Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New fabric in the house!

I've been eagerly anticipating the release of Heirloom by Joel Dewberry. His designs seem so classic and modern at the same time to me. I chose the Ruby color way and was not disappointed. Just gorgeous!I had fun pulling some Kona solids to coordinate. Beautiful colors!
As I was playing, I had a thought that maybe some Loulouthi would also go nicely. Spot on with these pieces. Don't know what I'll make, but for now I'm just staring at these beauties!
I also wanted to share a new find with you. A student in my Machine Quilting class pointed them out to me. Called a Pilot ball Frixion pen - it makes a clean black line on fabric, then rubs off or is removed completely with an iron. We tried it on several fabrics and it worked great for marking. I bought a pack of different colors at amazon.com. It may be a marking miracle we've been looking for!

11 comments:

  1. Wow is Heirloom pretty! I had not seen that yet. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  2. It truly is a gorgeous collection. The colors are so rich coupled with classic design. I also ordered the ruby color way, and am eagerly anticipating delivery. Thanks for sharing the yumminess!

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  3. I've been using the Frixion pen for about a year now and REALLY like it! I do a lot of embroidery. I love how easy it comes off. Thanks.

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  4. When I saw the title of your post, I knew it was Heirloom! Gina's so right...it's absolutely gorgeous. I love the AMH prints you matched with it too. I am in fabric lust!

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  5. Great fabric, I was looking at this collection too. My friend Linda was telling me about these pens. Have you tried the different colors yet?

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  6. Oooh...I need those pens! Pretty fabrics!!

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  7. Please be careful with the Frixion pens! The ink will reappear if the fabric gets cold enough (below freezing). I suppose it's not a pain to re-erase them, but just FYI, the disappearing isn't permanent. See discussion here.

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous fabrics! Have the pens but haven't tried them yet. Guess I'll do some more research, but I don't think, or hope I don't have to worry about my quilts being in below freezing temps!

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  9. Lovely, beautiful, gorgeous! Great fabric! Thank you for the tip on the Frixion pens.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  10. These fabrics literally made my jaw drop. Wow! I'm going to have to find some of that line. And I love, love, love the solids you put with it!

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  11. Love the fabrics! Very colourful! I discovered that Frixion Pen marks can be erased very quickly with a hair dryer.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!