Monday, December 27, 2010

Fabric

This pretty little stack was a Christmas gift that I bought myself.

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I wasn’t particularly fond of this Amy Butler line when I first saw it…it’s the same way I felt about Love…but once I had my hands on it I felt differently.   You can find Soul Blossoms here, here, here, here, or here.

Have you seen the new Denyse Schmidt line Greenfield Hill?  Do you like it?

Greenfield Hill the fabrics!

(photo from here)

To be honest I was so disappointed when I saw this line.  I think the color palate is really blah.   That rose print would make a lovely skirt though and I’m sure I’ll end up with a little in my stash.

You can find Greenfield Hill here, or here.

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35 comments:

Colleen said...

I agree! I think it is a little blah and very 80'sesq.

Me? A Mom? said...

I'm totally with you on Greenhill. If I saw any of the pieces in a sale section on a fabric website, I'd totally not even get it a second thought. I'm sure someone out there will make a fabulous piece with it but it is definitely not my taste. ESPECIALLY the colors. Bleck.

Sara said...

I'm glad you like your Amy Butler fabrics! I wasn't sure about them either, there are a couple I ordered that I really loved. I'm sure I would feel the same as you do, if I had them in my hands. :-) I really hate those Denyse Schmidt fabrics.

krisgray said...

Uh oh I get to be the first one to say that I like the blue pieces and the small scale. Of course that is probably b/c I have never purchase a piece of Amy Butler.

Seams Inspired said...

I'm not a big Amy Butler fan; however, I'm really drawn to the bright pink hues in Soul Blossom. I'm hoping to put my hands on it today. :o) Nice gift for yourself! Happy Monday! :o)

Esch House Quilts said...

Like most fabric lines, I like some of the pieces and not others.

I think the colors have some potential, but probably not as a quilt with only this line. To be fair, I rarely like quilts made with one fabric line.

The Tulip Patch said...

I think I get scared by the scale of Amy Butler but I like seeing what others make with it. As far as the Greenfield Hill...the only prints I would consider are the green feather and maybe the meander prints. I love those shades of green and pink but just not with all the black.

Petit Design Co. said...

I know what you mean, I wasn't a fan of Love but I finally saw it and person and some of those prints I absolutely love. I might be the only one who wasn't in love with hope valley. Then I won some and I like some and totally dislike other prints. I don't know that I like the new line, it doesn't look like anythign special to me.

Elizabeth said...

Okay, I'm sooooo glad you gave your honest assessment of Greenfield Hill. I think the most disappointing aspect of Greenfield Hill is how she said in an interview some time back how she would keep in mind how much people adored her Flea Market Fancy line and instead of moving towards that line she seems to moving further and further away from it. I was already kind of disappointed in the Hope Valley Fabrics because as a sewing newbie, I missed out on the Flea Market Fancy boat and just barely caught the tail-end of Katie Jump Rope (which I love!). But Hope Valley has grown on me somewhat. Again, I'm so glad somebody spoke up about Greenfield Hill. Sometimes I feel like I'm speaking fabric blasphemy to let it be known that I don't care for a particular line. Right now, I'm having the same feeling about AMH's Innocent Crush line but I'm thinking positive about that because I can save my egg money for Little Folks.

Pepe said...

I like Amy Butler and her collections. I have to say her choise in her projects make the fabrics give the best. Mooooore green!! :-) I don't like Greenfield Hill, but my sister hate light colours and love contrast with black. Tastes...

traci said...

I completely agree about Greenfiled Hill and love what Elizabeth said because I felt the same way--I saw her say that she was keeping in mind that people love Flea Market Fancy...but this couldn't be father from that. It's like 70s yuck. But I've been a little disappointed by the 'big names' this fall anyway. Soul Blossoms is too neon and 60s for my taste, I don't get Innocent Crush (though after I got a pillow with some of the velveteens from the line I am a fan of the rich velveteens, but the quilting cotton colors printed so dull and muddled). There seems to be a heavy 70s influence going on that doesn't resonate with me. I guess I should count it as a good thing, though--fewer lines to divide my fabric money amongst!

Anita said...

Some fabric lines have to grow on me. I think it will be that way for me with Greenfield Hill.

Happy holidays.

momto2wasd said...

I actually think Greenfield is going to make some wonderful projects. I think it's not necessarily the prints themselves, but the way they work together. I have some coming my way, so I'll get a chance to see how it works out.

I'm not overly fond of Soul Blossoms though, but I do love the colors!

sewfunbymonique said...

I think every fabric line has some winners, but buying it all is too much. I agree with Esch House. I like to pull my favs from each line and design around that. A quilt with just one fabric line doesn't appeal to me. I ordered SB & I like the prints individually, but not all together.

wishes, true and kind said...

