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The Modern Meadow line from designer Joel Dewberry isn’t brand new, but something about this colorway is perfect for the view out my window today. You can read more about Joel and his wife on their blog.


Every once in awhile I like to watch HGTV’s show about people buying homes in exotic locales. Last night, the show featured a British couple looking for a getaway in Marrakesh. The homes they toured all had beautiful tile work. Kate Spain’s Fandango line echoes those intricate patterns. Her blog hints at a fun new line on its way this winter.

No rain for a long time–everything outside is parched and crunchy. Maybe it will rain tonight…

Looking for a fabric line drenched with color, I found Sunny Daze by Alice Kennedy. Teals, greens, yellows, pinks and oranges. Thirst-quenching.

So, while procrastinating on my office-cleanout project, I browsed through the new fall fashions from Garnet Hill today. Uh oh. I’m in lu-uh-ove with this skirt in a beautiful pink-brown shade they call Desert Rose.  

The whole catalog is filled with dusty shades of gray, teal and petal pink. Designer Jenean Morrison got the muted colors memo, too, but her Wild World prints for Free Spirti fabrics are pure fun.  

With the art show behind me, I promised myself I would launch the Big Office/Sewing Room Cleanout today.

Hoo boy.

Weeding out does have its advantages: In a “tickler” file, I came across an article on Susan Steinbrock, who paints silk and other textiles. Her web site shows beautiful handpainted baby quilts like this one.  

Ain’t no secret I’m a Project Runway fanatic. Always, the designers wow me with what they can create in just a few hours. Here’s a new fabric from Kokka in honor of all sewists.

I wish I already had a utlilty apron made up in this fabric to wear in my booth at the Loveland Art Show this weekend. Maybe next year….

Intrigued by a piece Jude Hill wrote for the latest issue of Quilting Arts, I went searching for her blog and online shop.  I find her cloth-on-cloth work so moving; it’s almost like archeology–or maybe alchemy.

Jude creates art from the most humble scraps. Here’s a sample of her work titled Spirit of Believing. I can’t wait to take one of her online classes.

It’s the eve of my wedding anniversary: Something to celebrate. Love the energy of this Celebration fabric by Masha D’Yans. See more at Masha’s blog.

Subtle texture comes through in the Elegant Universe line from Lonni Rossi, mimicking tricky–and time-consuming–surface design techniques.  Lonni’s web site offers more of her glorious fabric collections and handpainted treasures.

It must be summer; heat, humidity and a few truly impressive thunderstorms have moved into Cincinnati. The umbrellas on this Rainy Days and Mondays fabric from Riley Blake wouldn’t hold up to what Mother Nature dished out today, but they are adorable.   

Too much pink for you? Opt for the green or white colorway instead.

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