Last week I took a trip up to Fabrics Galore in Lavender Hill, London.
I see their stand at the shows, and purchase the great fabrics. Lovely linens for bags and Liberty Tana Lawn at a third off regular price! What's not to like! However I discovered that they were the only shop in the UK to stock ALL of the Liberty Lifestyle Collection. So in the car I hopped.
This was what I walked away with, and the Liberty Lifestyle to follow! Gulp! So worth the visit!
In the meantime 'back at the ranch' my Stash Club from Amitie arrived:
Won't they all work well together!
I quickly stitched the free block pattern that came with the fabrics (I don't want to get behind, as I have the Barbara Brackman Grandmothers Choice to keep on top of – pictures coming soon):
Yes, I know, I don't trim triangle points!
On the stitching front I have had a surge on my String Snowballs. I started it a few years back with one block to see how it turned out, then thought it was a lot of work and left it alone. But each time I taught my String Quilts class, out came the sample to show, and I would think, that I really would like a whole quilt of that!
So, some of you might have seen the blocks being stitched a few posts back on this blog, but this is now the 'border testing phase':
You will see which I went with when the quilting is done! I stitched the backing together this morning, so no excuses now!
I used my Snowball template for cutting, these are now in stock, at £8 each (inc. p and p).