Folk Art Revolution, by Kathy Doughty

Kathy Doughty's new range has arrived and we have been busy whipping up a shop sample (not quite ready) to show you. This range includes simple folk art drawings which include villagers, birds, boats, and barns, also stems and stars, and then there are parrots and thistles. You can clearly see the fabrics that would make great borders and also that the parrot on the fractured geometric background would make a fabulous feature, and then there are some things that I found unexpectedly. Like the stars and stripes with the stems that as a whole, look like a flag, but when pulled apart, the possibilities are endless. I love the colours of the wedding ring of stems and leaves fabrics and the strong geometric style of the partial wagon wheel wheel fabrics. There is so much we can do, we have only just scratched the surface. I'll get back to you with the finished quilt top soon!

Animal Quackers

Kitten's playing with wool, rabbits and geese roller skating, and little children with their toy rabbits are the feature fabrics of this new range. The colours are retro with pale apple green, mid coral, sky blue, and the designs are just lovely. These are fabulous for a quilt for a child, there are plenty to choose from and easily matched to geometrics or plains. The animals are small, so perfect for fussy cutting into an paper pieced project to add a bit of whimsy.

New Tilda

It almost feels like spring with the arrival of the new Tilda range. It features a silhouette of a leaping rabbit and a seated rabbit, along with the usual pretty florals in large and small designs.T he new colours include pumpkin, pale sage greens, and a beautiful midnight blue. Tilds's fabrics are always pretty and the ranges work in well with each other making it very versatile, especially if you already have some put away for something special, but just need to bit more to get started. We have some gorgeous new projects using this range which we will be showcasing at the AMQF coming up from 25/8/16 to 28/8/16. We have always loved Tilda at Hettie's Patch, and this new range is no exception!

'Oh Sew Beautiful'

Two new sewing themed fabrics have recently arrived and they are beautiful. Dark grey/black text, drawings, and dress pattern designs on an almost a pale grey/cream with lavender highlights set the scene for a French vintage look. These fabrics would be perfect for a sewing or notions bag, or for someone who just loves the vintage look (and sewing of course!).

'Theory of Aviation', by Whistler Studios

Two new fabrics with a travelling theme in subtle blues, creams, and a touch of red called 'Theory of Aviation' have arrived in store. Either could be so easily paired with a blue spot or a red stripe to make a beautiful quilt to inspire. The collaged text, drawings, and stamps could be kept as is for either a quick quilt top, cushion, or pillow case.