Sunday, June 6, 2010

Japanese Delivery and more sewing

After only a couple of weeks these gorgeous fabrics arrived from Japan via Etsy. They feel beautiful. Can't wait to use them.

I fell in love with linens after buying some packets of fabric from Amitie a while back. They were an assortment of linen, Liberty and fairytale characters. The 36 blocks made from these packs were finished this weekend so I went to buy the linen sashing at the shop. Lots more sewing happened getting the sashing on but unfortunately I was 4"of fabric short of finishing the quilt top so I'm only going to show you some of the blocks.

 The pattern is so clever because you get to use lots of scrappy bits and pieces and the colours can be anything as the background linen seems to absorb it all and let each block shine on its own. There are a couple of finished quilts like this one on A Very Fine House's blog .

Anyway, after all this beautiful fabric arriving from overseas I think I am going to attack the hubby's shirts first and I have started cutting the first few blocks today. I just need to stew on what I might make with my new stashes. It's so hard to cut sometimes.


  1. Your blocks are gorgeous.
    I agree that no matter what colours you use, they blend in well because of the linen!!
    Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with your new Japanese stash!
    Andi :-)

  2. I love yours, they are so quirky, can't wait to see the finished product.

  3. Oh, the fabric is wonderful! Isn't it great to get packages in the mail? My husband has threatened to start quilting so he can order fabric and get packages!


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