I've mentioned this before, but is it only me that prefers to see an actual 'photo' of a fabric, rather than the swatch that shows up in an online store? I find so often that seeing a photo of a fabric on a blog or Flickr gives me more of an idea if I like it. Even so, I find that a fabric that I fell in love with just from seeing it on a computer screen, is only so-so in real life. On the other hand, I end up loving a fabric that I bought by mistake. It just makes me weep thinking of all the fabric out there that I would potentially LOVE, if I could only see it in real life! (Insert evil laugh from my husband)
So anyways, since I just received a large package of fabric, I thought I'd give you a few of my opinions.
First up is Valori Wells Nest Berries:
'Nest' is her newest collection, and I'm surprised that I haven't heard or read more about it, although I do believe she has an interview in this new issue of Fat Quarterly. None of the other prints from this collection jumped out at me as 'must haves', but this print I fell deeply in love with. I bought some in three of the four colorways, (there's an orange too) This did not disappoint. My favorite is the white with pink. It's just so simple and whimsical.
Next, I'm going to mention the middle fabric in this photo.
This is Freebird by Momo. If you need chocolate brown in your stash, you can't go wrong with this one. Such a cool modern design and a very nice shade of brown too.
Another collection that I'm surprised more shops aren't carrying is Boys will be Boys by David Walker. When I saw this line in the Coming Soon section of Fat Quarter Shop, I knew I'd be getting some. Those little puppies remind me a bit of Heather Ross.
This one is 'Spa' by Rosemary Lavin. This is the only print I bought from this line. I wanted more, but that envelope was full! This is a great print as well that I would definitely recommend.
So was there any duds in this package? Actually I think I was pretty happy with everything I ordered. My only slight disappointment was these Michael Miller hearts. In real life, the oranges were a bit more faded and neon colored, rather than rich and warm like I was imagining. But they'll still be cute in a little girls quilt, so overall I'm very happy with my purchase.