I've tried working with solids from many manufacturers, but this is the first time I've had the pleasure of seeing and touching the DS Modern Solids from FreeSpirit Fabrics in person. The colour saturation is incredible and the hand absolutely lovely. While other solids may lack softness, colour depth and/or opacity, this fabric hits a home run in each of those categories. Admittedly, I have not yet washed it, but I have high hopes for success with this cloth. Take a look:
The box contains 75 fat quarters, all folded so prettily it will be almost heartbreaking to take them out and start cutting. I mean, couldn't you just turn this baby on it's side and display it in a book case? I have big plans. Huge plans, in fact, for this fabric. I'm issuing a personal challenge to myself to create a quilt using every last colour in this box and piecing it with my Improv Under the Influence technique. I've got my inspiration photo, taken recently on a trip to the Vancouver Art Gallery, and I will set to work just as soon as some other obligated sewing is off the (rather long) list. To see some beautiful quilts created exclusively with these solids, take a look here.
So head on over to Massdrop and check out the deal...rumour has it if the number of orders climb high enough, the lowest price will drop to an astonishing $119.95 US!!!! [Even if you're shopping in Canadian currency, that is a ridonculous deal of about a toonie per FQ.]
What would you say if I told you that you could WIN this entire box? That's right, Massdrop will ship one of these boxes anywhere in the world to one lucky reader of Poppyprint. You are most welcome!! There are two simple ways to enter:
1. Sign up for a Massdrop account by clicking this link and you'll automatically be entered.
OR (please note that there is one entry per person, so just enter with option 1 or option 2)
2. If you already have a Massdrop account, leave one comment here letting us know what quilting item you would like to see offered on their site. YOUR EMAIL MUST BE LINKED TO YOUR COMMENT, OR YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS LEFT IN YOUR COMMENT! Sorry, but there's no way for us to contact "no reply bloggers", and we'll have to draw another name.
It's an incredible giveaway that will just take seconds to enter. Having a Massdrop account gives you access to super deals, but there is no obligation to buy anything, so I think it's worth a sign up. I've made 3 previous purchases (Liberty tana lawn bundle, Cotton & Steel remix bundles and a non-quilting item as well) and been very happy with them all, as I've been with their top-notch customer service.
Massdrop will randomly select a winner in 5 days' time. GOOD LUCK!!!