Thursday, August 05, 2010
Thinking About Fabric
When I first began quilting, I would go to the fabric store with a quilt in mind and look for fabric to make that quilt. I loved pulling the bolts down and putting them together and trying this green or that green, this floral or the other floral, to see which combination I liked best.
Lately I've seen a lot of quilts that were made from a single line of fabric. Heck, I've made a few quilts recently that were from a single line of fabric. The Fat Quarter Shop mystery quilts come to mind as an example. Also my Bill's Baskets. All were made from a line of fabric designed to go together. These quilts are pretty in a perfect, almost sterile kind of a way. The indigo and caramel baskets quilt that I finished last month ago was from all kinds of indigo and caramel fabrics, from many different designers and manufacturers. And somehow, to me, it is more interesting because of that.
And that's what I've been thinking. About fabric.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Thursday, August 05, 2010