Friday, 26 February 2016

Melba magpies

I purchased this little bundle of joy from Linda @ Gum Valley Patchwork just recently. They are from Emma Jean Jansen's latest range 'Melba', inspired by her time living in Melbourne as a student. 


'Melba' is manufactured by Ella Blue, a fabric house developed by Australian designers. Ella Blue is such a breath of fresh air in the Australian quilting fabric market. They are producing high quality quilting fabrics, at refreshingly competitive prices - AU$16/metre compared with the AU$24 and AU$28 price tags that Australian quilters are used to paying.

I also found a couple of Ella's Basics at a local quilt shop. It's a real treat to find some text fabric with local names! I was not so happy that this shop insisted on charging me $24/metre instead of the RRP $16. Hmmmm ...


I have been collecting a few text fabrics lately. I think they are a calm foil for busier fabrics.


As a sometime proof reader, I couldn't help but notice the typo in this one:


Can you spot it?

Enough whingeing! Have a great weekend everyone. Bloom x

7 comments:

  1. Aaaaaaaargh! "Captian"!! As a journo in my past life, I was a proofreader too, Ros. So much sloppiness these days with people relying on spellchecker to save the day. Aren't Emma's fabrics great - I love this line. She's another clever Ballarat girl. Hope you're well and enjoying life. xx

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  2. Those maggies give me shivers....as one who is regularly swooped. Looks like the captian slipped through the cracks on the deck...perhaps just to see who has sharp eyes? It's a great fabric line and I love to see Aussies doing well x

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  3. Drives me crazy too! Also, the misuse of words, i.e: than/then, sAlvage/sElvage, sign on a bathroom door "Out of Odor" instead of "Order"! I could go on for days.......

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  4. Really love the Melba fabric - especially those Magpies! It took me a while to find the typo - I have just used some of this fabric and hadn't noticed it at the time.

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  5. I have a bulb question to ask you...check my next post...prob Wednesday. Ballarat is a great place to be...come and visit us again.

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  6. I see typos everywhere. My husband used to tell people he married me for my editing skills! HOW romantic! Hahahaa!!

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