One Fabric Nation! New Bedford
Wow! what a spring! It’s now officially Summer! And this post which was supposed to be posted early June is just getting itself done now! I had a whole bunch of projects due in May, as well as lining up a new day job at corporate Costco, and my last kid graduating. All of these things melded into June as well. Finally, I am getting a fresh post in.
This post the first of many installments of my participation in Free Spirit‘s One Fabric Nation project. I am joined by Julie of Jaybird Quilts, Melissa of 100 Billion Stars, Kathy of Material Obsession – Australia and Jessica of Snicker Doodle Stew. Free Spirit has stated that they have partnered with five of the best bloggers to bring you One Fabric Nation. This new blogging network is designed to provide their amazing insight and inspired projects from our newest collections! I am not so sure I am in the Best list, but I am honored that they feel that way.
We are the starting crew that gets to introduce new lines to you from Free Spirit fresh from the mills. The first line that I get to share with you is Denyse Schmidt‘s new line New Bedford. I got this fabric quite some time ago and was supposed to post about it sometime in June, but didn’t get much of a chance to work with it. Now I am one week away from traveling to teach Sisters, Oregon for the big Quilters’ Affair event there. And June is almost over!
I have it all spread out for you here. True to Denyse’s signature style, these prints are both modern and old-fashioned. That is something that I have always loved about Denyse’s fabrics!
Here is Free Spirit’s spiel on the line:
New Bedford is inspired by the romance and adventure of 19th century sea-faring life, with a touch of 20th century seaside summer fun! New Bedford evokes a slow stroll on cobblestone streets, salty air, a favorite iced treat, and a quilt on a bed in a room with a view. Nine enchanting patterns in three refreshing color-ways – sun, sea, and sorbet – will transport you to a time and place of limitless possibilities. Embark on your own creative adventure – billowing curtains, flirty skirts, captivating quilts or elegant dresses – New Bedford is as versatile as your own imagination!
I had another fun project that I was going to show you with this line, but i probably won’t get to it until I get back from Sisters. You will want to make sure you check that post out because it will have a fun surprise or two included.
For this post, I made a bunch of these little bags for my students in my classes. These are my variation of the original because I like their proportions a little better.
So stay tuned. I may get some more posts in between now and when I leave and return from Sisters.