Monday, 27 July 2009

A New Quilt!



Oh my goodness, have I got a treat for you!!! Well actually it's for me and Daughter No. 2 really, but you get first peek at it, because she is still at school. She is going to be very pleased with her Mama when she sees what I have for her!

This is where we spied the perfect quilt for her. I love my new book 'Material Obsession' and was very keen to try one of the beautiful quilts in it.


And the quilt she eventually decided upon is this one, Fanciful Flowers. It seems to be in the advanced category which is interesting. Interesting because I've only made one other quilt and it was a nine patch quilt. Apart from the hand applique which I can manage just fine, it looks rather simple really. Maybe it's the hand quilting that makes it a bit tricky? I don't think I'll actually hand stitch it anyway - too time consuming.

I do like her choice. The flowers are really going to make it beautiful, not to mention the gorgeous fabrics!!!
Fabrics, did someone say fabrics??? Oh I just love them all!! Let me show them to you. Here we have a lovely selection of florals...

some bolder choices, and some plainer ones...

and some wonderful blues and greens to tie it all together...

Don't you agree they are quite something? I was planning to cut into them this afternoon, but I think I might just wait a while and enjoy spreading them out and organising them a bit. So much fun!
This striped fabric is going to be the binding around the whole quilt. The lemon one will be the background colour under the flowers instead of the brown. Much softer looking and more young ladyish. I really love the colours of the one in the book for myself though.
And an added bonus, loads of fabulous selvages for another project or two. Such pretty spots and scripts.

So are you ready to see them all together? Yes? Just one last look...

Ooooh aren't they so divine?!!!
Some of you may be wondering who the designers of these fabrics are. They are a mix really. But the ones I really love are from Michael Miller.

The little girls are running around the garden in the glorious sunshine just now. It's such a beautiful day and the sun is shining brightly. You just can't beat it, quite frankly!
Well, now that I've shown you my bag full of loveliness, I can go and have my lunch. I've just remembered Daughter No. 1 has her first clarinet lesson after school today too. It really is a good day.

11 comments:

Floss said...

How lovely! The fabrics are quite incredible - I stick to thrifted/recup' ones, but seeing that stack of fabrics makes me hanker after a good fabric shop, to be honest! I'm glad you've got some sunshine.

Manka said...

Really beautiful fabrics!!! I like the quilt you've chosen , it's lovely with those flowers on it.I can't wait seeing yours ready.I'm sure it'll be gorgeous!
I hope you 've had a wonderful day.
hugs:Manka

Stephanie said...

It's going to be a beauty. Will daughter number 2 be making it with you?

Michela said...

Yes Sarah, I agree with you, your fabrics are just divine!
Good luck to daughter no.2 with clarinet lessons!
What a nice start to your week!

Lululiz said...

Oh, oh, oooooooooooooooooooh, those fabrics! They just make my mouth water, they are gorgeous, well, actually GORGEOUS!!!! They deserve capital lettters, lol. I can already picture that lovely quilt pattern made up in those fabrics. Have you started yet? I so want to see which fabrics you are using for what part of the quilt.

Anonymous said...

hi. just wondering where you bought this gorgeous fabric from?

Floss said...

Hello, Sarah! Your lovely, lovely parcel has arrived and I've put lots of pictures and a big thank you on my post today! I really like everything you sent - you have been really generous. Merci beaucoup!

Lace hearts said...

Oh dear, I just posted a comment, but I think it got lost. I'll try again! I think the fabrics will look stunning in that quilt. My 11 year old started clarinet this year - she loves it. Hope your daughter enjoyed her lesson. xxx

Cal said...

Gorgeous fabrics and lovely combination. Can't wait to see it finished. And 'quipping' - to make a slight joke usually disguising a jibe and often thought funnier by the person doing the quipping!
Cal ;>

Sarah said...

In answer to a question as to where abouts I purchased these delicious fabrics, they are from a new shop in Manukau called The Crafty Needle. Addy is 5 Jack Conway Ave. Down a driveway at the end. Well worth a visit if you want patchwork fabrics.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

oh what fun! happy stitching! How is your pixiedust block coming along?
;-)