My older sister lives in Gabon with her husband and three kids. They live a life in which every weekend they are here:
Yeah, rough, right?? My twin sister, Cate, recently went for a three week visit. The country is amazingly beautiful. A good portion of it is a natural reserve and so she saw things like this:
Not to mention the jungle goes right up to the ocean so you see animals enjoying the surf.
But on to what we all really care about... fabric! My sisters were kind enough to gather a number of yards for their fabric addicted sister. It's all so beautiful and inspirational!
Some that I think will have to be whole cloth quilts. I can't cut into the amazing large scale designs.
Some home dec. weight:
Some great repeats:
And check out the selvedges:
I have done a bit of reading on how to lock inks in fabric but if any of you have any tips I'm all ears! Definitely going to be going against my usual no prewashing laziness with these. I want them to last and the colors to hold so please do comment if you've got suggestions!