Monday, 19 December 2011

Summersville

I have been desperate to do some sewing with Lu Summers new line for Moda, coming out next spring, Summersville.  I managed to get my hands on a few little scraps that Lu had left over from quilt market and have made something for the next issue of Fat Quarterly but I wanted more.  So I contacted Moda Bake Shop with a project idea.  Now, although they gave the idea the green light, Summersville has not yet been printed so I was back to twisting Lu's arm again.  So in the post today, came these precious home prints, kind of a mini-preview of what is to hit our local quilt shops next year.  The scale of these prints is perfect; not so big you can't cut them up but big enough to use as feature prints.  I'll be putting this project together over the next few days and will let you know when it is scheduled on Moda Bake Shop.

In other news, I want to thank each and every one of you who commented on yesterday's post about Amy's pillow.  She was absolutely thrilled to get such enormous support for her project and has enjoyed reading all the comments several times over.

And one more thing, do any of you UK quilters know of a long arm quilter somewhere in the Midlands?  I'm somewhere between Derby, Sheffield, Leicester, Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham and thought I had read about a new one just off the M1 around here somewhere but wonder if I was imagining it.

26 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what your going to do with Lu's fabric scraps
    Sorry I'm too far away to give you advice on a long arm quilter ;o)

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  2. Can't wait for another wonderful project from you on MBS! No idea about a long arm quilter near you, sorry!

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  3. Don't you live near Katy (of i'm a ginger monkey) ? I seem to remember an image of you guys sitting outside your house covered in quilts one summer night. Katy has a longarmer she uses a lot, can't quite remember her name though.

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  4. What about our girl Trudi? http://trudi-quiltingprolifically.blogspot.com/

    I hear she's starting up a business, and she's epic.

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  5. Aahhhh. I'm in love. That fabric is fantastic!

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  6. Ooooh, love that Summersville!! So gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you stitch up :)

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  7. Sorry no idea about the long arm quilter. But I look forward to seeing what you do with the fabrics!

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  8. Those new fabrics look fun. I'll be watching for your creation on the Moda Bakeshop

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  9. Soooooo looking forward to Summersville! Aaaah, now I understand :)

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  10. um long arm quilter? Mental images of orang-utans quilting. The weird word of quilting terminology.

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  11. Those are fun pairings of fabric. I wonder what you have up your sleeve?!

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  12. Oh, you lucky thing these are gorgeous.
    I can't wait to see the tut.

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  13. Oh wow, those scraps are fab, no wonder you wanted more! Can't wait to see what they turn into :o)

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  14. Don't you have presents to wrap??

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  15. Yum.

    I love what you're doing with Lu's fabrics Lynne ...

    You have achieved magisterial greatness because your projects are never samey, yet have a distinctive style and are always all about the fabric.

    Huzzah! Can't wait ...

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  16. Now I want to have those! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

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  17. Stripes, plaids and fabrics with texture are my favorites, so I'm loving the fabrics that you used here as the border to the prints. The prints are pretty cute also. I'm looking forward to your next project with these fabrics.

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  18. Trudi! She's brilliant :-)

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  19. That is a beautiful range! Just seen you featuring Karen's one as well. So beautiful!

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  20. Great bit of blagging!
    And Trudi has got to be your woman!

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  21. gorgeous fabrics - i live in somerville so obviously i'm destined to have this in my stash!
    ...and if you weren't so far away, i'd say send your quilts to me - but I'm in Oz, nowhere near the midlands.....and I've seen Trudi's work on line and if she's in the UK, she's defo your woman

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  22. I go to an excellent quilter, Jude. She is based in Moulton near Northwich in Cheshire. If you want more details please e-mail me. She really is excellent.

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  23. Cotton Patch in Bimringham might be able to put you in touch with someone as they sell the Handiquilter. I'm in Jersey so a little out of your catchment area!!

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  24. ooooo coveting that alphabet print!!!!

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  25. Lovely fabric! Looking forward to seeing your project :)

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  26. Bramble Patch in Weedon Junction 16 of M1. Fantastic shop and they offer long arm quilting services. Have seen several quilts they have done and thought they did a good job.

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