Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The First Cut is the Deepest...

Last week I took the Riley Blake ribbon off of my Fat Quarter bundle of "Sew Cherry" and laid them out on my cutting board...

I pressed each and every piece and marvelled at the fact that I was ironing my very own fabric for the very first time!...girls...I'm here to tell ya that dreams do come true:)

I was afraid and exited all at the same time to line up my ruler and slide my bling-ee red rotary cutter along the edge.
This is it ...the very first cut documented for you...my bloggy friends to share in my bliss.
Am I silly to make such a big deal about the first cut of my very first fabric line?

Probably.


But that's okay...I've always been known for my silliness...just ask my Mom...LOL:)



And the cutting continues...


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57 comments:

MichelleW said...

Wow - how wonderful! No you're not silly at all... I probably never would have cut into it, just carried a jelly roll around in my bag to show everybody lol.

Congratulations to you :0)

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

I'd be super excited about it!! Wow don't they all look so cheery and beautiful? You should be very proud of your fabric line, it's fab.

Jan said...

You have every right to feel excited, I would be too.
Can I ask you what the name of that wedge ruler thing is called and where can I get one please?

Jan said...

You have every right to feel excited, I would be too.
Can I ask you what the name of that wedge ruler thing is called and where can I get one please?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh I would be so giddy! I am so excited for you. You need to frame those first salvage pieces - like business' frame their first dollar.

Cardygirl said...

Beautiful fabrics ...congratulations ...you have every right to be VERY excited!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Congratulations Lori! What a thrill! Dreams.....yes....a very good thing, you inspire me.

Pat

Carol said...

Very exciting! Have tons and tons of fun!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Not silly at all! I can hardly wait for this fabric to be available. I'm getting excited about quilting again!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh is it possible to have soo much cuteness in one post?! :o) I don't think you are silly at all. I would have had shaky hands. :o) Your fabric is just precious and I can hardly wait to see what you are up to!
Have a great day!!
Sincerely, Trish

Diana said...

Lori, I am counting on you to let us know the VERY second it is available to be purchased!!
I LOVE it!
Diana in Illinois

LynCC said...

How fun!!! No silliness, at all. I'd be jumping up and down and crying, I'm sure. :) Thanks for letting us in on the moment. (And I love your fabric!)

Cynthia said...

That is very exciting! I was just thinking about your fabric and wondering what I was going to make with it. 10 minutes later, I saw your post!!! I am very excited about your beautiful fabric :)

ohiofarmgirl said...

Congrats to you...I would be jumping for joy! Dianntha

Sentimentally Me said...

Not Silly at all! I think it's WONDERFUL and can't wait to get my hands on some of it soon :)

A.J. Dub. said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing that with us! Such pretty fabrics.

Melody said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!

Truffle queen said...

Love the fabric! I can't even imagine seeing my name on a salvage! WOW

joliesjunebugboutique said...

So excited to see you designs for Market! Your fabric looks so pretty! I really love the polka dot with the roses!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Your fabric is super duper! Big congratulations to YOU.

Mommarock said...

It is not silly at all.. The fabric is just soooo beautiful! And sometimes it is like you are hurting that beautiful fabric.. you just have to convince yourself that what you are making is an even more beautiful display of all of the fabric TOGETHER>.

Katie said...

It IS a big deal, I'd be doing the very same thing :-)

Renea said...

Congratulations on the designing of this cute, cute fabric and for having the courage to cut into it. I am so excited to see what you are making and for this fabric to come to the quilt shops.

Magicaldamselfly said...

No way are you silly! I'm not sure I could have forced myself to cut into a piece of this yummy fabric. However, since you are the designer and I am only in love with this line I am going to have to get myself a set of FQ bundles and make some aprons, some new runners for my kitchen table and perhaps some yardage for new curtains in my county kitchen. I've always wanted a vintage country kitchen in this old farmhouse and this is the most vintage'ish (new word,teehee)fabric I've seen and it is the perfect line.

CONGRATS!!!!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Are you kidding? I'd do the same thing and do the happy dance!!

Jeanne Lex said...

