I've been collecting prints from Japanese designers Suzuko Koseki, Kumiko Fujita (if anyone happens apon her book Patchwork Patterns 318 for a reasonable price, let me know, it's impossible to find!) and others for a while now, all in the hopes of making (of course) a quilt. I thought I might go with another version of this quilt, but I've started it in Hope Valley... oh... a year or two ago (ahem) and am thinking that probably signifies I should do more finishing and less starting. Which of course meant I've been on the prowl for a new quilt to start... so it goes. I have been completely blown away with the beautiful work done in this quilt along... especially this beauty. Amazing, no? So in all of my fabric hoarding, I think I've done well with this little stack, it is small, most of those cuts are fat quarters. In an effort to completely enable your own fabric buying/hoarding, here's my list of go-to shops for beautiful japanese prints...
* Superbuzzy (love and prepare for some japanese candies to come with your order)
* Sew Fresh Fabrics on Etsy (if you buy that Daiwabo alphabet fabric before I'm able to get my mitts on some, we might not be able to talk)
* Lucky Kaeru Fabrics on Etsy (fast shipping)
* Blije Olifantje (let's all say that together!) on Etsy. (I think she is brave and orders from La Clochette, often)
* La Clochette. (Something there is in me that hates buying from sites that require Google Translator, and this one does so beware my friends. Someone in a flickr group braved that experience and we ordered together to save on shipping... that's how I scored that yellow scissiors fabric, love them!)
Shop away! I love how unique the colors are in that little pile and really can't wait to see them come together. I feel a little at a loss for time lately and this will only get worse in the new year. I think carving out some sewing time is certainly in the cards this weekend, though grades are due for us on Monday... ah well, at the very least, my plan is to have those little FMF piles ready to go for next week here on the blog. Fabric cutting, listening to some tunes and sleeping in (at least until 6:30 ;)) sounds like just the thing this weekend. Hope you are enjoying this week, and looking forward to the days ahead.