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Tamarinis new Speakeasy line Glows


Good morning my beautiful quilty friends! Ok, all of you that read my blog know that I am what my partner lovingly refers to as a "batik freak". I would rather buy a batik than another other fabric almost any day. As a result, I am always on the look out the batik section of the quilt shop or when a batik line comes out from one of my favorite companies. You also might have noticed that I've become a huge fan of Tamarinis! Every line she makes is gorgeous and as a picky consumer I feel thrilled that she makes my batik shopping more fun every year.

I don't normally post a picture of the whole line when I blog, but this time around I thought I would talk about what I look for in a good fabric line, so I wanted to show you all of the fabrics that are available in the delectable Speakeasy line from Island Batik.

I often think Tamarinis and I must channel a similar psyche because she creates lines that do exactly what I'm looking for. As you look through the options in the photo above, note that she has lights and darks, several medium values, coordinating colors, a couple of powerful stand outs, and a general luminosity that makes the fabric a little something special. As you can see, from a design standpoint, the bases are loaded and we are ready to hit a home run. Tamarinis knows that I like powerful brights and I'm less drawn in by lines that don't contain a red, so she was sure I might not go for this one, but as you can see it was the glow of this line that made it sure to delight me.