Designer Feature

Summersault by Erin McMorris

We’re thrilled to welcome Erin McMorris, designer extraordinaire, to the Fat Quarterly blog today.  Erin recently released a new fabric line with Free Spirit (adorably) named Summersault.  We’re in love with the bright tones and happy motifs in this collection, and the raindrop balls have quickly become one of our favorite prints in recent memory.  Erin also agreed to take part in our “designer masthead takeover” project.  Check out our fun new Summersault-themed header!

We wanted to get to know a bit more about Erin and her inspiration for Summersault, and we’ve even got some fat quarter bundles for a few lucky readers.  Read through to the end of the interview for more.

In the meantime, sit back and enjoy our chat with Erin!

Welcome to the Fat Quarterly blog, Erin! For our readers that might not be familiar with your work, can you give us a brief introduction to yourself?

Thanks for asking me! I was a graphic designer who went on to study textile design and have been working in the industry for almost 15 years and freelancing for about half of that. I’ve designed everything from shower curtains, and knit socks, to swimwear and wrapping paper. I love designing more that I can explain and still can’t believe I get to draw every day.

Congratulations on the release of your new line, Summersault! What was the starting point of inspiration for this line? And can you give us a brief tour of its prints?

I wanted to do something a little brighter and younger than Weekends and started thinking about childhood summers of total freedom and fun. Remember how the first days of summer vacation were the just the best days when you were young? I wish we could bottle that feeling! All you had to worry about was whether you were going to play in the field, or the woods, and if it rained that was even better! I was trying to channel that imaginative spirit into some of the prints. All of my designs start as a pencil sketch that then gets redrawn in the computer. So a lot of my designs have a line work quality to them that is in keeping with the pencil lines. I always hope that my work is a blend of order and graphic elements with a softer handrawn quality.

If you had to describe the line in 3 words, what words would you use?

  • playful
  • modern
  • colorful

And how about the funky name? Where did that come from?

It just seemed like a fun name to reference childhood. We used to somersault down the hill in our front yard when we were kids. And I can’t believe that the correct spelling is somersault. It just seemed like it needed to be changed to reference summer, right?

One thing that quilters always love about your fabric collections is your bold use of bright, vibrant colors. Are those the types of colors that you are naturally drawn to? Why do you prefer to work in those tones and shades?

Ikea had an ad campaign a couple years ago that was “be brave, not beige” and I thought that was such a great phrase! Just in relating to home furnishings, beige is a huge dominating color because it is a neutral that goes with everything. While I get that, I also think other colors can be considered neutrals. I’ve never met a blue I didn’t like, and I almost consider pink to be a neutral because I think it does go with everything! I’ve made my peace with my brown couch but I need to see it dressed up with as many happy bright pillows as possible! Good color combinations just make me happy. I really like creating a collection for spring because after the long gray winter, I think people crave color. There is a reason that spring jackets are more likely to be made in prints of color rather than winter jackets that are usually in solid neutrals. But as always, who knows how I’ll be feeling about color next week…

Park Slope vs. Summersault

Photo courtesy of Jeni Baker (jenib320 on Flickr)

It seems that your lines are “backwards compatible”, meaning that a quilter can combine prints from your many collections and the end result would still look cohesive. For example, jenib320 on Flickr recently showed how beautifully Summersault coordinates with many of the prints from Park Slope & Weekends. Is this a deliberate design decision on your part?

I’m so happy to hear and see this! When I start thinking about color, I am mostly concerned about creating a slightly different palette than my last collection which in this case for Weekends was lighter and more violet and peach. But I did pick up on some of my favorite colors from the Park Slope collection. I think most designers have a range of tonal values even more than actual colors that they feel comfortable working within and this is what keeps things looking cohesive or becomes known as their style. But yes, I’m completely guilty of being unable to tear myself away from bright pink!

Park Slope vs. Summersault

Park Slope vs. Summersault

Park Slope vs. Summersault

Park Slope vs. Summersault

Park Slope vs. Summersault

Weekends vs. Summersault

Weekends vs. Summersault

Park Slope vs. Summersault

Weekends vs. Summersault

Park Slope vs. Summersault

Photos courtesy of Jeni Baker (jenib320 on Flickr)

What are three things people might be surprised to learn about you?

