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.