Sunday, 1 March 2015

fabric perfection and winner!

I love finding perfect fabric, you know the prints you get super excited about?! The ones that just make you smile because you love them so or they are perfect for a particular project.

I squealed when I got this lot I ordered from the Fat Quarter Shop:

I adore those florals and if you're a fan of 1930's reproduction fabrics you should look at the whole line of Walk in the Park - there are some really cute prints! 
Dots are a tricky thing, I love them but they have to be 'right' for me. I like pin dots and medium dots and different variations but there is something about this Firefly print that is really special. I like the randomness and it's a perfect background or low volume print:

I also scored some nice fat quarters in the Fluffy Sheep Quilting sale this week - there are lots of great fabrics on sale (no discount code required) so check it out!

I have projects in mind that these are totally perfect for!

And then finally while I was working at Patchfinders I couldn't resist buying some of this clover and bee print. I have been totally drawn to it, I think it somehow reminds me of my childhood and I will be adding this to my green tea and sweet beans quilt fabric stash! Also it was £3 for 1/2 a metre so why not?! I also got some Best Press, I have never tried it but found my usual supermarket starch was leaving marks and flaking so hopefully this stuff is better.

Nature's Song by Punch Studio for Hoffman Fabrics.

I'm working on the Baby Carriage Flowers block from Green Tea and Sweet Beans. I realised I have sewn one of the background pieces back to front (that's what you get for late night sewing without decent light) but I couldn't face unpicking after hand sewing those curves so it will have to stay. Just have to add the corner pieces and this block will be done:

Today Joan and I made some mittens for her costume for the upcoming World Book Day and having taken a picture the little one wanted to have hers taken too!

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  1. I love the little floral you got from Fluffy Sheep! Do you remember which collection it came from? With the Best Press, be careful. It's the strangest thing, but the liquid actually has left something like grease spots on my pressing board. The bottle also spontaneously leaked at one point, and got all over some storage boxes from Ikea leaving brown, sticky goo. I'm not sure what could be in it that would do that? I do have a scented formula, so I suppose that could be part of it. It does make fabric really flat though.

  2. I really like the hexa fabrics! Congrats on your following milestone - that is huge!

  3. I like that bee and clover print. I'll have to look here for it! That franklin magenta print is one of my recent favorites too. Your children are adorable:)

  4. Cute fabric. I just bought some Wildflower Wood, Riding Hood, and Grandma's Fruit Stand. I love best press.

  5. Best Press is the best! Sometimes need 2 or 3 applications if I want the fabric to be a bit stiffer but a great product. Yet again I have put Sweet Bean on the back burner and starting Oma's Blues this afternoon.

  6. Yes I am a fan of Best Press too!

  7. Your Baby Carriage Flowers are really sweet looking. I like to pull out my Best Press for backings to keep them in line!

  8. lovely prints and beautiful girls!!

  9. love the hexie fabric and well done Jenny

  10. The fabrics in the top photo are so very 'you'!! I love your new GTSB block and your girls are delightful!

  11. Great fabric choices and I'm loving the bee and clover fabric especially!

  12. LOVE the gold heart fabric - I have the black and white hearts but didn't know about the gold - thanks so much, I'm off on a search now !! I