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Being a mother of five doesn't slow down one of our favorite fabric designers, Anna Maria Horner. Check out her beautiful fabrics and creative projects you are sure to love.
Anna Maria Horner has several different lines of fabric (Bohemian, Chocolate Lollipop, Garden Party) each with its own whimsical personality. Drawing Room her latest collection has a lovely handmade-vintage approach. We loved the artistic look of this fabric and thought it was perfect to frame in embroidery hoops and display on the wall or in a bookcase.
Made out of a rich palette of cotton canvas and trimmed with beautiful patterned fabric, Anna Maria's a.m. Kitchen line of aprons and linens is perfect for any kitchen. These modern, yet traditional aprons are topped off with a cute embroidery, such as this tea kettle.
One of our favorite designs from Anna Maria's Drawing Room line was beautiful print, Nouveau Bouquet. Its bold pattern was perfect to dress up any ordinary bath room. To make it into a simple shower curtain, we folded the fabric over to make a rod pocket, and then slid it into place.
Anna Maria brought her Drawing Room fabric to life with this beautiful quilt, Birdcage on a Chain. The intricate design and large size make it just right to throw over the end of the bed.
We absolutely fell in love with beautiful details of this free form quilt made out of Anna Maria's fabrics. She mixed beautiful hand embroidering with appliques.
Get more ideas from Anna Maria with her first book, Seams to Me. It is filled with 24 beautiful projects you are sure to love.
This Tennessee native has had the artistic bug since she was a child, making Barbie clothes out of fabric scraps. Anna Maria's four lines of fabric bring to life her passion for bold color mixed with vintage charm. This busy mom does it all, from textile design to her new book Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing (coming out Fall 2008), and her handmade original artwork and rug. We are sure to love what's next from Anna Maria.