Wednesday, April 30, 2014

And now for something completely different...


So it's no secret that I've had a little pattern crush on Sara Lawson - her bag/purse patterns appeal to me.  The Dot-Dash-Dot, the Aeroplane, the Aragon - love them all.  I had a chance to meet Sara at a workshop sponsored by my Chicago Modern Quilt Guild and have developed a respect for her.  In addition to her patterns and book (soon to be books), Sara is now doing fabric design.

In preparation for Quilt Market in May, Sara needs some of her bag/purse patterns made out of her new fabrics.  I volunteered to do the Aragon bags, both sizes, out of her new fabrics.  Sara's got a fabric sensibility that doesn't always appeal to my much-older eyes.  But I will admit that I do love her new line of Big City fabrics.  Best of all, they are made by Art Gallery Fabrics, whose motto is "Feel the difference."  And truly you can.  A Kona cotton feels like sandpaper compared to these fabrics! From the elephant fabric to the CTA map, this line is going to popular!

As a thank you, Sara gave me fat quarters of her fabric line and a box of her special Aurifil thread set.  Hmmmm, what to make, what to make...

3 comments:

Mary Colter said...

Love that "L" map fabric!

Jennifer Lowe said...

Nice bags! (Well, you always make such nice bags!) I also love the L fabric. Such fun!

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