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!
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 –
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 –
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 –
First up Suzanne’s woven cushion – made from rolls of ribbon – doesn’t it look great!
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.
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 –
You can just see him behind Costa (from ‘Gardening Australia’) and his friends with decorated beards;
A big thankyou to Annabel Ham for walking around in the heat several times – a great effort!
And this shot just in case you weren’t sure where it was!!
Until next time happy quilting