Presenting: Nordika

Monday, June 3, 2013

Nordika by Jeni Baker
Nordika, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Monday! It is finally the day! The day to share with you, Nordika! I'm not going to keep you too long from all the photos, but I must tell you a bit about it!

Fall deep into the Scandinavian countryside with this rich collection, where meadows meet the sea. Sweet florals & bold geometrics collide to tell the story of Nördika.  I imagine some small cozy cottage out in the lowlands hidden away somewhere in Northern Europe. A place where it is equal parts sweet and moody, light and dark, warm and cool.

Nordika by Jeni Baker
Nordika, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Nordika is my second collection with Art Gallery Fabrics.  I certainly felt much more confident and comfortable working on this collection in comparison to my first.  I suppose this is natural with anything that is new to you! It has a tad bit more "Jeni" infused into it, for sure!

These prints were inspired by all things Scandinavian, or Nordic! It still has a very retro vibe, drawing inspiration from my love of mid-century modern decor. 

Nordika - Alpine Valley by Jeni Baker
Nordika - Alpine Valley, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
The first colorway is Alpine Valley featuring sweet mint, turquoise, gray, mustard, yellow, burgandy, black and white. 

Nordika - Frost Valley by Jeni Baker
Nordika - Frost Valley, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
The second colorway is Frost Valley featuring burgandy, deep red, coral, yellow, mint, teal, grays, black and white.

I love how deep the colors are, I think they'll be perfect for Fall! It's a much richer palette than I'm used to working with, but it was great to work outside of my comfort zone. I'm especially glad that I took the risk on the black, I think it fits really nicely, and grounds the entire collection.

Nordika
Nordika, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
So what's in the name?  Well, it's actually a funny story.  My deep dark secret is, I'm terrible at naming things.  Seriously.  I have a hard time coming up with creative names.  The collection was getting closed to being finished and I had a sheet of paper filled with words, trying to find a creative combination or play on a word that fit.  I was stuck so I called my Mom to brainstorm.  She knew what the collection was about/inspired by but she had not seen it yet.  After I rattled off the words I had and about 20 minutes of going back and forth, she came up with Nordika.  It was a perfect match! Thanks Mom! :)

Nordika - Whimsicöl Panel
Nordika - Whimsicöl Panel, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
My favorite print from the collection is... the Whimsicöl Panel! It's a full 44", selvedge to selvedge panel, featuring a mystical landscape on one end and fading into a meadow of flowers!  I have so many projects planned for this panel, I'll be sharing a few more from Quilt Market later this week!

Nordika - Whimsicöl Panel
Nordika - Whimsicöl Panel, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
The panel comes in two colors, one for each colorway!

Nordika by Jeni Baker
Nordika, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I'm really proud of this collection, I hope you like it! If you're a shop and you've ordered it, make sure to let me know and I'll list you under the Fabric tab above! If you'd like to see Nordika in your local shop, make sure to ask for it!

Nordika will be shipping in July, only about a month away now! In the mean time, for lots more photos, see the Nordika Flickr Set!

74 comments :

  1. It is just beautiful jeni. I can't decide which colour is my favourite!

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  2. Congratulations! It is beautiful.

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  3. Such a beautiful collection Jeni. I love both colorways.

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  4. I agree- I think the black are my favorite.

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  5. These are JUST fantastic! I can't wait to get my hands on these!

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  6. Oh wow!!! I'd love to make a few dresses out of those panels. I wonder when some Canadian shops will get these in. Just LOVELY!

    Trina
    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  7. Oh those panels are gorgeous! The whole line is gorgeous actually. I need to make some room in my stash so some of it can come live with me!

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  8. What a gorgeous collection, I love both colourways.

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  9. Okay, both colorways totally just went on my wishlist! And I absolutely LOVE those panels - just lovely!

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  10. The collection is really awesome. I can't decide which colorway I like best. Nice job.

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  11. Every print in this collection is just fabulous! Congratulations!

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  12. I had heard so many comments about your booth and Nordika--I love seeing it in person. It does, indeed, remind me a lot of some of the fabrics I could choose from when I was a kid. Love the panels too. I also love the fact that I could make a wonderful quilt from just a few of the prints.
    Lovely, indeed!

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  13. I just love Wildflowers and the panel! I'm about to attempt my first garment - Wiksten tank - and these would look gorgeous for one of these!

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  14. Gorgeous Jeni! I love the darks and the bright.. The panel looks wonderful too!Congratulation!

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  15. What a gorgeous collection! I've really been drawn to anything that even looks slightly "retro" lately.

    Heather @ www.craftcravings.com

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  16. Love it all! Congratulations!

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  17. Gorgeous! On my list of must haves.

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  18. I want it all. Beautiful. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  19. It's beautiful!Love it all, but the Frost Valley colorway is especially calling to me!

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  20. WOW!! Everything is so beautiful. I love them all! Congratulations!

