Crane Designs’ latest collection Farm to Market was inspired by a lazy Sunday afternoon drive through rural upstate New York during the growing season. Along the drive, we viewed beautiful old farms with great barns majestically sitting among the rolling hills.
This picture, perfect rural setting was surrounded by fields of corn and a large variety of produce. The produce that was ready to be picked and taken to the local farmers market. We also spotted a large rooster strutting around with his flock of hens and some baby chicks. Once I returned home, I started sketching. I created a whimsical drawing of a colorful rooster pulling a wagon of produce with a flock following along to the market.
This collection started with a wool applique project, also called Farm to Market. We adapted this wool applique project into a fabric collection. This new collection is just brimming with an abundance of striking coordinates that are waiting to be-sewn into smart projects. These projects could range from wall hangings, quilts, to kitchen coordinates. Imagine table runners, place-mats or curtains with valences incorporating the fun border design or the rooster and hens off to market. We topped off the collection with an easy to sew apron panel. We hope you are inspired to create a few beautiful quilted treasures from the Farm to Market collection.
by Jan Mott