Yesterday Fed Ex brought me a small sampling of some of my Northcott fabric line. I need to make samples of the quilt pattern I designed virtually back in January, so that Northcott can take them to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh next week. So I received samples of the fabrics that are required for my pattern.
This is the Spring Rain colour way.
And this is the Autumn Harvest colour way.
I think my favorite of the selection I received, is this printed fabric of my wonky-pieced blocks. The inspiration for this fabric was a quilt I made several years ago, and that appears at the end of this blog post.
Kinda strange to see my name on the selvedge of a fabric. Even though I've had my own line of one-of-a kind fabrics for many years now, they don't have a selvedge with my name on!
So this morning at 2:30 a.m. I finished fusing the samples, and they are heading back to Northcott by FedEx so they can be quilted by their long-arm quilter and taken to Quilt Market next week.
This is my original quilt that inspired the fabric line. No there isn't a pattern for this one because all the blocks are cut and pieced free-hand. The pattern above is suitable for beginners because you can purchase a background fabric that looks like the background in my quilt, and the leaves are created with fusible applique. While creating the samples from my pattern, I was reminded of why I became an art quilter. I can't follow instructions (or maybe I don't want to), I can't stay on the line, and I always want to change it up a bit.
Even though I've been using fusible web for more than a decade, I learned a lot about how to use it with commercial fabrics last night. I've got a big blog post coming all about fusible web and how to survive the Steam a Seam shortage. In the mean time, I have to start prepping for Friday's Dye Happy class. This week's topic is shibori. I'll be back to talk about fusibles.