Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Hey, big spender ...

After weeks of relative restraint on quilting purchases, I have weakened lately in preparation for a flurry of creative activity (ha, so don't quote me ... lots of plans, no prospect of any spare time)! In my mailbox this week:

A soft & sumptuous 'Strawberry Fields' layer cake, by Fig Tree & Co for Moda. Purchased from Jane at the very appropriately named Want It, Need It Quilt Store. I highly recommend Jane's store for her prompt delivery and competitive Australian prices on Moda precuts. I have a new quilt planned for these lovelies.
A spring clip and chain from Marg Low Designs, to make Marg's 'Delightful Blooms' purse in this month's Australian Homespun - a perfect little Easter holiday project, that will surely be accomplished in a wink?
And a new quilt pattern from Shea at Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio, at the request of my son, who says it's very cool and wants in it exactly these colours! It is called 'Seeing Squares' and is available here. On first reading, it seems a very clever and well written pattern. I am looking forward to getting my teeth into this one. Son is even offering to learn to quilt, knowing full well how long his last quilt took me to make! Perhaps I'll take him up on it!
Hey, big spender ... S-P-E-N-D a little time with me!
Bloom x


  1. Your son has good taste - I adore that Empty Bobbin quilt in exactly those colours too!

  2. I love it too - I had to go over and buy it.

  3. Love them all... I saw that bag in the magazine and thought how cute it was.... Love all the colours on this page.

  4. Ooooh, nice new stash! I just love anything Fig Tree--can't wait to see what you do with the layer cake!

  5. What fun new stash! I can't wait to see all your creative finishes!

  6. pretty fabrics! and i LOVE that quilt pattern. such great colors!

  7. Looks like you have some lovely projects you'll be spending time on, Bloom.
    Love the quilt design your son chose. Great colours and design on this one.

  8. Ooh I am lusting after the Strawberry Fields fabric, the colours are just beautiful! I haven't come up with a reason why I 'need' it yet though!!

  9. Green with envy I am, love the fabric, love the bag and the colours in that quilt are gorgeous, not bad taste for a male I must say...have fun

  10. Now I'm not going to be able to get that song out of my head! and I have spent PlENTY lately!!

  11. What pretty fabrics! Those will be beautiful in a quilt!

    P.s. - I noticed you have my old blog in your feeds in your sidebar :) I thought you might want to check out my new one :) Unfortunately I had to move blogs, because I lost my domain quite awhile back :( I am still blogging though :)

  12. Can't wait to see what you do with Strawberry Fields!

    Fig Tree


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