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...