Playing with Beautiful Fabrics

Saturday, February 27, 2010
I've had a lovely week playing with a gorgeous new range from Moda - Garden Party by Blackbird designs.  A magazine commissioned a project using these lovely fabrics and I am thrilled with the way it has turned out.

There's quite a bit of hand quilting on it and as usual I have two sore index fingers.  I really must go and buy some finger protectors as I just can't work with a thimble.  All the paperwork is now done - instructions and templates take me for ever to prepare - so it's off to the Post Office tomorrow to send it on its way.

I used a Jelly Roll for the above project and of course there's heaps left over, so I have started making this:

Don't you just love the soft muted colours?  The quality of the fabric is lovely to work with too.  Of course I couldn't resist some applique:

Then I have a lovely bundle of fat quarters in the same range so I am dreaming of what I will make with them!

I've had my new glasses a few days and they are getting initiated, though I haven't tried any super-close work yet.  They're multifocals which I've had for years but each pair is different and I've just about worked out where to look for all the different distances now.

Hope you have some time to stitch this week!