Stock of all three is limited so don’t delay if you are interested.
Di Ford Hall was one of the world’s most influential quilt artists and fabric designers who sadly passed away last year. She was known worldwide for her passion of vintage quilts and textiles. The Windermere Quilt is the final pattern Di Ford Hall created, a true textile heirloom and a beautiful tribute to a remarkable quilt artist. The quilt features traditional applique and broderie perse prints from her previous Windermere, Mailing Road and Rochester collections, with the gorgeous medallion print forming the focal point of this stunning quilt.
Designed and begun by Di, it has recently been completed by her friends The Secret Sewing Sisters. The pattern has been written by Lenora of Elmgrove Patchwork. The pattern forms part of a 32 page booklet which also includes a tribute to Di. A small donation from each booklet sold will go to The Leukaemia Foundation.
The estimated delivery date for Windermere is in late August.
This queen-sized (88" square) quilt features a variety of traditional blocks from log cabin to Dresden fans divided by graduated sashings and cornerstones that give the quilt centre a glow. The quilt is made from a collection called memories by Kaye England: a collection of mostly small patterns in rich blues, greens, warm golds, reds, a touch of orange and a variety of neutrals. The result is a traditional quilt with a varied colour palette that has a structured, but scrappy style - an heirloom for today and tomorrow.
The kit includes all the fabrics for the quilt top and binding (16.5m approximately) plus full pattern instructions.
Reflections is available to pre-order now with an estimated delivery date of October/November.
The centre of this queen-sized quilt (86" square) features a cleverly constructed square-set, nine block layout that fools the eye into seeing five of the blocks as set on-point, creating a dynamic visual effect. A beautiful floral frames the quilt with the darker colours drawing the eye in to the central design. The Aubergine kit includes all the fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus full pattern instructions.
Aubergine is available to pre-order now with and estimated delivery date of November/December.
Free Spirit designer Odile Bailloeul has a vivid imagination and loves bright colours. Put the two together and she creates the most amazing designs. Jardin de la Reine (Garden of the Queen) is a perfect example - bejewelled birds, giraffes with butterfly bows, extravagant blooms (hiding even more birds) - the fabrics are a visual feast!
We have nine prints available by the metre or as a Fat Quarter pack. The pack also includes instructions to make a 36" x 45" Accent quilt using 8 of the fabrics.
The Queen’s Jewels print (above left with the pink background) is a big design and the bird is approximately 9" from crown to tail. For this reason a minimum of 75cm must be ordered as this will ensure one repeat of the design is complete.
Inspiration for the sea and the coast can be seen in these subtle designs: patterns of sea and rock, barnacles and sea urchins. Fabrics are available by the metre and we have a Fat Quarter pack of all 10 prints.
Keeping with the Maritime theme, but evoking memories of fun-filled days at the beach (remember them?!), we have Beside the Sea from Makower. It’s another delightful collection - they do nautical so well - that lends itself to quilts, bags and accessories such as these Patchwork Bags, available as a kit in two colourways.
The 16 piece collection includes this lovely, double-edge border print, above, with a beach scene that runs along both selvedges.
If you are looking for variety then we can recommend the Essentials pre-cuts: our 5" Charm has a selection of 30 different prints drawn from Essentials and other current stock such as these Apple Cider prints below. Our Patchwork Palette has 20 different prints cut to 10" square, above.
Makower’s Essentials also come in a random selection of 5 different prints cut as Fat Quarters, in white, light cream of light grey.
White on white prints are not easy to photograph so these two, new, themed groups are shown above with the design as a black outline - do take note that the design is actually printed in white!.
As well as stocking all 28 colour gradations by the metre, we now have two pre-cut packs available. The Gelato Fat Quarter pack contains a fat quarter yard (18" x 21" approximately) of all 28 prints. The 2-1/2" Design Roll also contains 40 strip so some colours are duplicated. At £58.95 this is our most expensive 2-1/2" bundle ever, but is also a wonderful opportunity to sample the colour gradation of all the Ombres, especially if you are planning a project using these fabrics.
The collection features rich brushed gold, matt black and modern clear acrylic finishes across popular sewing essentials such as scissors, pins, tape measures, hand sewing needles and more.
The environmentally conscious packaging has been developed specifically to be easy to recycle, with no plastic waste, wrapped within brown kraft paper and printed with a delicate matt black design. Click here to see the complete Hemline Gold collection.