So I’m a gardener. Did I ever mention that? I love growing things. Usually by about February I have my garden for that year all planned out. I’d have a sketch of what will be planted where, I’d have my seeds selected and figured out the dates when each thing should be planted. I love every step of that process.
Not so much this year. It’s already nearing the end of May and I have just recently started thinking about what I’m going to plant. It’s just one of those years. I did buy a tomato plant the other day, but I didn’t get it in the ground soon enough, nor did I bother to water it. So I’m fairly sure that it’s dead now. I have planted some onions and some carrots so far and they’re doing well. I really do love to grow things.
About a month or so ago I heard about this new American Made Brand of cotton solids from Clothworks. I was very interested. As you can see here on their website, this is All-American fabric – not just made here, but grown here as well. That completely appeals to me.
I’ve had a fat quarter stack of American Made Brand solids waiting for me in my sewing room for a couple of weeks. It was just so pretty- I had to let it sit there as I thought about what the perfect project would be. I love those vibrant colors!
And now, I finally decided on how I’d like to use that fat quarter stack. Yesterday I pulled out some low volume prints to go along with the solids:
And I finally cut into those fat quarters!
To read more about American Made Brand fabrics go here, here or here.