After a wonderful holiday weekend, what could be better than getting some beautiful fabric in the mail?
by Melanie Testa
Windham Fabrics and artist/sewist/designer Melanie Testa hit the jackpot with this amazing combination of fabric designs. Melly is known for her unique surface designing abilities, and combined with her love of color and cloth, she has created this absolutely beautiful collection of fabrics that combine her own unique stamping and surface designs with color co-coordinating prints and blending solids.
My fabulous packet of 10" squares arrived this week, and I could not wait to open it up and lovingly lay each beautiful piece down...all over everything. I could not believe how beautifully they co-ordinated with each and every room in my house..and my rooms are all different and in different colorways!
I had way too much fun taking each piece's photo on my vintage quilts which grace my loft wicker daybed in my sewing studio! Here are just a few, I'm trying so hard not to 'get carried away' by showing ALL of my photos ;-)
I loved that whether my decor was traditional, vintage, more modern, or my personal favorite 'eclectic', Melly's fabric fit right in.
Check it out at the Windham Fabrics site...they are even more gorgeous when you see them in larger viewing size than what I managed here with my own photos! And because I love to play, I actually lay each piece down against my vintage daybed decor and took photos of each square just to prove how wonderfully they all seamlessly fit right in.
Gorgeous fun! Now, that I have played with them and have them all out of the colorway order that they arrived in, I can't decide which ones I love the most...guess I'll just have to use every single one of them ;-)
Oh, it's just so nice getting something so lovely, and so much fun in the mail! Thank you, Windham Fabrics, the amazing and talented Melanie Testa, and the oh so lovely Vivien Zepf who introduced me to these beautiful fabrics during Melly's blog hop!
So much fun..."After a wonderful holiday weekend, what could be better than getting some beautiful fabric in the mail?"...Why, thinking of wonderful and creative ways to use it, of course!!!
But first, I need to take a bit of a lie down on my daybed and just wallow in lovely fun for a while....ahhhhhhh ....
And to show my appreciation for this wonderful packet of fabrics and to learn more about Melly's new line of fabrics and see some of the amazing things that others have created from them, check out the links from the following textile artists/sewists/quilters
Leslie Tucker Jenison
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
by Melanie Testa
Melly is an ardent birder, or lover of birds.
Melanie Testa - Martha Stewart Living What inspires you?
Birds. I am passionate about birds. The main print, the bird print in the Meadowlark by Windham Fabrics line features 6 of the Audubon's list of Common Birds in Decline. These birds have declined in population by 72% in the last forty years, in some cases. If we act now, by learning the needs of and accommodating those needs, these birds can flourish-but they need our help. As an artist and a lover of birds, I decided to create my own awareness campaign to help these birds in whatever way I can.