Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome The First Day of Spring! Fabric, Wonderful Fabric

A lovely little collection of Fall themed Fat Quarters. At this time of year many shops are discounting prior Seasonal theme fabric.
Source, Fiber Art by Kate Themel, isn't this piece adorable? So accurate in its execution. I wonder if it is a stylized photo?

A recent query on a Facebook Quilting Group page involved the passion of quilters and their fabric.With vacation season approaching many quilters and stitcher's of every genre are mapping out their scheduled stops along the way. There are actually maps in some quilting shops that provide information for shops and stops in the area you are visiting. How great is that? I suppose they got tired of shoppers asking directions!

I do not claim to be a fabric artist in any way, shape or form but beautiful fabric can make any sewist proud of her work.

  Favorite fabric meme

Jinny Beyer discusses grainline and tearing versus cutting fabric. 
  • The quality of quilting cottons has improved since I started in the 1970's. While clearing out old fabric I could not help but notice the difference.
  • It was good enough then, the quilts were nice, a little 'cute' but nice. 
  • The quality of batting has improved as well. While I tend to prefer 100% cotton Warm and Natural but I have been happy with some of the interesting blends such as silk and bamboo and also the 100% wool.
  •  Still more fat quarters to sort, it is fun though, not like work!

1 comment:

ELMO said...

Wow, I love that singer quilt.

 I wish I had a picture of my pickles, I do not and I haven't made them yet for the season but they are really good. I shared the recip...