Friday 22 April 2016

Fabric and new arrivals!

We are all looking forward to the long weekend here in Victoria with the Anzac Day holiday on Monday.  Threadbear will be open Saturday and Sunday usual hours, but we will be CLOSED Monday 25 April.

Our Passionate Piecer's Group will meet again on Saturday 7th May and the booking email will be sent out to everyone in the group on Monday afternoon (Anzac Day) as usual.  However, we won't be here to receive and reply to bookings until Tuesday Morning.

Well with no sign of the delivery man on the horizon, we don't have any brand new fabrics to show you this week.  Di Ford Hall's new collection, Giggleswick Mill, is due any day and we can't wait for it to arrive.  But in the meantime, we thought we'd show you some of the selections we put together for customers this week.  We always encourage ladies to mix and match fabrics from different ranges and be guided by the colour and print rather than the manufacturer or designer.  That way, your work will have a little more life and interest and keep the eye moving across the quilt.
This combination of pink, purple and brown works so well together, with plenty of fussy cutting possibilities too all gathered for Jan from 3 ranges; Treenware & Berries, Mille Coleurs, and Southern Exposure.
Roslyn was after a much more subtle pallet for a baby's quilt in green and gold, so we collected pieces from Paintbox Prints, Classic Elegance, Esprit Maison, Ophelia, and Roses & Chocolates. Lucky Baby!
Marla quickly chose this beautiful border fabric but wanted a few extra bits to use in her pieced blocks. We mixed a check, a plaid, a tone on tone and a small print to help her on her way; Collection for a Cause~Nurture, Prairie Woven, Georgetown, Southern Exposure, and Country French.
This fantastic print from Laundry Baskets Quilts is an old favourite for fussy cutting.  We've cut hexagons, leaves, flower centres, and fruit from parts of this print in the past and love it in the new colourway.   Rhonda decided to team it with a couple of teals and golds to show it off beautifully ~ picked from Color Daze, Chamberlain, Townhouse, Southern Exposure, and Uptown Duets.
And we think these fabrics that we helped Sally pick complement the gorgeous floral border beautifully~ a mix of Southern Vintage, Trinkets, Home Essentials, Chocolate & Bubblegum, and Hyde Park.

The big news at Threadbear this week however, is what was waiting for Megan when she arrived home from work last night.  Despite all the best laid plans, and a due date of Anzac Day, this little Cria arrived a couple of days early and was shivering in the rain when Megan got home. So like any good quilter, she used an off-cut of cotton wadding to wrap around the baby and covered her with a Glad bin liner!  Not a great look, but little Poppy stayed warm all night.  We are pleased to say Poppy will be wearing a proper Cria coat tonight!

Meanwhile, Sam is back home from his beach holiday and is settling back into his regular routine of sleeping, snoozing, and sleeping some more.  Have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Poppy is so cute. The fabric combinations are all beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Sam looks like he played hard.