I know its inexcusable in blog land to let a WHOLE week go by without a new post or comment.... but i know you'll understand. Sometimes weeks fly by, and some, you just barely make it through... however.... this last week for me was a little of both.... GOOD NEWS though...my machine did get a bit of use... I have a new quilt top to show you!!
My new Quilt is called 'Birds of Paradise' (thanks mum!) made with the beautiful Japanese fabrics... the Echino range. I bought my fabric from Kelani at the Sydney Darling Harbour Quilt show..
..but you can also buy it from Hawthorne threads and Fabricworm...and I'm sure many others fabric stores stock it....but they are a couple of my favourites.
The fabric is a cotton?linen blend... kinda like the Heather Ross FFA2 collection. I matched it up with some Kona Cottons.....Glacier, Cerise, Berry, Mulberry and the cream ( with the sun setting behind me, the cream does look a little pink in photo) but it is Kona Cotton Ivory.
This Quilt Pattern 'Bird Of Paradise' will also soon be available as a downloadable pattern and as a paper pattern or download from my lovely stockists!! When I have it all finished and quilted, Ill also have another giveaway!! xx
My little Indi was my helper... she looks just thrilled doesn't she!!
I am struggling now though.... How should I Quilt it??? Any suggestions??? Please I need all the advice you have got. I have a beautiful Egyptian cotton thread for hand quilting.... You can see it in last post...but I'm unsure where to start...straight line quilting? wavy line quilting? just stitch in the ditch?.....mmmm whats your advice?? As a little bonus, for my favourite quilting suggestion... Ill email you through this new pattern!! xx
I must say, after a busy week...I have enjoyed a bit of head space just sewing. I have a few more projects in the pipeline... so hopefully ill have a couple more to show soon. xx