So excited for you - I can just feel your hesitation ! Looking forward to seeing what you create from your beautiful fabric.

Amy said...

Oh it is lovely! You are one blessed gal! Ooh and btw I may have video taped it....lol congrats.

Maxine said...

So excited for you...I would not be able to cut straight, even with the help of the ruler..And to see my name on salvage...oh be still my heart...All I can say is CONGRATS!!!! And let us know when we can run in and buy it....

Donna said...

How exciting! It would have been hard to cut into! I love this fabric ... will have to have it!

Carrie P. said...

OH, you have a reason to be excited. I am excited for you. Have fun creating.

Sewn With Grace said...

Can hardly wait to see what you will create!

Sherri said...

They are just gorgeous! I'll bet even ironing them was a lot of fun! Can't wait to see those Dresdens!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You are NOT silly!! I think it is an incredible dream come true. Drink it all in :-)

Susan said...

Go ahead and be perfectly silly, I would be too. Beautiful prints and colors--exciting!

•stephanie• said...

can't wait to get my hands on some of this fabric.
darling!
{thanks for not including orange in this collection!}

Heather F. said...

I think your fabric is very pretty...but the reason I am commenting...it's the Doris Day! I am thinking I have to find my copy of Calamity Jane and watch it tonight. I love her. Congrats on your fabric line.

Terry said...

Congrats and enjoy the excitement...it's absolutely beautiful fabric...can't wait till it's available!!

Julie Harward said...

I had no idea that you had your own line...amazing! Gee, I know someone famous and she even won my give a way! Very cool ;D

ferne said...

It's a very big deal and I just about wanted to squeal with delight when I saw it. What a great line of fabric. Can't wait to see what you do with it now!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Congratulations and your fabric line is beautiful. You should be proud of yourself!!

Beth said...

I don't blame you for being excited, I think any of us would be the same way! Congratulations and hope there are many more in your future. And can I ask you where you go that adorable red rotary cutter???

Darlene said...

Silliness? Depends on who you ask - I think you just be as silly as you want to be and keep on giggling and smiling.

Got scraps???? LOL

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm so so sew excited for you! The line looks so cute and cheerful, like you. Can't wait to see what you make AND MEET YOU IN SLC! xo

Sew A Little Happiness said...

I love your fabric line, especially the red polka dots! It's so exciting! Yes, you should be super excited! Shout it loud!
It's your season to celebrate!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Lori! It could not be cuter...can't wait to have a chance to play with some--and to meet you in SLC, too!

Meri said...

Are you kidding? You have every right to be doing the happy dance with that rotary cutter, sister! What a beautiful line...I can't wait for MY rotary cutter to be sliding through some of it, too!

Cathy H. said...

Lori, it's a gorgeous line! Congratulations!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm a little verclempt seeing your name on the selvage. That part I'd have to save and hang from the rafters!

a little bit biased said...

Oh you're not silly. It's gorgeous. Just gorgeous! Gotta get my hands on all of it. Congrats Lori!

Peters said...

Oh you are not silly at all. How exciting! And the fabrics are so fun. I need to order some :) Congratulations.

Katie said...

That is awesome! You now have your first cut documented FOREVER!! Congrats, that is so exciting.

donna said...

I love your Sew Cherry Fabric. Congradulations on you fabrics. I can not wait until I can have some of my own.
Hugs
donna

Stina said...

Ahhh...silly you to think you are silly... I know I would have smiled from ear to ear.... and I bet you were smiling all the time cutting...;0)
The fabrics are soooooo pretty!!!!

Sandy said...

Such a gorgeous line of fabric....yes, you can brag all you want..what an honor! Can't wait until I can buy some!

Joanna said...

Lori, I'm catching up on my blog reading and just had to comment on this post of yours. How amazing is it to have your own fabric?!! I am drooling over it! I think my very fav one is the green/white polka dot with pink roses. So SO beautiful! A big congratulations to you and may you enjoy all the success you deserve!! I'm with Nanette - you MUST do something fabulous with the slevage!!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Sew Very Cherry Exciting!

Sandra Henderson said...

I am SO happy for you! You deserve it! Just womderful news! Xo

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