Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Catch Up News

And so I'm back from two weeks overlooking this:


And on my arrival home, I was greeted by this.  It's an FQ bundle of Pat Bravo's Indie line which should be hitting stores during August and will be going into my summer EPP project over the next few days, weeks and possibly also months.

Also waiting for me was this pattern which I have been banging on about forever and a day.  The quilt was originally a BOM but the demand has been so huge for the pattern, that Jen Kingwell (the quilt's designer) from Amitie Textiles in Melbourne, has released the pattern which you can buy here.  I will be starting this at some point in the not too distant future - if anyone else is going to give it a go, let me know and maybe we could have some kind of Flickr support group to encourage each other.  Maybe we could even devise a monthly program to keep ourselves on track!


Here is an amazing photo of the original quilt taken by Tamara Erbacher.


On my return I also received a few of these wonderful bookmarks which Michael Oakshott had made for the Festival of Quilts (the UK's BIG annual quilt festival) last weekend.  He was selling his new "Rubies" - packs of F8ths and FQs of cottons in 12 colours, all shot with red.


The bookmark shows a Modern Blocks table runner you can make using the F8ths pack (designed by me) which you can buy here: 

The second project I designed for them was this Rubies and Diamonds wall hanging / mini quilt made using the Rubies FQ pack which you can buy here.  If any of you buy or have bought either of these kits, I would love to see what you make with them!

27 comments:

  1. What a lovely view for two weeks - lucky you!

    Love what you did with the Rubies -such beautiful colors to work with too.

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  2. Welcome back, esp to such great goodies! I would love to be a part of your GT&SB flickr group, must get started. Love your two oakshott beauties xo

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  3. My goodness what a lovely view. Well done on the Rubies your projects look fab! Welcome back :)

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  4. Nice post to come home to. I hope that you feel relaxed and rejuvenated from your holiday. Di x

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  5. Welcome back - we've missed you! I can't wait to see your tea&beans project grow *excited*

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  6. You know I am there with the GTSB group!

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  7. What a perfect view. Great post to find on your return: am very tempted with the green tea project...... just need to find lots of extra hours in the day :-)

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  8. I was wondering where you've been ~ nice view ~ hope you had a wonderful holiday!
    Love all the fabrics and that quilt pattern looks lovely!

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  9. Perfect post holiday post! :). x

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  10. I bought a pack of the Ruby fat eights at the Festival of quilts, already regretting not to have taken the fat quarters... Both your projects looked great, I can't decide which pattern to make :-)

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  11. I am so sorry you had to be away from home and look out on that view when you could have been here enjoying the weather with us!

    Severely tempted by the beans thing!

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  12. Ok you got me on the Green tea & beans!

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  13. You are working wonders with those Rubies! I will have to check out that pattern. Glad you had a wonderful time.

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  14. A lot of beautiful colours in this post, your patterns are lovely.

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  15. J'adore le Rubies and Diamonds Quilt! Un joli motif simple avec de beaux tissus!

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  16. What a view! Where did you go? Your Oakshott quilts are gorgeous!

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  17. Welcome back! What a gorgeous beach!
    That fabric made a nice welcome home present!

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  18. Nice to see you back. Sounds strange to say that to someone you have never met, but it's true. If you know who is going to sell the full range of Indie in the UK maybe you could mention it in your blog? The fabrics do look gorgeous. At our Quilters' group yesterday one of my fellow quilters had bought your table runner pattern and fabrics at Birmingham and it all looked gorgeous.

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  19. So jealous, both of the view and the fabric! Welcome home though :o)

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  20. beautiful beach, beautiful fabric, beautiful projects! I really love that ruby fabric.

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  21. I'm well jel... of it all!!
    I saw your Ruby quilt on the stand at FoQ - it is beautiful :)

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  22. I would love to be a part of your GT&SB group. I am actually starting to cut some templates today, and I will be using all my scraps up in it - I think it will look great, though not quite the same as Jen's!

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  23. You are such an enabler! I bought the green bean hook (can't call it anything different after your comment in an earlier blog post) and now have to wait for it to arrive in Salt Lake City! I'm not a patient person!

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  24. Love the diamond one, really striking.

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  25. A green tea support group would be great.... have relieved my pattern and need inspiration to get started.

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  26. Yeah baby count me in the GTB quilt club thingo......

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  27. I love what you did with the rubies. I'm mixing a bunch of other colors with mine. Hmmm. I really like just the rubies together now... too late.

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