Starting today, I’m going to make “Wondrous Wednesday” posts. It’s a post that focuses on a specific fabric collection or fabric designer that I find particularly wondrous. I probably won’t be able to manage this every Wednesday, but I’ll do my best!
Up first is Julie Paschkis who has recently designed fabrics for In the Beginning Fabrics. She is a local (Seattle area) artist who has been illustrating children’s books for 17 years, according to her blog. Her fabric design seems to be a more recent addition to her accomplishments.
I first “found” her fabrics when I decided to do the 2010 Western Washington Shop Hop in June–which I ended up not doing. Anyway, she designed the amazing fabrics for the shop hop. I bought a bunch because I fell in love with them–I usually don’t like the shop hop fabrics. Then, I went looking for other fabric by Ms. Paschkis–and discovered that her fabrics have not been blogged about and spread all over the internet like many fabrics I like. I was surprised because I think they are fantastic!
Western Washington Shop Hop 2010 Fabric Collection:
Her first like, Folklorica from ITB is fabulous! By the time I was ready to order fabrics for my shop, they were mostly out of stock and not to be reordered by the manufacturer. However, I ordered what I could and am now close to selling out of the two fabrics I have in the shop–the Panel Print and the Panel Stripe.
I was at my local quilt shop in Woodinville recently, and picked up these fat quarters from the collection.
Next from Julie Paschkis is Oceanica, in two colorways. Once again, I’d missed out on getting full lines for my shop, but I did get the blue colorway in close to a full line for my shop. The details are amazing and the blue fabrics turn out to be extremely versatile for many different purposes. A few almost look like batiks, but not quite.
This is the colorway I missed out on–gorgeous!!
I’m not generally that into panel prints, but these are just so beyond gorgeous. And a panel print does not need to be kept in it’s original piece–these are great for fussy cutting, using on tote bags, pillows, etc. They are too wondrous to pass up!
Of course, there will be more fabrics from this wonderfully talented artist and In the Beginning Fabrics! The newest line coming from In the Beginning Fabrics will be out in December, and is called Marzipan. I have the entire line in both colorways on order for my shop!