Choosing quilting fabrics and colors, what goes with alison glass sun prints
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

For the Love of Fabric: Sun Prints 2015

It will be no surprise to anyone familiar with this blog that I waited with great anticipation for the new 2015 Sun Prints from Alison Glass (Andover Fabrics). Alison Glass is among the very best in the fabric design world when it comes to choosing colors: bright and saturated, but also versatile and modern. I have lots of her previous Sun Prints collection in my stash (from 2013) and I find myself using them in all my quilting projects. Since my taste in quilting and patchwork tends to lean toward the scrappy side, my fabric taste is usually pretty basic....

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Chicopee fabric by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit, quilting
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

For the Love of Fabric: A Secret Crush

This Love Fabric post features a bit of a throw-back: Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt. This collection is some years old, but still available from some shops. I have always really liked it but resisted the temptation to buy it because the colors were so distinctive, the fabrics would really only coordinate within the collection. Well, I found a bundle of the blue/green color way on sale recently and I finally caved to temptation! But that is because I have some ideas for mixing it... Another favorite: Sun Prints by Alison Glass. This was a series of prints released last year...

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