Me + You
Today’s post is my last “catch-up” on fabric reviews.
Aaron at Hoffman Fabrics is amazing!
I only met him at Market last fall and his enthusiasm over his new Me + You division over at Hoffman Fabrics was so infectious!
I told him that I really wasn’t all that fond of batiks in general. Then he handed me these Indah Batiks to play with.
I took these bundle pictures in December last year….. I know, I know…
But what I do love about them is their EXTREME flexibility. They pretty much go with EVERYTHING!
They sew up like a dream with the nice density of other batiks, but not the hand of batiks in general that bugs me.
And I can’t really describe it very well, but these don’t turn me away like the rest.
I think these are divine!
There are so many colors in just these 1st generation bundles.
Aaron is already onto his 6th generation batiks now, plus Latifah’s Grafic and I know another good friend doing a line for them, but I am not sure she has spilled the beans yet, so you have to wait on that.
I feel bad that I hadn’t gotten around to sharing these earlier in the year. Warning – personal stuff coming here – This year has been a hard one adjusting to my new day job at Costco and the void left by mom’s passing. I didn’t realize how much I would miss her, and honestly, I have felt overwhelmed much of the year with so much to do and so little time (actually in some ways I have had more time, but that lingering bit of depression has not been very helpful in managing that time.) I am hoping that this big Studio Cleanse that I am attempting will help me get more done and more motivated. I am typing this post on a new computer at home here along with a new host site, and I have to tell you things are going WAY faster than they used to! So I am encouraged in that sense!
Back to the line — soooo versatile, right?
I messed around with it a bit in making some samples for my Soup of the Day quilt class this summer and I really want to make more of them.
And the strips just looked so cool, I couldn’t resist decorating the design wall as well…..
I love how they have the graphic punch of solid color without all being completely solid. My favorite kind of solid is a non-solid…..
Aaron has sold me on his batiks….so now I cannot say that I don’t like batiks. You really owe to yourself to try these out and see what you think about them!
That’s it for today.
I will announce the winner of the Big Sissix Prize tomorrow evening PAC time.
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,