I have a new obsession. It's still fabric related, of course, but not your normal old fabric. Hand printed fabric has stolen my heart!
It was only recently that I "met" Karen of Blueberry Park on Instagram and Leanne of The Little House Martin via the Fat Quarterly retreat last month. (Instagram has opened a whole new world of quilters, artists and crafters and I am simply thrilled to bits. Join me @fluffysheepquilting.) Leanne and Karen print the most gorgeous fabrics!
I first picked up a rainbow goodie scrap pack from Karen via Instagram (@blueberryathome). I had been watching Karen for a short while printing away in her happy studio, but when a little fabric pack came up for sale I couldn't control myself! I had nabbed it and gave Karen my paypal address before I realized what I had done! Anyway, they arrived at the house and they are more delicious in person.
I have not made anything from them yet...I'm still in the happy petting stage.
Then, at the Fat Quarterly retreat market, I very briefly ran by Leanne's stand. As I had my own shop that I was supposed to be watching, I could not hover for long. But then over dinner my friends were showing me the gorgeous charm packs they picked up while shopping and I could not believe I did not have my own! I hopped over to Leanne's Etsy shop and picked up a bundle for myself. Happy happy days!
Now here's the question. I'd love to use these in a single project where each print gets to shine as much as possible. Any ideas? Maybe in a quilt like this mixed with matching solids?
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