Just to let you all know, we now have ALL our stock available online, both at our Folksy shop and at our own website shop! That includes our two newest ranges from Riley Blake: Indie Chic, featuring simple patterns in a restrained colour palette of mustards and teals, and the delightfully bohemian Serenata, strewn with exotic blooms and peacocks.
These items are full price at £3 per fat quarter or £12 per metre, but remember we also have Out to Sea, Madrona Road and now Willow and Dress Up Days on sale at £2.50 per fat quarter or £10 per metre – bargain!
Summer is really hanging on this year, isn’t it? An August Bank holiday with glorious sunshine! Well, I’m not complaining, but I am looking forward a little bit to the arrival of cooler days and nights, putting away the summer dress patterns and getting back into the quilting…
I wanted to share with you too this fantastic quilt by a customer of ours called Andrea:
Can you BELIEVE it’s her first ever quilt? It used a charm pack of Madrona Road, 40cm of border fabric, 1/2m of white for sashing, 110cm fabric for the back, a small packet of wadding and 5m of cotton binding, and it looks absolutely marvellous! Our Madrona Road range is still on sale in our online shop, although parts of it are selling out now, so if you’d like some, don’t leave it too long!
We are happy to make up similar “kits” for any customers who would like them – just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was commissioned recently to make a quilt for a baby girl called Amber. She’s the first girl born in her family for several generations, so lots of pink was required. Pink, and Amber? It just so happened we had the perfect range in stock…
This is a “disappearing nine-patch” quilt, a pattern which I love because it’s very simple, looks fairly complicated, and is great for showing off various sizes of print! You start with 5″ squares and sew them into ordinary nine-patch blocks:
And then you take your rotary cutter and ruler and you SLICE THEM UP into quarters!
It’s very satisfying, I must say. You can arrange your newly quartered blocks however you like (although I did make sure that all my donkeys were the same way) then stitch your blocks into rows, and then your rows together. I added a white border to frame it and some binding in Haystack, in fuschia. It came out rather well, don’t you think?
Customers who came to our last pop-up shop will know that these fabrics (the Madrona Road range) are now ON SALE, reduced from £12 per metre to £10! Sadly, they aren’t on our website at the moment, but check back later this week and you may find we have a big, big announcement for our online customers…
The stock has started arriving and we have been sorting and cutting like mad, but you have to have a little time for fun too you know…
“Madrona Road” from Michael Miller fabrics is a collection that stole our hearts as soon as we saw it. The range has some super picture prints and some lovely small prints that will work beautifully in a quilt.
There is one of the fabrics that stands out though, the print is so large and striking it called for something a little different, well and I *needed* a little something to wear to a very special party too…the fabric is called Charcoal Morning Glory and is very lovely
So here it is, a lovely top that was simple to make but lovely to wear…
Well, the first fabric order has arrived and after a stiff drink and a deep breath, we have begun chopping it up into the first few fat quarters.
Oh, it is lovely stuff. Even the patterns that don’t have sweet little donkeys on. Hee hee!
These photos are of the “warm” colourway. Are you getting excited yet? We are!!