My forgotten fall pre-order of Heather Ross' Sleeping Porch arrived this week... right along with the stack I *just* purchased last weekend! (Will mom-brain ever end??) But the beauty of this bonanza of fabric is that I now have one set to hoard AND one to play with. So I've been cutting and fiddling with layouts, and hopefully I'll have a pattern to share soon along with the finished flimsy. (Plus, there's a good chance some scraps will make an appearance in this month's Tuesday Treats giveaway! Check out IG or my newsletter for details. Wait, not a newsletter subscriber yet?? Sign up here and you'll get the next edition delivered straight to your inbox this Thursday!)
The draw to Heather Ross' collections, aside from the whimsy, is that I love how the palettes of her fabric lines play so nicely together, and her evolving selection of substrates (from cotton and voile to linen and jersey). I started with Briar Rose thinking I'd make something bright for my girls, but found I couldn't bear to cut it up. (Those strawberries!) Realizing how well they coordinated, I added Tiger Lily and Far, Far Away with the intent of an epic quilt far, far in the future - maybe a trip around the world or something similarly scrappy and bursting with color. So I'm going to just keep adding lines until I have the time for such a big project. (But for my bank accounts' sake, hopefully this will be the only one I accidentally double up on ; )
Do you have a favorite designer you hoard? Or one you want to create an epic all-the-lines quilt with? I'm always curious which designers' lines most inspire you!
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