  1. I don’t drive. Until a few months ago, I hadn’t driven a car in over 10 years. (hello..Weekends “go by bike” print!)
  2. I’m a huge tennis fan. I think this is on my brain since I just watched the French Open…so exciting!
  3. I have the biggest sweet tooth of anyone I know, but I don’t really like chocolate.

Even though Summersault was just released, we’re eager to know what you’ll be doing next. It’s probably too soon to tell us much about your next collection, but can you give us a hint of what we might expect in ONE WORD?


We hope you enjoyed our chat with Erin.  Are you as smitten with Summersault as we are?  Well, here’s your chance to score some for yourself.  Erin is so generously giving away a fat quarter bundle each to 2 lucky readers.  Want to win?  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting us know what you’d like to make with Summersault.  We’ll draw our winners randomly next Friday, June 17th.

** ETA: This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for entering! **

Good luck!

Prince Charming by Tula Pink

Katy and I are still going through all of our notes and recovering from the wonderful time we had at quilt market. We met tons of great people, including some new names and faces that we hope to shine a light on here on the Fat Quarterly blog soon. But aside from all of the fabulous people we got to meet and hang out with, we all know what the main draw of quilt market is: THE FABRIC.

We collected tons of information about the newest fabric lines to be hitting your local shops in the coming days, weeks, and months, as well as the insanely talented designers behind them all. Today’s post is the first in a series of previewing some of our favorite fabric lines from Quilt Market.

Today, we’re thrilled to speak with Tula Pink, the creative genius behind such popular fabric lines as Parisville, Neptune, Full Moon Forest, and Flutterby. Tula was in Salt Lake City showing off her latest masterpiece, Prince Charming (and, trust us, it’s even more amazing in person than it looks on screen!) We couldn’t wait to learn more about this vibrant new collection. In addition, we’ve allowed our guests to take over our blog page in the spirit of their new collections. Check out our new Fat Quarterly masthead, all decked out Prince Charming-style!

Let’s hear more from Tula herself …

Before I was a fabric and quilt designer I was, like anyone else, a fabric lover and a weekend quilter. I would squeeze sewing into any free time I had which often involved blowing off plans with friends. My excuses for this behavior became more and more manufactured to the point where I could actually hear my loved ones rolling their eyes at me over the phone. No one was surprised when I turned this hobby into a career except for me.

There wasn’t anything like Fat Quarterly then (and it wasn’t all that long ago). We are a unique and gangly crew of craft misfits who refuse to fit the established standard that created words like “demographic” and “target market”. We are a new breed. We create our own communities without regard for geography and set our own aesthetic standards that can change in an instant. We rarely recognize that what we are doing is defying an industry and therefore we make no apologies for it. It’s a beautiful thing and I am ecstatic to be a part of it in any small way that I can.

We think that part of the appeal of all of your lines is that each one tells a story. What’s the story behind Prince Charming?

Story telling is a HUGE part of how I design. Every time I sit down to draw there are a million different directions I could go. The only way to focus my thoughts is to try to tell a story. With each piece I have to question whether or not it furthers the narration. Sometimes the narration is literal and other times it’s stylistic. Prince Charming is about fantasy. It’s about the fairytale we grow up with when rain was still fun instead of the precursor to mud, frogs are cool because they jump and snails are just weird but kind of awesome. It’s the embodiment of discovery, mystery and optimism. Prince Charming is by no means a children’s collection, I consider it an elegant interpretation of a child like spirit which is something that I strive for every day of my life. Occasionally I achieve it but sometimes I do have to sit down and pay my bills.

Another signature of your collections is your bold and imaginative use of color. What inspired your color selections for Prince Charming?

Color is a funny thing. Everyone lives within their own palette. For me, aqua is a neutral, it’s like denim, you can throw anything in with it and it still looks fresh. With the rest of the colors I was really listening to what my people were asking for, Neptune. Prince Charming is an electric re-interpretation of that infamous collection. I pumped up the volume a bit and reworked the color combinations. The people who follow my blog and Twitter and send me emails are really important to me, without them I couldn’t do what I do so I try to listen as best as I can while still being true to my own evolution as a designer. In this particular case, we both got what we wanted.

OK, so let’s talk about the hidden imagery that so effectively engages people with your designs. How did this unique approach to illustration develop? And do you think it will always play a role in your design style?

