Sunday, 18 September 2011

Five Favourites

I saw this linky party at Suz's blog Patchworknplay and Mary's blog Mollyflanders-all you need to do is select some of your favourite fabrics.  I could not resist digging in my boxes to pull out my favourites- these are the ones that make me a little sentimental, I don't ever want them to end.   I do the same with gloves, t shirts, pjamas, I really need to get a grip and move on...
These are in no particular order, but first is this floral print by Sevenberry.  
I first saw this when Amy used to sell delicious stacks of handpicked selections of fabrics.  I bought an FQ then, then I found some more elsewhere earlier this year, and I haven't seen it since.  A great aqua and incredibly usable.
The next two are an old print by Kumiko Fujita.  Ayumi put a scrap of this in a parcel a while ago for me and I used it to make a bit of a breakthrough block for me- Vintage spools.  I found the aqua on Etsy- it was a random listing and I have just swapped with Tamiko for the peachy FQ.  
This red cooking print is by Suzuko Koseki.  You can still find it on Etsy.  I first saw this in her book, Machine Made Patchworks- now  translated as Patchwork Style.  I bought the book a couple of  years ago and it was an epiphany for me of patchworking style and fabrics.  I didn't even know Suzuko Koseki was the author or that she had designed the fabrics, I was just transfixed by the texty kitchen imagery.
I had to include some vintage in my favourite five.  I am not sure where this little dotty scrap came from, but it is a precious little scrap.   It is so vibrant and buzzy, all those little lines make it come to life for me, a tiny piece but well used.
Aprons are a great source of vintage fabric, I picked this one up a while ago from the car boot sale and I have used it on a number of little projects.  Like the other vintage scrap it has a dynamic feel- all the quite circles and squares dancing around and the colour combination is a favourite.
Check out the others at the linky party, it is interesting to see what others pick and why.  I could have kept choosing forever, I feel like I left some out, they wait for another time...
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11 comments:

  1. Think that's one of the things I love about quilting - as the years go by, the fabrics in a quilt can evoke such memories.

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  2. These are lovely! Time to get the Patchwork Style off my Amazon wish list and into my grubby mitts I feel!

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  3. All your fabrics are fabulous- looking wonderful with the beautifully styled photos. The aqua one is really sweet! Thanks for coming to our little linky party! We had fun looking at others 'best bits'!

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  4. Ooh!! High five on your top five!! They're all yummy enough to eat! I like your inclusion of the vintage fabrics. And that red kitchen recipe fabric is such a winner. I think its destined to be on my list of fabrics that I'll regret not buying...

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  5. Oh absolutely adorable choices!!! I have a couple of favorites from Amy as well...don't you just love the cute Japanese prints? Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  6. Hi.
    I'm with you on the apron thing.
    My two favs that I posted about were aprons, though I do have lots that I cant cut up!
    Oh thats another story!!

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  7. i am loving that top floral print. so very pretty!

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  8. Gorgeous top five and I love your spools block - just read all the Flickr comments and your blog post...it's stunning!

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  9. Oh I love all your favourites!! So nice to have those interesting Japanese prints in your stash. I need to get some I think!

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  10. your second photo made my heart skip a few beats. i've never seen that print before but i love love love them.

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  11. I'm becoming a huge fan of those Japanese designers, thanks to you. They do amazing texty fabric!!!

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