Today I’m sharing another project in Jane Sassaman’s Spring Fever. This time, the post is part of Free Spirit’s Artist Unsewn Series. Playing with Jane’s fabrics is a constant joy for me so any opportunity to inspire you to use her fabrics will not go unanswered. The bag is my Quick Trip Bag (free pattern here) with the top zipper option and detachable shoulder strap.People often overlook the fussy cutting on large lifestyle projects. I’m not sure why that is, but I see it often. And I’d like to pass along this little tip–careful fabric placement will make you project more professional. It doesn’t take much time and usually, only a little extra fabric, to do it but the results make a huge difference.Not only did I center the design of both the top and bottom pieces, but I chose the design elements I wanted to highlight on the vertical as well. Jane’s fabrics are full of opportunities and I urge you to try them on your project. Lots of dramatic impact from simple choices.
These fabrics are from the Indigo colorway, my favorite colorway in this collection. I’ve put together an inspirational virtual quilt for you to show how this colorway, and these fabulous prints, would look in a very traditional setting. A little fussy cutting adds so much drama!
Spring Fever is in stores now. Don’t wait too long to make your purchases!