Thursday, May 2, 2019

Sunkissed Fabric...Nearing the End

About 9 years ago I found the internet quilting world. I also found on line fabric stores. My very first purchase was Sunkissed by Sweetwater. Now, maybe that's the reason why it remains my all time favorite fabric, but whatever the reason, I am still smitten these nine years later.

 I loved this fabric so much that I bought this art piece to hang in my sewing room. It shows 12 of the fabrics from the line, but there were many more. I bought yardage of some and a jelly roll so I could have at least a little of every fabric.
I made this quilt from the Moda Bakeshop to showcase the fabrics. This was my first "modern" quilt that I ever made. I love how cheerful and springy it is. It is still a favorite quilt and has had much use since I finished it in 2011. If you look in my archives for March you can see the beginnings of this quilt. I finished it in September, so there are more posts about that.
 Fast forward to today. I am making a 36 patch quilt and have decided to use ALL my most favorite fabrics and designers so I will always have a bit of them. It makes it easier to let some of this fabric go into other projects.
These are the two blocks that represent my Sunkissed crush that I have been nurturing for these many years. I don't think I have enough to do one more, but I might.
 So with my whole 'letting go' process I decided to make a new dress for Miss N. She needs one for spring/summer and this definitely fits the bill. I feel nothing but happy to finally put this fabric into something that will get some use, instead of sitting in my stash.
This pattern is the Geranium Dress by Made by Rae. I have used it countless times to make dresses for my girl. There are lots of variations so it doesn't always look like the same dress.

And now my Sunkissed tale has come to an end. There are still some small scraps that will get used up eventually. I have asked both Sweetwater and Moda if they will ever consider reprinting this line, but so far, no luck. But if they ever do, I will be on the lookout to purchase some again, because it is still my most favorite fabric ever. Tell me, do you have a fabric line you feel that way about?

Have a lovely weekend my friends.


Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the dress you made, beautiful fabric. I talk about my favorite quilt/fabric store on my blog today.

Karen S said...

There are some fabrics that will always be special to us. Glad you used yours in some special projects.
The dress is gorgeous.

Bernie Kringel said...

It is so sweet to absolutely treasure fabrics like this. I think sometimes we can be mindless and just choose this or that. But you have enjoyed and really thought about how you wanted to use this gorgeous line of fabrics. I love the Geranium pattern and think it would be fun to make one for my 2 1/2. year old grand daughter. Your dress is so pretty!!

Charlotte M. said...

Thank you so much Gill. I will hop over there and see you.

Charlotte M. said...

Thanks Karen. I think we all have a special fabric or two.

Charlotte M. said...

Thank you Bernie. I truly adore this fabric line and have enjoyed everything made from it. The Geranium dress is great. Many options to make different looks and it comes in lots of sizes in the pattern.

Denise in PA said...

I have a treasured stash of Sunkissed left - I've made a couple of quilts from it already! My all time favorite, however, is Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt. I'm not sure why that is, but I always say I've never seen a Hope Valley quilt I did not like!