Thursday, 12 April 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I'm not one to think about Christmas in April and I'm not one for buying masses of Christmas fabric but there is one line that has popped up over the past few days which has caught my eye and is going to be my fabric for Christmas for this year.  Maybe a quilt, maybe a table runner, maybe a tree skirt, napkins, stockings or maybe a patchwork waistcoat for my long suffering Welsh husband.


The line is called Winterkist and is by Monica Solorio Snow (for Lecien) whose fabrics I adore.  In fact my EPP project for last summer (blowing in the wind below) was based all around her beautiful Happy Mochi Yum Yum collection.  The colours in that were so sweet that I mixed it with some charcoal to balance it out.

Holiday Quilt

And lo and behold, Monica has added grey into Winterkist which makes it the perfect colour mix for me.  

The fabrics are red, teal, orange, lime, pink and then that graphite.  Pretty much a perfect colour mix for me. 


So what about you, do you yet have your eye on any of the Christmas lines which are popping up around internetland in the build-up to Quilt Market?

29 comments:

  1. ohhhhh yes! Giant Christmas gnome tree skirt! I *must* have one :-D

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  2. Well ...you know me and my gnome aversion! But I love the look of this line. I think it will fly. There are so many great prints.

    Really loving Brrrrrrrrrrr from Laurie Wisbrun too ...

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  3. Well ...you know me and my gnome aversion! But I love the look of this line. I think it will fly. There are so many great prints.

    Really loving Brrrrrrrrrrr from Laurie Wisbrun too ...

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  4. Stop you temptress
    I've enough going on without considering Christmas in April
    I'm being good and not looking at the Christmas ranges just yet - yip I know I'm a wimp

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  5. I've got my eye on Aneela's Christmas line coming out. I love it!

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  6. Far to early, lol, I'm not tidied away fom LAST Christmas yet!! I'm starting to baste my second Siblings quilt though :-)

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  7. I think Nigel would look dashing in a patchwork waistcoat. I can't believe its not top of his christmas list. In fact, why not make one for all the kitchen guilds hubbys? I'm sure they would TOTALLY appreciate it.

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  8. Yep, I saw this the other day and knew it was one of which to get the whole line!!

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  9. I think I have to say the word Jerkin here. Looking forward to Aneela's Christmas line, very cute

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  10. Fabulous fabric - maybe you could make matching waistcoats for you and LSWH? Why should he be alone in his patchwork glory?! (Perhaps a pinny would be more likely to see the light of day?!)

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  11. Oh good grief - I refuse to be drawn into this conversation; I am still eating Easter Eggs, I can only cope with one lot of festivities at a time!

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  12. I bought a charm pack of Joy by Kate Spain last month :-) I'm looking forward to Aneela's Christmas line as I already had her spoon flower range and I think it's an extension of those. You're getting very fancy with your graphics these days! I'm still at the stick person drawing stage with Touchdraw.

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  13. Can you purchase this fabric in the UK?

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  14. Oh, yes, I am all about Winterkist, definitely my fave Christmas line that I've seen so far, and I'm usually totally averse to Christmas lines, but I will definitely be looking to hopefully see see this one in person at Market!

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  15. Love this one...and Aneela's...and Basic Grey's Blitzen!

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  16. Ohh no ho ho ho! Christmas?
    I always love the more bold Christmas series, love orange, but not for Christmas. Toooo Dutch!

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  17. It's really cute fabric!
    I'm lucky enough to know Monika! We are in the same quilt guild ~ really talented and funny lady!

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  18. I'm with you. I'd pick Monica's fabric first.

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  19. Love those wee grey santas, oops, are they gnomes?

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  20. I usually don't start thinking about Christmas until after Thanksgiving, so "No" I haven't picked a fabric yet. However, like you, I really like the grey fabric in this collection.

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  21. I have my eye on that now!! Plus looking forward to seeing Aneela's christmas line and the new Melody Miller collection.

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  22. I love the little grey santas. My son says they are gnomes also. Too cute!

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  23. I already have that fabric on my wishlist, I just love it! Hoping she will make gnomes for all seasons :)

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  24. I adore all things Monica and I dare you to make a waistcoat for Nigel (and I double dare him to wear it).

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  25. I love those fabrics! I was sent a charm pack of Joy-Kate Spain =D

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  26. My family doesn't know this because I keep it well hidden...but I love garden gnomes! This fabric is fantastic and I think I'll need to get me some. :)

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  27. And I though starting Christmas talk in October was bad enough Miss Lynne!

    Do you actually have a money tree in your garden!?? If you do I need to go scrumping!

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  28. Oooh, hadn't seen that before, liking that! Also loving the look of Brrr too

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