I think I love quilting so much because I love fabric so much. And what better way put beautiful fabrics to good use than in a quilt that is going to be loved and cherished.
Regrettably, the range of fabrics available in Jersey is somewhat limited. I do so miss the luxury of walking into a quiltng shop and mixing and matching fabrics, playing with colours and pattern combinations. So I do have to mainly rely on the internet for my fabric purchases. You never can quite experience the fabrics in the same way as if you had them in your hand. It also makes it hard to mix and match; sometimes the colours in real life are just that bit different to how they appear online.
So to get over this, I tend to purchase fabrics in bundles and collections. There are so many gorgeous bundles out there, and I do have to resist clicking 'add to basket' every time a new collection comes out. But sometimes I see a new collection that I know is perfect for my brand and I just to have it immediately.
That's what happened when I saw the Petite Odile Collection by French General. It was in my basket before you could say 'Paypal.' Just look at how gorgeous it is.
I love the warm, muted tones paired with the beautiful vintage details.
I have some exciting ideas for a quilt with this exquisite fabric and I can't wait to make a start and share them with you.