Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Fabric Everywhere, by the metre!!! Or Three Bags Full!!!

On Easter Monday my favourite store for Merino Fabric, at Levin, had a 20% discount. I checked their Facebook page, and rushed out to Hugh.
" Do you want to go to Levin this morning" Yes, that's fine." Good, I want to get some merino for your winter tops."
A while later, after I looked at every possible fabric there, we came home with a huge bag full. Photos another day.
Meantime Sandra over at https://www.mmmquilts.com/2019/04/beothuk-star-qal-cutting.html ( How do I change  the link to your blog name on Blogger, Sandra, I could do it so easily  on Open  Live Writer)) is running another wonderful QAL, The Beothuk Star. Hop over to the link and find out how wonderful this is going to be. We have options for fabric choices, and it is easy to follow along, no rushing at all.
A while ago I was the lucky recipient of some fab Island Batik fabrics from Dione over in Oz, after her man chose my comment out of many. Those strips have been on display and I look and rearrange so often.
I have chosen 4 strips in greens, a turquoise, a pale green for the background, and a stunning multi coloured green, purple, teal and black for the POP colour. If the background fabric doesn't stretch enough, I have a floral one to add for the border. The background looks  very   pale here, it is really a tad deeper shade of pale sea green. And the turquoise is slightly deeper. We, well I, have made new Indian Cotton full length curtains for our bedroom, and this will be perfect on the bed.

The plumbers and builders will be back on Monday, to start more alterations. Paint samples adorn the kitchen table, vinyl samples lie on the carpet in the lounge, and the plumbing goodies will arrive this week, and I hope will get stored outside meantime.
Just to  add to the confusion, Stephanie Jacobson has a BOM ongoing, I have found some more batik to make more HST, and the blocks will be a distraction from the mess and noise.
Quotation of the day, author unknown

" True friends are like beautiful fabrics, treasure them,
 and keep  them close in your heart and  eyes ."
Greetings from Jean.


Susan Heather said...

That Merino fabric sounds a good buy. I know nothing of quilting so that all goes over my head.

Out To Pasture said...

Glad to know you are settling in to your new home and enjoying your lovely fabric craft again. Choosing from new paint and vinyl samples must be a creative pleasure for you and will personalize your space, making it feel your own.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

It is a conundrum, so many great quilt alongs and only so much time in a day!! I hope you get settled in before winter comes!

eileeninmd said...


It is nice you had a fun time fabric shopping. Also, great to get a discount on anything. Your bedroom curtains sound lovely. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week ahead.

Sandra Walker said...

Ooh, those fabrics are going to be just so divine! For making a link in blogger it is really simple. When you are in the edit post mode, where you type your post, type the name of the page you want to hyperlink, so here you'd type mmm! quilts, the name of my blog. Highlight the name of my blog with your cursor, and click 'Link' in the toolbar. You will get a pop-up window with a box that says what URL do you want the text to point to, or something to that effect. You'd insert that https hyperlink you have in the body of your post. Then, I always tell people to be sure that the 'open link in a new window' box is checked before you close the popup. Poof! Done! Let me know if that helps and thank you so much for joining in, and I hope you've linked up this post (I haven't checked) for the first linky (and a chance at a prize!).

Carol Mattingly said...

I love the colors you chose. Blues and greens mixed together are always so gorgeous. Have fun remodeling and sewing. Carol

Tish Stemple said...

Jean, those will look fantastic in the new quilt along quilt!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such pretty fabric choices and the colors are wonderful! Hope you can settle enjoy and quilt the days away!

Fundy Blue said...

Lovely fabric, Jean. You have an excellent eye for complementary fabric arrangements. Finding that 20% discount was better than anything the Easter Bunny might bring! I'm sure that you can't wait to have everything done and can really focus on enjoying your new home.

We're still on the hunt. There is a sewing club at Sun City Anthem and a lively quilting group within it. Finally, perhaps I can try quilting, after we move there.

Hugs to you and Hugh!

Inger said...

I treasure your friendship so much and I want to thank you for comment. With summer on its way, I will soon bring out the lovely bag. Like a summer meadow. There's so much creativity going on at your house, it's a joy to read about it.

Barb said...

Remodeling but still going strong on the sewing! Sounds like you're managing everything just fine. Hugs to you and Hugh.

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow, I am amazed you can get anything done amid the confusion of all that home improvement. Looks like a good project with those fabrics.

Tanya said...

I love your pretty batik fabrics!

Jenn Jilks said...

You have so much fun! I need a project!
I hope you get through your renos super quick.