Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fabric philosophy

Forgive me for this mental meandering, but I was thinking last night, as I cut into my Pam Kitty Morning fabric.

Here's my big, deep thought:

Finding fabric you love is like finding the perfect guy for you.


Think about it. There are some horrible (for me) fabrics out there. Just yuck. I don't go in for browns and dark greens and the like. I like bright colors. I also don't go in for stocky guys. I like mine tall, with blue eyes, dark hair and named Aaron.

I digress.

There are fabrics here and there from different collections that I like, but I don't like the whole collection.

Then, along comes the PERFECT collection. In every way, shape and form. I like it all.

Pam Kitty is it for me.

Look at how awesome it is

in red

in blue

in pink

in green and yellow

See what I mean? Truly gorgeous stuff I tell ya.

So now I want to make it all with these fabrics. I bought all the fat quarter bundles from Fat Quarter Shop (which is why I was okay with lifting the images of each bundle). I'm now in the process of cutting them into wedges for Dresden plate blocks. I have a sneaking suspicion there are going to be a boatload of these and I'll be able to make a bed quilt for me and an extra lap quilt. Or two twin quilts for the girls.

Then I saw this one and now I have to make it as well:
It's in McCall's Quilting magazine and it's so cute!

I've had this pattern for a while and I just ordered the prints I want to make it.

Adorable, no?

And while I'm at it, I'm going to get the fat quarter collection again and make a bed-sized double wedding ring quilt for myself. Because this fabric is perfect - old-fashioned enough for these traditional quilts, but bright and modern enough for me.

Love it. Just like my perfect (for me) guy.

*Just want to note that there is nothing inherently wrong with dark colors. Or grey. Or gray. Or whatever floats your boat. They just aren't for me. It's a good thing we all don't have the exact taste in fabric, or men. There'd be a lot of disappointed quilters out there!


The Hill Clan said...

You are so amazingly talented Jen. I wish could do even half of what you do!! I really like the color swatches!! Should turn out to be some really cute quilts!!

diane said...

I know what you mean about the perfect fabric lines. Mine are Bliss, and now Ruby. I love everything about them! It's a good idea to just keep buying more of what you love, because in the end, that's what you'll use! It's a sad thing when the fabric all sells out, isn't it?

Cathy said...

You are soooooo right. That's what is so wonderful about the internet. Local quilt stores usually don't have enough space to carry everyone's tastes. But here, on the internet, it is all available. As for men, mine was designed especially for me.......

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