I had a Fat Quarter Shop splurge recently... I really wanted a couple of prints (from Katie Jump Rope, Fibs and Fables and Gooseberry) and then I came across some more gorgeous prints, a couple of which I had never seen before and am really in love with!

Now I know brown isn't always popular with modern quilters but that Katie Jump Rope print is stunning! My six year old daughter also declared it her favourite of the whole lot so that's saying something!

I do not know how I hadn't seen the Playing Pop line (not enough blog reading?!) but it is gorgeous. There are some stunning prints, modern and funky in great colours. I think the AGF Studios lines are often brilliant and this one really appeals to me. The Sugar Crystals and Clueless Hearts prints are my favourites - I need to find an excuse to get them! ;)

I didn't need an excuse to get the one above because it's got my name in it! Lucy Monkey Magic, Gardenvale by Jen Kingwell (now sold out but you can get the Carnevale colourway on sale if you're quick!). I love that you get so many different dots in one cut of fabric!

There is currently a sale on the new Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis at Pretty Fabrics and Trims so I got a couple and I will be using these in my Farmer's Wife 1930's quilt:

left to right: Babs in Navy, Vintage Florals by Michael Miller; Flowerbed in Creamsicle, Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis and Allotments in Ash, Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis.

Finally I went a bit bonkers at Aliexpress and got a load of stationery - for me, for the kids and for gifts! It was fun opening that box!

Have you had any fun parcels to open recently?

Molli Sparkles