Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fabulous Fabrics

Sorry for the delay in writing up on the blog, so many things to do and not enough time. I cannot believe April has been and gone. I will try to be better at writing up as things come in. At the beginning of May we had Rose City Quilters Tote & Gloat, a wonderful day meeting lots of people from the region and sharing their quilts at our large Show and Tell. Then on to guest speaker Dale Rollerson from Perth. A Kiwi who lives in Australia but regularly visits home, Dale shared her life story with us and shared several pieces of her works. Then on Sunday and Monday Dale taught 2 classes in Mixed Media. Everyone had fun and created lots of samples of her techniques. Thank you Dale. I do carry many of the media she was working with so call in and check it out.
Since then ....
Lots of fabulous new fabrics have arrived in recently. I will spread these over a couple of posts.
This is an unusual but gorgeous border print from Palazzo. NZ$28.40 per metre. I love it, modern and traditional at the same time.

These 4 fabrics are from a new range of Indigo Blues. All of them are reversible and offer a slightly different shading on the reverse. NZ$28.90pm. Japanese but not overly so, can be used with any fabrics.
Textura in the grey is an interesting fabric - offers lots of grey shading. NZ$24.90pm
Looks like something rolled paint over the fabric to create the pattern.

Wild Things has animal skin prints - Leopard at the top and Zebra below. NZ$20.50pm
Quite a few prints for the kids .....

Caterpillar Trucks are popular, this is a great border which can be used as a border or cut into blocks.
DC Comics - a collection of pictures allover this fabric from the comic range. Each picture could be cut out and sewn into a quilt or use them in borders or make something like a rubbish bin cover for the kids room, ideal. NZ$26.70pm
City Construction, a 60cm repeat of this fabric is NZ$17.10. Bright and cheerful, these squares can be used in rows, blocks or panels. Try cutting out one or a group of 4 and sashing it with bright prints. Ideal for children's quilts.

Monster Truck Madness, a great panel for a boy NZ$16 for a 60cm panel.
Use as a panel or cut them into individual blocks, sash them and make a larger size quilt.

Spiderman - 2 new fabrics now available in this range.NZ$27.50pm
And the last one for now is a gorgeous grow chart.
It has both inches and centimetres so caters for all countries, has gorgeous owls and bright colours. NZ$16.50 60cm panel
If you see anything you like please either call in and see it at the Studio or contact me for mail order.