Had the opportunity to visit CityQuilter while in NYC. They had a great selection and some wonderful fabrics that I have not seen in person yet, plus you can only purchase from them. What a great way to remember a trip, with fabric. Now what should I do with them? I am open to suggestions. Note: I’m not wanting to put all of these together in one.
New fabric is always such an inspiration. My mind starts going and creating as I started looking into Timeless Treasures new fabrics. Thank you to fabric designers that are being non-traditional and working to create new trends.
One of my favorite manufacturers is Timeless Treasures. Their Web site is very easy to navigate and they have great photos. My favorite designer for them is Alice Kennedy. She created some of the fabrics that I spoke about earlier this year: Lily and Strawberry Fields. I could kick myself in the rear for not purchasing the Strawberry Fields for my stash, but buying a house was more important at the time. There are a few shops that have it still online, none of the local shops near me purchased the lines.
Currently, this is what I am loving from Timeless.
Acorn: It’s bright, cheery, and funky in the brights line. The neutrals are more grown-up, trendy and could easily work into anyone’s home decor. If you visit Fat Quarter Shop you can find them under Fruity Acorn and Nutty Acorn. I must resist the Nutty Acorn…it fabrics would go well in my living room.
Berkley: Thanks again Alice, love this line. The Peacock Berkley is a great blend of yellow, blue, and green. There is a wonderful retro feel with coordinating stripes and paisleys. Bubblegum Berkley would be great for a young girl. It’s not babyish, but stylish and not too grown up.
Botanica: Lourdes Sanchez is wooing me with this combination of purples, grey, yellow and black. I think I could incorporate these colors into our bedroom. The purple isn’t too much especially since it is muted by the grey, black, and mustard yellow. Now I just need to find out when this line is available.
Okay back to the real world of work. I’ve got to afford my fabric obsession somehow.
The groundhog saw his shadow yesterday, yuck. I do know a few people that threaten to drive to PA and beat up poor Phil for his prediction. The skies have been very gray for the last two weeks. Makes me wonder why I left Florida again? Just kidding. I LOVE Indy and being back.
For today’s inspiration I went wondering around on fabric manufacturer’s Web sites. I wanted to see how I could get myself into trouble with shopping. Timeless Treasures has a lot of new fabrics out for spring. I think the cold dreary weather is drawing me to the bright spring colors. Here are the collections that I liked the best…so far. There is no stash busting going on here.
Strawberry Field by Alice Kennedy. My favorite is the blended print fabric. These have to be in my stash. For what project, I’m not sure.
The other line that caught my eye was Lily by Alice Kennedy. It has a great blend of pink, green and black. These are bolder hues and not delicate springy colors. A fat quarter collection of this collection wouldn’t be the worse thing. These are great accent pieces for any project, don’t know that I would use them as a project as a group.
The Strawberry Field line reminds me of the Hoffman Color Splash line that I talked about a couple of months ago. Very interesting, could just be a “Spring” trend.