I see life about me a hive of activity with preparations for the Christmas holiday. I don't think about it until after the 18th - my birthday (!!)....then maybe I'll make plans! Part of these plans are for the William Morris tour in 2012. You will notice a new link on the left of this blog. If you click on the photo of Kelmscott Manor on this new link (which I am proud to say I took), you will go direct to the tour site. News from Helen will be posted in the coming weeks. The tour will be limited to 25 participants - very exciting!
This quilt is in the new book about to hit our shores!
It is done in batiks and called 'Floral Fantasy'
I have received several emails from quilters wondering about purchasing fabrics for quilts from my new book. If you want to know requirements before you receive your book just drop me an email.
"Morning Glory"In the 'Morning Glory' quilt I used fabrics from the Morris Workshop but supplies are low so look at Barbara Brackman's new range from Moda - A Morris Tapestry. This would be perfect for this quilt. Barbara gives some great history on the designs here;
http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/ and you can see the whole collection in this PDF; http://www.unitednotions.com/fcc_a_morris_tapestry.pdf
I especially love this print for a border based on Morris' Strawberry Thief pattern:
And I've come across another range of Morris prints from David textiles but I can only find them at shop sites and not on the David textile site;
And I MUST mention the wonderful "Adelaide collection" fabrics for quilts! http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com/ If I'd had the fabrics in my stash when I made the quilt this would have made a perfect border too:
And don't forget the tonals for the flowers and leaves which Jason especially pre-dyed so that they are the solid colour on the back - perfect for raw edge applique. And now that I have used them I can assure you they are of a very high thread count so they hardly fray:
Have a great week X