18 Jul I couldn’t resist any longer…
I’ve been admiring the Marcia Derse line ever since it came out. The colors are so rich! A friend of mine made a wedding quilt for her son with it and it was totally gorgeous! Marcia’s fabrics are very different from most fabric lines with a more hand dyed/hand printed look.
I’m not sure how I’ll use these, but I had to have some before they disappear!
Deciding to buy this fabric, even though I don’t know what I’ll do with it, has given me a bit of insight as to how my design-mind works. I know many people are inspired by the fabric and then come up with a design to work with it. I tend to work the other way and think of a design first and then decide what fabric to use. When I go into a quilt shop, I am often looking for something quite specific.
This also helps me understand a little more why I’m not a “grab the full line of fabric as soon as it comes out” type of person. However, some lines of fabric are definitely worth it so I think I’ll try to see if I can develop my fabric-first design muscles.
How about you? Are you a fabric first or design/pattern first kind of quilter – or both?
(The Kona cottons are jade green, regatta, Delft, cadet).