Before I forget, I updated the blog list here to include some "locals" and new favorite reads. If you have any favorites that you think others would enjoy, comment here so people can take a look.
There are quite a few deliveries to catch up on. An anticipated collection from Moda is in the shop. The colors and patterns of Comma would be lovely on their own and work well with lots of other fabrics.
Many of you hae discovered the Quilter's Linens from Kaufman fabrics. These aren't linens at all - they are quilting weight cottons. The name quilter's linen comes from the subtle texture of lines printed on the fabric that resembles the weave of linen. Brand new is an expanded selection of neutrals in this line that would make outstanding backgrounds in quilts, amongst other things. These pictures do not show these fabrics off well - come see them in person for the full effect.
On the opposite side of the playing field are some silly things. There are some new wild things and some prints that are just for one-of-a-kind fun.
Another interesting collection from Alexander Henry arrived. See the bottom one below? It is going home with me to become a bag. I'll show you later.
Sweet yellow flowers also from Alexander Henry...
So cute is "Locally Grown" from Andover.
It was time for a new Patchwork Skirt sample at the shop and we thought this line of fabrics would be just the ticket. Kesch did a great job sewing this little skirt and is now the queen of gathers. It is just adorable and we have the pattern available so you could whip up one for a little girl who likes to twirl.
We received a new organic line from Cloud 9 fabrics called Mixteca. There are some very cool birds in these prints
Announcing.... new EXTRA WIDES. with spots!
Regarding the lesson learned... Sometimes, things do not come out as planned We pulled some fabrics to make the newest Turning Twenty pattern and got to work. I liked all the fabrics and I liked the way they played together. I liked the background fabric and when we stacked up all the bolts next to each other was happy with the whole bunch. I was pretty excited about it but after it was all sewn up my excitement faded away. For me, there isn't enough contrast between the background and the pattern in the quilt. It is too "mooshy" for me. I still like the srappy-ness of this quilt and I still like the colors, but it doesn't knock my socks off like I thought it would. Tha pattern of prints is lost. Next time, I will think more about the choice of background fabric.
Stop by the shop to see the projects from a challenge that the ladies from the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild participated in. Michael Miller provided fabrics from the Madrona Road collection to the Modern Quilt Guild for a challenge. There were no limits or specifications other than using the fabric provided. The local girls came up with these...