My fabric swatches came! We have been working with Benartex Fabrics to design this wonderful line and up ’til now, it’s been on paper. This week, the girls and I got to see the prints on fabric for the first time!
We squealed, we oohed and we ahhed. There were fabrics everywhere! It just looks so beautiful! It has been such a pleasure working with Benartex on this project! I just could not be any happier with the colors, the detail and how quickly this has all happened.
We each have our favorites already! Look at all the choices! This purple and green argyle fabric is darling. I can’t wait to get yardage of thes fabrics and start sewing models for Spring Quilt Market!
I am working on a free downloadble quilt pattern to use with the new line. Seeing the fabrics all together like this makes the combination of colors/prints for the design easier. This alphabet fabric comes in two color ways, one more suited for boys, the other for girls. It also has numbers and punctuation symbols! I can’t wait to personalize a quilt with a name.
I had the opportunity last weekend to join my friend, Lisa of Picket Fence Quilts (here in Wichita) at her annual quilt retreat. I got the fabric swatch samples earlier in the week, so I took them with me and had a chance to make a couple of small projects.
The pattern I used was Little Scraps from This & That. It was agonizing trying to sort through my odd shapped swatches and then CHOSE the combination to use. I wanted to use them all! The project was fun and I added some lavender inside to make the notebook holder freshen my purse. I made one for Steph and Bev.
Faux Crochet Granny Square fabric! I have displayed this baby afghan Tamara Gonzales, my sister made and carried it to market after market – finally it made it’s way into my fabric line. Tamara really did a wonderful job on the stitches and her work really looks lovely in cotton cloth. Check out Tamara’s blog with Leisure Arts, Tamara’s Take for all kinds of crochet ideas.
All I can say is that I am so excited, so grateful, so pleased!