Hello. I have been a long time gone. Welcome. I am back.
I did it.
Heave a sigh.
One day, in the very near future (May!), there will be a line of fabrics with my name on the selvedge. This is a dream come true. I am romantic about this step, I have wanted to ‘be’ a ‘textile designer’ for a very long time, so long, in fact, the idea has become personally mythical. To have actualized this dream feels good,
To say that I will have a line of fabrics? I need to pinch myself to remind me that I did it. This is real.
I will be part of printed textile history!
I love to paw through photographic repesenations, collections of textile designs. I love to read up on the artists, styles, color choices. Maybe one day, my prints will end up in books similar to my favorite.
As a result of this hard work, I have lost my blogging voice in the process. All this activity and making stalls my ability to share and upload and post to my blog-but oh! My! Goodness! Soon, you will see what I have done! I am very excited. But, I miss sharing with you. It isn’t that I don’t think about posting, I have just been very busy fulfilling deadlines. It has been great. I am doing the work I have always wanted to.
This means, life is good. Really good.
I am piecing and making quilts, using -my- printed cloth, which turns out to be
I love piecing, I love seeing the prints made smaller, cut, fitted and nestled against their fellows, once sewn, a simple four patch. I am on a mission to economically use as much of my printed cloth as is possible. I am cutting squares in 1.25″, 2″, 2.5″,25″ and 3.625″ squares.
Big fat stacks!
I want all of the usable cloth in this studio to be ON the chopping block. I am going to arrange them in gradations. I need more. Much more! Fat, fat stacks.
(I use the words ‘fat stacks’ in honor of Jessie Pinkman on Breaking Bad-I am
somewhat obsessed with Breaking Bad.)
Oh! Plus there are soy wax resisted silk velvet squares mixed in there!
I need some wide whale corduroy…