|Luxe in Bloom|
The top photo and the one directly above are fat quarter bundles from Art Gallery Fabrics. At the top is Sarah Watson’s new collection, Luxe in Bloom. SO pretty. I’ve been petting it and Saturday night I decided on the perfect project. I’ve been wanting to remake my Chain Linked pattern in grays, and I’m going to use this as the pop of color. I’m hoping to cut it up and take it with me to a sewing retreat in a couple of weeks. Luxe is available here and here.
Another new spring collection is Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo also for Art Gallery Fabrics. Rich colors and “springy’ while still being fresh and edgy. I’m especially loving the navy. If I were at all decent at making myself clothing, I would love a top out of that mint and navy circle print (it’s called Retro Pop Mint). Love it. Carnaby Street will be available this month from Fat Quarter Shop and from Mad About Patchwork in Canada.
I’m also really crushing on some Dear Stella fabrics. I’m working on a project right now using Cleo (above) that I’ll share in the future. It’s a little more muted, but I like it – espeially the bargello prints and that big dahlia looking flower. You can find Cleo here and here.
Dear Stella also has some great blender prints. I love this navy zigzag that I got from DryGoods Design. I also love the orange Piper Zig Zag print. Both are more blendable, subtle chevron design. Another upcoming Dear Stella line that I’m probably going to need is Va Bene – it’s an Italian themed collection with Vespas and tomatoes and monuments in Rome. I’ve got a few Italians in my life that I might need to do something for. It’s available here. I should probably get some before it’s gone!
Another recent Riley Blake collection I love is Life in the Jungle by Doohikey Designs. I’ve got some baby boy gifts planned with this bundle. It’s so perfect ‘boy’ without being cutesy. I especially love those “Tic Tac” crosses. Such a good modern blender. They are available here and from the Fabric Spot in Canada.
Finally, a few more prints that called my name. Ever since our trip to Paris last fall, I’ve been a sucker for French inspired prints. I think I need to make a France quilt now…so this new collection by Kei/Yuwa is calling my name.
Of course, since it’s a Japanese import, it’s not cheap. I’m limiting myself to little bits and pieces and then I’ll mix them with pieces from my stash. This collection is available here. I got a few of the prints -including that awesome post-marked stripe from Sew Mama Sew. (Japanese prints are 15% off at Sew Mama Sew through Feb 13 with the code 15JAPANESE13. Hey, every little bit helps.)
Finally, a little Fat Quarter of this French Yuwa print. (Isn’t it interesting that the cutest French prints are from Japan?) I got this one and the cute cross-stitch text print above from this awesome little Etsy shop. Their service was great! I may have also succumbed to some out of print pieces of Katie Jump Rope… Now it’s time to make something with this loot.