Kathy Doughty (from Material Obsessions in Sydney) has a new range of fabric which we received just the other day. There are soft pinks, greens, and blues against strong greys/blacks, maroons, and purples. Strong geometrics encompass soft organic shapes. There is the most striking patterned bird (with a crown), framed by reeds. The possibilities are endlessly creative, and we have the whole range in store. Kathy will be teaching at Hettie's Patch in a weekend workshop in August. She is a fantastic teacher with bold ideas on colour and pattern and if you haven't been taught by her before, here is an opportunity to learn from an amazing quilt maker (not to mention the books she's written, and fabric ranges she's designed). If you have taken one of her classes and you feel the need to be inspired again (and you will be), please join us, there is always more to learn and more fun to have! I'll post details of the project when it becomes available.
These french bulldogs are just adorable. They measure maybe about an inch high. The fabric is a Japanese linen which is thicker and sturdier than cotton, but they still maintaining a lovely softness. We have these little lovelies in two colour ways, linen and sage green. They truly have the cutest faces.
When Marg came to Adelaide last weekend to have a workshop with us, this is one of the quilts she brought along with her. She had a very comprehensive pattern available too, but as she only brought a few with her, they were sold as soon as they hit the table. We will have more patterns available soon for this truly divine quilt.
This is a new slipper pattern we have available by The Quilted Fish called 'Pigs in a Blanket'. The pattern has sizes from children to adults, and with a snuggly lining they would be lovely on these cold mornings. Plus, you can make them out of any beautiful fabrics you choose. These have been made from Tilda fabric and have a soft minky fabric lining and grip pads on the base.
These two lovely fabrics from Heather Ross show the Princess and the Pea story and the Frog Prince (maybe). Her designs have a lovely drawn quality with gentle colours. I've put a blue spot in there just to give the little frog some equal strength in colour, helping him to stand out. They would make a sweet quilt for a little child, or alternatively a fantastic fussy cut quirky fabric in a larger quilt composition.