During September 100% of my sewing time has been spent working on Quilt Market projects. I've really enjoyed it and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have RJR use my designs to showcase their fabric. However, as much as I really like their 30's line, I'm ready to move on to other fabric in October.
It seems like there are so many new fabric designers and new fabric lines. I think it is fantastic but it makes me a bit puzzled too. There just seems like so so much fabric on the market right now. There is a lot to choose from but I have to really be sure I love it before I take it home. Cleaning out my stash made me aware that my taste is not always what is popular in the stores. I found myself wanting to get rid of what would be considered very popular fabric lines from several seasons ago. It is easy to get carried away in what is "new".
After watching Project Runway last night I was very interested in the fabric that the designers made for themselves but somewhat disappointed too. Mondo designed the only fabric I found interesting.
I'm always drawn to whimsical novelty prints. This one in fall colors has so many elements to catch the eye. For a closer look, below you'll see the matryoshkas are little animals. So cute. And I love the Tudor house, castle and elements of the outside. The detail amazes me. There is a flag and flowers and dots, and so many things I could fussy cut.
I love houses on fabric, too. And I think the story in this fabric is of the 3 little pigs, but I'm not sure. The house is made from brick and there is a main pig and other little pigs in a cart. So for all I know it could be "To market to market to buy a fat pig" or another nursery story. I like that it tells a story. I just don't know what story!
I'm slightly confused about what this fabric above is telling me. I do know that I like it. I like the colors, and the flowers with the blue plaid. I think it is supposed to be a trellis or something. It speaks to me.
The great thing about having so many fabric designers out there is that there is something to attract almost every fabric lover/user. I do know what I like and it is getting easier to find fabric I like. I also know what I don't like. And I think that helps me sort through it all. Knowing what I like and sticking with my style helps me not to waste. Ya know?