My name is Joan and I heart designer fabrics. I used to pick out a quilt pattern and then go shop for fabrics in the colors and styles to go with it. Then I discovered designers and fell more in love than ever with design, color, and style. So now I find myself collecting my favorite fabrics and designers and then choosing quilt patterns to best show off the fabric. First it was Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett. Then I took a little break from quilting (perpetual grad student) and returned to discover Anna Maria Horner and Jennifer Paganelli (ooooo, ahhhh). Then I met other quilters online (Facebook, blogs, and then flickr). Through them I now know of and covet fabrics by Heather Ross, Heather Bailey, Denyse Schmidt…. Where will it end???
But I’m still back on AMH and JP. I started by purchasing ½ yard cuts of some of their fabrics on sale online (AMH – Good Folks and JP – Mod Girls). Then I found more Good Folks on sale at a large local fabric store (accidentally purchasing more of some of the same fabrics – oops). Of course, I just HAD to have the whole line, so I went a searching on Etsy. Being a newbie (and a bit silly) I somehow managed to purchase more ½ cuts and the entire line of 24 fabrics in fat quarters. I can’t really say I’m upset to have ordered more than I intended, except that I just spent the money that I would have spent on more Mod Girls (or Pretty Please) – and, of course, I need some Amy Butler Belle... Anyway, I feel I can somehow manage to use up all my ½ yards and fat quarters, but it only seems fair to spread the wealth a bit and give away my 4 extra ½ yard cuts (for a total of 2 yards of AMH fabric-y goodness). I’m typing this quickly so that I don’t change my mind.
Don't you just ADORE these Jennifer Paganelli fabrics?!?! And don't they look lonely?!?!? They definitely need friends -- soon!
I just love that this fabric is "Molly" -- because that is the name of my adorable daughter!
With wishes, true and kind -- Joan