Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Playing with Paper Obsessed from Windham Fabrics

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Two months ago, Windham Fabrics sent me Heather Givans' newest collection titled Paper Obsessed; which arrives in stores this Summer. 

I was tasked with creating something using the fabric, and since I wanted the prints to stand out, I decided to use a very simple quilt pattern. Yet before I get a head of myself, let me back up a bit.

That Time I Purged My Magazines

When cleaning out my studio during one of my many de-stash sessions lately, I went through the hundred or so quilting magazines that I had been gathering (an unintentional collection).  When the dust cleared, and yes...there was some dust, I had purged an entire shelf, ripping out any specific patterns I wanted to save, recycling the rest.  These remaining patterns ended up in a 2" binder and I have often referenced this when looking for inspiration. 

Have Fabric...Will Make

Now, with Paper Obsessed in hand, I thought it a good idea to try out something from this binder.  Near the back I found this pattern from Quilts and More Magazine (Summer 2011) titled Pick-It Fences.  It is a super simple block; but it takes on a new look when placed on-point. 

Now, what background fabric should I use? 

Solid white seemed overdone, so I looked through my stash and found Tea-Stained Dots from Cotton & Steel.  Wouldn’t you know, it was a perfect combination and even Heather Givans (Crimson Tate) agreed, commenting on the below IG photo!


I’ve only made a few blocks as you can see below; but progress is progress no matter how slowly.

Playing with Paper Obsessed from Windham Fabrics // Kristy Daum        #windhamfabrics  #crimsontate  #heathergivans  #fabric  #railfence  #quiltblocks

Now please excuse me while I get back to some piecing.


1 comment:

  1. I don't love it, nor do I hate it. I'm invoking my privilege to hang on the fence. lol I need to see it "on point". I'm having difficulty with a few of the blocks regarding color/print combinations.
    So I'll trust you Kristy to make this pattern/fabric combo a real stunner!


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