Monday, 27 January 2014

lush fabric and a draught excluder

More beautiful fabric arrived last week and I've just got round to taking pics so I can show you.

First up I got some more pretties to add to my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt - yeah I've not started yet but at least I've got more than enough fabric ;)

These are all from Simply Sweet Fabric:

Feedsack III by Sara Morgan FQ bundle and Aloe Flower, Grandma's Garden by Darlene Zimmerman

Camellia Flower, Grandma's Garden by Darlene Zimmerman; Sasparilla Check in Teal, October Afternoon by Riley Blake; Little Pink Dot, Sweet Shoppe by Michele D'Amore and Bella Solids in Gray (love this colour - excuse the shadow in the picture it really is the perfect soft gray)

Then I got to spend my voucher at the wonderful Village Haberdashery and picked up more beautiful prints:

Domino Dot in Geranium and Navy, Waterfront Park by Violet Craft; Textured Stripe in Malachite, Florence by Denyse Schmidt; Vintage Floral in Red, Urban Classics by Nancy Mahoney

I'm even really sure why but I am so in love with the vintage floral print, it's a great scale and such brilliant colours. Some fabrics just totally draw you in and this is one of them. I think these 'modern' prints will work really well combined with the repro fabrics and make it more interesting.

I've actually managed some sewing too and got the custom draught excluder finished. I used this great pattern by Martha Stewart and that's the first check off my FAL list. It looks kind of weird in the late night flash photograph but it's much prettier in real life and less lumpy looking!! Plus I tested it and it does it's job!

Finish Along 2014

Molli Sparkles
yes I'm a day late but I had a great weekend so forgive me!


  1. Wow! Love how cheerful your fabric choices are!

  2. Lovely squishiness, have fun with these!

  3. Beautiful fabric! Can't wait to see what it becomes. :-)

  4. beautiful fabrics, Lucy!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. My new favourite designer is Darlene Zimmerman :)

  6. custom draught excluder, ooohh, I am so going to have to check that pattern out, we need it.

  7. Sasparilla? Isn't that what the Smurfs eat? Well, in French at least I think they do (Salspareille, if I am not mistaken). What random thoughts my brains stores. Lovely fabrics: you'll have so much fun playing with them. JJ

  8. Yay finishes! Even if it's a brown lump ;o) Good to know I'm not the only one collecting fabrics for fictitious, sorry, I mean *upcoming* quilts

  9. Mmm, nice choices! The ones in that first picture are just so sweet and pretty.

  10. Oh I know what fun you will be having with those fabrics! I know you will make something delightful out of them!

  11. Such cute fabrics! I really like the ones from the feedsack line.

  12. I love your new fabric! I also have a collection for a GTSB-esque quilt...among others ;o0