So of course when I heard they had published a second book, I just had to have it! It arrived a couple of days ago, and I haven't been able to put it down since. The girls have outdone themselves with another incredible book and another 21 wonderful quilt patterns.
I think the thing that appeals most to me about this one is the shared inspiration...Kathy and Sarah have started with the same fabric, or the same block template etc, and come up with two very different quilts.
It's fun to see where their individual thought processes took them. The quilts are all beautifully photographed by Kathy's husband John Doughty. John has photographed these amazing quilts in various beautiful locations, as well as provided a large flat shot of each quilt.
Well done girls, and thanks for such inspiration, not to mention absolute eye candy!
Since this second book was published, Sarah Fielke has left the Material Obsession team to become creative director of a new site called SEWN. Sarah is having a launch party and I have decided to join the fun.
The website will have just about everything you can think of that you would want online as a sewer. There are forums, online advice from industry experts, conversion charts, colour wheels, free patterns and class listings.
There will be interviews with all your favourite designers, quilters, patterns makers and authors. There will be tutorials with me and with other sewers from here and overseas, podcasts and coverage from shows and articles about all maner of exciting things....run over to Sarah's site to join the competition and read a lot more about this groovy site.
Bloggers are encouraged to join in the fun with their own giveaway so I will be giving away 25cms each of these 3 gorgeous fabrics. Simply leave a comment on this post and I will announce the winner on the Sewn launch day - Monday 8th June. Open to international readers too!
And as for Material Obsession...Kathy Doughty is still at the helm of this amazing shop in Sydney. Check out her incredibly inspiring blog where you will see what she and her lovely customers and friends are creating.