Texas Modern: A Fabric Collection from Prudent Baby!



I’ve been stitching away and hanging fabric on fence posts and now I’m finally ready to show off Texas Modern, my first fabric collection. Texas Modern is inspired by all of the beauty I find living in Texas, from glowing sunsets to swooping birds of prey, from farms and fairgrounds to the pageantry of big bows and rose gardens, all with a modern twist.

Texas Modern has a southern feel but I hope you like it even if you are from Rhode Island or North Dakota or California. Speaking of California, thanks to Jaime for the dreamy brainstorming sessions that started 9 months ago over a couple of New Ages in Salt Lake City.

All of my designs start as original watercolor paintings and ink drawings. I’ve enjoyed getting back to my roots as an artist and have become addicted to creating new designs.

And just when I thought I couldn’t love designing patterns any more… I sent them off to Spoonflower and now have my own actual fabric. That is an amazing feeling.

If you like Texas Modern too, you can order some from Spoonflower. They have everything from a fat-quarter on up in any one of 9 fabric types starting at $11. Ive seen the canvas, cotton silk and quilting cotton in person and they are LOVELY.

Now that I’ve stopped rolling around in it giggling, I’m eager to share a bunch of Texas Modern projects with you. I hope that you will share yours too! In fact, I would be forever grateful if you did.


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Taryn

I was just wishing yesterday that there was some nice Texas inspired fabric out there! Absolutely gorgeous, I love the colors!

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Valerie

Don’t get me wrong I think these are lovely but where are the blues and greens and browns and other Texas colors? When I think Texas I think bluebonnets and fields of green grasses and cows. Like I said these are lovely but not my cup of tea. Sorry.

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Jacinda

Thanks ladies! Your comments mean so much to me. I’ve been holding my breathe waiting to hear what you think! And yes, Valerie, I have big plans for traditional Texas colors too!

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Jess Shepard

i am SO impressed by what you have created. i want shirts and skirts and blankets in all the colors! and also, i need to convince my husband that its totally necessary to buy more fabric even though i already have fabric…

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mamanut

So beautiful! My daughter would LOVE these and I’ve been looking for a cheater quilt I like enough to try ever since your post on cheater quilts… and I love this one!

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Cindy

Those are gorgous patterns. You should be very proud!!! I was born in TX and these make me miss it so much!

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sherri@crunchtimefood.com

JC you are too much!! So much talent for one girl. I love that you celebrated all that’s around you – always finding beauty in your surroundings. Gorgeous fabrics – dare I sew a skirt for Griffin. Congratulations!!!

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Nancy Saccoccio

I love the cotton voile. My favorite lightweight summer fabric. Three yards of the feather black/white will make two beautiful huge(54×54) scarfs, sarongs, shawls, etc. My fabric should be arriving an a few days, can’t wait!

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Mama and Baby Love

Jacinda, these are just stunning! I am SO happy for you. I am sure they will be a huge success, congratulations!!! I am going to buy the texas wind and texas sunset. I will send you a picture of whatever I whip up with it!

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Astrid

What an amazing collection! I love the black herringbone, and the watercolour blocks. Texas has a lot to live up to!

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Caitlin

LOVE the cheater quilt fabric! In fact, I couldn’t even tell if it was a cheater quilt or not until I scrolled to the bottom where you show the whole collection. I also love the way the way the binding is stitched!

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alison

Awesome Job Pretty Lady!!! Its airy, edgy and I LOVE the colors!! Thanks a bunch for sharing.

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Seaweed & Raine

Fantastic colours Jacinda! I’m loving the roses, doily, herringbone, and the stripes (didn’t see the blocks in your lineup?). You must be stoked! :)

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Jacinda

Your sweet comments make me all warm and happy!

Seaweed & Raine-there are a few designs I want to tweak before putting them up for sale. Coming soon!

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Judie

I love your fabric, it’s just beautiful! I just found out about Spoonflower and seeing your fabric line makes me even more excited to design something!!

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Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty

Ok, so I LOVE the colors! I am working on a brown/orange nursery for girl #2 on the way and this would be the most perfect way to bring in some pink without going all “pink”. The corals are awesome, and I love the watercolor look. It seriously makes me happy. Truthfully, I looked for the Jessica Jones fabric (fireworks, I think) that you had in your gals’ playroom, but I am pretty sure they no longer make it. (Love me some Jessica Jones fabric!) Anyhow, I’m considering the cheater quilt for the babe’s room… Just brushed up on your tute about cheater quilts (which is probably the only way I’d quilt at this point in my life) and am left with only one question…

I notice the cheater quilt is sold in increments of one yard, but for a crib quilt I am thinking I want 42″ by 44″ or so. It looks like I could just buy two yards and cut the quilt top to my desired length (perhaps ideally using the lines in the fabric as a guide) and go from there. There’s no reason that wouldn’t work, right? Just making sure I have my ducks in a row before ordering.

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Jacinda

Exactly! you would want about 1.5 yards for a square baby quilt so order 2 yards and that will leave you a little extra fabric for a little pillow or curtain tie-backs! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to see it Tristin!

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Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty

Thanks, Jacinda! And thanks especially for bothering to make a cheater quilt… It’s just so perfect for those of us who a.)don’t have the time or confidence to make a real quilt and b.)are too cheap to buy 8 varieties of fabric to make such a quilt when the handpieced results may be shotty at best. (Sorry, just being real!) ; )

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Bethany

Wow! these fabrics are stunning! I love the orange colors!!!!….and being from the south I love the southern flair at well…:)it would be so nice if you could eventually put together some charm packs, jelly rolls, layer cakes, etc….i really do love these colors though….

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Jan

Love the way this fabric makes me feel. Such sweet colors and your designs are wonderful. Your roots are good ones!! I hope to get some sometime soon.

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