From her first fabric collection Ruby Star Rising in 2010 to Ruby Star Society today, this 40-block panel celebrates 10 years of fabric design by Melody Miller. She has chosen some of her favorite and most popular motifs, from her typewriter and telephone designs a decade ago to the recent florals that inspired her Rise & Stay Gold Collections.
Inspired by 1960s and 70s-era art and illustration, Melody's style evokes retro vibes reminiscent of the bold and colorful time. She works in Photoshop and uses a variety of different techniques layering colors like a screen print. The end result has a slightly photo realistic style, but with vibrant color and prints a little off register.
Melody Miller grew up in the Lowcountry of South Caroline, quite possible the prettiest place on earth. Later, she felt as much at home in New York City, where she studied industrial design at Pratt Institute, and her love for vintage objects began. She found her way to fabric design and designed numerous collections for Kokka fabrics. In 2013 she dreamed up the idea of Cotton+Steel and became one of the five founding designers.
Panel measures 44"x72". Individual blocks trim to 8-1/2"x8-1/2 unfinished