The new fabric continues to arrive in store, the latest being another collection of Kaffe Fassett. They are the wildest colours, but somehow they all seem to work! Seems you can put together absolutely anything you like, from hot pink and turquoise to bright orange and grey. And that's all on the same piece! I've been scouring the books to find just the right project, but have a few others to finish before I start on a new one!
I have left these photos on "small" but you can enlarge by clicking on them. The one on the left is the Kaffe Fassett which adds to the blues,purples and pinks that previously arrived. The centre picture is a mixture - long legged chooks, apples and co-ordinates in a lovely sky blue, fresh green, chocolate and splashes of sunshine yellow. I plan to make an apron out of these! The last range is called Red Letter Day, and has been in stock for a few weeks now (just didn't get to feature it) Lots of cute ducks, circles, balloons and stripes. Gorgeous fresh colours and is looking fabulous in the few quilts that have already been made. All of these fabrics are $25m with FQ's at $6.00. Yes, the prices have crept up a bit, (due to all the reasons you hear over and over on the news) but I have seen these advertised for a couple of dollars a metre more, at some Aust. shops.
A few of us had a great afternoon last Saturday, stitching "a la Kellie, (Don't Look Now) style". Kellie does the most wonderful raw edge applique and allover background quilting. Her patterns are inspirational - often an explosion of colour or subtle pastels. All of them require lots of free motion stitching so we started off with pillow size! Not sure yet, if we're ready to take on a full quilt, but the small projects are a wonderful starting place.
Some chose to fussy cut flowers from fabric to match quilts they are making, others worked from scraps. Still lots of stitching to be done but I'm looking forward to seeing the end results.
Thanks to all that have responded to the "Special Announcement". One more week to get your comments in for the ELEVEN FQ's. Some have chosen to email, so I will add their names to the draw as well. Remember, they are FQ's of your choice, so could go a long way to making that next quilt or a couple of bags! Or maybe you're ready to try out the new hat patterns.
Our next retreat is almost here! Just 10 days or so, and another weekend of stitching fun, laughter and good times, plus all the yummies we get to eat and drink. Still plenty of spaces, let me know if you wish to join in.
A few more completed bargellos have come in ready to send off to the long arm quilters. A couple of people that made them previously, have lined up to make another!
That's enough from me - still have a few border lines to quilt on the wonky squares.
Talk soon, Sandy.