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  • Erica Ridout

The Making of a Pattern Collection

How the Butterfly Garden Collection from B.Goods Designs came to life.

Inspiration for designs and pattern collections can come from anywhere. In this case, a late-night Procreate doodle on my iPad of this imaginary butterfly amongst the flowers led to an entire collection of whimsical patterns. This video clip condenses several hours of work into a fun few seconds.



From there, the sketch was vectorized in Adobe Illustrator, then color was added and the hero pattern came to life. Next, elements from this pattern were pulled out to develop the supporting patterns in the collection. At the same time, I was developing the story of Butterfly Garden, intended to honor their short, fleeting lives in an imaginative and whimsical way.

The hero pattern of the Butterfly Garden pattern collection in bright summer colors.

The final collection consists of twelve patterns in three color ways and is available on fabric exclusively at The Textile District. Both yardage and fat quarters for quilting projects are offered in two scales. The collection is a also available for licensing in categories other than fabric. (Hello wallpaper and stationery!)

Click the image at right to see all of the pattern designs and read the the full story behind the collection.


The Textile District provides on-demand digital printing on a wide variety of fabrics, perfect for quilting, home decor, upholstery, apparel and more! They select ground fabric options to complement their high-quality standards and exceptional digital printing and finishing technology to ensure customer satisfaction with the end products produced with their fabrics. Their eco-friendly, OEKO-TEX® certified process and colorfast, fiber reactive dyes ensure excellent print clarity, vibrant colors, and soft finish. All natural fiber substrates are steamed, washed, and dried then rolled flat so you receive selvage to selvage fabric by the yard with no folds or creases to work around. All fabrics print to order in the designs and substrates you choose — for apparel, home decor, upholstery/furniture restoration, and more!


 

SPECIAL OFFER!

To celebrate this new collection take 15% off fabric orders of $35 or more from this collection through December 31, 2022, 11:59 PM. Coupon is valid one use per customer. Shipping excluded. Use code: SAVE15BGOODS


 

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