The ‘Best in Show’ botanicals from Liberty’s iconic print archive, inspired by British flower shows. Traditionally screen-printed onto soft Lasenby cotton, the collection includes quintessential 1930's florals, reimagined from Liberty’s print archive. Illustrating the rich heritage of floral design, the collection offers a tonal palette that graduates from neutrals to pinks with hints of citrus tones and greenery – perfect for spring.
The Flower Show prints mix well with the pastel shades from Liberty’s new Wiltshire Shadow tonal floral. Nik has designed this pretty Flower Show Parterre Quilt (above right) using the Flower Show prints and five Wiltshire Shadow pastels. The quilt is constructed of 3" finished squares and measures 60" x 78" approximately. Our kit contains all the fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus instructions and is priced £89.95.
Apologies to everyone who has tried to sign up to the Nine Patch Parade Sewalong since Christmas Eve. Unfortunately a glitch meant that the Starter Set pre-order was showing as out of stock. This has now been corrected and you can click here if you would like to join.
We have had a few question about these new rulers from Marti Michell so here are a couple of diagrams which should help to explain the benefits.
The size of the ruler indicates the size of the finished 9-patch block, not each square within the block. In the diagram below left, 8" floral patches are alternated with 9-patch blocks. But what width do you cut your strips to make a 9-patch that is 8" square when pieced?! It’s no problem with Marti’s 8" 9-patch ruler, simply cut strips to the width marked on the ruler and the finished block will be the correct size.
You can also create 9-patch within a 9-patch! In the diagram on the right tiny 9-patch blocks are made using the 2" 9-patch ruler. These are then pieced to patches cut with the 6" 9-patch ruler to create the 6" finished 9-patch blocks.
All you need to join the Nine Patch Parade Sewalong is the Starter Set which is priced £27.20 and includes the 3" and 4" 9-Patch rulers plus six of Marti Michell’s patterns (you will also need a stash of fabric!).
From late January we will be carrying a new range of Nine Patch rulers designed by Marti Michell. These innovative rulers improve on strip techniques as they guide you in cutting very accurate strip widths which means accurate blocks and more pleasing patchwork! They are available in 7 finish block sizes; 2", 3", 4", 4.5", 5", 6" and 8". You can find out more about them by watching Marti’s YouTube video.
To learn the benefits of these rulers and create some wonderful nine patch projects in the process we recommend you join the Nine Patch Parade, a six month sewalong event hosted by Gnome Angel and From Marti Michell (FMM). It’s simple to join via Instagram using the hashtag #FMM9PatchParade or join the GnomeAngel Facebook group. There is also the opportunity to win prizes, it might even be from the Cotton Patch as we are one of the sponsors for the sewalong!
From Westalee we have two new template sets, both available in Low or High shank.
The four-piece Paisley set by Leonie West (above left) enables you to create the perfect teardrop shape every time. Ideal for filling in negative space.
The Winter Collection is an interesting collection of different templates: Snowflakes, Hearts, Wreaths, and more. The perfect set of templates to inspire, create and embellish your Winter Projects. The 5 piece set includes:
Anna Maria Horner’s Wheelhouse Medallion Quilt-along starts in June, but if you sign up before 7th January you will receive a free “Swag Bag” and templates worth £19.95!
Fussy cutting and applique are key elements in this quilt and over 21m of fabric is provided to enable you to do this. Starting fabrics and the pattern will be shipped in June and then additional fabrics in August and September. Club benefits also include membership of the Wheelhouse Medallion Club Facebook group, exclusive club projects (for all that extra fabric!) and live video tutorials. There is a registration fee of £14.95, payable when you join. The club is charged in three instalments of £94.95 in June, August and September when the fabric is shipped.