Fall Quilt Market 2009: Lecien

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.

Old New Fabric Collection Spaicy Scrap

Old New Fabric Collection Spaicy Scrap Quilt

Old New Fabric Collection Spaicy Scrap Quilt

This is the pleasantly misspelled “Old New Fabric Collection Spaicy Scrap.” I am obsessed with the quilt — I hope the pattern will be published.

Old New Fabric Collection 30s

Old New Fabric Collection 30s

"Tow Happy" Mamma Happy Quilt by Happy Zombie

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 Zombiewatch this space for the free quilt pattern.

Mrs. March's Collection

Mrs. March's Collection

Mrs. March Quilt

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.


  1. pam says:

    I loved the Spaice and 30′s old new collections, they were my favorite. Something about that Spaice just wowed me, maybe it was the green and the wordy print. Of course love Lecien fabrics anyway, The Rosalie and Brenda lines were wonderful as well. Of course all of them are lovely people!

  2. jenny says:

    Those polka dots on the top of that top picture are crazy awesome. I want to make a quilt of just those all together. Lecien has the best dots.