The animal designs are fabulous, such as these colourful whales supported by a iceberg coordinate and rich purple animal tracks design.
This “migrating animals” rainbow stripe is very effective and echoes the colours in the “habitat” print below, a srot of aerial view of different landscape vignettes that merge together. This design has a 60cm repeat so 75cm is recommended if you want to have the complete design.
All 12 designs are available by the metre plus we have a Fat Quarter pack with a selection of 9 prints from the collection. The pack also includes instructions to make a 45" x 36" Accent quilt, below. Eight fabrics are required for the quilt top and if you make a single fold (1½”) binding then this can be made from the ninth fabric.
All 65 colours are available by the metre and we also have two limited edition 5" Charm packs, each containing a selection of thirty colours. Choose from Bali Dots Cool, above or Bali Dots Hot, below. £9.50 per pack.
And if you missed last week’s newsletter here is a recap of the other recent Batik arrivals.
Malibu Batiks are available in 5" Charm pack, 10" Layer Cake and 2-1/2" Jelly Roll formats. Plus we have a limited number of Checkerboard quilt kits. The kit includes a Malibu jelly Roll, the green sashing and border batik and a red batik for the binding plus Moda’s instruction sheet. The finished quilt measures 61" (155cm) square.
We have a beautiful new book for you this week as Barbara Brackman’s classic quilter’s resource, the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, is now fully modernized and updated with over 160 new blocks, and presented in full colour for the first time in this third edition! All of the 4,000+ pieced quilt blocks found in this book are illustrated with both a line drawing and sample colour suggestions to ensure that you will never run out of inspiration! Quilters, quilt historians, and textile enthusiasts will love the detailed information on pattern names and publication sources included with each block.
New stand-alone software! From the pages of Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns book, BlockBase+ brings over 4,000 quilt blocks to your computer screen. Barbara’s decades of research is available to you in this organized and user-friendly software for Windows and Mac computers. Packed with complete publication information for each block, robust search features, exporting and printing capabilities — it’s the perfect quilting tool for all skill levels
Our second featured new book this week is Modern Fabric Art Bowls by Kirsten Fisher. Delve into the world of quilts, fabrics, and bowl making! Sculpt your quilt blocks to create tasteful, modern bowls. Great way to make use of scrap fabric and make great gifts.
We have two new Moda collections gracing our shelves this week. Both collections are available in these pre-cut formats: 5" Charm pack, 10" Layer Cake and 2-1/2" Jelly Roll formats.
Arriving a little later than the rest of the collection, we now have the Midnight Sapphire panel in stock. the 24" x 41" panel depicts a watercolour vase of flowers in vivid blues and teals. Use as a focal point for a quilt or add a border (or two) for a small wall hanging. The other prints in the collection are shown below.