Craving color and the lack of it is the way my artistic pendulum swings. I can honestly say, I love all colors. What about you? It's only in context, that I would dispute their beauty or worth. From the quiet "Marsala" Pantone Color of 2015 (yeah, I know...lots of you loathe it) to the intense, citron moss that grows on noble firs in the Sierra Mountains, I find them easy to use and like. It depends on what they are paired with, the amount displayed or the location they occupy. This is color sensitivity. Like you, I have many moods and sometimes I crave serene palettes that are soothing, understated and divine. Other times I want the "sock it to ya" Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk palette trumpeting through my studio and life. Fall 2014 was the later...You can find Color:FULL fabric collection and Studio Stash Yarn Dyes in your favorite store (shop local!) or online now and it's available worldwide. Here is a little story about how they came to be. Mostly pictorial, as it's my preferred method of communiqué.
(fashion photo from Getty Images and Gary Pepper)
(Pieced by Betsy Hada and quilted by Terri Carpenter)
Sometimes, In the middle of the night when I can't sleep I find myself in my studio. The boys are in a deep slumber and I have a few hours of creative time. I feel like it's truly free time given to me before I crawl back into bed and get a few more hours of sleep before I really HAVE to get up. I no longer fear insomnia, but napping through a carpool shift is a real risk.
That wraps up 2014 and I am so excited about my upcoming collections in 2015. We are gearing up for an Insta Blog Hop at the end of this month using my Black & White Collection that premiered last Quilt Market. It seems like it takes forever for the fabric to finally get into the stores and your hands. But I hope it's worth the wait!
I have been spending time sharing on Instagram. I hope you'll join me and the millions of others who get their daily image fix of gorgeous quilts and see the instavibe of makers, sewists, quilters, crafters and artists from all over the world.
Lastly, please check out my store , we've added new items for sale.
Stay tuned! An exciting Spring lies ahead!
Go create! xo