Blog posts about fabric....love 'em?...or hate em?...
I guess I kinda like them, so you can just skip this if it's not your thing!
If you read regularly, you may have picked up the fact that over the last year I've become faintly bothered by my large stash, and have seriously cut down on fabric purchases.
I say 'cut down', since there have still been a few pieces trickling in...:) But seriously, I went some months without a single fabric purchase! Shocking!!
So, it feels good to whittle down one's stash and at the same time exercise self restraint in purchasing those 'must have' fabric lines. When a new fabric collection comes out from a favorite designer (for me it's Denyse Schmidt, or Anna Maria Horner) I tend to have this panicky feeling. What if I miss out on that one fabric that would end up being one of my faves? What if everyone snaps it up right away and once I decide I really love it, it's all gone?
Anyways, I've been practicing restraining myself on these! And it works pretty good! For example, from both the above mentioned designers I have ordered ZERO fabric from their last two collections each! (Confession: just remembered that I bought one design roll of Denyse's Florence collection).
But, as the above photo suggests, there have been a few purchases here and there, so thought I'd show you a few of my recent acquisitions.
The prints above are from Hawthorne Threads, the leopard print is an Anna Maria Horner favorite that I was loathe to run out of. The other four were prints that I just thought looked good. (And I love each one of them!)
The two on the left are from Riley Blake's Rocket Age found here. The two on the right are from Heather Bailey's Lottie Da collection here. Blue Leopard Print is from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study right here.
Now this fun grouping comes from a new Canadian shop called FabricSpark! I'm so excited about this shop because it has such a clean modern feel. I love the fabrics she is choosing to sell! I curated this bundle and was sent these fat quarters to play with. You can buy this exact bundle in her shop right here. I can't wait to make a quilt with these fat quarters, just waiting for inspiration to strike...
The last two photos show fabric purchased from LiMaSews on Etsy. The top two were ones that I knew I loved and wanted larger pieces of, so I think I bought 1.5 yards of each. The bottom is a fat quarter bundle of Meadow by Leah Duncan. Can't wait to sew with these summery colors!
So this is not a complete list of every fabric I've purchased in the last year! There are some more that are coming to mind right now. Maybe I'll show them to you in finished quilts!