Cloudy days are fine by me
Well, that was a crazy streak of teaching and events and not too much sewing. And now that I’m sewing a LOT more, I can’t quite show you what it is! I’m working on a sample for Cloud 9 Fabrics, with this deliciousness, their new Cirrus Solids, which are coming out in September.
It is so soft and the colors are fantastic. My camera phone pictures do not do it justice.
It makes them that much more special to me that they are organic yarn-dyed cotton. All of Cloud 9’s fabric is organic and ethically produced. I’d thought in the past, when working with Cloud 9 fabric, that it would be fantastic if they had coordinating organic solids, and now they do. I’m not a stickler for organic products in general, but when I have the choice I always go in that direction. (I had planned to write this post all week, and it seems like it was for good reason. Cloud 9’s Gina has a post up on Sew Mama Sew today about their manufacturing process.)
I just finished the top of this Cirrus Solids sample quilt– at 72″ by 90″ my biggest ever!
So that’s where I’ll be for a little while. I never thought I’d be looking forward so much to the start of school, but I’m excited by all of the ideas and opportunities that have come my way. I’ll have more time to dedicate to them as well as this space then.
Congratulations on exciting new opportunities! 🙂 I am definitely looking forward to more details when you are able to share.
Gorgeous colours, bright and clear. Good colour and a nice hand to the fabric really makes it a pleasure to work, doesn’t it? I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve come up with for these.
Congratulations. I know the feeling ;-)….so much sewing and can not show!! Can’t wait to see your finish and your post.
I’m working with solids right now. Some are Kona and some are other brands. I love when there are multiple manufacturers to choose from. Sometimes just the tiniest difference can make a big impact. The grey I’m using now is what I’d call “steel grey.” It’s a little bit too dark, in my opinion. I like the paler ones you show here.
I totally agree! The different shades and the different weave and feel. It’s funny how you start to notice and develop preferences the more time you spend with the fabric.
On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 7:20 PM, melintheattic wrote:
Oooh, you have secret sewing too! This one’s not my design, but the next one will be. I can’t wait to see what you’re working on!
On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 5:56 PM, melintheattic wrote:
Thanks, Kate! I should have mentioned that this particular quilt isn’t my own design, but a requested sample. But I have ideas for my own Cirrus Solids quilt, and the next one is an original design too. Hope all is well with you– I haven’t been able to read other blogs as much as I’d like this week.
On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 4:29 PM, melintheattic wrote:
On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 4:18 PM, melintheattic wrote: