As many of us make our way through tough lockdowns at the moment, the following beautiful arrivals to our shop might inspire you to start a new quilt, or at least bring a smile to your face with all of their happy colours. We all can do with a bit of cheering up at the moment, and just maybe these will do the trick!
We are delighted to be an official supplier of the Quilters Companion inaugural Block of the Month. Designed by the very talented Rachelle Denneny, "Nature's Paintbox" is a stunning quilt, constructed with various piecing and applique techniques using fabrics from the 'Watercolour Beauty' range by Jason Yenter. Patterns are printed over six issues in Quilter's Companion, starting with the July 2021 issue.
Full kits will be available in both the "Morning Light" and "Evening Shadow" colourway for $389.50 (plus postage if applicable), with additional options of Quilters Companion magazine for $12.95 (commencing July 2021 for 6 issues) and an accessories starter pack for $69.50.
Each kit comes beautifully boxed and includes all fabrics (approx 15.5mt) required to complete the Quilter's Companion 2021 BOM quilt top and binding, as designed by Rachelle Denneny.
Floral fabrics are all labelled A to X for your convenience.
An accessories starter pack is also available for purchase at a special price of $69.50 (normal retail price is approx $81)
Five + Ten The latest collection from Denyse Schmidt was inspired by the five and ten near the Cape Cod beach town where she spent her childhood summers. Available by the metre and also in Fat Quarter Bundles. Choose from 3 different 6 Fat Quarter Bundles, or if that's just too hard, a Full Fat Quarter bundle with each of the 19 fabrics in the range is available.
Liberty We continue to be spoilt for choice with Liberty fabrics here at the moment and have been busy cutting more packs! Choose from
Lots of books have also arrived. Some old favourites and some new ones.
A Fine Tradition Delight in the sumptuous interplay of colour and stitch, inspired by embroidery styles across the centuries, in the exquisite embroidery of Australian designer Margaret Light.
Simply Stitched with Applique Embroidery artist Yumiko Higuchi offers modern makers a fresh new spin on her beloved designs by combining embroidery stitches with hand applique. Simply Stitched with Embroidery Introducing beloved Japanese embroidery artist Yumiko Higuchi’s newest collection of motifs, showcased on a variety of purses, wallets, and bags. Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in an English Garden With his unerring eye, Kaffe has succeeded in finding the perfect location for his exquisite new collection of quilts, featuring both his scintillating new fabric designs and his classics, all in his unique color palette. This time he has chosen the medieval English village of Lavenham in Suffolk, where the 19 quilts in this book are set off against the ancient half-timbered Tudor houses. Handy Pocket Guide - Embroidery Stitching With over thirty essential embroidery stitches, this pocket reference for hand stitchers, crazy quilters, and freeform covers all of the embroidery basics you’ll need.
We've also had some handy tools arrive in store. Famore Duckbill Applique Scissors Duckbill scissors are some of the best for trimming applique because the bill allows for better visibility when the fabric stands out. 4" Square Wool Pressing Mat The perfect little mat to use for cast-on stitches like French Knots, Drizzle Stitch and Bullion Knots