New Tilda has arrived and this time you'll find more reds, blues, creams, and pinks featuring in the range. The prints are similar to previous ranges, that is pretty organic silhouettes with pretty flowers and spots.
We have a small collection of Jennifer Paganelli's new range. If you love big florals and strong colours, these may be just what you've been looking for. Dark navy, pretty pinks, turquoise, and khaki all feature in these bunches of roses and leaves. There is also a navy and pink ornamental silhouette that contrasts nicely with the florals. These would be fantastic for raw edge appliqué, but also in a big blocked quilt top contrasted with geometrics. Just lovely.
The chatting budgerigars have little collars and ties, and then every now and then a sulphur crested cockatoo makes an appearance. I've put a rotary cutter next to them so that you can tell how big they are. They are just lovely. This fabric is a linen blend so it is sturdy and suitable for anything really but lends itself to a bag or cushion. Then there are the black cats on teal and grey backgrounds. The sun shone across the teal fabric when I took the picture with the grey fabric, so it shows as more a green than teal.
In Tuesday's class, Julie has been working away on her 'Into the Woods' quilt from Kathy Doughty's new book 'Mixing Quilt Elements'. We have all agreed that the black bear with the purple umbrella is the stand out star here, but there are so many quirky little pieces and they all seem to reveal themselves slowly so that the whole quilt top is still harmonious. The background fabric has ladies fishing in ponds so that it looks as though you are looking across a landscape. It is so interesting and the colours work so well together it is a piece that cannot remain unfinished. No pressure Julie, but we want to see this one finished!
Abundant roses are the feature in this collection. Perfect if you are wanting flowers to appliqué or if you want a bloom of flowers as a centrepiece or focus to a quilt or pillow. The colours are strong but not overly bright making these fabrics as pretty as a picture. Anna Griffin fabrics are elegant and this range is no exception.