I am dying to share with you some fabric I recently purchased, not to show off, but to introduce you to some fabulous new collections you might not know about. The fat quarters shown above are from a new group called Another Point of View by Windham Fabrics. There are four colorways, Pomegranate, Blueberry, Apple and Grapefruit. If you have been considering adding some "happy" fabrics to your stash, these cannot be beat. Just wait 'til spring, I will be doing something very cheerful with this collection.
This awesome tower of wonderfulness is Lakeside Gatherings, the latest offering by Primitive Gatherings for Moda. The blacks, greys, yellows, and creams are just a stunning palette. This group is very decorating friendly and would be gorgeous in so many of your homes. There is a pattern Primitive Gatherings has created to go with the fatquarter bundle, and is a Lady in the Lake design. Very nice. The dimensions of the quilt in their pattern are not quite my cup of tea--68"x 85". I would make it wider or shorter I think. Bonnie Blue/Red Crinoline has a pattern called Belle Meade that would be fabulous too for this collection.
Unless you have been living a very sheltered life (under a rock?) you must have heard of the new RJR designers called Cotton and Steel. The world of quilting is all a-buzz about them. They are a group of five young women who design collections independently, but which collaborate amazingly well together. The concept is quite brilliant I think. Their fabrics are incredibly colorful, modern, retro and edgy all at the same time. I chose a pink colorway, with an Eva quilt in mind. I was very inspired by a tutorial I viewed the other day.
It was a YouTube video I discovered last week from the Missouri Star Quilt Company about making a Tipsy Tumbler quilt, using this Berry Box Basics collection. I completely fell in love. This tutorial is excellent, as are all of the instructional videos from Missouri Star. Check them out if you haven't already.
So there you have it. I saved up to buy these collections and have no regrets! In fact, I am thrilled! I know they won't stay in my stash for long.