Cottage Joy by Shannon Christensen Windham Fabrics. As I walked into the Windham booth at Quilt Market the bright, sunshine yellow caught my eye. This line has the PERFECT yellows. Warm and welcoming without being shocking and unsettling. These are the yellows to add to the stash. Shannon brought butter cups, mason jars, bees and… Continue reading I Found the Perfect Yellows and other lines
Over the last few years the fabric that I choose has changed. I'm still madly in love with batiks. Always will be. I've come to love hand dyed fabric. Each dye-r is unique and we get a sense of who they are in their fabrics. I've mentioned Dyeing 2 Sew in previous post. I love… Continue reading Choosing fabric
Debby told on herself yesterday and I'm being a bit of a copycat (this is a bit of an inside joke between the two of us, for our own amusement) today and just coming right out with it. I'm taking Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques on Coursera. Debby first introduced me to Coursera by… Continue reading Wherein I copy Debby’s homework
Well, someone knew. Back in 2003 or 2004, I went to Lancaster for the first time for the Quilters Heritage Celebration a quilter quilted cheddar orange cotton. I remember saying aloud this quilter was crazy. Another quilter said she's brave. I'm inclined to agree with the 2nd quilter. Well now I am, back then I… Continue reading cheddar orange. . .who knew?
One of my very favorite parts of being a quilter is helping other quilters choose fabrics from their very first quilt ever to the next quilt/s . With a little listening and a few questions helping the quilters find what their looking for, sometimes in a very different direction is a highlight of what… Continue reading Encouraging quilters through choosing fabric
Waaaaaaaaaay back when I first started quilting purchasing fabric was perhaps the most daunting part of the quilting process. Mostly because I lacked the experience necessary to put color & texture together in the pattern in a way that was pleasing to me or what I thought the intended quilt receiver would like. While I'd… Continue reading Buying Fabric