March 24, 2012
so a couple of weeks ago, Betz White writes me and asks if I would like to play with her line of fabric Stitch with Robert Kaufman. All I had to do was actually play with it and talk on my blog a little bit about it. When I opened the box, this is what I saw.
TONS of beautiful rich colors…..and a very nice mix of lights, mediums, and darks. I find that when I am shopping for fabric….there are NEVER enough darks, and seldom enough lights to buy. Medium values fabric abound, but not so for the ends of the value spectrum. And to top it all off, a wonderful hand to the fabric (that is “shop-talk” for the feeling of the fabric….as if that could be quantified!) Maybe it feels so nice because it is GOTS certified organic, or maybe not. But it sure felt nice, not so full of those finishing “coatings” that I hear they put on fabric. I say I “hear” because I don’t know EXACTLY what they do to fabric before putting it on the market, but that’s what I hear.
Anyway, onto playtime.
I apparently am on a log cabin kick because I did more with Stitch…although mostly this style of Log Cabin.
Now I have these two blocks almost finished, but I really need to move on to Quilt Market quilts, so this will be it on this project for awhile.
Of course, I had some strips left, so I found this red scrap and used it to do a more traditional log cabin…..until the last two logs when I cut from two prints that I hadn’t used yet and decided this needed to be a bit more asymmetrical.
Betz has set up a new Flickr group to contribute any Stitch creations in here, so go check out more wonders there!
Very fun! I am all about the hexagon these days and I love those blocks! Once you recover from Quilt Market I want you to get right back to finishing up this quilt! 🙂 Thanks for playing!
I too love the hexagons. Those colors are just great. I love the regular log cabin too. I look forward to quilt market pictures and your finished quilt!
Love the hexagons. Very fresh.
I love all the orange coming out this year!
Tsoniki Crazy Bull
I love the hexagon. And I love that fabric line!