Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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424: Swoon with me


My second fabric line.

Two full years after the first!

It has taken a year and a half for these designs to make it onto fabric and I am so thrilled with how they came out.  I love working with Andover Fabrics!

Are you ready to Swoon?

Eight prints!

Three colorways:






the Cherry Colorway first:

Sea Garden, a  tossed swirly flower with seaweed-like foliage. And a background based on a style of doodling I have been doing for a few years now. Also in this photo, a smallish geo called Courtyard that reminds me of men's ties.

That's right, I'm doing a big reveal without ironing the fabric.

That's how I roll. No logo yet either.

Freestylin' it, baby.

That hexy diamond geo is a print that I keep imagining as a killer men's button down shirt. I kind of want to have someone make one for Stuart. Then I will insist that Stuart wear it when we get married. (No, no. No date!)

Here is the full repeat of Sea Garden:

Wallflower: a  large print with overall floral and stripe:

Cherry, cranberry, orange, cream, butter, chocolate and olive. (yum!)

You may recognize the yellow part in the background from my old blog header:

Or maybe not.

Waves, a wavy braid-like tonal print and Maze, a groovy geo:

I love tonal  prints. I can't wait to use all three colorways of that tonal together.


And Pebbles, a hexy-dot coordinate:

And this print is up in the top of my fave designs that  I've ever done, Garland:

I want A-line skirts in each colorway.

Here is the full repeat:

That's my Swoon, you guys!



Ready for the other two colorways?

Here you go!

The Teal Colorway:

mmmm, some salmon in there with the blues.......

and now the Moss Colorway:

I am crazy for the deep eggplant with the gray....

and the green....

and, like, the yellow and orange ok fine all of it.

That one reminds me of seventies sheets, in the best way possible.

I cannot wait to see what you will make with this line. You will show me won't you? Please? You can add your photos to my flickr pool and you will make me so happy when you do. Ok?

Thank you for all of the love and encouragement, you guys. I treasure it.



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Reader Comments (66)

These fabrics want to be Izzy & Ivy dresses and bags SO BAD!! They are fantastic. You are the queen...(what does that make me if I'm your twin?)
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJana
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpam
oh wow Melissa - it's so gorgeous! I am loving the Teals!!
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
gorgeous! congrats!
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkhristian a. howell
Congrats on your next fabric line, I think it is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!!
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosy Lady
Yowza! That is one intense flavor-blast of color! Congrats on the results of your hard work finally becoming a reality! Yay!
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbetz
oh my goodness...I totally am Swooning!!! :)
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersally
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermolly
Beautiful! Lovely colorways.
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichele C
These fabrics want to be my next purse. And my next quilt for my couch. And maybe even my next skirt :)
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBusty LaRue
Those are really, really wonderful! I love the variety and the colors.
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathy A
i swooned. ahhhh.
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKara
These are so pretty that just these photos- wrinkles and all - make me happy. I'm sending the link to my local sewing shop lady.
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCV
*sigh* so great! Can't wait to get my hands on this! I naturally grativate to the pinks, but I'm really diggin' the garland print in the moss colorway. And seriously, I'm thinking the hexie-dot print will be a favorite small-print blender for a lot of folks, it's combining 2 favorites into one print! Great work Melissa!
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Michelle~
LOVE all of it. Really it's so very cool. I saw it first via facebook and then posted it so all of my friends can make A line skirts of your totally cool fabric.
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana
Beautiful! Love the mixtures of colors and designs. You have us all swooning - mission accomplished!
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTisha G.
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGenevieve Gail
Hooray! I love it in all 3 colorways! The artwork is great!
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDianeY
oh, yummmmmmm. beautiful designs, m. i <3 them all. I think I like the Moss colorway best - that eggplant is irresistible! bravo. :)
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjess
I love them all--but especially loving the teal. Swoon!
September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

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