Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fabric Love

Yes, I have been awol from the computer for a couple of weeks, will be away this week too but hope to be back soon. However I HAD to drop in to show the wonderful parcels I found in my letterbox this week. When Amy Butler's Love range came out last year, I thought it was wonderful and bought the entire range. Amy's new range Soul Blossoms has done it for me again.
I purchased this lot from the wonderful Quilthome and it arrived quickly to my door.
I love these two prints with the gorgeous border next to each selvedge...
 Adore this one...
 Love the dots...
From another fabulous online shop, Hawthorne Threads came a couple of Anna Maria Voiles. These had been originally released as dobby fabrics, though on this second release they are plain voiles....but lovely just the same. Purchased mainly to be used as bindings.
And last but by absolutely no means least.....Kim McLeans incredible Flower Garden pattern purchased from the gorgeous Liza Prior Lucy over at Glorious Colour.
If you are yet to discover the delights of Kim's amazing appliques, you may want to visit the Glorious Applique blog where many wonderful stitchers are providing bucket loads of inspiration while working on a Kim McLean pattern! One of the things I adore about Kim's patterns are that her pattern sheets are already to size...no running to the local library to find a photocopier, all the enlarging is already done for you.

I'm slowly working away at my other Kim McLean Roseville Album quilt (which I must finish before I start the new one!)  I have discovered a new way to applique (thanks to Liza Prior Lucy) and have talked about it over at GA. I hope to show it here soon. Should be back to 'normality' soon (whatever that is)!  Have a wonderful weekend. xo

22 comments:

nicolette said...

Inspired by your quilts I bought the Lollypop pattern and became a fan of the Glorious Applique blog.
I’m still looking for a great background fabric.

Love those fabrics! When you order fabrics in the US, don’t you have to pay VAT and extra Custom taxes in Australia? I’m waiting for some fabrics to arrive for weeks now. I’m afraid they are catched on the way by the custom office.

Stephanie said...

I haven't bought any new fabrics as I've been waiting for Soul Blossoms. That's my next big purchase. Can't wait to see it in person. Lucky you. On line photos certainly do not highlight the border in those prints. Squeal with delight! I know exactly what I'm making with mine. Can't wait to see what you make with yours.

Kim said...

WOW! Enlightenment!! Love the front basting technique! I'm going to have to give that a go! I haven't delved in to any of Kim's patterns yet because the prep work made me leery. This may change that! Thanks, Cathy!

Miriam said...

Wow, that is gorgeous fabric! I especially like those border prints too!
Are you going to use Kaffe fabrics for Kim's Flower Garden?

YankeeQuilter said...

Beautiful fabrics! I love it when new fabrics show up in the mail and they are just as nice has you hoped they would be when you saw them on line!

Elaine said...

I love those Amy Butler prints. Can't wait to see what you do with them. They are so bold.
And the Flower Garden Applique pattern. I always love applique.

Chookyblue...... said...

you sure do love those bold prints........I do like some.........others are a bit much but you work magic with them all..........

alobsiger said...

Ahhhhh! Looking forward to owning lots of Soul Blossoms! What gorgeous parcels you received! Rats, I just ordered some of the new Kaffes over at Glorious Patchwork but didn't stop to see that there was a new pattern from Kim. Must rectify NOW. :-) Thanks for sharing the loveliness!

Andi said...

You enabler you!!!

Maree: said...

Yummy Yummy Yummy!!!!!

Em said...

I cannot wait for you to start that quilt with those yummy applique flowers! GOing to be a show stopper!!!!!!!!!! If you have any fabrics you absolutely hate...I'd be thrilled to take them off your hands >:)!!

Sarah said...

Ooohh, the new Amy Butler fabrics look lovely! Your applique stitching is phenomenal Cathy. If I don't "speak" to you again before, I hope you have a very merry Christmas! xxx

Julia Wood said...

I have a question about the front basting applique technique. How do you know where to sew with your machine on the stitching line? Do you trace the pattern on the applique fabric? How to you line it up on the background? I follow the Glorious Applique blog, too, and saw the Liza video clip, but this part I don't get.

Nedra said...

Soul Blossoms should be at our local quilt store any day, and I can hardly wait to get some too!

Janet said...

Fabulous fabrics that'll be wonderful quilts next year I expect. I love the one that looks like an art deco flower. Have to have all of Kim's patterns and that's such a great technique.

Jackie said...

Yes, I am so excited about Soul Blossoms!! It should be in the shop any day now. They are just beautiful!! Perfect with her thread collection too. The new Kaffes that came in are to die for as well. I am looking forward to seeing what you will make with Soul Blossoms, especially the border print!

Crispy said...

OMGosh Cathy those fabrics are AMAZING!! I have to pretend I haven't seen them so I don't go buy them right now.....maybe after Christmas LOL.

Crispy

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

Love the new fabrics. Are you still on the RA?
These fabrics are so inspiring.

Jantine said...

I would love to hear about this new way of appliqué, so please come back soon! Love the fabrics too!

izzy inspired said...

lots of gorgeous fabrics! I have to go take a look at those new Amy butlers...I may need a few myself.

Cara said...

Great fabric choices! Amy Butler's prints are always so awesome.

MissyMack said...

I've just had a wee look through your blog - love your stuff! I just stumbled upon your blog (the best way I reckon.) Love the fabrics and colours of the new Amy Butlers. Just gorgeous!