Spring Fever is Wild

Spring has certainly started off well here in Brissie with blue skies and sunny days. The postman must be feeling it too – because look what arrived today!

mexican-colourway Spring Fever is Wild

The aptly-names ‘Spring Fever’ is Jane Sassaman’s latest collection. She is well-known for over-sized leaves and flowers and this range goes all out to boost spirits with its fresh colours and energetic patterns.

Did I mention that there is another colourway too – 

indigo-colourway Spring Fever is Wild

I have literally just unpacked them so they will be here for the classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, however, if you can’t wait you can buy them now here.

Jane has been playing with the fabrics for a while now and, interestingly, she has released photos of projects that are not quilts. So although these fabrics would be great in a quilt, think also about garments – maybe these will give you inspiration – 

garment-collage Spring Fever is Wild

Pretty wild eh?

Which leads me very nicely to this year’s challenge. In my last post I unveiled the theme for the challenge – ‘Wild Thing’ – and these fabrics would certainly fit that theme. What I did forget to tell you was that the challenge item should be handed in by 15th December in time for our Christmas party/Challenge Reveal on 16th December. Let me know if you need other details.

I also mentioned last week that there were more projects to see – and here they are – 

Suzannes-woven-cushion Spring Fever is Wild

First up Suzanne’s woven cushion – made from rolls of ribbon – doesn’t it look great!

Sharyns-moon-quilt Spring Fever is Wild

Next up, with a less than professional photo (sorry Sharyn) is Sharyn’s lates quilt finished. I’ll try to do better with the photos next time.

 Junes-sashiko-tablerunner-1024x429 Spring Fever is Wild

And finally June’s sashiko tablerunner made from a Hiroe Mogi pattern – this one is really elegant isn’t it!

And just before I go, some of the ladies have asked me for photos of the grand parade at the EKKA (our state show) where my Bowie quilt became the first quilt to ‘march’ in the grand parade.  So here are some photos for you – 

Bowie-in-the-grand-parade-1024x683 Spring Fever is Wild

You can just see him behind Costa (from ‘Gardening Australia’) and his friends with decorated beards;

Bowie-in-the-grand-parade-2-1024x695 Spring Fever is Wild

A big thankyou to Annabel Ham for walking around in the heat several times – a great effort!

Bowie-in-the-grand-parade-3-1024x705 Spring Fever is Wild

And this shot just in case you weren’t sure where it was!!

Until next time happy quilting


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