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First Spoonflower delivery

Since the package arrived on my doorstep last Friday afternoon, I’ve been fawning over my first Spoonflower fabric fat quarters like they’re my new babies and I just can’t get enough of them! The process from drawings, to digital scans (thank you, HP all-in-one), to real fabric, was remarkably easy and oh-so-gratifying. As I held these two pieces in my hand for the first time, I realized that there is something that occurs when one takes a flat design from paper to mutable fabric. I don’t know how to describe it, but for me it was a new dimension to the overall design process. And it is only after experiencing it for myself that I am better able to appreciate a challenge presented to the contestants on a recent Project Runway episode. It was obvious that as exciting as the opportunity to create their own fabric designs was, most of the designers did not complete a garment with their fabric that earned a thumbs-up from the judges.

No plans for my little fabric swatches yet – I’m still in the infatuation stage. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if I found a place for both of the designs in my upcoming Mod Mood Quilt, even though they are not solid-colored fabrics, like those used in Sherry Lynn Wood’s quilt. … Wishing you a creative week! 

P.S. I think I’ll have to send Spoonflower a Valentine this year!

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  • Sherri Lynn Wood October 12, 2010, 7:35 pm

    Fantastic and amazing. I’ll have to try this some day, and I hope you will end up using prints in your mod mood quilt.

  • Carol October 11, 2010, 3:34 pm

    This is so cool! And much easier than buying a $1600 printer to print your own fabric at home. Can’t wait to see what you make with your fabric.

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