This is a little snap shot of what my week has looked like
I've been head down sewing - attempting to finish some big tricky quilts
I cant show you the quilt - But I can show you the colours! (bit cheeky)
This grouping of fabrics below is for the next quilt. I like to prep one quilt as I'm working on one.
It keeps my mind working and interested - I'm going back to some more subtle fabrics Liberty/ Linen/ text after working with the extra brights above.
The text fabric is my own and available on Spoonflower or I have a few Fat Quarters available in my ETSY shop
I've been looking at some posts/ blogs about Quilt Con that was held recently in Austin USA
The conference looked fantastic - Its made me want to make one of Denyse Schmidt's wonky scrap quilts, and I think my scrap basket is screaming to be used!
After these two/ three quilts are made for "work" purposes I plan on making either another trip around the world quilt or a Wonky improve quilt .... and a messenger bag! I'm desperate to make a bag
In all my cutting of late I have cemented in my mind forever more that 1 Fat Quarter of fabric gives you 30 X 3.5 inch squares
Handy to know....
I still haven't gotten around to photographing my "Bella" quilt that is on the cover of Down Under Quilts #156
I've had lots of emails about sourcing fabrics for the quilt - I had a look and found these
I noticed that Purl Bee's online shop has most of the range
and so does
The Fat Quarter shop
even though the fabric line "Bella" only came out at the end-ish of last year it seems to have sold quickly?!
The Quilt was long arm machine quilted by Kim Bradley in a funky fans pattern
Down Under Quilts by Practical Publishing
In other news I'm going to Spring Quilt Market in May!
its going to be held in Portland, Oregon USA
I've never been before and happy for any hints!
I best be off
We have a big weekend of Kid focused activities and hopefully some sewing :)