Sunday, April 28, 2013

Road 15 by Sweetwater

We're a little excited at Missy Mack.
We just received a pre order shipment of the awesome new range by Sweetwater, "Road 15."
I've always been a huge Sweetwater fan. I loved 'Authentic', and made a quilt for Simon out of their 'Pure' range, and how cool was 'Noteworthy?' I still have a jelly roll in the Noteworthy range, that I will eventually make something pretty with. Eventually.

So, 'Road 15' is typical in fantastic Sweetwater style. We have little prints of maps and streets, including sweet houses and trees. But there is something else about this range that I think is really cool. A while back when designing this range, Sweetwater asked for some input from their blog readers. They asked for readers address's! Yep, so I added our address, and imagine our shock and delight when (after a few minutes of searching!) Simon found our address! One cannot get any cooler than that!

So, I'm delighted to share my newest favourite range of fabric with you. Whilst I think it's brilliant, it's also a fab range for boys with the great colours of aqua, red, green with bits of black and grey.

'Road 15' can be found in our Etsy shop, along with another new range, 'S'more Love,' by Julie Comstock of Cosmo Cricket. They can also be found on our eBay page (our eBay shop coming soon!)
Prices start from $34.00 for Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes.
We are also getting some bolts from the Road 15 range, due in around August.

Happy sewing!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Chevrons and Circles - Two quilts for two special girls

Mid last year, I had a lovely email from a mum, Katie, who wanted her two young daughters to have a special quilt of their own. And so Katie and I set about on a journey together! Numerous emails and catch ups followed, with chats about colours, styles and sizes.

The brief was two large single bed sized quilts in the same fabrics, but one quilt a chevron inspired, and the second a ruffled circle. Katie, her two lovely daughters and I met up at Patchwork with Gail B to find fabrics, and together we demolished a corner of the store as we chose our fabrics. It was wonderful to meet Katie and her daughters, and to choose the fabrics together. 

The results are two very pretty and very feminine quilts. It was a delight to make these quilts for Katie, and then to be able to deliver them to her personally was wonderful. It's not often you get to see the happy response when someone buys and receives their quilt. 

Thank you Katie for letting my make your quilts! I hope they become treasured and loved heirlooms in your family. 

The details:
A lot of the fabric used are from the following ranges, Coquette by Art Gallery, Summer Loving by Art Gallery and Sophie by Moda, with a handful of 1930's prints and other plains. The quilts have each girls name embroidered on the front bottom right corner of their quilt. They have a Bamboo batting, and were beautifully machine quilted by my friend Clair (just before Christmas too - you champ Clair!!) They both have a simple pink polka dot backing, with personalised labels and a photo for each girl. 

What do you think?