Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae
although it wasn't love at first sight, Daisy Mae grew on me. i ordered a bunch of prints from joann.com when they were on sale. they were out of stock on one of the prints i ordered and it took forever to arrive, but here they are. i had to deal with the individually wrapped and excessively taped packages which were a giant PITA to rip open. on the other hand, i didn't have to leave my house to get them. most of the fabrics were just a few inches too long, but a couple were a half-yard or even a yard more than i'd ordered and they are also cut in a very haphazard fashion. i'm not trying to complain about getting more yardage than i'd ordered and i'm glad i wasn't shorted but perhaps if they cut more accurately they wouldn't have been out of stock on one of the prints i really wanted. i tried to stay away from too much blue because my blue stash is out of control, but it's one of my favorite colors. i wasn't as keen on the oranges and i don't have much green in the stash. i like that the line has a lot of basics that seem to blend well with other fabrics.

i'm going to sound like a hypocrite after laughing at the Sugar Creek controversy but i really am disappointed with the quality of this line. it's very inconsistent. i'm convinced they used different substrates for different prints. some of the fabrics feel fine, while others feel quite cheap. a Fabric Traditions rep stated in the DS quilts group that they're switching to a different producer for future lines. apparently there's another one coming out in January. between that one and the reprint of Flea Market Fancy, heaven help me.

2 comments:

  1. i go back and forth on whether i like these prints. sometimes i find them sweet and other times i find them lacking something--they are less complex than most fabrics printed today. hadn't quite also factored in the lower quality of the fabric. oy.

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  2. i think this is my favorite of her joanns lines.  i haven't bought any yet because i have been feeling a bit tired of the joanns lines.  i really really like them though, so i am sure that i will get them all...  luckly my local joanns has EVERY print.  if you need something more just let me know. 

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