Posts tagged ‘best of 2008’

Best of 2008: Rosa Pomar

Rosa Pomar is a talented textile artist and fabric aficionado who opened her textile shop Retrosaria in 2008. It recently relaunched with a brand new design and navigation. Her blog, a ervilha cor de rosa, has legions of faithful fans worldwide despite the language barrier. She has also been a great help with True Up, [...]

Best of 2008: Even More Kim’s Picks

Best Sleeper/Under-the-Radar Collections Joelle Hoverson: Cake Rock Beach for Moda: I love the subtlety and quietness of this collection. The Net of Jewels solids, which use different colored yarns warpwise and weftwise, are wonderfully deep and saturated and happen to come in all my favorite colors. (previously blogged) These sewing prints from Kei Fabrics and [...]

Best of 2008: More of Kim’s Picks

Best Juvenile Collections My two favorite juvenile collections last year both did “gender neutral” in unique ways. Jackie Shapiro’s Sweetpea line for Windham used bold graphics in yellow (the traditional go-to gender neutral color) with orange, green, and red, and touches of pink and gray. There is enough variety in the collection to go completely [...]

Best of 2008: Sarah of Sewer/Sewist

Sarah writes the blog Sewer/Sewist with her husband Josh. She also runs the Obama Craft Project. You may remember that she was my Portland stringer for the 2008 spring quilt market. Here are her favorite fabrics of 2008 … Best Quilting Weight Cotton Collection — I absolutely am in love with Heather Ross’ Mendocino collection [...]

Best of 2008: Feed Dog

Feed Dog stands out among the craft blog world for me because it’s written by (gasp) a man! You might come for that anomaly, but you’ll stay for his amazing quilts, lucky thrift scores, and great taste in fabric. Here are Mr. Feed Dog’s picks for the best fabrics of 2008: “Trio” from Timeless Treasures’ [...]

Best of 2008: Craftlog

Maitreya has been writing the wonderful Craftlog since April 2003. She has consistently been one of my favorite sources for fabric, sewing, and quilting inspiration. She also responsible for the Marthadex, a searchable index of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and crafting japanese, a blog of Japanese crafting books with ISBNs for your international shopping convenience. [...]

Best of 2008: Blempgorf’s Picks

Jenny writes one of my favorite quilting/sewing/baking blogs, Blempgorf. She’s also a vintage fabric collector and was a guest curator for the Daily Swatch a few months ago. Here are her picks for standout fabrics in 2008: Underwater Sisters in Jughandle, part of Heather Ross’ Mendocino collection Best Quilting Weight Cotton Collection: Mendocino by Heather [...]

Best of 2008: Kim’s Picks: Florals

Anna Maria Horner: Centerpiece in navy, from the Garden Party collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics. I loved seeing the resurgence of navy blue in general this year, but its role in Anna Maria’s vibrant color story was particularly innovative. I am trying to diversify my stash of florals, and Rose Bouquet in emerald from Heather Bailey‘s [...]

Best of 2008: Whipup’s Picks

I invited a handful of bloggers in the art/craft/sewing/design tradition to share their favorite fabrics of 2008. They could pick and choose from categories I provided or make up their own. I’ll be sharing my own picks too over the coming days. So far the responses have been great and I’ve already learned new designers [...]