I may have a bit of a fabric stash. I’m going to start sharing with some pictures of fabrics I’ve acquired and tell you what caught my eye about them that I thought they should be added to my stash. I rarely buy fabric with a project in mind and I do my best to purchase whatever moves me at the time knowing that it will someday get put to good use!This collection, Floressence, is from Art Gallery Fabrics. I am particular towards Art Gallery because the fabric is not only beautiful but it feels amazing! Seriously – if you haven’t pet some fabric from Art Gallery I highly recommend you head out to your local quilt shop and seek it out so you can ‘Feel the Difference’.
Floresta Cashmere – This is a partially directional print. It can either go up or down. These are slightly tricky to work with but it can be done.
Lotus Cerise – this reminds me sort of a modern plaid. I can’t wait to cut this up and use the texture that will be created – especially if I cut it on the bias!
Veiled Scarletts – this diamond print is absolutely fabulous! If you cut it perpendicular to the ‘lines’ shown you’ll get a ‘stripe’ effect and it would be fantastic as a binding or even a sashing strip!
Joie du Jour – an adorable ditzy print. These are always great in ones stash. I would probably use this one as a ‘background’ fabric mixed with other ditzy on white/off white prints.
Trellis Gentian – texture, movement, gorgeous color. Yes please!
Notes of Mist – when I look at this I want to applique clouds onto an art quilt. If cut carefully (there is a directionalism to this print) it would be a fabulous stripe element to a quilt. But you’d have to cut super straight to achieve this so be care!
Notes of Freesia – and this one reminds me of cotton candy or balloons. Definitely a fantastic piece to work with on applique projects.
Acqua di Rose Jade – big, watercolor-esque floral prints. Always a must for my collection!
Meadow Aroma Crème – stunning! This is a large print. This would look great fussy cut or pretending it’s just one solid piece. By cutting it up and using it like it’s a regular size print you create odd elements to a quilt that will really catch peoples attention. BUT be careful – this can completely mess with value so be aware of what you’re doing and know that this can be tricky to piece with.
Fragrant Corsage Rouge – another large floral print! Gorgeous color combination. Gorgeous unexpected texture in the backgrounds. This will truly add some unexpected elements pieced into a quilt – I’m always looking for the unexpected. Again – BE CAREFUL with value!
What do you think of my new blogging addition about how I pick fabric? Do you think this will help you understand my choices more? Does it just confuse you more? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you!