Tuesday, 24 May 2011

I want to play!

Well, I am half way through my final exams and I think I'm going through sewing withdrawal. I simply don't have the time at the moment but it doesn't stop me from buying fabric or browsing blogs. My first new purchase is a layer cake of the new Fig Tree Quilts line, Strawberry Fields. I was given a gift certificate by the lovely people at the Missouri Star Quilt Company for helping out on their forum and I couldn't resist it.

The colours are really bright and summery and I love the strawberries, they make my mouth water just to look at them. There are also lots of dots and checks which contrast brilliantly with the busier prints. I couldn't help myself and had to play around with them (on my computer at least).

I recently stumbled upon a website with a list of traditional geometric patterns and fell in love with a pattern called Arabic lattice. It's traditionally made in two colours but I thought I could adapt it to be used with this lovely range of fabrics. What do you think?

The second splurge was on some Parisville fabric I found in a sale. I was mesmerised by these ladies when I first saw them on the Tula Pink blog. I have no idea what I'll do with it, the prints are large so it will have to be something to showcase them. I just couldn't resist those hairstyles!

I think I could definitely pull off the ship look. I bought some coordinating prints as well so I'll have a play with them when the dreaded exams are over.

Bye Bye lovely fabrics, see you in a couple of weeks.

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