I knew I'd found a kindred creative soul when I began browsing around Mad About Patchwork. Not only does the store offer 120+ bolts of Kona cotton, you can buy it up in tantalizing color bundles like so:
What a delicious way to build your solids stash. And, yes, you really do need a solids stash! Having a lovely palette right on hand allows you to experiment with ease and capture those inspired moments in a real life fabric stack. I couldn't have designed Bottled Rainbows without fabric on hand. Color inspires me! You can buy up bundles in fat quarters and even some fat eighths at Mad About Patchwork, but I have to recommend buying 1/2 yards. You can never have enough solids, but you can have not enough...
Check out her shot cottons too. I think when I make that curvey solids quilt, I'll do it in shot cottons. A work that special deserves something a little luxurious. I'm just wondering how the lightweight nature of Kaffe Fassett's shot cottons will handle all those curves for someone new to piecing them?
To go along with all these fabrics, Mad About Patchwork has a nice selection of modern quilt books and patterns that seem to especially cater to solid-lovers. I stopped and stared for awhile at these quilt kit from "City Quilts" by Cherri House:
|City Green Kit|
|City Lights Kit|
Well, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Mad About Patchwork also stocks lovely designer prints. I guess I have my mind on all the extras that I find myself needing lately - like muslin (for making my summer dress) and template plastic (for all sorts of things). There's always a shopping list, isn't there? Thank goodness for online shopping! If you happen to need to do some, you can use coupon code STITCH10 for 10% off purchases valid until June 30.
Thank-you for choosing to support Stitched in Color, Pam! It's really a pleasure to have you on board.