Friday, 8 May 2009

Fabric Stash!

At the request of the lovely Sandra at Pepperberry&Co here is a quick glimpse of the fabrics I bought on Wednesday whilst that pesky Clive the carrot was hijacking my blog!

This is also a sneak peak at the quilt I am making (I didn't take any before pictures as I was itching to get started!). This is my first ever quilt. I'll post some more pics of it when I'm finished - I've only done the top at the moment. Its based on a pattern in a fab book called "Bend the Rules Sewing" by Amy Karol (check out her fab blog Angry Chicken). The quilt is a bit too pink (I wanted to use turquoise but I couldn't find enough matching turquoise fabrics!) and I have no idea what I am going to do with it but I am already insanely proud of it - I never thought I'd be able to do something like this. Bit worried about the actual quilting and binding but we'll see what happens.

I've got this lovely Cath Kidston fabric to put on the back. I don't normally buy Cath Kidston as it is a bit expensive but I couldn't resist this!

And as if that wasn't enough look what arrived in the post this morning - yay!

I LOVE these fabrics and I have lots of plans for them. Unfortunately they were a bit soggy when they arrived - thanks Royal Mail!! They made it all the way from the US unharmed and then they got wet being delivered this morning!

There won't be much blogging going on round here this weekend as I'm going to a weekend mosaic workshop. I am very excited - I have always wanted to learn how to make a mosaic. We are supposed to bring a few ideas with us and I already have a notebook full! Hopefully I'll have lots of pics to show you and a lovely mosaic at the end!

Right - I'm off to paint the bathroom - woohoo! The fun never stops...

Dotty xx

PS. Sorry about the rubbish pics - stupid English weather is not giving me much good light at the mo!


bex said...

ohhh wow!! those fabrics are amasing!! i have the same book!!! its great, speaking of books..i juts rbought another one on darn cute. looks like it does what it says on the can

Anonymous said...

Love the fabrics!!!
And yes you are eligible.

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Oooh, lovely fabrics! I'm so proud of you for making a quilt. It's something I really want to try sometime soon, so I would just love to hear more about the process from you. Good luck with the mosaic workshop!!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Ooh, very jealous of those fabrics! Simply stunning!

Kitty said...

Mmmmmmmm, yummy fabrics. I have some of those Erin McMorris ones in my stash.

The mosaic workshop sounds fab - can't wait to see the results.


Delilah + Jack said...

I am enamoured by these prints! I have aspired to make a quilt out of discarded clothes and psychedelic bedsheets forever...maybe when I return from the trip?!?!?

I appreciate the comments....the concentration camp was sobering trip...most of the students were (luckily) respectful.

Anyways, send my regards to clive!



Anonymous said...

Hello there! Hope you don't mind strangers commenting but just wanted to say your quilt looks great so far. I've been umming and ahhhing about making one for a while but always putting it off because it seems too hard.

Your post has made me decide to just go for it, so thanks! And good luck!

Katrina said...

The new fabric arrivals look fantastic! Who is the designer?

Anonymous said...

yes yes yes....who is the designer on those beeee-oooootiful fabrics....I love love love the maroon one :D

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