Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blogger's Block of the Month

I've decided to join in the Blogger's Block of the Month, a quilt along being run by Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works. Each month a different designer will post a block on their blog. Jump over to Jackie's blog to check out the details.

The designers are using Kaffe Fasset prints. Over the years I've collected a small stash of left over Amy Butler and other modern floral style prints, and I've decided to use some of them. I find that often sampler quilts can look a bit busy for my taste, I'm hoping that by keeping my pallette fairly muted it will help the quilt to look more tranquil.

I really like this first block, it's up on Sherri's blog and was easy to put together. I'm looking forward to the next block.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Denyse Schmidt for Spotlight and Joanne's

Like most modern quilters, I love Denyse Schmidt fabrics. I have quite a collection of Hope Valley, and a few nice pieces of Katie Jump Rope. I am also a lover of her Greenfield Hill collection, which was darker in tone and not as well liked amongst her fans.

Denyse's second range of fabrics designed for Spotlight in Australia and Joanne's in the US has just come to my local spotlight, and I was lucky enough to score a half metre piece of each.

Winding Road Blue Colourway

I think my favourite is the green and blue acorn, far right in the above photo. They are all really usable prints, easy to mix in with the rest of the stash. And it is so nice to be able to purchase locally some fabric from a modern designer.

Winding Roads Burgundy Colourway

I also bought some of her first range for Spotlight and Joanne's, Picnic and Fairgrounds. I've made some purses and bags with it, and used some in an as yet unfinished Stacked Coins quilt. Lovely stash builder!