”Tow Happy’ Mamma Happy” Quilt (translation: the mamma size of the “Two Happy” quilt, which comes in a small baby size and bigger mamma size) by Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie — watch this space for the free quilt pattern.
Mrs. March’s Collection in Antique. Now I am not one for muted, neutral antique reproductions, but the quilt completely changed my mind. It’s perfect. It’s called Mrs. March’s Hot Cross Buns, and it’s a 39″ square table topper quilt by Karina Hittle of Artful Offerings. The free pattern is here.