my newest fabric collection is in a store near you now.....
I am loving the subtle combinations of blues and browns with the hint of brick. The little scenes on the feature fabric are the drawings that I used for the quilt 'A Dog's Life',I love to see Hugo and his cats in print...its been a wonderful collection to work with.
Here are a list of stores that have let us know that they will be stocking 'Time with Friends". If you have store and you have this fabric or your waiting for it to arrive please email us and we will gladly add you to this list
Abbi Mays - US
I have been so lucky this year with people making samples for me, thanks must go to Jill and Dawnie who both made a sample of 'A Dogs Life' quilt (see below) using the new fabrics. One of the quilts is having a great time in Europe and the other has been travelling with me. Without the generosity of people like Jill, Dawnie, Yvonne, Karen and Kate to name a few who make samples for me often within a very short time frame I would not be able to do what I do...so thank you ladies and please keep up the good work :)
If your interested in this quilt, there are pattern sets available plus we have a limited number of kits made that use thee exact fabrics A Dog's Life
My new stitchery block of the month is called Comforts of Home, each little cameo window has a scene showing something that we do in everyday life but I have substituted people for cats, dogs and bunnies which has turned out rather well.
Now the proud grandmother to two, Elsie and Fletcher I wanted to make something that could be put on their wall. Its interesting to see the different effects when you separator the colours out into the blue/brown greys and the pink/greys and tans.
Here is a close up of the little quilt that baby bunny is tucked under, its been made with hexagons and has a layer of batting in it. Yvonne did the handwork on this sample for me and she chose to tie the little quilt which gives a lovely effect.
Here is the girls version...
Sweet Dreams is available as a pattern which contains the cutting info for either colour way.
This is one of my favourite big quilts, its called Scattered Hearts
How could I not make a needlecase using these gorgeous fabrics..... I love needle cases and in my opinion you can never have too many!I have cleverly fussy cut the focus print to make the scissor holder. If you wish to make The Sewing Book follow the link to the pattern and we do have a tape measure ribbon and button pack available that has been specially designed for this project.
See you next time...