When my mother-in-law sent me birthday money and I called to thank her, she said, "Spend it wisely!" I asked my husband if he thought this is what she had in mind :)
At any rate, I was lusting after it, stalked it, and purchased it literally the minute after it hit the store. I was updating my browser as the items hit the shop! And I have to say, now that it has arrived, I am very happy with my purchase. The pinks are a lovely salmony pink -- the reds are tomato-y -- the browns are dark chocolate! Each color is just perfect and the prints are lovely too. Just look. . .
And the rest. . .
I've actually been dreaming of what kind of quilt I will make with these fabrics and I'll share more of that in the coming weeks. For now, I'm finding all of the discussions on Denyse Schmidt and her new fabric line really interesting. You can find comments about it at disdressed, dioramarama and yarnstorm.
I'm generally of the opinion that Denyse's Quilt's are beautiful for their simplicity and use of quite a bit of solid fabrics, so I certainly wouldn't expect to use a bunch of her fabrics and one of her patterns together. Just look at the quilt they are showing on the Freespirit website that is supposed to be showcasing her fabrics -- oy! That's just not right as far as I'm concerned. Take out about 50-60% of the prints, throw in some solids in their place and you would have a lovely looking Denyse Schmidt-esque quilt. Or take her fabrics and make an all together different kind of quilt! Just don't try to make Drunk Love with her fabrics, 'kay?
And a quick comment on her book -- Denyse Schmidt Quilts -- I love so many of the quilts in it and love that I can (now theoretically) reproduce them, but I have to agree with Liesl. I really wanted to learn the method for making the quirky quilt! She hit the nail on the head! The patterns are all well and good, but I'm sure there is a method for making the quilt without a pattern and that's what I want to hear about. Hmmmm. . . .
I bought the fabric from Fat Quarter Shop by the way and they were *super* fast and look how cute they tied it up! I got half yard cuts which was a pretty good value.