Oh my gosh where to start. You know you are in trouble when the deliveryman parks bum in at the shop to deliver your parcels. The doors opened and excitement turned to nervousness as box after box was unloaded. Majella and I look at each other with the same “deer in the headlight” look - what had we ordered? The answer was simple – loads of delicious fabrics that are just waiting to be made into scrumptious quilts, stunning cushions and decorator items, a gorgeous skirt or a new bag for summer – the list goes on and on. Also arriving in store were new voiles - they are so fine and just slip through your fingers - you will have to pop in to the store to see them, they make absolutely divine backings for your quilts. So here are the new fabrics – I hope they tempt you as much as they did Majella and I………….
Heirloom - from Joel Dewberrry......
Loulouthi - by Anna Maria Horner
New from Martha Negley Taza - from Dena Designs - I am in love with these soft shades!
Isn't this just the cutest combination of grey, pink and black for a baby girl. Such whimsy!
These delicious browns and pinks are from Judie Rothermel - The Cocheco Mills Collection from the American Textile History Museum. What a mouthful!
Also arriving at the shop today was the new book from Kaffe Fassett – Quilts in Sweden. Kaffe choose to display his quilts in the oldest open-air museum in the world, the picturesque Skansen Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. The book is filled with beautiful quilts taking advantage of sensational colour stories from Kaffe, Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs. This is a wonderful book just waiting to be added to your quilt library. If you are a collector or lover of Kaffe's fabrics then keep an eye out for the new range of fabrics due to arrive in store shortly. Majella and I loved them all so much that we just couldn't make our minds up so we ordered the whole collection. I hope you enjoy the following snapshots from inside Kaffe's new book…….
It is so dreadfully cold here at the moment - I don't know where that gorgeous spring weather went that we were all delighting in just a few days ago. The smell of fresh coffee along with the realisation that I have some of my mum's chocolate caramel slice (the best in the world) in my bag is dragging me away. There is also the small matter of what to make first from all the new arrivals - so a busy day ahead for me.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein
Enjoy your weekend.......lisa