Wednesday, December 21, 2011

First Free Day

Today was my first free day of the holidays, if you don't count taking all three sons to their three respective jobs, at different starting times and at different locations.
So of course I had to visit my two favourite patchwork shops along the way.
Patchwork on Central Park were just unpacking bolts of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. They have a huge range now. I love the shots. They are so much more interesting than the plains and seem to fit into a lot of the things I am working on like this:
This is not the final layout. I am just trying to make enough blocks to join together to fit the back of this tablecloth so it can be double sided.
I also visited Amitie to get some more perle cotton (they have every colour you can imagine there) because I finally decided how I was going to quilt this:

The fabric on the right is the backing I bought from Spotlight.
I guess I am very lucky to have so many places to go shopping when I need some fabric but after taking stock of what I have got going on at the moment I have realised that I have to stop spending, and start finishing so that is the plan for my holidays.


  1. Woohoo it must be great to finally finish work for a while. Your quilts look amazing Meli, Wow! Love the perle 8 quilting. I too purchased that red fabric on the right at Spotlight, now I'm wondering if they had more in that range it is simply gorgeous! xo

  2. You are so prolific when it comes to producing patchwork delights!!
    LOVE the idea of a reversible table cloth. May have to copy that concept!
    Hope you manage a relaxing stress-free break.
    I'd love to catch up. When are you around?

  3. I love the second photograph!

    Your perle thread quilting is great! Perfect for that quilt!

  4. ....and she's OFF!!! Looking forward to seeing all your holiday quilting, you quilting machine, you! :)

  5. That is one gorgeous tablecloth--or should I say two?! Love the sweet white and retro too. Happy holidays!

  6. Sounds like you had a great excuse to stop and shop. I have heard of Amitie before.

    Yes, I need to finish some things up as well.

  7. I love shot cottons too and so pleased holidays have begun


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