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April 17, 2008



Hi Tanya , You said it so beautifully! Not sappy at all. The Ava Rose is gorgeous , I loved the Barefoot Roses and wondered how you would top that - and you did. I hope to meet you at Quilt Market next month in Portland. And I can't wait to sew Something from Ava Rose. Sue

Tanya Whelan

Thank you so much Sue!!! So scary to put it out there so I so appreciate your kind comment! I'd love to meet you too, I'll be there in a booth in the Free Spirit section next to Anna Maria and Joel Dewberry. Please stop by and say hello if you have time. I'm so excited to see and meet my bloggy friends in person!

Lynda Campbell

Oh my! How I am dying to find this fabric to purchase, any ideas for me? And I can relate to the story. I too have a 7 year old daughter and she is my world and I love the way she sees things!



Tanya, it's just beautiful!!! I'm normally all about the pinks and greens but boy is that blue sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing the inspiration, I have 3 girls and 2 boys and know all about that sweet, sweet captured it beautifully.

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

I love your Barefoot Roses fabric and I can't wait for the Ava Rose! I think it is wonderful that you named it after your daughter. I also have two boys and a girl and at age 24, my daughter is one of my very best friends. I wish that for you too!


I love all the fabrics!!! I want them all!!!
Congratulations on your new beautiful fabrics!!!

I have never used so many exclamation points.


These fabrics are gorgeous! Excellent job!


Hi Tanya!
LOVE IT! xo, suzy


I have already dreamed up some wonderful pillows and a quilt to use this fabric, I can't wait to buy it.

And you weren't sappy at all, it's lovely to hear how it came about.


Your fabrics are so gorgeous they nearly make me cry.


I love it!!...and I love the sappiness...7 is the golden age of childhood...


I love it!!...and I love the sappiness...7 is the golden age of childhood...


Love your work!!!!Barefoot roses is amazing line, can't wait to get some of theses too:P



Don't ever be embarrassed or 'grossed out' for loving your children and wanting everyone to know how much you love them more than anything in this world, after that's part of why we're here, to raise God's babes and teach them His ways! Luv, Luv, Luv the Ava Rose line, can't WAIT to see (get) it in real life.


Wow! Just lovely! Can't wait til these are in the stores. I'm really into red right now, so am looking forward to seeing what you've done! I love your designs so summery, fresh and feminine!


I love those fabrics! Will we be able to buy them over here in Europe? I would love to make a quilt out of those fabrics!


What a great collection of fabrics--flowers, dots, gorgeous colors! I can't wait to see the reds. Well done!


Just beautiful! That's the best part of living - to enjoy our family. Thanks for sharing about your daughter and converting a part of her into a wonderful fabric that reflects her!

Natasha Burns

wow they are all just so gorgeous and fresh Tanya! you did an incredible job! can't wait to see the red too.
I love what you wrote about your family and Ava, not sappy, no no not at all!


what a beautuiful entry!
my youngest of 4 girls is also 7 & "she still loves me" too! wink
i do cherish those days. you're right their love does seem to change but those precious young years are just priceless.
i LOVE these yummy scrumptuous colors. i'd love to have an entire room done in this set.

Firefly Hill

Absolutely beautiful! I love them all! I think you express your thoughts so beautifully....lovely writing about your daughter. Another of your talents!



Very pretty fabrics! Can't wait to see the red, too. I love to hear you talk about your daughter. I have a 7 year old daughter, too, and I know exactly how you feel. Cherish every minute!

Kathleen Grace

I think your fabrics are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, and I dont think your love for your children is sappy at all!


That was a simply wonderful story. I have a two year old daughter and you written my heaven.


Congratulations, you have definately done it again - absolutely beautiful - how wonderful to create your beautiful range of fabrics inspired by your darling "Ava Rose". I can't wait to get my hands on some of that deliciousness!!!!!

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