The hidden images are a necessity for my process. I get bored reallllllly easily. It’s a lot like staring at the clouds, if you stare long enough you start to see shapes that weren’t there at first glance. I live with these designs for over a year before they actually make it into stores. As I get more familiar with each design I begin to see things that might not have been there to begin with. As an image emerges I go back in and make it more intentional until it becomes a natural part of the design. The hidden critters will always be there, it’s just the way I think. They are my little wink, my secret hand shake, with the people who buy my fabrics.

How do you feel that your design style has evolved from your first fabric collection, Full Moon Forest, to the release of Prince Charming?

My design style has evolved immensely with each collection since Full Moon Forest. Over the course of my career I have become more confident in my own intuition. I’ve grown up. The question I get asked the most is what my favorite collection is, the answer is always the same, the newest one. With every collection I get better at executing my ideas, expressing my point of view and more skillful in the actual technique of drawing and creating repeats. The day my newest collection stops being better than the one that came before it is the day that I will quit designing fabric.

Your blog readers love when you give a glimpse into the early stages of your design process and the origins of your prints. Do you have any sketches or early views into the origin of Prince Charming that you can share as an exclusive for Fat Quarterly readers?

See images. Actually, the main print for Prince Charming was originally drawn for Hushabye but it just didn’t fit so I put it in my “revisit this later” drawer. It took a year or two to really visualize what I needed to build around it to make it feel right. I will never just throw something in a fabric collection. I draw out about 12 to 20 prints for every collection, I only use about 8 of them. Some of it sucks and some of it is really great but just doesn’t fit. Those little gems get set aside so I can do them justice later. The original frog prince didn’t have the personality that this one has, I’m glad I waited.

Not only are you an accomplished fabric designer, but you are a prolific quilt pattern designer as well. One seems more loose and free-form, while the other is structured and mathematical. Do you find that fabric design and pattern design use different parts of your brain? And is it difficult to shift from one to the other?

There were three things I was good at in school. Art, Math and sitting in the principal’s office (I was practically furniture in the disciplinary office). Designing fabric is a lot more mathematical than anyone thinks. Engineering a repeat is very calculated and structured much like designing a quilt pattern. One inspires the other, it’s a very fluid transition. The quilt is the outlet for the fabric. I generally begin thinking about the quilt as soon as the first print in a new collection is completed. If there isn’t anything to make with the fabric then what’s the point?

It’s probably too soon to tell us much about your next collection, but can you give us a hint of what we might expect in ONE WORD?

I’ll give you two words… peppered freckles. Try to figure that one out! Ha! And no, it’s not the name of the collection. It will all make sense someday.

Thanks so much, Tula! So what do you think of Prince Charming? What will you make first from this exciting new collection? Don’t forget to visit our sponsors to find more Prince Charming, and be sure to use your exclusive Fat Quarterly discount codes!

Meet designer Amanda Murphy

Today we’re excited to introduce you to Amanda Murphy, an exciting and prolific designer based in John’s home state of North Carolina! Besides being a prolific sewist and pattern designer, Amanda recently released her second fabric collection with Robert Kaufman fabrics (Swiss Chocolate) and is set to release a third, Veranda, at Quilt Market this Spring.
Of course, Amanda comes bearing gifts!
  • First, she has designed a quilt pattern especially for readers of Fat Quarterly! Chocolate Torte is a roll-up friendly quilt pattern featuring Amanda’s current line, Swiss Chocolate, and is free to download for all readers.
  • Second, three lucky readers will win a roll-up of Swiss Chocolate to begin making their own Chocolate Torte quilt, courtesy of Robert Kaufman.
  • And finally, Amanda will have another chance to win over on her blog. Head over there, say hello, and become a follower for your chance to win.
And now let’s learn a little bit more about Amanda!

Please tell us a little bit about your background, and how you came to pursue fabric design.

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in design. For years I produced corporate design work, for both print and multimedia. After moving to North Carolina and starting a family I began to do freelance work. Over the years my work has become more illustrative, and I?ve been lucky enough to incorporate my love of fabric and sewing into my design.

Your bio describes you as a lifelong sewist. How long have you been sewing & quilting, and how did you get started?

