The strange phenomenon of the talking fabric
Sometimes a fabric just speaks to me.
Have you ever experienced this phenomenon?
I’ll be walking through my local quilt shop perusing all of the beautiful prints and one just jumps right off the shelf and into my arms. (At least that’s what I tell my husband happens when he asks how I managed to buy so much fabric).
“Sorry dear, I couldn’t help it. It jumped into my arms, looked up at me, said ‘mama’, and the rest is history.”
Okay, maybe that doesn’t actually happen.
But sometimes I do feel a pull from a certain print. That’s what happened with the Edie Jane collection by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake Designs.
Right now I am a little, teeny tiny bit, obsessed with florals and the color teal.
I mean, come on. Just look at this beautiful stack of fabric. I just want to roll around in it for a little while. But I won’t, because then my husband might really start questioning my sanity.
I had a really hard time choosing just a few prints from this collection. Just look at them all. They’re screaming at me to hug them, I mean sew with them.
But alas, as to not overwhelm my sweet husband with an entire truckload of fabric to unload, I narrowed it down to three prints. Three beautiful, scrumptious, delectable prints.
Can you tell that I really love fabric?
The first thing I chose to sew was this beautiful top for my almost 5 year old.
It’s summer here and I was looking for the perfect summer pattern that I haven’t sewn up yet. That’s why I chose Lexi from Simple Life Pattern Company*.
Just look at how pretty this strappy back is! I used Edie Jane main in teal for the lexi bodice and pleated skirt*.
I got two other prints from the collection that I had some extras of from my other project so I used them for the straps to add some extra pizzazz. Those prints are Edie Jane Floral in Cream and Edie Jane Love Letter in Pink.
Speaking of that other project.. Check out this stinking cute Art Roll I made to house my Princeton Watercolor Paint Brushes* and Sigma Uniball Pens*.
This is a FREE Art Roll-Up Pattern by Sharon Holland and came together super quick and easily!
It rolls up nice and tight so I can store it on my shelf and not have to worry about my brushes getting ruined. Or misplaced by my 2 year old that likes to paint her face with them.
Either way, safe brushes in a cute little roll.
All in all, I am so happy that these fabrics spoke to me, because now I have these two beautiful projects to look at all day.
Don’t forget to follow my Instagram page @booandlublog for more photos of fabric that just happens to jump into my arms. And while you’re at it, follow @rileyblakedesigns for more inspiration!
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Until next time,