Thursday, January 22, 2015

Paradiso Baby Quilt

One thing I don't like about flying geese: all the off-cuts! Night Sky has a tonne of thrm, and while most are tiny, there are a decent number of larger triangles. So I did what any sane quilter would do: turn them into HSTs!

Then turned them into a little baby quilt.

Backed with some leftover Ikea fabric.

And quilted with Aurifil (which is now stocked in the shop).

My only dilemma now is how to bind it, when Paradiso hasn't been released yet!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Night Sky in Paradiso

I'm declaring this my first finish of 2015, even though it's not yet quilted. Baby steps! I dashed outside for a few quick photos this morning before the storms rolled in.

There were definitely moments where I was not loving this quilt; so many flying geese! But now that it is all together I'm pretty darn pleased. I do love pink and blue.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year

2015 is on us, and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I spent a week in the country, and while I'm happy to be home, I'm not so happy that it's going to be 40C today!

Last year was a bit of a quiet one in the quilting front for me, I just couldn't seem to find the time. Hopefully better luck this year!

First off was a wedding quilt for my lovely friend Bec.

Then another wedding quilt, this time for my friend Stacy who loves in San Francisco. I carried this quilt all the way from Melbourne via New York City, Boston and Chicago!

I used leftover Daydream scraps to make this massive Fresh quilt.

Then dug into Miss Kate to make Cherrio.

I also made a little Moda Love with April Showers.

And started, but haven't yet finished, my Night Sky quilt using Paradiso.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

15% Off Storewide

A little pre-Christmas gift for all of my customers, 15% off all stock, from the newest fabrics right through to our most discounted stock. Available till the end of Friday with the code XMAS14.


Friday, December 12, 2014

The Linen Cupboard by Emma Jean Jansen for Ella Blue Fabrics

After months of anticipation, The Linen Cupboard has finally arrived, and it is beautiful.

We have fabric on the bolt.

And of course, some fat quarter bundles and layer cakes; these are in limited quantities.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Cheerio Quilt

Whoops. I did finish her two weeks ago, but I've been swamped since then. But I'm so pleased with how she turned out.

I used an aqua print for the back. And of course red scallops for the binding. 

Might need to hang her on my bedroom wall!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sales and New Products at Bella's Patchwork

It's been a busy time at Bella's Patchwork, with Quilt Market followed closely by Australian Quilt Market. There are so many great new fabrics and notions in the shop, and some great sales too.

First for the new stuff.

There's Gardenvale by Jen Kingwell

Fresh Cut by Basic Grey.

Somerset and Aloha Girl from Fig Tree Quilts.

Lots of gorgeous bundles from Art Gallery Fabrics.

And some from Dashwood Studios too.

And the new multi-coloured Clover Wonder Clips.

And Aurifil! We have a few designer sets like Wildflower Meadow from Melly & Me, and some basics as well.

Then there's the sale stuff.

Martinique from 3 Sisters is now just $11 a metre.

And Rainy Days and Mondays from Riley Blake is $13 a metre. These are wholesale prices!