Heather Bailey's collection Nicey Jane came out a few months ago and I fell in love with the prints and colorways as soon as I saw this little fabric slideshow on her blog. The flowers reminded me of vintage pillowcases and table cloths, but with more punch and joy. The stripes and other geometric patterns had just the right amount of retro while remaining fresh and sophisticated. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, but I had resolved to use up my stash before buying new fabric...
As you know, my mom is visiting us in Seattle at the moment. Since she is a sewing and craft freak just like me (I get it from somewhere!), I took her around to some of my favorite fabric stores last weekend. And lucky me, she gifted me with a handful of Nicey Jane fat quarters on which I became fixated at Pacific Fabrics!
We also purchased a half-yard of laminated cotton from the same collection to make Ben a painting/crafting apron. (More on that at some point in the near future.)
I am so excited about these prints! I love them even more in "real life" than on the computer screen. The quality of the cotton is great, first off. But the design and choice of colors achieve just the perfect mix of vintage and modern. Heather Bailey really struck a lovely balance there, not too much of either one, and the result is fresh and happy: the right fabric for spring!
I can't decide which is my favorite out of these 2:
I promptly washed and ironed my Nicey Jane fabric and it is ready to be put to good use. Now for inspiration... What do you think I should make with these springy quarters?!