I can?t remember when I learned to sew, but my mom taught me the basics. As a grade schooler, I spent an inordinate amount of time fashioning Barbie ?hoop skirts? out of muslin and floral wire and made houses for those lucky ladies out of appliance boxes in our basement. I made a quilted angel tree skirt when I was ten or eleven ? I decorated the angels faces with actual makeup. I also made a dress for my mom fashioned completely out of pink polyester lace. (It was the early eighties, but I don?t think it was ?in?, even then.) Yes, Mom wore it, although she has recently admitted that she only wore it once.

Your first collection with Robert Kaufman was “Ambrosia“. What was the inspiration behind that line, and what did you learn about designing a fabric collection?

That line was inspired by mosaic tiles, Indian prints, and tropical blooms. I learned a lot about what can and can?t be printed on fabric, as opposed to print, and a lot about the logistics of fabric production in general. Robert Kaufman was great to work with.

Your current collection is called “Swiss Chocolate“. What can you tell us about that line?

With Swiss Chocolate, I was really aiming to produce a collection that could work well with the existing d?cor in any home, as a quilt or other project. I wanted something rich, classic, and sophisticated (which you see in the scroll and blossom motifs) but I wanted something a little playful too. This playfulness is probably best reflected in the large scale motifs inspired by oriental rugs. I also wanted a line that could be used in quilts that would appeal to both men and women.

So many of us have brown wood tones all over our homes, and I tried to pick up on that. The chocolate color story also features reds and salmons for a warm look ? I love those colors! The mocha story features cool blues, in conjunction with the browns and light caramel colors. I had a lot of fun designing for that color story too.

Most importantly, unlike real chocolate, Swiss Chocolate is non-caloric.

What is your favorite thing that you’ve seen made from your fabrics by someone else? What’s your favorite thing that you’ve made with them?

I?ve seen lots of things other people made that I love, but the prize has to go to my mom. She made hundreds of Swiss Chocolate flying geese to recover her dining room chairs in just a few days, and she has never quilted before. I loved teaching my mom to quilt ? it was a special experience. We don?t often get to teach our moms how to do something we love, do we?

My favorite thing that I?ve made? Well, I really love some of the quilts that I designed especially for Swiss Chocolate that will be featured in upcoming magazines? including a complimentary pattern for you all! It uses a jellyroll, with a little extra yardage. (Find the Chocolate Torte pattern here)

From where you do you draw your inspiration?

My two greatest sources of inspiration are nature and the decorative arts. I?m not one of those quilters who is also a gifted gardener, though. A plant has almost no chance of survival if I have anything to do with its care ? I just love to visit the gardens of others. As for the decorative arts, I love furniture, paintings, clothing, pottery, porcelain, samplers, quilts ? just about everything, and I wish we knew more about their creators. That ordinary people of earlier centuries managed to create such beautiful art when everyday life was so hard is a testament to the human spirit. I fantasize about spending unlimited time in places like Winterthur and Williamsburg. Philanthropists like Abby Rockefeller and Henry du Pont did so much to preserve this heritage too ? they were ahead of their time.

What’s next for Amanda Murphy Design?

QUILT MARKET! I?m going for the first time this spring and I?ll have my own booth with Robert Kaufman. I am SO excited about this. I cannot believe that I will be meeting all those talented people in the quilting industry. (I?ll have to get over my fear of flying to do it, but I can?t think of a better motivator.) If any of you out there will be going to market, please stop by because I?d love to meet you!

Thanks so much, Amanda! We hope you all enjoyed the interview. To enter to win a roll-up of Swiss Chocolate, simply leave a comment on this post below. We’ll randomly select three winners on or around next Saturday, February 5th.
In the meantime, don’t forget to download your free copy of Amanda’s free quilt pattern, Chocolate Torte.

Featured Designer – Kristen Doran

One of my favourite local fabric designers is Kristen Doran. Kirsten is Sydney based and produces some stunning screen printed designs that are both fresh and unique. 

FQ: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your artistic background? “I am a graphic designer/textile designer/mother (of two awesome little boys). I hope they will grow up big and strong, make their fortune playing NBA basketball and buy me a loft apartment in NYC. But until then I spend my days selling hand printed fabrics and trying my hardest to ignore the housework.”

