Thursday, 6 May 2010

Fav fabric for this week

I am loving this .. the color .. the graphic shapes .. I am seeing a beautiful blind for my new bathroom.. or a quirky piece of wall art ...

New Echino Home Decor in stock

I am such a fan of Echino ..I also love to see them arriving in stock - there is just something about the weight and the quality and the beautiful patterns that I just love - At £4.20 they are not the cheapest fabrics that we have in stock - but a little goes a long way ... purses... cushions ... add with cheaper plain linens.. footstool covers....

Quilt for Mauritius

A very dear friend of mine.. Marie Claire.. MC.. or Buttie as I call her has had her first little boy ... I so wanted to make her something to treasure when the little fellow got older so I thought that I would put together a quilt for her .. I failed to remember that she does indeed live in Mauritius .. so probably not much call for a snuggly quilt there .. but I thought fizz it - I have already started .. so I am going to finish it.

After much success with our great little mini cloth stacks that we have in stock I thought that I would use one of those as a bases for the .. quilt just to show .. that you can do a lot with smaller pieces of fabric. I originally listed these fabric for Blythe dolls (a favourite treasure with a lot of our customers) .. but they have gone from strength to strength and I love to mix and match the fabrics .. as seriously that is one of my favourite parts of running my little business - putting colors together .

These little budles are great for button covering .. softies.. patchwork cushions .. or any little crafty treat really.

I knew with my quilt that I didn't want anything too cutesy -- and decided on reds and blues with a dash of lime green and some quirky little Japanese fabric

So I picked out this cloth stack .. consisting of some fab graphic floral fabric by Kokka .. Alexander Henry's beautiful butterfly and trendy tulip alongside Brandon Mably's serious Ziz zag
I also added a couple of off cuts of the green and this is what I ended up with.

I really wanted something easy .. no binding on the edges .. no fancy needlework .. just bold and bright.. The backing came from a blankie that I had bought for myself - but it wasn't suitable - and it was huge - so I will definitely get another couple of small quilts out of that.

All of these fabrics we have in stock in the small cloth stacks .. so you could easily rustle up a couple of original baby quilts or mats for about £10.00