Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Favorite Things: Fabric

The best part about quilting is creating something fun with great fabric. For my last "My Favorite Things" post, I wanted to share just a few of my favorite fabrics. I admit I have lots of favorites.

My Favorite Solids: Pure Elements by Art Gallery

This is no surprise. I love these solids. I have made multiple projects with Pure Elements and have enjoyed working with them every time. I even have two new projects in the works using Pure Elements. I love the feel of the fabric. I also love the colors, even though the selection is still limited. The saturation is beautiful. I've never had a problem with bleeding or fading. So many of the colors just feel like "my colors". 

I have probably made too many project with Pure Elements, but when it works for you, it works.
Crooked Cabins

Thangles Mini

Broken Diamonds

Modern Grandmother's Flower Garden
Heather Ross Snapshots Quilt

Broken Diamonds Quilt Back

Dresden Challenge Quilt

Intrepid Thread is generously donating 10 fat quarters (including most of the colors shown above) for our Friday Giveaway. Julie carries all the Pure Elements colors in her shop!

My Favorite Neutral: Essex Yard-Dyed Linen in Flax

Essex in flax is my perfect neutral. I love this fabric. It has just a bit of texture, washes up nicely, and matches perfectly with so many different fabrics. I used it most recently in my Valentine's Day pillow and am currently using a large amount in my pixel quilt (more to be shared soon).

Reverse Applique Heart Pillow

Westwood Acres is generously donating two yards of Essex Yarn-Dyed Linen in Flax for Friday!

My Current Favorite Fabric Line: Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry

This one probably isn't a surprise either. I've been sewing with a lot of Notting Hill recently. I love the colors, designs and the fabric. I love both the home dec fabric as well as the quilting cotton. 
Messenger Bag Tutorial Series
Jumbo Star Quilt Top
Notting Hill Hexagons (In Progress)

My Favorite Line of Blenders: Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House

I use all sorts of blender fabrics in my quilts, but my favorite full line of blenders is Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House. I was so excited when she came out with so many colors all together last fall at Market. It's a beautiful stack all together, but it's a great stash builder. I find myself using at least one color from my bracelets stack each time I make a scrappy quilt.

Christa Quilts is donating six Pearl Bracelets Fat Quarters in some of my favorite colors to our Friday giveaway.

My Favorite Newly-Released Fabric Line: Textures by Angela Walters

I was able to see these fabrics at Market last fall. I fell in love with them. I don't even have my hands on them yet, but I'm hoping to. Mostly, I love the colors, but the simple designs are fun as well. Most of these fabrics could easily be mixed in with lots of other lines and fabrics. They would make a great addition to the stash. 

I Don't Do Dishes is generously donating a fat quarter bundle and one fabric panel from Textures for our giveaway. 

That concludes the "My Favorite Things" posts for the week. I had a lot of fun sharing my favorites. Come back tomorrow to share your favorite sewing tool/fabric and enter the giveaway for several fun prizes!


  1. I love Essex! I can't wait til Friday. You do a great job keeping your blog glad your wonderful sponsors recognize the popularity of your work.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us all.

  2. Admitting...I've never heard or seen the linen before. Wondering if you can wash it or is it dry clean only ? I just love look of it in your pillow.

  3. Your work with solids are just so amazing! I can never see enough of them =)

    I really can't wait for Friday, it's going to be awesomely insane from the looks of it! =D

  4. Love the Essex solids they are so yummy and I would love to try the linen it looks soft and classy :) It's Friday!!!

  5. What a nice teaser! Love the fabric and look forward to Friday.

  6. I've enjoyed these favorite thing post. Good idea.

  7. Oh my. Now I'm really looking forward to Friday. You have such excellent taste (LOVE Notting Hill). I'm thinking I really need to try out those Pure Elements someday. :)

  8. I've loved following along with your favorite things! Posts like these always make me want to go on a little shopping spree though!

  9. Hi Kati! This has been a great week reading about your favourites! So much beautiful fabrics and fantastic tools! x Teje

  10. Love your pillow and the linen fabric. It makes a beautiful statement. It would look lovely on my dark red couch. And I need more bracelet fabric. Thank you for all your head work. I enjoy your blog very much.

  11. I love the first quilt shown, the Broken Diamonds, and your messenger bag. Thanks for showing and sharing.

  12. I do love the feel of Art Gallery fabrics!

  13. It is only 11 minutes to Friday over here! ;-)
    Hurry up please,

  14. I think many of your favourites are mine too:) I really love the colours of the Art Gallery pure elements fabrics and the texture of linen.

  15. Your quilts are so beautiful! The Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt esp. just melts me. Love what you do.:)

  16. Your solids quilts are so gorgeous. I love the saturated colors of Pure Elements. And the feel of the fabric.

    Notting Hill is one of my current favorites too--especially the plaids. Your hexies quilt is gorgeous! I finally found the bag hardware at Joann's--now I can actually try making the messenger bag!

  17. I LOVE that HR quilt with the solids... what a great idea! I should try these out. As much as I love kona cottons, these brights are great!

  18. Love your broken diamonds quilt

  19. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful quilt photos. I like the GFC of solid colors of hexagons - makes me want to get back to making hexies.

  20. Blurg, your work with solids. Gush.
    And those messenger bags? Fuuuun! Yaaay!