So we all know the price of everything is on the rise. Interest rates, house prices, gas, food -- you name it. And let's face it -- we have an expensive hobby, and the fabric prices are on the rise, as is everything else we use. Thankfully some of us have a stash, and hopefully, we still like what's in our stash! Mine will keep me going for the rest of my quilting life! But here's something that caught my attention recently, and quite frankly -- I'm still in disbelief!
I'm sure this situation happened with other designers, but I only give you one example.
I'm sure everyone has heard of Tula Pink? It would appear that her fabric has become a license to print money! I'm not saying that any of what I'm about to share is wrong, but we need to ensure that we are not becoming followers but choosing fabric because we LIKE it!
Toes in the Sand is a pattern by Jaybird quilts initially published 10 years ago. The fabric choices are perhaps not the best, but it's still an attractive quilt.
|The original Toes in the Sand pattern|
Ten years later, the pattern gets republished in Tula Pink fabrics, and I'm sure it's exhibiting a revival. As a matter of fact, I'm teaching this class. Not because of the new coloring, as I purchased the pattern 10 years ago and still want to make it. My principal reason for choosing this pattern is the triangle shape of the blocks. It's different, and I try to change what I teach each year.
|The NEW pattern for Toes in the Sand|
|The original butterfly quilt pattern by Tula Pink|
|The NEW Butterfly quilt pattern|
|Queen of Diamonds|
|Quilting 101 event|
|Embroidery 101 event|