Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lots of lots of....

I've been having one of those 'doing lots.....not achieving too much' periods.
Work has been super busy and I've loved just coming home, stitching a bit and sorting fabric. I've made piles of strips, sorted small size scraps, small prints, florals, you name it, I've sorted it!
I found this gorgeous tutorial over at Nana Company for needle books and this has totally fed my desire for small print florals and Cath Kidson-sh contrasts of florals, gingham and polka dots.When I left last Saturday for the red-eye to Melbourne (which sadly was delayed 2 hours!) to visit my 3rd Australasian Quilt Convention, I had just this look in mind for my fabric purchases.
And let me tell you, I indulged....big time....bought lots, spent too much...but suffered little guilt....after all why else was I there?The biggest delight were the two stands selling Tilda fabrics. I've had the Christmas book for years and had no idea these fabrics existed. I was thrilled to find these divine prints which completely fed my lust for florals and polka dots....not to mention my favourite colours of pink, red, aqua and green!
Next thrill was the Doctors Flannel from Ballarat Patchwork. I've used this inside my needle-books for the pages and it is spectacular. So lovely to work with and cuts amazingly well with pinking shears. It's on my list for future purchases! Such a shame it is seriously pricey!
Interstate fabric buying is fun right down to the scrap bags and long sought after fat 1/4's but you need to make room in the cupboard so I started paper piecing some scraps for a strip quilt. I've managed 16 blocks over the last few days and this has made quite a dent in my scrap bag. I've shelved them for a while as I need to make some more quilts to get some more scrap stock. Isn't that ironic!
Now I'm playing with left over 2 1/2" squares and a back for my Granny Square quilt. Maybe I might get something finished some day soon!


  1. Hi Theresa, did have fun at the convention..I wish I could have gone...soooooo wanted to...I love doc flannel but you are right it is very very expensive....but it is very very noice to work with...

  2. Cute needlebooks, fantastic fabric and wonderful blocks!!

  3. Your needle books are so pretty.

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