What's new - Have you seen Bari J's new Joie de Vivre fabric?
Full Definition of joie de vivre
: keen or buoyant enjoyment of life
Thank you merriam-webster.com! This new fabric collection from Bari J embodies that definition. I've had so much fun making things with this fabric and I'm not done! Take a look!
First I got to make some samples for Bari to take to Quilt Market. Usually designers are working with their strike offs (initial samples from the manufacturer) so there's not a lot of yardage to play with. It becomes a fun challenge to use small pieces to make something that properly showcases the beauty and versatility of the fabric. I used this gorgeous Angle Folie print and bits from Bari's other collections to make these zipper clutches.
When I eventually had some real yardage to work with I got busy around here and the results thrill my heart. My kitchen window!
Here's my patchwork curtains in the works and you can see how these fabrics would make a great simple patchwork quilt or dinner napkins.
Lately I've been on a sewing kick making planner covers and the Joie de Vivre fabrics are perfect for smaller projects like these. The fabric in the bottom is from Bari's Petal and Plume collection.
I finally got brave and cut into this glorious alphabet panel
The letters are the perfect sizes for small planner covers (like the little Field Note notebooks). Bliss!
Here are some photos by the folks at Art Gallery. What a beautiful way to use those letters!
Such a great wall quilt. Check out those butterflies!
And this little sweetie! Pattern here, courtesy of Art Gallery Fabrics. Go check out all of their "Look Books"! They are full of free patterns!
And you can use this fabric even if you don't sew! Check out this gorgeous panel of fabric hung in a simple frame (IKEA has great hangers for stuff like this). The ideas are endless!
This is just a small sampling of the fabrics in the Joie de Vivre fabric collection. Art Gallery has the softest fabrics around and I highly encourage folks to give them a try (you can feel the difference). Have fun sewing!
If you are a store carrying Joie de Vivre please feel free to leave a link in the comments for folks to visit.