So over the weekend, our mailman brought not just one, but two big boxes, stuffed to the brim with fabric!!
The first box was from In The Beginning, and it held my sample cuts of my new fabric collection. That means that it’s only a few weeks until it hits the stores! All that stuff that I drew, like a million years ago when Bea was a baby, is finally printed on fabric. Yay!
The second box, which may possibly have been even more exciting, was all the fabric that I ordered from Pink Chalk, to go with my own designs…
I have to be honest here, I don’t like making quilts with only one collection of fabric, and that includes my own collections. I love the richness that begins to accrue when you use fabrics from different designers, different companies. The colors are going to be slightly different, the style of the prints and the line weights are a little different, and it all adds up to be so much more than just one designer’s variations on a theme.
So, in order to make stuff from all the yards of my own fabric that are taking over my sewing space, I needed to buy more fabric. You understand.
I hope to share some of the combinations that I’m really excited about over the next few weeks.
Here’s the first one I am working on- using the Fuchsia and purpley-blues from my collection plus a few precious Liberty Tana Lawns.
Another giant Dresden/Chrysanthemum quilt somewhat like this one:
Now you all know what I’ll be working on at Saturday’s DCMQG meeting! In between working on the Austin charity quilt of course. I can multi-task. Can I ever.