Wednesday, November 10, 2010
My first purchase of designer fabric
It seems strange now, but until I started reading sewing and quilting blogs only a few months ago, I didn't know that designer fabrics even existed let alone just how many and how lovely they are!! One shop that seemed to sponsor many blogs was Hawthorne Threads so I thought I'd have a look through their many, many wonderful fabric collections (pretty dangerous for someone who has always loved fabric as much as I do and who has a pretty large collection already). There were, and still are, so many fabrics I would love to purchase but I tried to restrain myself and bought two fat quarter bundles both Paradise by Patricia Bravo, one in Sunrise...
and the other in the Sunset colour palette (the images of these two collections are from Hawthorne Threads).
I was so excited when the fabrics arrived - gorgeous colours and so silky soft - truly lovely! It's taken me a while to be brave enough to cut into them though, but I finally have (albeit with a project that uses only a small cutting of each fabric). Using some waffle cotton I had purchased from my local fabric shop I made some new tea towels and decorated them with a strip of designer colour. Firstly I made a pair of tea towels using Sparkles in Orchid and Teal...
And the other pair of tea towels featured Squared Fashion in Pink and Blue.
I'm really happy with how they turned out - they really freshen up the kitchen (although now I'm a bit scared to use them in case they get dirty!!)
What was your first project using designer fabric?