bundle of fabric…

This little bundle of fabric arrived today, from Amitie Textiles.  It’s from their bi-monthly fabric club.  I love playing with these bright, colourful fabrics.  It stretches my creativeness to have a variety of fabrics, that I probably would not, necessarily choose if I was picking them.

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I love how they neatly package them, so the bundle has different fabrics on each side of the plastic packet.  Too nice to open and start cutting into them, but tomorrow that is what I will be doing.

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fabric shopping…

The week has flown by…must be having fun! The days are a little warmer now spring has arrived, so I have done a little bit of work in the garden, this week.

Last week was such terrible weather, and our quilt group had planned a trip to the quilt shop up the coast. We decided to go no matter what the weather, but as we travelled north the bad weather cleared and the sun was out all day…though it was still very windy.
Anyway, we had a nice day visiting quilt/fabric shops…and did some buying!!
After a quick tea break, at one friend’s place, who lives a little north, we continued on and first stop was Fifi’s Fabricology

Fifi’s has lots of wonderful fabrics and a sale room, with 30% off or 40% off if you buy whats left on the roll._DSC0216

 These fabrics, I bought for a workshop I will be doing at the end of September.

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These fabrics were from the sale room.  Love the green fabric, it is a basic grey fabric and I bought all that was on the roll, 2 metres.  And stripes, everyone wondered what I would do with the big red stripe, but I kept going back to it, so I bought a metre.  It’s a cabbage and roses fabric.

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Then we headed for Eastcoast fabrics at Burleigh…and I bought a metre of this spot for $3.95 and some linen to make table runner.

Then the next stop was Fantasia at Tweed Heads… I only bought a marking pen there.

After Fifi’s we stopped for lunch at The Wood Box at West Burleigh.  The food was wonderful, and the cafe has such a wonderful atmosphere.  

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Then last weekend, our local craft weekend was on…so there was some more fabric shopping. A lovely piece of linen and a packet of reproduction pieces.  I had the pink fabric before and loved it, so this packet had some in it.

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And some more french general fabrics, from Rainbow Patchwork…intended to use for the workshop.

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So I had a fun week with fabric.  And I love these John James needles, bought from Fifi’s. I have been hand quilting with one, and they are so smooth and the eye end doesn’t stick into your finger.  I think they will be all I will use in future.

 

 

fabric and flowers…

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I have been buying more French General from the great aussie destash, I couldn’t resist adding these FQ’S to my collection.

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And July’s hexagon flowers arrived from Lynette, they are so pretty.  Lynette included an extra hexagon with a little dog on it, she has a die cut so she included some extra papers._DSC0540

I’m all caught up with sending flowers now, I just have to make July’s, which I will do today or tomorrow.