As Thanksgiving Day approaches, a popular theme for this time of year is gratitude. Despite the difficulties of 2020, there are many things in each of our lives to be thankful for. A funny thing happens when we begin to ‘count our blessings’-- we find that they multiply and that we have more than we realize. Healthcare professionals often recommend that people start a gratitude journal. Research shows that expression of gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, recognize good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
To help you start your gratitude list, we’ll give you an item for the top of it--new fabric! We are incredibly lucky to have many diverse fabric options available to us in local quilt stores and through online sellers. Here are a few new collections to consider adding to your stash.
Ruby Bee Solids by Heather Ross and Annabel Wrigley for Windham
Modern quilters know that you can never have too many solid-colored fabrics to choose from. Windham has added 37 new solid colors to their repertoire. The colors were curated by Heather Ross and Annabel Wrigley.
Ruby Bee Solids coordinate with Heather Ross’s fabric collection Malibu and Annabel Wrigley’s collection Posy.
Retro Rove by Annie Chen of Lemonni for Figo Fabrics
Retro Rove is a study in geometrics--specifically, the movement and balance between lines and shapes. Inspired by the architecture and industrial design of the 80s, the collection takes you on a journey back in time. We love the movement that can be found in each of the fun designs in this collection.
The Blue One by Marcia Derse for Windham Fabrics
The women in Marcia Derse’s family have always had a strong connection to color, which is one of the reasons she picked deep royal blue to be the core color of her collection, The Blue One. The fabrics were inspired by Derse’s granddaughter. To create the prints, Derse used a technique of dying and over-dying fabrics. The Blue One reads bold geometrics with an organic, graffiti look.
To see more of our favorite fabrics, check out Curated Studio, in the latest issue of Curated Quilts.
By Brittany Bowen Burton