I recently had occasion to make a trip to California.
While there, I engaged in a bit of retail therapy (of course) and visited as many quilt shops as I could fit into my trip. I found so many beautiful new quilting fabrics which never make it to Australia – except in my suitcase!!
I thought I would take this opportunity to give you a preview of some sample “acquisitions”.
After visiting a few fabric shops I noticed that I was collecting a selection of red fabrics. I didn’t intentionally go out to buy reds, it just happened!
Here are some examples of my reds.
I had a bit of a “red” moment
My selection of muted fabrics. These will be great to use as backgrounds.
Some lovely muted backgrounds
Here’s a sample of some feature fabrics that I look forward to using in future projects. I already have a couple of ideas brewing for new designs!
New feature fabrics
is Finnish designed fabric using big prints. One day, I found a shop selling discontinued Marimekko prints – this is exciting as I like the use of colour, shapes and patterns of the Marimekko fabrics in modern quilts.
This is a preview of my Marimekko fabric:
Coco also likes Marimekko
I thought this green Marimekko fabric would make a great alternate for my Enchanted Forest pattern
so I did a sample block. I used the green with a bright red for the negative view and put the green cut-out onto deep plum for the positive view.
I like it, but what do you think of the results?
Alternate colours for my Enchanted Forest pattern
If you find yourself in the San Francisco Bay Area make sure you visit two of my favourite quilt fabric stores: Stone Mountain and Daughter and New Pieces Quilt Store, both in Berkeley and worth a visit.
I certainly missed my girls while I was away.
Don’t think they noticed I was gone!
I’ll have some new Blogs shortly,