Quilting, quilting, quilting!

Quilting, quilting, quilting!

Quilting, quilting, quilting!

July 5, 2013 | Crafts | No Comments

I’ve been spending more and more time thinking about quilts – that’s normal for the height of summer, right? With the Festival of Quilts just around the corner (8-11 August 2013), I’m forgiving myself for being a little over excited. That might be something of an understatement – I’m not a little over excited, I’m bouncing-off-the-walls excited! I’m not only going to the show for one day, I’ll be attending the entire event! I’ve teamed up with Vilene – the folks that make a whole help of quilting & sewing essentials, like batting, fleeces, interfacings, you name it – and begun working on some exciting projects for the show.


Of course, I’ve been raiding my stash – pulling out all the quilting threads, pins, putting a fresh blade in the rotary cutter, checking I’ve got all the machine needles a girl with a huge ‘to make list’ could wish for but, it’s always nice to hunt out some fresh inspiration. And, by fresh inspiration, I clearly mean I need new fabrics, and the latest offerings from Art Gallery Fabrics do not disappoint!

Sometime you come across a collection that is so beautiful you could just weep (please say that it’s not just me?!) and Indian Summer by Sarah Watson is just that!
So, this is a print for Littles, but I know I wont be alone in adoring these wonderful designs – foxes leaping over grassy mounds, teepees, feathers, inky bears and bold colourful motifs – it’ll have you wanting to pack up the tent and head out for a weekend in the wilderness! With two tonal colourways – the cool Spirit Lake and the warm Mystic Mountain – there are so many possibilities with this quirky and charming collection.

Not one to shy away from a shout-it-at-the-top-of-you-voice bold, the Urban Mod collection looks as though it could have been created just for me!DSC_0694

Geometric Motifs – check
Mustard Yellow – check
Graphite Grey – check
Yup! You guys, this has my name written all over it!

These Art Gallery Fabrics were supplied by the lovely guys over at Hantex – be sure to check out your local stockist to snap up these perfect-for-summer prints!

Now, all that I need to do it decide which of these two fabrics collections to slice into first.

Will you be heading to the Festival of Quilts this summer? You’ll find me – and a whole host of my creations- on the Vilene stand, be sure to swing by  and say hello!

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