Tuesday, 12 July 2016

All The Hens

I had a blast with this new quilt! . . . mostly because I got to dip into my Liberty fabrics as well as maybe sneaking in a few extra ones!
Everything was cut on my Brother Scan N Cut & machine appliquéd onto a linen background. All the appliqué fabrics are Liberty and having not ever used Liberty to appliqué with I was pleased with how surprisingly easy they were to use. The nature of the design means that it can be made bigger or smaller by simply adding more or less blocks. I am about to make another one but this time I think I might raid my Kaffe fabric stash!

24 hens, 1 rooster + 1 very sneaky fox!

there may not have been much thought given to the placements of the rooster & his 'friend'!!

The fun extended to a pair of cushions . . . 

Both patterns are available in plenty of stores across Australia and everywhere else. I have spied some shops putting together some fabric kits too.

Pattern are available wholesale through Creative Abundance + Checker distributors in the US

. . . if you can't wait, they are also in my Etsy store here.

Hen house Appliqué Quilt pattern - buy here
Chooks Cushion pattern - buy here

happy stitching x x 

Monday, 11 July 2016

Salt Lake City

I never got around to post about my trip to Quilt Market . . . came home and just about collapsed for five weeks and reacquainted myself with my family.

The Trip was AWESOME!

Salt Lake City was surprising. . . genuinely a fabulous place to visit, Quilt Market was surprising . . . I though the show was going to be much bigger, but grateful that it wasn't. I got to meet some really gorgeous people, got to hear some wisdom from some very clever designers at School House, got to meet some lovely people that actually like my stuff and buy it for their shops (thank you). I managed to pick up some cool fabric bargains from Sample Spree & of course I had a blast with the all talented team in the Creative Abundance group.

This was me!
View inside the booth with some new designs. I redid my Birdsong Quilt in fabulous bright fabrics from Emma Jean Jansens new range 'Matilda' - fabric is about to hit stores very soon!
I also had a a mad moment and made a whale and shark cushion - pattern is called 'Whaleshark'

The quilt that was a bit of a favourite was 'Hen House'. Unfortunately a fox got into the hen house so not sure how well those hens are going to do!! I also made two cushion to go with it called 'Chooks' and a pair of foxes.

I made sure they knew why I had come from ;-)

'Catface' lap quilt using Karen Lewis Textiles fabric + 'Fantastic'

My 'Count on Me' quilt got to hang out with Jodie Carleton over on her booth at Ella Blue Fabrics. It was made with her new fabric range Bunny trails.

Just some stuff from around the show . . . there were some amazing things to see x