Today a work-in-progress to share. I've wanted to remake my Chain Linked pattern in grays for a while now, but I've been waiting for just the right motivation.Luxe in Bloom from Art Gallery Fabrics arrived at my house (thank you AGF!) and I petted it for a while trying to decide what to do with it - when AHA! I realized it was the perfect collection to go with a new gray Chain Linked pattern! I love when I'm smart sometimes.
Luxe in Bloom is Sarah Watson's first collection with Art Gallery Fabrics and I think it is SO pretty. The color scheme is soft and springy, yet subtly sophisticated. (How's that for a fancy schmancy way of saying, "I dig this fabric.") Not to mention it feels like silk. Luxe in Bloom is available here, here, and here.
My favorite print in the collection is this giant Peony print.Rock 'n' Romance and Carnaby Street, both by Pat Bravo, to get a little more pink and chartreuse in there and round out the mix. This puppy is off to the quilter. I'll share it in its glory when it comes back. I'm still trying to decide the perfect fabric for binding. Thoughts?
Then last night I sat down to sew at my kitchen table and realized that while I pushed the pedal with my right foot, I would arch and push back on the floor with my left foot, without thinking. So I think I strained my foot while sewing. How's that for the dumbest sewing injury ever? I am in the process of making a conscious effort to retrain myself to put my left foot flat on the ground while I sew. So. Dumb.
I must be getting old.