Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sunday Stash #7


On a recent visit back to Doughty’s in Hereford, I spotted these beauties and couldn’t resist a purchase or two! These retro floral prints are from John Louden, are 60” wide and 100% cotton – perfect for quilting, backings for small quilts, and for pretty little dresses. I know I’m a little biased, for Louden’s really are coming out with some lovely designs at the moment.

I’ve only bought half metres for now just to have a play with, but will definitely be back for more, the birdies are so cute!
For my first project, I went for my favourite colours – why am I always drawn to blue and red?? 

I wanted to make a simple quilt, (which will hopefully become a pattern available to buy soon,) and I’ve always loved the effect made by the Snowball block, and what’s more, its so simple to put together! So, this weekend, among many other projects, I intend to make up lots of these blocks, and then play around with the layout to see what happens. Don’t you just love how different placements can give you so many looks?! 
On about ‘other projects’, I thought I’d share a sneaky peak of another quilt I’ve been working on, and guess what… its hexies again!! This really is becoming an obsession, or maybe I just love to drive the maths side of my brain crazy! I can’t wait to quilt this…
Finally, just a reminder that I have a new pattern available to buy – Hazy Hexies – again this one taxed my brain with foundation piecing templates and layout diagrams. This is definitely one for the more accomplished quilter, but its so fun to make, and if you need a refresher, my online tutorials will help you along the way. I do think this quilt would look great in solid colours, why not give it a go? For full details, check out my Folksy shop.
Thank you for stopping by, your comments are always welcome. For even more inspiration, please go and have a peak at some great blogs over on Molli Sparkles’ Sunday Stash. Have a great quilty week everyone.

6 comments:

  1. These are great stash additions, I especially love the first photo, far right fabric.

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    1. Thank you, I know, those flowers are lovely aren't they!

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  2. Love your new fabrics, but love the hexie sneak peek even more! That's a v. pretty quilt!!

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    1. Thank you, its perfect for using precious fat quarters, I just need to find a backing for it before I can quilt it!

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  3. I love your new retro floral prints, very useful indeed! And your hexi quilt top is pretty, the Mimosa fabrics look good with the white!

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    1. Thank you Linda, I can't wait to use my retro flowers, though still not sure how... And I was so pleased to think of a design that used so little of my precious mimosa! 😀

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