Monday, December 30, 2013

Bring Me Flowers

Leading up to the Christmas break I have been slowly working on getting my Bring Me Flowers BOM from Amitie up to date.


They are such happy, cheery blocks.


I simply love receiving these delightful patterns and fabrics in the mail each month.


This one was a little fiddly...


All very worth the effort.


Slowly getting up to date.


14 beautiful blocks now completed.


More blocks to be worked on through January. I love the colours in this one...


And the shapes (and gorgeous Liberty fabric) in this...


Wishing you all a wonderful New Years. I look forward to seeing what creativity 2014 will bring. xo

Friday, December 13, 2013

Oh Baby!

It's been a while since I've made a baby quilt, but I now have a wonderful excuse to make one. My brother and his wife have a new addition to their family...a beautiful little girl called Imogen. It was fun to pull out some bright fabrics, based around navy and lime with kicks of pink, yellow and aqua thrown in.


I love the plus quilt pattern, so quick and easy to whip up. These blocks are 3 1/2 inch finished.


Now to get onto the quilting.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Shopping

Fabric shopping of course!!!

Recently I discovered on instagram that two lovely friends have opened an etsy fabric shop yay! Called Polka Dot Tea Fabrics, Danielle and Jeannette are stocking their lovely shop with wonderful Japanese fabrics and others. A few days ago this divine bundle found it's way to my door...


Isn't it stunning? A fat quarter bundle of Japanese linen/cotton blend by Kei. It has a lovely hand and will be perfect for cutting into quilts, bags, whatever!!


Now my little fat quarter pile smells like the thyme they have been sitting on for their photo shoot...yummy!


Also arriving at my door was another installment of luscious Liberty's from Amitie's Stash club. This has been a fabulous way to get little squares of Liberty, mine are being saved up for something special one day!


On Friday I drove up to Amitie (I am very fortunate that I can drive there, even if it is an hour away, it is so well worth the trip). Bumping into lovely friends there (Andi - Patchandi who is blogging again yay!, Judy - A Very Fine House, Miriam - Yellow Roses), I did come away with a few extra's to add to my stash...


The perle 8 threads are my second lot in these colours for my kantha like quilt (Flower Garden) that I am still slowly working on, 1/4 inch row at a time. It will be time for some more photo's and an update of this one very soon!


And talking of fabric shopping, Emma and Sarah (Treehouse Textiles) and I ran into Kathy Doughty (Material Obsession) at AQM the other day. Did you catch up on the news she has her first fabric range being released in January? Called A Wandering Mind (I love it), the colours are saturated and beautiful and remind me of her! You can see them on the wall and in the quilt in front of us and read more about them here.


Congratulations Kathy!

Phew, a busy fabric week! I will leave you with a photo of the perfectly pink Peonies my friend bought me the other day...stunning! xo