Nancy Mims of Mod Green Pod has offered up an organic line of quilting weight fabric that lets eco-concious consumers have their cake and eat it too, as it were. With Free to Grow, she has managed to put forth a collection of designs that have both complexity and depth of color, and the distinction of being printed on 100% cotton to boot. It seems she has succeeded in her endeavor in "shaking the beige out of organic". She has found a niche in the textile industry that could use filling! Take a peek at this interview about her "Eco Chic" style.
Robert Kaufman, the collaborative manufacturer behind this collection, has offered up some great Free Downloadable Patterns for the Itty Bitty Dress, the Lickety Split Bag, and the Shana Tunic seen here. The designs come to us from Made by Rae, and the lovelies you see are from Knitty Bitties.
We have the collection available in full, both in yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles. The quilt, Hanging Garden, seen here is available as a free pattern download as well.
Nancy and I actually had the same mustard colored flats on but Charlie failed to capture that fun detail I'm afraid. That's what happens when your husband has the camera at a fabric show. I could have camped out in one of those chairs, donned one of the handmade bags, and pretended to be part of the decor. Or maybe I would have just jumped at any excuse to grab a seat after our marathon of speedwalking/browsing for three days straight!