As we wind down to the end of the week, here are a few of the things going on around here:
Quilt Market. Phew, wasn’t that a feast for the eyes? I have so many new ideas and want to buy so many upcoming lines, I’m not sure my brain (or wallet) can handle it. For those that haven’t had enough, don’t forget to check out Amy’s Bloggers Quilt Festival, which she runs for all those not lucky enough to get to market. You’ll be able to vote on all these amazing quilts from 22 May.
The Simpler Web. My site had a revamp a few months ago. Teresa from The Simpler Web was a pleasure to work with – she was able to translate my very non-techy demands and give me what I needed (not just a beautiful and functional site, but also one that I could carry on maintaining myself). It’s such a compliment that she’s included me in her portfolio list and it goes without saying that I recommend her services!
Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. A fun competition where you take a pack of Umbrella Prints’ trimmings (small fabric pieces like those below) and make them into something crafty or quilty. I’ve been working away on my entry and will have a post up about this soon. If you’ve missed this one, put it in your diary for 2016!
Awesome things to sew. In no particular order, here are some beautiful patterns/books from some lovely people I’ve had the good fortune to meet in real life.
Jane Davidson (Quilt Jane). The long awaited book is here!! I will have my hands on a copy of Desert to Sea: 10 Quilts from Australian Designers soon (you promised, Jane!) and can’t wait to dive into this one. You can find it here on Amazon.
Peta Peace (She Quilts A lot). I’ve mentioned before that Peta lives 10 minutes away from me (poor lass) – she also has a fun, colourful new pattern out called Down South.
Keera Job (LIVE.LOVE.SEW). Another clever Australian making beautiful things – Keera’s latest pattern Morocco is exotic and elegant (and if you’re quick, you can get a discount).
Siobhan Rogers. Another new book release titled By the Block, from another talented Aussie. You can find this on on Amazon, Book Depository, any bookstore that knows good books 😉 (Australians, Siobhan has a few copies in her shop as well.)
That’s enough from me, time I did some sewing. Hope you can do the same!