Thursday, 31 May 2012

hyperventilating

Yesterday Kerry verykerryberry emailed me to ask if I'd see the new Amitie fabric clubs.   Well you know I am working on two Amitie BOMs (the Gypsy Wife and Green Tea and Sweet Beans) and have previously made a third one (The Circle Game).  Why?  Well for two reasons.  One - I love the beautiful, random, whimsical quilts Jennifer Kingwell from Amitie designs.  Working on them keeps you interested for a full twelve months which is hard for someone like me who hops from project to project and gets bored easily.  Here is the block for month 4 in the Gypsy Wife BOM.


And the other reason is the fabric choices.  I genuinely believe Jennifer has the magic touch when it comes to fabric choices.  She seems to have her finger on the pulse of what is cool and now out there and has an extensive and eclectic mix of beautiful and unusual fabrics.  So many times, I would post a picture of an Amitie block and get a flood of queries about the fabrics in the block.  So when Kerry told me yesterday that Amitie were setting up two fabric clubs, I had one of those hyperventilating moments where I knew I had to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW or BAD THINGS WOULD HAPPEN.

Firstly there is the Stash Club.  Sixteen 25cm squares of new fabric are shipped to you six times a year.  The picture is just a sample of what you might be sent.  If you do any of the Amitie BOMs, they give you a good idea of the kinds of fabrics Jennifer chooses.


And then there is the Amitie Liberty of London Addicts.  Eighteen 6" squares of Liberty of London prints (seasonals and classics) are you are shipped to you four times a year.  Again, the picture is just a sample of what you might be sent.  For those of you who haven't used Liberty lawns before, they are a real special treat.  Beautiful designs and colours and a lovely supersoft light weight.  Those of you who have used Liberty lawns before won't need telling how special they are.  


Whether you have an extensive stash or are just starting out, these clubs are going to be a great way to build up some special pieces in your collection to add real interest into your quilts.  You can find out more by going to this blogpost about the new clubs here.  And if you watch this space, I will show you the fabrics as they arrive so that you can see what I'm talking about.

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful block and the fabric is wonderful!

    Carol

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  2. These fabrics are just you - they scream Lynne from every shade
    How's the organising going for the weekend - I thought you'd be up to your eyes in everything - have fun ;o)

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  3. I adore that block! It's gorgeous!

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  4. *sharp intake of breath* oooooh Liberty.......but I'm going to the store tomorrow pm eeeeep! Love that Gypsy Wife block!

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  5. Gorgeous fabrics - have fun waiting for the postie!

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  6. Already filled in my form, scanned and emailed it- did I get there before you?

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  7. Oh hey! International shipping isn't that much more that it is for within Australia, that makes it way too tempting!

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  8. Seeing the fabrics online and sewn into blocks or a quilt is so much more inspirational than just seeing them on the shelf in a quilt shop.

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  9. I will live vicariously through you!

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  10. That sounds very intriguing =D

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  11. Ah Liberty Lawn, the fabric of our children. Ooooh, i said fabric. I didn't mean to.

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