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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Sale Fabrics I Couldn't Resist

First of all, a warm welcome to my new followers!!

Yesterday I visited my local fabric store which was having a sale. Although there were lots of different things in the sale section I headed immediately to the fabrics like a demented homing pigeon and got my beak into the autumn colours!!!

These are the fat quarters I came away with........

The red one is "Turn of the Century" designed for Exclusively Quilters. It is such a pretty little paisley fabric!
The delightful little spotty fabric is "Country Kitchen Spot" by Makower UK.
The green is one of "Florrie's Favorites" - A Florence Peto Collection by Froncie Quinn, endorsed by Shelburne Museum for Red Rooster Fabrics.
I'm not sure what the next fabric is as there was no selvage attached to it. Perhaps if you know the name you could let me know as I would gladly have more of this design. I may be able to get the name of it from the shop if they still have some left.
I adore the next fabric which was designed by Jo Morton for Andover fabrics. This is a beautiful cinammon colour. The very last fabric is the same range but in a nutmeg colour. Between those two fabrics is a scrumptious rich brown and rust fabric but without the selvage edge again :>(

I think I would like to use these fabrics for either the grape basket or flower basket design but they would be stunning used in the Fons and Porter Oak Leaf Quilt.

I can visualize the red paisley as a basket and the spotty fabric as the 'flowers'. Here's a basket pic to help you visualize it too.......

Off now to get a cup of tea and do some more stitching. Two of my favourite things!!


  1. Hi, Kate!
    Lovely blog! (I also enjoyed checking out the Prayer one! "Praying the greek way" reminded me of a favorite college professor from years ago who was a great blessing, Fr. Thomas Hopko!)
    Just wanted to tell you that the fabric between the two Jo Mortons is also a Jo Morton fabric. I have quite a collection! Her stuff is gorgeous (as are all your projects!)! :-)
    Mary Lou

  2. Dear Mary Lou, thanks so much for your info on the fabric and your kind comments about my projects and prayer blog. I need to be posting on that one a lot more often than I do but it seems that once I sit down to quilt I can't get up again!!! lol
    Maybe I need prayer!!
    Kindest regards
    Shetland Isles