One of these days I'm going to get some Soul Blossoms. I think I'll have to have a little bit of each one :)

Elsa said...

I do like all of the Greenfield line. So many of the fabric lines have so much going on in them, almost like they are competing with each other to be more bright. It's nice to have some understated fabric once in a while. I especially like the black, gray and green fabrics.

Barb said...

Actually, I do like the Greenfield Hill line. I think the greens, blues and blacks would make a lovely man quilt.

DianeY said...

I'm completely underwhelmed with Greenfield Hill. It does nothing for me!

Staci said...

No, I don't love Greenfield Hill, and I'm not too fond of the new Amy Butler pieces, either. I loved Daisy Chain and Midwest Modern, but haven't loved anything since. Hoping to love whatever comes next from both designers.

The Hojnackes said...

I didn't like Amy Butler's line either, but that was probably because of the horrible pictures they used to promote it. It really makes a difference to see the fabric in action, rather than a print placed over a girl as a dress and leggings. Having seen the actual fabric in pictures now, it is far more appealing. I think seeing it in person would really lock in my appreciation for it.
As for that Greenfield Hill line- not my cup of tea. Rather boring, in my opinion.

QuiltyGirl said...

Just got back from my lqs where I got some of the new Amy Butler! I agree, i wasn't crazy about it online, but it is amazing in person. :)

edeenut said...

I do LOVE the reds, blues and greens of the new DS line, but honestly that is a whole lot of black that does make it blahh.
But I'm sure I'll soon have some and maybe the larger pieces will be much better in personal unfolded instead of the tiny peek that this image shows.

Terriaw said...

I have to confess that I have not been in love with Amy's last two collections. Not sure why though. Maybe I'm looking for something different these days, something new. So with that in mind, I really love Denyse's new collection! It's bold, it's different, it has dark and light elements, it has more geometric elements that I like, and it's less wallpaper looking that some fabrics. Just my two cents ;-)

CJ said...

Not digging the Greenfield Hill. I DO like some of Amy Butler's new line but am waiting to see it being used. It is soooo hard to tell the scale of the prints from images at online fabric stores. I'm a bit matchy matchy and it bugs me that the dots don't necessarily GO with the other prints. Like I said, I need to see it in use though.

Shirley said...

I actually like that line! After making a quilt for my brother who is 24 for Christmas, this has stuff that catches my eye for him. It just has a manly feel to me. :)

Alexandra said...

I felt blah about Soul Blossoms, but some prints grew on my while I was making the Sunshine Quilt. I find that a lot of fabric lines grow on me after seeing the beautiful things others have made! I;m sure Greenfield Hill will end up in my stash too (but not the roses!).

Sarah Craig said...

I agree with some of the other commenters that the Greenfield Hill might make a good man quilt - if the prints aren't too feminine. Otherwise, I'm not too keen on the colors and lack of "pop"!

Ren said...

Funny you say that - I was just admiring Soul Blossoms on another website, then thought 'hang on, but I don't like Soul Blossoms!' I guess it's grown on me :)

8machines said...

To me the Amy Butler is wonderful! I would love to get the whole line. She is my favorite designer. I wouldn't buy the other line.

Lorraine said...

I have ordered some Greenfield Hill even though I am not yet in love with it . I felt the same way when I saw Hope Valley but once I started using it , I was completely won over & use it over & over.

S said...

I totally love hope valley and I really like greenfield.Greenfield is moody and I love that. I don't have too many of Amy's fabrics, not since lotus.( which I loved). I will fall in love with a fabric when there is only one little scrap left then wish I had more.

leighwalter said...

You know I always think I love Amy's stuff, then I buy some and don't know what to do with it and it sits on my shelf (gasp!) I want to like it, it's got all the right ingredients, maybe I'm missing something! I'm afraid Greenfields is not for me either.

Leigh

Paige said...

I'm not feeling Greenfield Hill. I'm a newish quilter and was hoping for something I couldn't live without.

MeganAnne said...

Totally agree with you about Greenfields. I was so excited to see that Denyse Schmidt had a new line out. And then I was equally disapointed when I saw the uninspiring colors. The patterns didn't excite me either. Darn, because I'm head over heels for Hope Valley and Flea Market Fancy.

Emily Elizabeth said...

I feel like I've been disappointed by a lot of the big names lately. Not a fan of Greenfields at all, just a few prints of Soul Blossoms jump out at me, and I don't know what all the fuss about Innocent Crush is over. The one I'm really waiting for is Heather Ross' new line. I'm loving the sneak peak she gave us last week!

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