Thursday, February 14, 2013

Amish With A Twist Backing Fabric

I cannot tell you how exciting it was to see my drawings in color on fabric and my name on a selvedge--especially since "fabric designer" was not something I had planned to add to my list of occupations.
What began as a suggestion to Marcus fabrics--that we should print a wide fabric for customers to use as a backing for the Amish With A Twist BOM quilts--turned in to the 60"-wide fabric you see here.

Why 60"?  Because the second Amish BOM, Amish With A Twist II: The Classics, is a 105" square, a 110"--wide backing fabric was not feasible.  I did not want longarm quilters cursing me for designing a backing that was just quite wide enough.  So, the 60" wide fabric seemed the perfect solution!
In addition to the navy background, we have one with a red background and one with cream.

And it just dawned on me that a while back I did a reversible tablecloth and napkins pattern for Marcus.  These wide fabrics, combined with some coordinating solids or prints, would make for fun and colorful table settings.  I can see my Fiestaware on the navy tablecloth