Fat Quarter Month was a great experience–we shared a lot of ideas and felt a new enthusiasm for the little piece of fabric once associated mainly with quilts.  We’ve had a wonderful response to our fat quarter packs in the shop too.  Although we’ve mostly been selling them by collection, we enjoy mixing and matching by print and color as well.  One day we said, “maybe we should invite other people to compile some cool packs of fabric.”  So we did.

Our first Guest Fat Quarter Pack Designer is Alicia Paulson.  Alicia is the author of the amazing book, Stitched in Time, which is a must-have for any sewist interested in creating meaningful keepsakes.  Her blog, Posie Gets Cozy, has held a top spot on our blogroll for years now.   She’s constantly inspiring and awing us with her cooking, sewing, crocheting and crafting.  Add to all that one of the most adorable dogs in blogland, Miss Clover Meadow, and you have the makings of a daily addiction.

Another one of Alicia’s many talents is her ability to capture the beauty of her hometown (and ours), Portland, throughout the year.  (A wonderful example is yesterday’s Spring walk through the neighborhood.)  We were thrilled when she decided to use the view from her window to draw inspiration for her fat quarter pack.   She calls this group “Oregon April.”  Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest or not, you have to admit it’s a lovely view. 

We have a limited number of Alicia’s packs for sale in the shop.  (UPDATE:  Sold out but restocked.)  We’ll give away a pack to one reader this week.  Tell us about the view from your window this time of year.  (You’ll also be eligible to win our Spring Sewing sponsor prizes of the week from Fiskars/Gingher, a Comfort Grip 45mm Rotary Cutter and a 12-in-1 Sewing Multi-Tool.)

UPDATE 2:  Sold out again and some of the prints are out of stock, so we won’t be putting together any more.  Some of the fabrics are still available though: