Friday 11 September 2015

It never rains (really) but it pours!!

We've had 15 boxes of fabric delivered in the last few days-and very welcome it has been indeed.  But before we show you the lovely new fabrics, have a look at this.  Corliss has been designing and making a new applique quilt,"Celebrating Mary Brown", and we've shown some of her blocks here and at our regular monthly sewing groups.  Lots of  ladies asked Corliss if she would consider releasing a few of the blocks ahead of the complete pattern so that they could make a start.
We're so pleased to now offer the first in a series of Corliss' favourite 10" blocks from what is still a "work in progress" inspired by the quilts of Mary Brown from the 1840s. Starting today,  a different block pattern will be released every week for 10 weeks.  Then in early 2016, the complete quilt pattern will be available. We also have little applique starter packs which Corliss has put together for anyone wanting to use the same colours and types of prints found in her blocks. To order phone or email us at the shop, or order online here.
Celebrating Mary Brown ~ Parrot Block pattern $9.50
Starter packs $25.00 - Leaves, Flowers,or Birds & Fussy Cutting
Moda's latest Collection for a Cause ~ Nurture arrived yesterday - all 40 bolts of it!  Reproduced from an 1810-1850 Medallion quilt the flowers, birds, and border print in this are sumptuous and the supporting prints are gorgeous - in Rose, soft aqua, brown, light tan, and cream.

Also on the shelves is Storytellers from Nancy Gere.  This collection of 25 reproduction prints comes in a good balanced mix of chocolate brown, mid green, prussian blue, pink, burgundy, and cream.

From Fabriquilt comes a great collection called Scrap Happy.  The clue is definitely in the name!  The prints are small and the colours varied - perfect to add to any scrapy quilt.
Scrap Happy pic #1

Scrap Happy pic #2
Scrap Happy pic #3
And speaking of gobsmackingly beautiful scrappy quilts -Merilyn brought us her "Ohmigosh" quilt made from a pattern by Sue Garman.  Congratulations Merilyn, what an achievement and what a fantastic result! 
"Ohmigosh" ~ pattern by Sue Garman
Yes it's been a big week of unpacking boxes, cutting and folding with all hands on deck to get the shelves stocked and the shop ready for Threadbear's Passionate Piecers Group who are meeting here tomorrow to hear Michelle Yeo speak about her quiltmaking. Notice I said all hands on deck - no paws.  SOMEONE was too busy sleeping on the only chair he could find empty! Have a great spring weekend everbody!

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