Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Debi Hubbs

Do you know Debi? Yesterday at this time, I didn't. Let me tell you a little bit about what I know so far.

First of all, you all know that the NEXT BIG THING is cherries, right? And I think I mentioned that this week, I'm trying to finish a crafty project, decorating a wooden box for the Wild Child, who's coming to visit next weekend. So there's no quilting going on at the moment and all visions of cherries remain dancing in my head. I do, however, have an overwhelming compulsion to keep searching Quiltshops.com for "Cherries." Not that I really expect to find what I'm looking for, because my cherry visions really don't involve cherry-printed fabrics. Maybe I'm just trying to get into the cherry mood. Maybe I just can't stand to be totally without any quilting stuff going on--withdrawal. I don't know.

Anyway, last night I came across some fabric by Timeless Treasures--the line is called Blackbird Jubilee and the designer is Debi Hubbs. Here are two of my favorite pieces:



Of course, I had to buy a bit. Erica's had a five-fat-quarter bundle plus some yardage, so my order went in for the bundle and some pies. I'm seeing a bag or a tote here. Plus some pies leftover for something for the kitchen--not sure what yet. Probably something cherry, though.

But then I had to go on over to Timeless Treasures to check out the WHOLE line. 'Cause I wouldn't want to miss anything this cute, you know. And when I clicked on "Debi Hubbs," I got a little bio and a link to her website, Art Blooms.

After being entertained by the story of her life for awhile, I saw a link for her store, which actually took me to eBay. Turns out she has signed giclee prints of her artwork for sale. I think I need a couple of these. I'm thinking about ordering Blackbird Pie:


And After the Shoe Sale:


But I think The Quilters is awfully cute too, and she has that one in a larger print. Decisions, decisions.


And just in case you're as enthralled as I am with Debi now, click HERE for everything Debi Hubbs that's listed on eBay, including the fabric, the prints, applique patterns, and cross stitch patterns. In one of the links I visited somewhere along the way, I read that she'll have a couple more lines of fabric coming out--something I'll definitely be watching for!


EDITOR'S NOTE: Darn! I just talked myself into ordering a little more of the fabric. Cotton Patch Fabrics has it on sale. Although they're out of a couple of the prints, they're expecting more by the end of the month.

20 comments:

Chocolate Cat said...

These fabrics are fantastic. 'After the shoe sale' tickles my fancy. Think I'll have to do a bit of browsing myself...

Caryn said...

I just bought the pie fabric at a quilt show last month! It is for my I Spy and some napkins or something. Didn't realize she had such other cute fabric. How cute!

Denise (Nour) said...

Love the fabric with the quilts!

Karrin Hurd said...

I love these. Thanks for getting my mind off on another tangent, like I really needed another way to get in trouble!

Eileen said...

These are soo cute, Kim. I can see why you had to buy some. Also the prints. They could go over your stove. YUMM cherry pie.

Amanda said...

I love these! I especially love the ones about the shoe sale and the quilts.

I get in trouble every time I go to Quiltshops.com!

debijeanm said...

How delightful! Thank you for introducing us to this artist. I can see how one could get into some trouble here.

I AM VERY MARY said...

Cosmic weirdness: I had never heard of her until YESTERDAY when I went to Big Lots and found some really cute address books designed by her. Creepy cool.

Darlene said...

Oh great - you could have kept this a secret! LOL Her stuff is adorable! Can't wait to see what you do with it all.

Beth said...

Those crows are just too darned cute! I love how they all have little shoes on!

Michelle said...

You're killing me! I just told myself that I wasn't going to buy anymore fabric. Dang. I'm trying to resist, trying, trying.

Michelle said...

You're killing me! I just told myself that I wasn't going to buy anymore fabric. Dang. I'm trying to resist, trying, trying.

Shelina said...

Those are adorable fabrics - I hadn't seen them before.
P. S. did you know Mary Lou Weidman uses cherries in her quilts - and her blog.
http://www.marylouweidman.blogspot.com/

Annemiek said...

After reading your post, I checked the online store you've linked and that was 2 hours ago; didn't check the other links (yet) Pfff! I have nothing with crows or cherries but I got to have a piece of that fabric.No quilting tonight, but surfing the net untill my eyes hurt. This was an extremely dangerous post!!

Greenmare said...

I think I need to know Debi too! Thanks for having her around your blog!

floribunda said...

oh, stop it, would you? I don't need to know about any more cute fabric right now! (I have a cherry pie shirt that I wear for special occasions that involve dessert, and a little collection of cherry fabric for my some-day cherry quilt...)

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

OMG the shoes! What a riot. I love em. Must have!

Nan said...

I had not heard of her, but I have NOW! Thank you, Kim - I love everything you've shown and all the good stuff on ebay.

Traci Suzanne Marvel said...

Hello,
My name is Traci Suzanne Marvel. I work for the Bigfork Bay Cotton Company.

I was so excited when I can across your blog because we are oh~so~fortunate to license Debi's designs and guess what we make? Yes! it is true...we make quilt patterns!

You have to come to our website and check them out! Not only do we have the patterns, but we sell the fabric kits too!

Here is the link to the web site http://www.bigforkbaycottonco.com/

By the way Debi is truly one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Not only is she gifted and talented, smart and funny, giving and loving, but she is AUTHENTICALLY IMAGINACIOUS!

Our website just became live! Love to hear what you think!

Cheers to Creativity!

Traci

Sylvia said...

I LOVE Debi's art work, I have the Four Fabulous Fowls, and I love making the patterns with her art work. You can see the ones I've made on my blog
http://excessive-compulsive-sewing.blogspot.com/

Debi is as nice as she is talented. She does the cutest frogs I've ever seen and I LOVE the Italian Series. All of which are quilts at Bigfork Bay Cotton Co.