Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Stitch in Color - String Blocks

I am a huge fan of Malka Dubrawsky's (A Stitch in Dye) work!  Malka is a talented artist renowned for her distinctive style, and boldly colorful block hand-dyed/bleached fabrics.  When it came to my attention that Malka has designed her own fabric collection for Moda, called A Stitch in Color, I absolutely had to get my hands on it ASAP!


A Stitch in Color was show cased at Quilt Market in Houston earlier this month, and is due for release in January 2012.  Truly, I am so impatient ... January?  I scoured the internet and found myself some pre-cuts - Jelly Rolls.


With Jelly Roll in one hand and Malka's Book  Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration in the other I went in search for inspiration.  It didn't take long to  come across a project suitable for Jelly Roll strips.  The Jelly Roll was unwound, and the rotary cutter made an appearance sans ruler!


The project is called Strings Attached and both Pot Holders and a Trivet are featured in Malka's book using this design. Twenty-four string blocks later and I am in love the fabrics, the colors, the bold prints,  the overall effect.  LOVE! 


I wonder if over time the natural inclination
to cut and piece everything dead   s t r a i g h t   will wane?

More soon.
Rita

29 comments:

  1. Wow, you must have opened your order and started cutting straight away. It looks great. I still have not decided what to do with my Layer Cake.

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  2. More free hand rotary cutting? I can only assume you were merely practicing recently with this little project already swimming around waiting for the postie! He He! I know I shouldn't assume but have loved the progression of your 'let go of the ruler status! :-) Gorgeous....as usual!

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  3. I so excited and impatient for this fabric to hit the UK! Please share whats it like? Are the colours as strong as Ms Malka's hand dyed fabrics?
    I'm impressed with your lack of ruler skills too!

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  4. I am in love with her collection too. Your quilt is beautiful. I drool over free form quilts and have reading all about them but haven't been able yet to actually make one.
    Well, I did a small wall hanging an loved it. I just need to go bigger.

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  5. Okay, fess up!! Where did you find a jelly roll of this stuff? I want some...NOW!!

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  6. Wow, great fabrics and a great quilt. No wonder you couldn't wait!

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  7. Beautiful! So Rita:) I personally hope you don't give up the ruler forever. But I can see the fun/challenge in wonky-ness:)

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  8. Great quilt! I've been looking for some of this line but no luck yet!

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  9. Isn't it liberating not to use a ruler? Nice work. Malka's colors are always uplifting!

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  10. I am very inspired by this collection and am looking forward to buying some next year. The project I have in mind won't work for pre-cuts so I am going to have to wait for yardage...

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  11. What an amazing section of fabric!!! Just beautiful.

    I am scared of wavy lines!

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  12. Wow love the bright colors. Maybe I'll be in the market to buy some new fabric in January. Can't wait

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  13. It is so fantastic! What a coincidence, last night I was going through Malka's book to get inspiration for small projects for X'mass but I did not know about this new fabric series of hers, thank you for letting us know.....
    Myrto

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  14. Oh, delicious! Absolutely yummy. Must get some of these. Thanks.

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  15. These are lovely! I tend to like a straight line myself.

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  16. Those colors are just delightful!! What wonderful fabric :)

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  17. OK this is blowing me away. I bought Malk's book a year ago and have been following her blog. I have been coveting her fabric and was excited to learn Moda had taken on the cause. But I didn't want to wait until January because I,too, have been waiting months to find just the right fabrics. And you found some!!! Now I'm jealous!!! :)

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  18. I'm terrible at straight lines (well, I'm still a very beginning beginner) so I'm LOVING the idea of deliberately wonky. Maybe this is the way for me to go...

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  19. FUN!!!
    Looks like wonky cutting will be happening here soon too...

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  20. What a bright colourful line made into a stunning top.

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  21. Malka is fantastic! I feel very lucky to have her here in my city and the ability to take classes with her!! She is super.

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  22. Lucky you! I'm anxious to get my hands on some of that too.

    And the answer to your question... probably not. But playing every now and then is good for the soul.

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  23. Look at you go all wonky! I love it!

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  24. Very cute in this pattern!

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  25. I'm so jealous!! I'm waiting patiently for the fabric, and have made more than a couple items from her book. Where ever did you find a jelly roll? Do tell! ;)

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