One thing we really love about our little online shop is guessing what people do with the fabric they buy. It’s really fascinating to think of all that fabric being sent off around the world to new homes and new beginnings and even if if ends up in someone’s stash then that’s ok with us! Sometimes we get a little glimpse into the new life of a fabric when a customer teases us with a hint as to what they have in mind or, joy of joys, they send us an image of their creation! There’s no better inspiration than to see a fabric made up into a bag, a quilt or something more unexpected such as a pair of curtains – it really brings the fabric to life and makes us realise the endless possibilities… and so we’re going to set up a show and tell section where all you creative types can send in images of your lovely items and we can all share the inspiration.
We’d like to set the ball rolling and show you a bag that we’ve made with a couple of Deco Metric fabrics by Ro Gregg for Northcott. This collection is quite subtle with a mixture of light, mid and dark browns and a lovely pop of green to lift it. As ever, it’s the fabric design that attracted us and we’ve used the green and dark brown frond fabric for the body of the bag with the dark brown circles to coordinate. The pattern is Amy Butler’s Frenchy Bag in the smaller size. We love Amy’s patterns as they’re so easy to follow (even the more elaborate ones) and you always end up with a great looking bag! So please let us know what you’ve been up to with your fabric. It does’t have to be from our website – we’re not fussy. Just contact us through our website if you’d like to share.
In the meantime we’ve turned into cutting fiends in readiness for the Spring Quilt Festival at Chilford. Last November was our first time as stallholders at Chilford and, despite a few nerves, it was pretty exciting. You know those experiences you really look forward to but don’t quite know what to expect? Well it was one of those but in a good way! So hopefully we’ll be a little more prepared (ha!) and we’re looking forward to meeting loads of lovely people. We’ll have a range of fabric from our website in fat quarters, bundles and larger pieces – let us know if you’re going to Chilford and there’s something on our website that you’d like to see in the flesh and we’ll bring it along. We’ll have some pieces made up including the bag above and Janet is working on some Isabella and 30s Playtime while Louise is hand sewing some Blueberry Crumb Cake so we’ll have lots to show you. And now it’s back to the cutting board…
Janet & Louise