Monday, 27 June 2011

Wonderful fabrics to come!

I had a fun day yesterday choosing new fabrics from Robert Kaufman at my supplier’s open day……….along with the yummy cakes on offer ;o)

Already on order are fabrics from Jewels of India collection together with wonderful cotton silk co-ordinate called Radiance. Hopefully these fabrics will be in stock soon!


So…..what did I find to order yesterday?

The first collection is some wonderful Patina Handpaints from Artisan Batiks. The colours in these are absolutely wonderful.


The second collection is called La Scala and features a wonderfully rich main print.

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My quickly taken photos don’t do justice to the rich colours in these prints.

The last collection is called Florentine which again has a wonderful main print


These circular shapes are approx. 15” in diameter and just shout out to me to place them in the centre of a quilt…….

These are the other colourways and co-ordinates

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Again my photos don’t show the richness of colour in these fabrics.

And now the frustrating wait until the fabrics are delivered!!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sandown Show

It was only possible for me to be at the show at Sandown for one day this year as my son had a camping weekend with Cubs which needed him being picked up at 10am on  Sunday morning.

So far the show has been very good and busy. I think originally it suffered from the appearance of the Festival of Quilts in August but it has suddenly found its way again, which of course is excellent for quilters in the south east. There were some lovely quilts in the show including of course Sandie Lush’s championship quilt……..

Below are a couple of pics of my end of the stand



Oh and this is how far I have managed to get with my Bali Pop quilt.

Hoping to fit in some sewing time today!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Just Gotta Do It!

Its no use!

I have to do it!

I’ve been feeling twitchy for days and need to get it out of my system!

Yep I need to crack this baby open


and have a play and make the quilt pattern I found online the other day. Its going to make a great class……….

Sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Starstruck BOM and Sandown Quilt Show

Its been a funny couple of days since my son came back from his School Journey residential break in Devon; a combination of having been busy while he was away and not sleeping well has meant I had very little energy to get on with things today

This year’s block of the month programme has just started. Starstruck was designed by Terri Straats from Sweet Treasures and uses quick machine piecing techniques.

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The colours of the BOM quilt are pink and green and use fabrics from Robert Kaufman and the finished size of the quilt is approx. 79” square. Full details of the programme can be found on the website or you can email for a registration form.


The next quilt show of the year is almost upon us; the National Quilt Championships at Sandown Racecourse, Esher, Surrey. The van is packed and its setting up day tomorrow. The show runs for three days from Friday.

Do come and say hello if you are going to the show!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Wildwood Fabrics

This collection is now on the website featuring a tree panel which runs across the full width of the fabric together with some coordinating fabrics.


I have also finally got some shade cards for the King Tut threads in stock. These cards are made with the actual threads and are sold at cost. There are three cards in total one with the original 50 colours, the second with the newer 50 shades and the final card has the latest solid colour threads. These newer solid threads are being delivered tomorrow!


Saturday, 11 June 2011

To Blog or Not to Blog!

That would appear to be the question.
Having been woken by one of the cats at 5.30am I find I have a bit of extra time on my hands today.

Many of you are friends on facebook or like my page on there…………some of you are both! Is that being keen or stalking? lol. I find I usually post things to facebook as its quicker and more immediate and you can see more clearly any feedback and reaction but of course on my blog I can write a bit more at length.

Some people have all their social networking sites connected…………their blogs, facebook and twitter accounts etc ……but they say the same thing on each site and I have to say I find it a bit tiresome reading exactly the same thing over and over again…….or is that just me? I think maybe another reason I don’t blog as often as I should is that I want to avoid doing that.

Where do you find it easiest or prefer to read about updates?


Anyway mini moan over………….

I have had a couple of small fabric deliveries in the last couple of weeks. Firstly Wildwood from Camelot Cottons180x180__patterns_1247 which features this wonderful full width tree and co-ordinating branch-like fabrics.

I also have a rust colourway in stock.






The other delivery this week was Imperial Collection 7 from Robert Kaufman.

012 I have been so busy editing this week I haven’t had the chance to take them out of their wrappers yet!

As usual, my creative juices start flowing whenever I get new fabrics in stock and I have a couple of quick quilts planned for both these collections………..

Newly ordered this week but not due for delivery until the autumn at the earliest are the 4th Bali Pop collection.


The colours in this collection are just so yummy I can’t wait to get them in stock……especially when I discovered a wonderfully simple but effective pattern for using pre-cut strips this week.