Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fabric Love

I spend way more time than I probably should online looking at blogs, flickr, and etsy in search of inspiration. One thing I have always loved are those pictures of big stacks of fabrics. I always think they look yummy and they just sit there begging to be turned into something great. Well now I have my own, so I can stop drooling over all of yours.

Isn't that a pretty stack. There are several different projects represented in there. But it makes me smile and I want to just sit and look at it all day. But I can't because I have a plan for this weekend. My plan is to get packages ready to send out for March for a couple of bees, make a sample block or two, and get caught up on my paintbox quilt along blocks. I know you are dying for me to tell you a little more about the stack right. Well first up I have some fabrics for my month of the spiderweb bee. I finally decided that I am going to use all orange and pink fabrics and I am going to go with white kites because I think in this case the high contrast will be nice. I do have a little twist to how I am going to ask my bee friends to do when making their blocks but I'll tell you all about that later. I have to keep some of the mystery after all March is still two weeks away.

Here is what I have gathered so far. The top three of course need no introduction they are from the flea market fancy line. I also have some of the bouquet print in the orange on it's way to my house that I plan to add to this group as well. In the second row from left to right we have Anna Marie Horner Cathedral in Zina, Kaffe Fassett Aboriginal Dot, something from my moms local quilt shop that just says David textiles, a fat quarter my mom gave me but I have no idea what it is, and then five coordinating prints from Alice Kennedy's Strawberry Fields line. The back row from left to right is Paula Prass Woodland Delight Bloom, Patty Young Flora and Fauna Dandelion in fuchsia, Monaluna Mingle in tangerine, Jennie Morrison California Dreaming Sidewalk Carnations, Ta Da Dots in Orange, Hope Valley Fiesta, Sandi Henderson Meadowsweet Grand Foliage, Ta Da Dots Raspberry. At first I was a little disappointed at the brightness of color in the Hope Valley and AMH Cathedral but after setting all of the fabrics together on the table I think they give a bit of depth to the color range. But I am noticing that this group may be lacking a bit in the orange department so I might have to find a few more orange fabrics to sneak in there. Other pieces in the first start are for my month in the Fussy Cut Bee but I still have some weeding out to do there so that will be for another post. Hope you all have a happy Valentine's Day and for those of you in the States lucky enough to be off on Monday for President's day enjoy the long weekend and extra sewing time.


  1. Hi Gretters! These fabrics are making me think of spring and warm weather. I can't wait to see what you make from them!! Pink and orange are one of my favorite combos.

  2. These are going to be so so great in quilts. I love your spiderweb collection and can't wait to find out what your "twist" on it will be.


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