FQ: Everyone has a dream – what’s yours? Are you living it? “My dream is to sell fabric to a store in NYC. In a few months a new craft store will open and… they have ordered some of my panels. Insert insanely wild happy dance here.

My next dream is to hand deliver fabrics to a craft store in NYC. I hope to be living that one soon. 
And then there’s the dream of my own office and all the fabrics OUT of my house. A little gallery to showcase my work on the weekends would be nice too.”

FQ: How would you describe your designs? “One of the hardest questions to answer. So I might just take the easy way out on this and direct you here: 

FQ: Can you describe to us your design process? “Think, think, think. Procrastinate. Think. Sketch. Hop on the computer and work madly into the small hours of the night until a print is done. Look at it for the next few days. Make some changes and then send to the printer.”
FQ: Your website showcases some of the wonderful things you create for yourself. Clothing, stitching, bags etc. Do you have a favourite craft? “Hands down, embroidery. That’s where it all started for me as a kid and I’ve loved creating my own designs.”

FQ: How do you juggle motherhood and designing? “It’s both hard and easy. Hard because there’s so many distractions. Easy because I get to do what I love and spend lots of time with my children. Before kids I spent many years working in offices and it has given me a great appreciation to be able to work from home.”

FQ: What’s next for Kristen Doran? “At the moment I’m at the thinking stage (procrastinating) about a couple of new yardage prints. And I have a few embroidery patterns on the boil, almost ready to get printed. I’m also thinking about running a few workshops locally and as soon as I’ve done a test run on some willing friends I’ll get that up and running.”

Kristen blogs at:
You can find Kristen’s fabric here:

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McKenzie from Dena Fishbein

Dena Fishbein is a very talented lady! You have probably know her better as Dena Designs, the name of her studio.

Her designs can be found worldwide on stationery, home apparel and of course fabric. Her recent lines for Freespirit include Leanika, Snow Flower and Monaco.

Her newest line McKenzie has just been released for Freespirit Fabrics and you should be able to find it in fabric stores very soon. The line is a wonderful mix of florals and geometrics and has a fresh vintage feel to it.

You can find Mckenzie at the Fat Quarter Shop and Pink Chalk Fabrics.

I chatted to Dena to find out more about her and McKenzie.

You are extremely busy with a tv show, a newspaper column and your design work. Which do you enjoy most?

Well actually the television show ran for 2 years, for a total of 26 episodes and then I decided against continuing. It is now just re-runs. It was too intensive. For each episode I had to make the finished item and then each project in each step from start to finish. I am very particular about my projects, so finding the materials and doing the research was also very time consuming.

I still write a newspaper column for Scripps Howard which is distributed to about 420 newspapers.

But I focus mainly on product design. My favourite thing to do is designing and painting. I design all sorts of products from paper, fabric, bedding, melanine, kitchen and stuffed animals.

You say on your website that you enjoy scouring flea markets for inspiration. What has been your best find?

Oh I just love going to flea markets. Probably my best find was a painting. I had been looking for an old painting of palm trees in oils in a gold frame and I saw somebody pick it up. You should have seen my face. I hovered next to her until she put it down and then I just grabbed it and gave whatever money the man asked for to him. No haggling!

I go to one which is held once a month about half an hour away from where I live and wherever we are vacationing I try and find a flea market.

So, McKenzie is your newest line for Freespirit. Why is your line named McKenzie? What was your inspiration?

Simple answer! My husband was walking by when I was thinking what to name the line and he suggested McKenzie. He said it was a cute name and you know what, it is a cute name!

Freespirit give me no brief but they did say that at the moment people are buying bright happy colours. Fabrics with a neutral palette are just not selling. People want to surround themselves with fresh, happy colours.

When designing the line I thought about what I would like to go together. I like the combination of florals and geometrics. It has a modern fresh feel. So I start by sketching ideas out in the look I want.

I keep files of colours, flowers and pattern layouts and use those to work out what look I am after.

What was your design process for McKenzie?

I usually paint on computer paper. I do a very fast pencil sketch. In about 2 minutes. I look at it and write notes and imagine which colours it would look good in. I then list the colours on the side.

I then sketch the pattern onto watercolour paper and mix the colours. I paint one colourway and then develop the other colourways using the computer.

In this collection the colourways stayed the same and there are usually 1 or 2 prints that are dropped each collection.

