Thursday, July 14, 2011

migratory birds

Pictured below are some of my favorite fabrics.  They are so beloved that in most cases, I have kept them for years, untouched, in my fabric stash.  My favorite color (and the lion's share of my fabric collection) is bright golden yellow, and I've amassed a decent chunk of that weird chartreusey-citron color that was everywhere last year.

I finally decided to stop being a crazy person and just USE these, all together, in one quilt.  So!  Thus far, I've pulled these lovelies for use in a throw-sized flying geese quilt.  For the background of the geese, I wanted to use a saturated blue, like the flowers in the central Heather Bailey print.  Not surprisingly, it's almost impossible to match!  After searching several different shops, I went to one outside of Nashville with a huge selection of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons and behold:

The perfect blue!  (For reference, this one is called Spruce.  I think.)  I often turn to shot cottons when trying to match weird colors.  I think their different warp and weft colors give them a chamelion-like versatility.

So, here it is: the start of a new quilt!  It's been far too long.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

handmade weekend

My hometown of Nashville, TN is known around the world for its main creative export: music.  This Saturday, the first ever Porter Flea is putting Nashville on the map for indie craft and I couldn't be more thrilled!

So, readers, I know some of you are from the Nashville area!  Won't you stop by the Owlette table and say hello?  And if you're in the Asheville, NC area this Sunday, my esteemed partner Jessica will be tabling for Owlette at the Big Crafty.  It's a good weekend for handmade!