Please join me in welcoming Aunt Spicy as she guest blogs today and shares her love of fabric with us all.
My name is Aunt Spicy.
I have a problem.
It’s called fabric. Colors. Patterns. The crisp feel of a new yard. Or two. The emotions that certain prints and colors evoke. Don’t tell anyone, but in boring meetings at work my mind drifts to fabric and I start mixing and matching and creating….
And that is why I sew. To justify buying fabric. Well, that, and that I love feeling like I have created something beautiful (well at least to me). And on a deeper level, the connection to my Mom, Grandma, and all the amazing women in my life who have picked up a needle and thread and turned utilitarian objects into things of beauty!
So I thought I would highlight some of my favorite fabric designers for you:
First up, well it’s Jennifer Paganelli, who was one of the first people to leave a comment on my blog! I cannot stop making things with her fabrics, the colors, the prints are all so fabulous! This is just one of many baby blankets I have made from her fabric lines.
Then of course Sandy Klop, at American Jane. I have used her fabrics in all sorts of blankets and of course, my favorite Scotty dogs.
One of the first fabric lines that I just committed myself to was Urban Chiks line called Swell, and I loved how the follow-on Sweet blended so well with it. Of course I am smitten with their current line Dream On, a fabulous retro line. Here are cute doll blankets I made from the Swell line.
Denyse Schmidt is the whole reason I even thought about quilting years ago when I stumbled upon pictures of her quilts online. Her fabric lines are equally fun, this is a quilt I made out of her Flea Market Fancy line and another favorite from her Katie Jumps Rope line.
Stop by and visit me, I’d love to know why you sew? What prompts you to cut into a new yard of fabric? Who are your favorite fabric designers?