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  21. really beautiful collection Jeni :-)

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  22. you know I ordered it for the shop :)

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  23. I liked your first collection, but I LOVE this one. The colors are wonderful and I think the geometric prints add a lot to the florals. Will ask my local shop about it.

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  24. Fantastic line, Jeni!!! Love it!

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  25. Wow!
    Stunning!
    So artistic and gorgeous!!!

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  26. Love this...definitely on my wish list!

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  27. Congratulations Jeni. This is beautiful! I love the plaid. And the panel!

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  28. It's absolutely gorgeous!! I'll be stashing some of this for sure.

    Congratulations. :-)

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  29. Oh it's lovely Jeni, you are clever. You should definitely be proud of this, it's an amazing achievement. Now you can sit back and see what we make with it!

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  30. wow its really lovely. I really like the black in it which is a colour I have never used before and I'm keen to make a dress from a panel.

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  31. Those panels are killing me! I would love to make a Chardon Deer and Doe skirt from one, gorgeous!

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  32. love love love, especially the panels

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  33. Wonderful collection...so fun and fresh! Congrats...and love the name. Aren't Moms great!

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  34. It's a stunning, stunning line! Love it and can't wait to get my hands on it! <3 Those panels are truly to die for! <3

    You call it Nordika when you write the post which is a really beautiful name. I hope you don't mind me asking, as a native Swedish speaker, the use of the letter "Ö" in the name really messes it up for me. ^^ Why did you choose to spell/name it so? "Nörd" in Swedish means geek, and not really in the cool way - so it makes for a really weird way to pronounce it, as "O" and "Ö" are very different letters?

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  35. Thanks for the great pics of the fabric. I just love it. The palette and designs totally resonate with me - I can't say why, just the combination of colours and the whimsy. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Can't wait!!

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  36. So gorgeous, Jeni! I loved it at Market, and I still really love it! I especially love the color palette, and that panel print is just amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on some when it comes out!

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  37. Love your new collection. I can't decide which colorway is my favorite...teal, grey, and the pink is amazing. Congrats!

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  38. They are lovely. I'm not normally a panel fan but those are beautiful and would make incredible skirts!

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  39. Want! Especially the panel

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  40. Stunning collection! Love the colors and patterns, so pretty! I definitely want that panel, I already know what I would make with it! Beautiful job!!

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  41. This collection is beautiful! All of it. Can't wait til it's released.

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  42. I agree, I'm so glad you went with the black, it is very rich looking. Can't wait for it to be released as well as to see all of the other projects you have planned.

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  43. Jeni this line is fabulous - congratulations and thank you! :) I can't wait to get my hands on some of this - you've done such a beautiful job.

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  44. Congratulations on your new collection, it is beautiful and I love it! My favorite is the same as yours, the Whimsicol panel, both colorways are awesome. Can't wait to get this collection.

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  45. I am absolutely in love with this line, amazing!

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  46. I just thought I could stop buying fabric for a while and now I've seen this! Absolutely gorgeous....

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  47. I love it. It is fresh and new and very different. Nice that you broke it down into two colorways too.

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  48. Lovely! Can't wait to put my hands on your new fabric line, Jeni!!

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  49. just stunning!!! and love that your mom helped name it. I think that part would be hard too!!!

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  50. Really love that panel - would make a fab wall hanging.

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  51. Love the new line. I want the panel in both colorways! Can't wait for this to be out. You did a great job on this.

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  52. gorgeous line are you Scandinavian? great job...

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  53. I totally love these fabrics! I hope to find them in Dublin soon! and congrats Jenny for your amazing work!

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  54. It is seriously incredible, Jeni! The panel is magical. The colors are so fun, and I agree; it's full of personality!

    I also love your new header-so happy!

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  55. It's amazing, Jeni!! The panel is my absolute favorite, I can't wait to back a quilt in that and sew with the whole collection! Congrats!!!

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  56. Love your new collection! It has such a retro modern feel :)

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  57. I had better start saving my pennies. Those panels are gorgeous.

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  58. I am completely in love with the Whimsicol panels!

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  59. Beautiful, Jeni! That panel is fantastic :)

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  60. Love it all Jeni, especially the panel! Wow - so gorgeous and the perfect backing for a baby quilt!

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  61. NORDIKA! I love nordika. That panel is freakin' awesome. Can't wait!!

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  62. I absolutely LOVE this fabric line! Congratulations!

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  63. It has been ages since I saw a fabric line that I wanted so badly! I cannot waaaait for this to come out. :)

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  64. I've never sewn with a panel before... for the Staple dress, would I just order two panels?

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  65. I love it, Jen! It's so pretty. Can't wait to order some!

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  66. I don't know if my first comment from a few days ago went through or not, but I don't mind risking a second comment to tell you how amazing I think this line is, Jeni!! I definitely see a dress for myself made out of the whimsical panel. The colors and prints are gorgeous!! Great job!!

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  67. Wonderful ...would love to win this bundle of joy

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