Recently the nice people from Windham fabrics sent me a sample charm collection of Lotta Jansdotter’s upcoming collection called Bella. I love Lotta’s clean, modern-scandinavian-inspired designs in bright, current colors.
I really have a thing for chartreuse right now, so I love it in this collection. I’m on the hunt to find a cute chartreuse cardigan. I have to laugh though, because growing up in the 80’s/early 90’s we would make fun of chartreuse. Maybe because it’s just a fun word to say. Now I hear ‘chartreuse’ said in an elegant ‘Martha Stewart’ voice, and it sounds so much cooler, right? And instead I make fun of other colors from my past. I’m so fickle.
I going to Quilt Market a week from today. (eek.) That ‘eek’ is a mixture between total excitement and feeling scared to death. I decided I need to make a new bag to take and Bella is the perfect base for a charming, modern looking bag. I’m pulling in some other gray’s and chartreuse’s from my stash, plus some linen-y fabric for the body of the bag. I’m going to use Anna’s Go Anywhere Bag Pattern and piece the outside pockets using the charm squares. We’ll see how it turns out! And if I actually finish it on top of everything else for Market.