I’m proud to say that the wonderful Kimberly and crew over at the Fat Quarter Shop are sponsors of I’m Just A Guy Who Quilts. I welcome their patronage with open arms and can’t wait to take the time to tell you all about the wonderful online shop they have. I’m sure if you’re a quilter the name Fat Quarter Shop is synonymous with excellent selection, top notch customer service and fast shipping.
Beginning this week (and continuing 3 Fridays a month) on Fat Quarter Shop Fridays, I’ll share information about upcoming fabric lines I can’t wait to add to my fabric stash. We’re going to be discussing color, design, inspiration, you name it! I hope you’re as excited as I am to talk to the designers of some of our favorite fabric lines.
When I contacted Andover Fabrics designer Melissa Averinos about the November 2010 release of her newest fabric line appropriately named Swoon, she was very enthusiastic about speaking with me. Her only request? Give her time to post about it on her own blog!! That’s right, you are being introduced to Swoon just after the designer herself spilled the beans.
I mean seriously, just look at the colors in this line. Who wouldn’t be breathless after taking this in? Swoon with me …
Melissa’s first line, Sugar Snap, which she released a few years ago, introduced us to her bold use of color and design. We are treated again in Swoon with a palette of rich cherry, cranberry, eggplant, gray, olive, salmon, chocolate and blue (just to name a few!). I think Melissa successfully combined geometrics and florals, layering striking patterns on top of one another in such a way that the fabric really pops.
Way to go, girl! I can’t wait to get my crafty little hands on some.
Swoon is being released in 3 colorways: Moss, Teal and Cherry!
When talking about the line on her blog, Melissa describes some of the prints as reminding her of men’s ties and sheets from the 70s. Her favorite print? Garland!
Melissa also released a book in May of 2010 titled, “Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters.”
Head on over to the Fat Quarter Shop, sponsor of this post, and sign up to be notified when Swoon becomes available for purchase. Hurry, run! Before you miss it!