Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Winners and things...

Thanks to everyone who entered the Fat Quarter Shop giveaway - and to all of you who are keen on quilting along with me! I'm really, really excited about this QAL, and am busily ticking things off my quilty list so I can get mine started soon. It's nice to know there are lots of people who are keen to join in - and like I said last week, you don't have to make the Giant Chevron quilt - if you have a quilt top hanging around that you'd like to use, you're more than welcome to. My pattern is still on sale until the QAL kicks off in mid July though :o)

The fabric for my quilt arrived last week, which is part of the reason I can't wait to get started. It's only a few weeks till the end of June (and we will have a linky this month for Fabriholics Anonymous, I completely forgot last month!!), so not long until my fabric diet finishes, but it was SO nice to get these in the mail. I'm using this bundle of summery hued Cotton Couture solids from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics. I sent Jeannette the Design Seeds palette I'd chosen and she curated this bundle based on the picture. I've switched out the light grey for charcoal, and I really like how the colours pop against the dark background.

I've heard really great things about Cotton Couture before, but have never used it until now. It is amazing stuff - it has a much finer weave than the solids I usually use, and is gorgeously soft. I'm extremely excited about the idea of quilting this quilt now I've touched these solids - and I think I'll be ordering a couple of threads to match. If you're keen to make your quilt out of solids too, Polkadot Tea Fabrics carry an excellent selection of Cotton Couture, something I'm particularly excited about as they are an Australian based store.

I need to announce the winners of the Fat Quarter Shop layer cake giveaway (and a copy of my Giant Chevron pattern)! Mr Random chose #5 Michele, #111 aus_chick and #108  mommajaehn. Congratulations! I will send you all an email soon :o)

I hope everyone is having a great week!

xx Jess


Mara said...

Congratulations to the winners and those fabrics looks so rich in color.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Congrats to all the winners x

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I wish I had the time to sew along with you! I'll be reading all the posts at the very least (and, fingers crossed, some more sewing time magically appears!)

Katy Cameron said...

Lovely happy mail :o)