After a (basically Fall-long) break from sewing, I gave myself a treat: permission to use my recent stash favorites: some prints from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study line.
After all, I figured, I can put them to better use by creating with them than they'll get from sitting in the cupboard. In this quilt, they're helped out by some gray solid and a print from her Innocent Crush line, too.
I've always appreciated the simplicity of the strip quilts at Film in the Fridge, and love how they allow fabrics to shine.
And, if there were ever any fabrics that can stand alone and just SHINE, they're these!
I rarely use so many fabrics from just one line, but these prints are so wild and fascinating: both from afar and up close. I'm not a fabric gusher, usually, but, well, these just do it for me. I think it is rare to find fabrics that inherently inspire your work, even without a specific pattern or end product involved.
I bound it in one of my favorite gold Denyse Schmidt Picnic and Fairgrounds prints, and quilted simple horizontal lines on either side of each seam.
Fair warning: this is just the beginning since it's still snowing... and I'm not done with these fabrics yet. Since there are no babies around, this one's in the shop.