Many of you know I'm somewhat obsessed by fabric with text print, so you can imagine my delight when my Windham Fabrics sales rep showed me these:
The collection is called Paint and it's by the super talented Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs.
Actually there is a little history to me ordering the Paint collection beside the fact that I really, really loved it.
This past January we were vending at a really big show - Road to California where we were just down an aisle from a shop that had a piece of this fabric draped over a pole in their booth.
All the gals that were working in our Strawberry Patches booth loved that fabric and one by one they would sneak away when I wasn't looking to buy a yard or two. (They would have bought it from me but did I order it for our store? Oh, no - Big mistake).
Well, about three hours into the first day of the show our friends down the aisle sold out of all the yardage they brought but failed to take down the sample piece. We must have had a hundred women come into our booth hoping that we might have some of it for sale. (We did have a couple of yards hidden safely out of sight under our draped table but we weren't about to tell anyone). (We could have been mugged in the parking lot if anyone had known).
Anyway when our Windham rep showed me this new group by Carrie recently I knew I didn't want to make the same mistake again.
The collection includes bold, playful novelties inspired by a painter's tools - color wheels, paint swatches, paint brushes and newsprint collaged together to create an artful pastiche of sewing possibilities.
Carrie is wearing a top made from this unusual single bordered print printed to look as if paper and ribbon had been woven together.
Here it is again in a bag. EEK!
Aren't these colorful draw string bags adorable?
The paint swatch print is perfect for storing brushes, crayons, art supplies or make-up brushes.
I love this simple quilt with its text prints and collage backing fabric.
When you look closely you can see the inspirational words and quotes Carrie incorporates into her prints. This line is perfect for someone who is battling an illness or needs encouragement.
Tonight as I was stealing photographs gathering information from Carrie's blogfor this post I read a bit about Carrie and her positive outlook on life. While I was there I subscribed to her blog feed and I look forward to getting to know her better through her fabric collections and writings.
She's our kind of people, people!
Encourage one another,