When I first started quilting in 2005, I had no idea the difference between high quality quilt fabric and the stuff that came from Joann's/Hancock's on the clearance table. I also had no idea that there was a world of quilt designers out there who not only made patterns, but also designed fabric.
Rather, my first quilts were just thrown together with fabrics I liked and were my own very basic designs put together on graph paper. I don't think they came out too bad, but nothing compared to all the wonderful things I've seen on blogs, in books and magazines and in quilt shops!
I'm slowly learning more about designer fabric and patterns, and definitely find myself drawn over and over again to the same designers. But, in light of a recent order on the internet and cleaning of my sewing room, I realized I have a bit of a "fabric crush" on Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treaures.
Turns out...I really like her work...
Last summer, I ordered a set of fabric to make a quilt out of the "Stop, Drop and Roll" book, which is the next quilt in my queue to make! I also apparently picked up her "Bella Bag" pattern around the same time.