Describe to us the colour palette you chose for McKenzie.

The colour stories are black / pink, aqua/green and lilac. I knew that lavender was selling really well and was a trend so I wanted to incorporate that into the line. I love the richness of black and how it makes things look rich and beautiful. And aqua is my favourite colour so a little aqua worked itself into the collection It gives it a modern / vintage feel.

What projects do you have in mind for McKenzie?

I think the line combines very well for all sorts of projects, not just quilting. We have just designed an apron, pillows, dog bedding and I think clothing would look good in the line.

The collection McKenzie will be used for other products as well. I usually design the fabric first as I am always working on fabric collections and then I use those in my other product lines.

What?s next for Dena Designs?

I am currently working on another fabric line but I am not sure what it is called yet. The line I am working on at the moment has a very watercolour feel.

Then there are 2 other lines which are already finished. Pea Garden and Cummary Garden. I am also going to be working on a Christmas line for 2011. I always have several projects on the go. I am working on some greeting cards too at the moment.

Look out for projects designed using Dena’s line in our October Issue!

Designer Feature – Saffron Craig

Today, we are sitting down with Australian designer – Saffron Craig to talk about her latest range ‘Forest Elementals’.

FQ: How did you come up with the idea for the latest range?
Saffron: ‘Forest Elementals is my latest range, it started after a meditation. As I was meditating and a huge ancient Elk came up to me and spoke! I sketched him and built the range around that fabulous moment.’ 

FQ: Where do you draw inspiration from?
Saffron: ‘I get most of my inspiration from a place of stillness, but the Australian landscape has a huge influence on my designs.’
{Bags made and designed by – Mel from Selkie Smith Design}

FQ: Who are the characters in your design? Describe them a little to us.
Saffron: ‘I have a lot of mythical creatures in my designs like fairies, but there?s also the birds and animals I encounter in nature, like my owls. And in my drawings my daughter comes up a lot.’

FQ: Which is your favourite print in the collection?
Saffron: ‘Bird in Leaves in black, purple and magenta is my favourite. It?s deceptively simple but I find it has a real serenity to it’.
FQ: How did you decide the colourways?
Saffron: ‘I work with colours that I am in love with at the time. Last year I had a thing for yellow, and still do, but this year I favour purple. I definitely like pure and vibrant colours. 
Based on that key colour I build up a palette starting with complementary colours, but this gets tweaked a lot and I go very much with my instincts. Choosing colours is a very intuitive process for me.’
FQ: How do you foresee your fabric being uesd?
Saffron: ‘I can see the Forest Elementals range being made into quilts, bags, clothing, cushions, wall art, makeup bags, Manchester, magnet boards, anything really! I have even seen past designs made into jewelry. 
It?s my wish to inspire others so I get excited by what people actually do with them even if it?s to cover their folders or to make the book case look pretty.’

FQ: Can you describe to us your design process?

Saffron: ‘I start with a moment of inspiration and spent hours sketching elements, redrawing and refining them. Then I create the main design of the range. When it is totally finished and I?m happy with the colour and scale I pull the strongest element out and create an accompanying design. 
From there the other designs evolve. I work with my drawings on the computer where I can play with the elements in so many ways. Sometimes I feel like the possibilities are endless and don?t know when to stop. Finally I tie the designs together with my colours.’
FQ: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your artistic background?
Saffron: ‘I graduated with honors in fashion design from RMIT in Melbourne. After travelling extensively around Europe and the Middle East I ran my own fashion design label for a few years. 
I also used to paint and had a few local exhibitions before focusing on fabric design. I?m interested in all creative expressions, from books to art and music, so everything is an inspiration for me.’

FQ: What does the future hold for you?
Saffron: ‘I would like for my fabrics to be sold everywhere and used widely. At the moment I am still relatively unknown and I?d really like to see it grow. I love the process and seeing the results and it?s such a buzz getting positive feedback from my customers.
Besides designing fabrics, I?ve just started a few design collaborations with clothing & bag labels and am working on an illustrated children?s book.’ 
Drop us a line at and tells us what you would make with Saffron’s new range, a winner will be drawn on 15th May. You will receive a 50cm cut of each print from the aquamarine colourway.

We have been working with some of Saffron’s prints over the last few weeks, make sure you stop by this Wednesday and see what blocks we have created.