Saturday, May 11, 2013

Playing with new fabric

I'm feeling ready to start some new projects. Over the past weeks, I've received some fun fabric in my mail box that I'm itching to start playing with.
These fabrics are part of the Bijoux collection by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics.  I'm loving the rich, warm tones here. Definitely out of my color-comfort-zone. I'm excited to make something pretty with it. And there will be a tutorial involved as well, in the near future. Bijoux is available at the Fat Quarter Shop, and will be available soon at Mad About  Patchwork in Canada.
Another collection that I'm super excited about, is Heather Ross's new collection Briar Rose for Windham fabrics.
I've been a Heather Ross fan for a few years now - I love her whimsical details in her illustrations. Like the little frog's overalls waiting on the blanket? So cute. Because of some licensing agreements, Heather has not been able to design on quilting cottons for a while, so it's fun to see a new collection again on cotton!
I love the palette in the collection. Lots of fresh, bright colors and I love that the color scheme has a little bit of a vintage sheet aura. I'm excited to make something with this collection soon, but still toying with setting ideas for the cute squares.  If you're looking for some ideas for using BR, check out the Briar Rose Quilt Design Contest over at Threadbias. Briar Rose will be widely available by July but you can pre-order it at places like Westwood Acres and the Fat Quarter Shop.
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If you're looking for fabric that you can get your hands on right now, let me introduce you to new sponsor, Marmalade Fabrics.  One of there specialties is a monthly monochromatic bundle of fat quarters, called Around the Color Wheel. They come in solid bundles and prints. If you're looking to build your stash, this would be a great way to start.

And if you're still looking for a great gift for someone you love this Mother's Day (including yourself. What? I totally have bought myself birthday and mother's day gifts.) Craftsy is having a 50% off Sale today, May 11 and tomorrow May 12!  Has anyone out there taken a Craftsy class that they love? Do share.

Happy weekend.

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16 comments:

  1. I love Heather Ross - I have never had any but admired it from afar. I think I will have to buy some of that! Love your photography

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  2. I love the vibrancy of those fabrics

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  3. I am really drawn to the top fabrics...especially love the stitchy plaid lines!

    Yes, the HR fabric does look like old sheets...in a very, very good way. They would go really well with 30s-50s prints wouldn't they?!:)

    So lady...we are going to Frederick tomorrow for Mother's day lunch....at the Lunchbox!:) I'll be thinking of you as we stroll through the Antiques Emporium!:) Happy, Happy Mom's Day! xoxo

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  4. There are some darling fabrics there! Happy Mother's Day!

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  5. Such great fabrics to tempt us!

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  6. two very anticipated fabric lines. I'm ordering my Bijoux today.

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  7. I love the picture you took of the Briar Rose fabrics they look so bright and cheerful. (lovin Bijoux)

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  8. All of your fabrics are sooooo pretty! Especially those frogs. Frogs make anything better.

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  9. Yay! Such fun fabrics :-D I can't wait to see what all you make.

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  10. I just wanted to say that I love Craftsy. I've taken several classes and really learned a lot from each one. If you want to check it out before you pay for a class, there are several free mini-classes available. That way you can get a feel for it without a big financial commitment. I have paid for several classes and always found I got my money's worth. The classes usually include free patterns and lots of helpful tips in addition to downloadable course materials and access to the class instructor and other students. And as far as picking a favorite class...I 'm not sure. There are so many good ones!

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  11. I've been taking Craftsy classes almost from the beginning. I may have heard about them sooner since they are local to Denver. Love their customer service as well! I must say that Sarah Fielke has a wonderful class as does Anita Grossman Solomon. Give yourself a class for Mother's Day and try it out!!

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  12. I love, love, love the strawberries!

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  13. Thanks so much for posting about the Crafsy class. I'd vaguely heard about them but checked them out this morning...and downloaded FOUR. So thanks for the Mother's Day present :)

    Hope your day has been fun too.

    Jen

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  14. Ooh, I love the color combos in that collection at the top of your post -- the deep brown that's somewhere in between dark chocolate and milk chocolate (cocoa?) with the deep coral/red/pink (I swear that's the color my toenails are painted at this moment!) Very cheerful and "springy," but the brown grounds it just a bit and makes the mix of fabrics feel a little more sophisticated. Love, love love!

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  15. These are really not the kind of colors that I would pick for a quilt but I like more bold colors. If I were to do a quilt in these colors it would be of the strawberries.

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