Gooseberry Fabric

Gooseberry Fabric

I always cherish my visits to Grandma’s house up in the Colorado mountains. Her yard is a flower garden overflowing with hollyhocks, delphinium, and raspberries–a sweet combination of blues and pinks surrounded by expanses of various shades of green. Grandma tells me wonderful stories of her childhood: Life was simpler back then, and her family didn’t have much, so they valued what they found and what they could grow. When they were lucky enough to find gooseberries, they picked them and took them home. A little sprinkle of salt helped reduce the sour taste, and Grandma and her sisters thought gooseberries were a rare kind of treat. If they could gather enough, their mother made a pie!

Gooseberry fat quarter bundle by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

I’m delighted to introduce you to my newest fabric line with Moda, Gooseberry. It begins showing May 2015 at International Quilt Market (Minneapolis, MN) and ships to stores October 2015.

Return here Thursday for my day on the Moda Blog Hop “Moda Designers in Real Life” [behind the scenes of market prep]. 


  1. Unknown

    April 27, 2015 at 11:28 am

    This whole collection looks beautiful! I love all the colors! Can't wait to see it

  2. Heidi

    April 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    This is so beautiful Vanessa! I love the background of the name, too. My grandmothers inspired me so much. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Judy

    April 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Wow, I love it! It has different colors than your last line and I like that!! I look forward to a layer cake!! Woo Hoo. Congratulations.

  4. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane

    April 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    So excited about this! For you and me 🙂 Also the reason that quilt I made with your other fabric STILL isn't done is because my machine has been in the shop forever and I needed a new plate to quilt it. So it's sitting in my craft room half quilted and sad. Ack I gotta get that done soon!

  5. Rina Mason

    April 27, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Love your new line and can't wait for it to hit the stores. Wish I could get into market because I would be headed straight for these first. My dad loved gooseberry pie and would take us on gooseberry hunts. He knew exactly where the wild bushes grew and we came home with more than enough for one or two pies. Rina

  6. Melanie

    April 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Love the new line! I can't wait to see your new patterns too!

  7. Hildy

    April 29, 2015 at 10:33 am

    It's gorgous! And the story behind is so sweet:-)

  8. KeyQuilter

    April 29, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    looks like GREAT fabric!

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  10. Patricia

    April 30, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Gooseberry looks wonderful.

  11. Linda

    April 30, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Rina, my grandmother picked and canned wild gooseberries in Hartville, Missouri. She made the best pies in the world from those berries!

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