Saturday, 24 April 2010

My road to 'Hope Valley' love

I have been cavorting about in 'Hope Valley' lately.
When Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley was first released, I confess I didn't immediately feel the love. I think I was still in mourning for the passing of 'Flea Market Fancy', and was hoping for a reincarnation. Like so many others.
But then I saw this stunning Dresden plate made by Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey. (Check out her brilliant version of 'Dotty for Dresden'). Oooh, I like that!
And then this! How very special. Gina of Ginabean Handmade chose to make my Sweet Menagerie pattern up in 'Hope Valley'! The love was gathering strength ...
After seeing this gorgeous little quilt from Amy of A Commonplace Life, I was all but convinced that I should purchase some 'Hope' before it all sold out.
This lovely thing from Brioni at Flossyblossy, a stunning Jewel Box quilt, merely strengthened my resolve. 'Hope Valley' was destined to be my new favourite.
And just by the way, Brioni & Katy, along with some other talented bloggers are releasing an exciting new ezine called Fat Quarterly on 27th April. You can snatch an enticing glimpse of projects in Issue #1 over at their blog.
Finally, the clincher in my 'Hope Valley' journey? Z&S Fabrics had a 20% off sale. I was done for. Here is my little stack of loveliness. The colours are unusual and intense and they work beautifully together. Thank you to all the aforementioned bloggers who inspired me to fall in love with this range!
Unfortunately, the project I am working on with 'Hope Valley' is under wraps for a while, but I will certainly share it with you the moment I am allowed to!
Definition of cavort?
ca·vort (kə-vôrt')
verb. To bound or prance about in a sprightly manner; caper; to have lively or boisterous fun; romp.
Yep, cavorting over here!


  1. Can't wait to see what your HV stash becomes!

  2. Oh I am completely in love with Hope Valley! My LPS has it and it is so hard to resist. Perhaps after I see what you make I will resist no more!

  3. Hmmm, more blogs to follow!! And yes I also purchased some of these, may have to grab some more... Looking forward to seeing what you are up to with all this loveliness.

  4. We will be waiting with baited breathe to see what you come up with!

  5. I suspect that Hope Valley may be the new FMF, the colours are fabulous. If only I weren't on a silly budget. I hope they made enough of it.

  6. i also looove hope vally
    and started working on a coin quilt with a hope vally charm pack
    its going to take me a while to finish it
    but i totaly understand your love to this collection and this great post about it

  7. On it's own it looks quite traditional in design but made up it looks quite modern. Looking forward to seeing your new design. Ann :-)

  8. Lovely fabrics and look forward to what you are making. You know how I hate waiting. LOL!

  9. Like you - I wasn't so sure at first. But I think you've pushed me over the edge - I'm ordering today before it's gone!

  10. I fell in love with HV when I saw it in the flesh (a friend got a charm pack), all those HV creations are gorgeous - I'm sure yours will too :)

  11. Happy cavorting! I'm cavorting in HV too!!

  12. The suspense is killing me!


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