Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Best Bits

I had intended to post another tutorial today - the last two Tuesdays were Tutorial Tuesdays so I wanted to keep the trend going.  But, the tutorial is about a gift I am giving and I can't go spoil it by sharing it online first can I?  So...until next week.

Instead I began browsing on all the blogs I subscribe to.  Click on this link, then another, and another, and click, click, click, click...you know how it goes and then I eventually ended up here at PatchworknPlay who is hosting a linky party to showing off everyone's favorite fabrics.  This got me thinking, can I actually pick favorites?  I mean...I have favorite designers, yes, absolutely.  Anna Maria Horner: I have a shrine to her very existence, Amy Butler: ah, Midwest Modern still makes my heart flutter, and anything distributed by Kokka? Melody Miller, Heather Ross, Nani Iro - ugh to live in a world of Kokka!  Plus, Denyse Schmidt and I were just recently introduced and she's getting high on my list of favorites.  But individual fabrics.  Hmmm...I actually ran to my studio to see what I considered favorite.

This is what I found.

Solitaire from the Kokka Antique Collection
I only have scraps of this left.  So sad.  I purchased it out of pure lust, it didn't quite go with Miss E's baby quilt...but I just couldn't leave the store without it!  Today it makes up the complete back of her quilt and I still love it as much as my first glance.  At the time I had no idea what Japanese imports were let alone Kokka.  It wasn't until recently that I saw this scrap with the selvage and it all made sense.  Of course!  Kokka!

Amy Butler Midwest Modern Happy Dots in Grey
Sorry for the blehcky picture.  I don't know what happened.  Anyway, these dots really do make me happy.  I should buy more just to earn the smile.  This is my favorite dot pattern and the colors (grey, pink and green) are my all time favs.  I only have bits of this left.

Heather Ross Far Far Away II Sleeping Beauty in Grey 
Actually, my favorite is this print in PLUM.  But, I can't find it anywhere.  If you happen to come across it do let me know.  I adore that rich dark almost raisin color with this print.  The grey is runner up for sure though and I only have bits of it left too...

Anna Maria Horner Good Folks - the whole collection - but this one is my favorite of them all
I don't know how to convey the warm fuzzy feeling I have when I see the fabric from this collection.  Some people are like that about Flea Market Fancy or Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt.  I have that feeling about Good Folks (and 99% of everything else ever created by AMH!).  I move the quilt I made with this fabric all over my house because I basically want it with me everywhere I go.  Love doesn't even cover it...  I'm saving this last Fat Quarter to use in my ultimate Swoon Quilt.  Then I suppose I'll have two quilts to drag around the house!

Amy Butler Midwest Modern Poppies
Whenever I look at this fabric I feel faint.  Floral, modern, pink, green, large in your face print, feminine but not prissy.  Sigh, this is the ultimate.  I want to BE this fabric.  You'd think I wear a lot of pink, but I don't.  Funny, I just love it in quilts.

Thanks for that little trip down fabric lust lane Rebecca Lynne style.  I'm all smiley and warm just seeing these photos...aaaaaaahhhh...

What are your favorite fabrics?  Come play and join the linky party!

- rebecca lynne


Lucy said...

oh lovely!!
I'm going to join in too and link back to you :)

luvinthemommyhood said...

Lovely fabrics! Thanks for the comment today! Can't wait to see your version :)

Toni said...

OK, all these fabrics are dreamy, but that AMH is stunning! I would love to have something large made out of that...like a shower curtain in a bathroom with pewter walls....I really like that first fabric, too, with the orange flowers..What was that about great minds??

Mary said...

Great picks for favorites! Amy Butler sure knows what she is doing when she designs fabrics. I go back to her fabrics over and over again! Thanks for sharing your favorites!

Noas' Libellule said...

This is a great selection. I LOVE that Anna Maria Horner one. It is just beautiful.


Archie the wonder dog said...

Lovely fabrics! I'm not sure I have five favourites - will have to visit my sewing room to refresh my memory ;o)