A few weeks ago we received the most gorgeous decorator weight fabrics from
Amy Butler and to accompany them we ordered Anna Maria Horner's
voiles. Whilst in Houston at the Quilt Show we had a lady arrive to class wearing
a very elegant jacket which we later discovered was made by the lovely Kay Whitt.
So we choose our fabrics and ta dah.............a stunning jacket and matching skirt.
The jacket belongs to me (lucky, lucky, lucky) but the skirt belongs to Kyleigh
our very talented seamstress who made both items. Kyleigh made Amys
Barcelona skirt from the offcuts of my jacket teamed with another piece from the
range. Kyleigh is off to Nepal to go trekking for 3 weeks so the skirt may not fit
her when she returns........wouldn't it be a shame if I got to keep that too!
One of the joys of working in a quilt shop is that we are constantly surrounded by beauty.
It can take many forms - kindness, support, friendship, encouragement, laughter
and of course fabrics and quilts. So here is some more beauty to feast your eyes on.........
Sorry the photo is so washed out but the light is now coming in thru the windows of the classroom. This quilt has been made from Pom Pom de Paris from French General - very girly and romantic. The fabric has been literally walking out the door - if you love soft, pretty and feminine then this is the range for you. My only advise is you better come quick.
Over Christmas Majella spent her free time handpiecing these beautiful stars which make up the latest Collections for a Cause quilt with the Hope range. It is now hanging in the shop waiting to be quilted but looking beautiful. Majella said that whenever she sat to have a cup of tea she would do a few more stitches and before you knew it a star was built. She must have had a lot of cups of tea......... of course we are all jealous that it belongs to her and not to us. Here is a close up of the stars for your enjoyment. So yummy!
We have also been busily making quilts from Kim Diehl's books and here is the first of three that we have been working on. Called High Cotton it is from her book Simple Comforts. Can't wait for it to be quilted.
The only place that housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary.