Friday, November 6, 2009

Surprise, Surprise!

I was looking through this  months Homespun magazine (Vol 10.11) when I discovered this:

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I wasn’t sure that my email had even reached them as I hadn’t reduced the file size of the photo and it seemed to take a long time to send. That was a lovely surprise. There’s a couple of lovely quilts in this month’s edition that I might try too. Maybe I’ll use some of this fabric that arrived in the mail today…

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I thought we needed a holiday quilt – I can imagine holiday photos and memories being built with such a quilt as a common thread!… And I couldn’t resist the HAPPY CAMPERS range by American Jane. I’ve never sewn with a Turnover, so of course I had to give it a go. I’ll let you know how it goes. This might come away on the sewing weekend that Kylie and I are due to have in a few weeks time. Along with how many others?… I found some fabric for my “Spring” Quilt…

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My seven year old thinks it would be a lovely quilt for her. Unfortunately for her there isn’t enough fabric there. The roll is a ‘honey bun’ – I’ve never sewn with one of those either, so it will be fun to give it a go. This will be a very pretty quilt and quite different to anything else I’ve sewn lately…

The other thing I’ve been trying to find is the right range of fabric to make my DH a quilt with for his 40th. I have a little time up my sleeve still as it’s not until 2011, but “Authentic” by Sweetwater for moda was the range I’d been looking for. I’m very excited, but will try not to touch this fabric for a year or so, to avoid it being discovered. Here’s a peek (he’s unlikely to read the blog – I HOPE).

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Now to find more time for sewing…

 

Happy  stitching to you all,

Katherine

7 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

I love all that fabric you've chosen and I've had my eye on that authentic range too .

suzitee said...

Oh Katherine, you are such a tease showing us all this yummy fabric! I love it all!

smileykylie said...

ooh yummy!

Janellybelly said...

Hooray for Katherine, I must get you to sign my copy of Homespun :) All that fabric looks delicious (& I promise I wont tell Bruce!).
Janelle xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done on the Homespun feature!! Your new fabric looks gorgeous.

Christy said...

Congrats on the magazine feature! Gosh, those fabrics just look divine!

Terri said...

Wow, you're famous! :) And deservedly so - your work is lovely!