Friday, February 26, 2016

New fabrics and lovely customers

One of the best parts about owning a shop is when lovely customers come in to share the things they have made with our fabrics.
The mini quilt above was made by Helen in a Deb Louie workshop. I just wish I could make time to play with the fabric like this.
The Tilda quilt, below,  was made by Maxine with the fat quarter bundle of fabrics she won from our facebook giveaway.  Thanks for bringing your quilts in girls.
I have been enjoying "the Splendid Sampler" quilt along. This is my first block for the quilt- centre.
The heart block on the left is for my red and white quilt -one of the reasons I am doing this quilt and the block on the right is the practice block. Not sure what I am going to do with this yet. And I made the pincushion from a link from one of the designers.
New Tilda fabrics -Pardon my Garden and Spring Diaries.
Little Ruby from Bonnie and Camille at Moda. 
Black Tie Affair by Moda
And another Bonnie and Camille range called Vintage Picnic.
Much more to come - lots of new fabrics, two or maybe more Splendid Sampler blocks, new quilt sample from the Tilda range and some customer quilts.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Splendid Sampler

The first I knew about the Splendid sampler was when one of the designers Vicki signed me up to the facebook page.  What is the Splendid Sampler? Google it - it's going to be huge!  Over 10,000 people have signed up to the facebook page. Basically two designers - Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson got together, had an idea and signed up another 80 American and Australian designers and over the next 12 months are giving away the patterns for two 6 1/2"blocks each week - a total of 100 blocks. Get in now I think sign-ups end this weekend.

So I had to sign up, cos I need another project :) And the main reason was that I started a similar project a few years ago  - It Just Takes Two - using red and white fabrics.  So my thoughts are that I will make two blocks- one in  the colours above and a red and white one. The new project encouraging me to finish an old one. And I will finish two quilts by next year!

The block above is the sample block to try out your colours. It is  a bit darker than the blocks I will be making for the quilt, but I just needed to use these Cotton and Steel fabrics.

So watch this space, I hope I can keep up!