Sunday, 19 October 2014

flying geese and stash


not the most exciting title but it's been a good week in my quilting world.

Firstly my beautiful 1930s fabric swap fabrics arrived from Missouri Mel and they are absolutely gorgeous! She is fabulous at organising these swaps, I recommend following her or joining the flickr group because it's so worth taking part and I know I would love to be included in the next round. It's a perfect way to get a beautiful selection of 30s fabric and these are destined for my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt.



I've also been working this week and couldn't help but snag some of Leah Duncan's new line Gramercy (available online here and here), I got the NY Circuit in Ashen because it's such a perfect low volume print but I'm sure I won't be able to resist some of the other prints too!


And my lovely boss left me a nice treat, a box of white perle thread. I can't get enough of this stuff and we are now stocking Valdini and DMC perle threads at Patchfinders. I am trying to get as many people to try hand quilting with perle as I can!


Le Challenge

Oh and I've just realised that Gramercy print would fit perfectly with the new theme at le challenge. This month the theme is X and there are two great prizes - a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop and your choice of any 25 closed end zips from Rickety Rose Crafts! It's really simple to enter, any finished project (since Oct 15th) that ties in to the X theme can be linked up on November 15th for a random chance to win those prizes! Find out more here.



I was also teaching at Patchfinders this week and, although I didn't manage to photograph them all, here's some of the cushion covers that my class starting making:


We had a lot of fun and I love that they came up with their own patterns for the geese based on the cushion I made.


I have a lot of WIPs on the go but I've begun working on my le challenge project and I'm really pleased with it. In fact it's amped up my creativity and I'm full of ideas, which has really lifted my spirits so yeah for crafting therapy!

Hope you all have a lovely week :)


Molli Sparkles


17 comments:

  1. Great to hear your creative mojo is back. I love that Leah Duncan fabric.

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  2. Yay for creativity, yummy new fabric and lifted spirits xx

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  3. Lovely charms, can't wait to see how your Green Beans comes along.

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  4. Glad to hear it's picking up for you :) That white perle looks yummy... I must add some to my list to try when I start handquilting soon.

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  5. the gramercy fabric is great, and I love the perle cottons. I still keep looking at my jewel coloured ones.
    love the charms, your quilt will be great

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  6. Yay for amped up creativity! So glad to hear the excitement and enthusiasm in this post. :)

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  7. Lots of lovely goodies there, and WTG to your class :o)

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  8. Those 30s fabrics are so sweet. Totally agree with you about quilting with perle - everyone should try it!

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  9. Lucy, when you hand quilt with Perle, is it still possible to bury your knots? Or do you need to use a different technique because of its thickness?

    Love those pretty repro prints! xoxo

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  10. Yay! I'm so happy your fabric arrived and you are pleased with them. I used perle cotton to hand quilt a couple pillows I made recently with 1930s prints. I love the way the stitches look with it.

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  11. Your students are doing great! So you are working again. Feeling better now I trust? ; )

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  12. Your 30's fabrics are fabulous! How nice to receive a great supply of perle cotton!

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  13. I picked up that same low volume print and now wish I had gotten a yard because I've used almost the entire half yard the past few weeks. How long do you think low volume will be in style?

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    1. I wonder the same thing about the low-volume trend, Jamie. I'm jumping on the bandwagon late! I, too, have NY Circuit in ashen, Lucy, but I just have a few charm squares ... I think I need to invest in some real yardage!

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  14. I ordered some zips from Rickety Rose (using your discount code) and they arrived really quickly - what a great shop, thanks for letting us know about it!

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  15. Glad you are sounding and feeling much chirpier xx

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