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,
The fabric colors are very nice, but they don’t look like batiks to me. I first thought they were woven fabrics. But I’d still use them!
I am so sorry about your loss of your mom. Grief is the downside of loving and being loved and as painful as the love is wonderful. Costly but worth it. I hope you will be comforted in the good memories. Thanks for sharing these fabrics. Love them and envy your lovely stash!
Yes, so sorry about losing your mom. I know what that’s like. Mine has been gone almost 3 years and it is still rather depressing sometimes though it does get easier as time goes by. I am a firm believer that time does NOT heal all wounds, but love does, so I hope you have a loving community supporting you through this. Of course, the quilting community is great for that, too.
These batiks are interesting. I would want to mix them with some prints, too. Are the solids from the same line, as they don’t look like batiks at all.
BTW, I found you from your link on The Splendid Sampler. I had heard your name before but didn’t know anything about you, so I’m looking forward to your galleries getting up so we can see more of your work. Best wishes.