Wednesday, October 14, 2009
What is it, you might ask? It's bona fide 100% cotton quilting and upholstry weight fabric OF MY OWN DESIGNS. I took 2 of the drawings from our 2010 calendar and colored them in Photoshop, then sent them off to Spoonflower. Most genious idea ever, that Spoonflower.
Of all my skills, I think photoshop might be the most valuable. And my enormous arm reach (but that's more of a side effect of ginormousness than it is a talent). But seriously, I can do just about anything given Photoshop and a scanner. It's so much a part of my way of thinking that I sometimes fo to hit "command+z" in real life, only to find out that I'm not actually able to do that when not on the computer.
I colored these puppies to my heart's content, and then fiddled with them to make sure they would tile correctly. For the garden one, it really hurt my brain, but I think I have the process down now.
I created a login on Spoonflower, ordered a yard or so of each, and 2.5 weeks later, there I have it!! Amazing! It's a little expensive---$18 for a quilting yard, $32 for an upholstery yard, but that's okay. It was totally worth it when I got my package and those bright, saturated hues showed up exactly like I had seen them on screen. There are all these tutorials about how the colors show up purple instead of blue--but in my case, they look totally fine!
Did I mention I'm super excited!?!?!