Wednesday, 21 November 2012

WIP Wednesday

Well, you can probably guess that my Oakshott quilt has been taking up most of my time and attention lately, and very little other sewing has been going on here.  I do have a finished quilt top though, so that is something!

This might be my favourite of all the Oakshott colours

My brain is bubbling over with new ideas, and I have a feeling I will be working on a few smaller projects soon.

I have been enjoying paper piecing lately, and thought I would share the link to this really cool (and free!) Compass Collection paper piecing block of the month series I stumbled upon courtesy of Don't Call Me Betsy.  I definitely see a Wheel of Fortune block in my future soon.

Also, I had a moment of total confusion and delight this weekend at Spotlight (for readers in the US, Spotlight seems to be the Australian and NZ equivalent of Joann's).  I am not always the biggest fan of Spotlight's quilting fabrics, although I do think their selection has improved in recent years (aided substantially by the addition of the DS Quilts range).

Image from Andover Fabrics

But, what did I spy on the shelves this weekend?  That's right - this fun print from the 1001 Peeps collection by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics.  I cannot explain what it was doing at Spotlight, but at $11 a metre (on sale), you can bet I snapped some up.  The rows of towers run parallel with the selvedge - hello perfect backing fabric!

Have you scored any great fabric bargains lately?

Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced:

10 comments:

Megan said...

Wow that is quite a find for Spotlight - although I agree their fabric selection seems to have improved! love those oak shott blocks

Mandy said...

Oh that is a cute piece! Should be a great backing...

I have found that some of the fabrics in quilt stores are reproduced later on for Spotlight but in a cheaper fabric. So beware of the fabric quality. I have seen 2 designs there recently that were originally from a couple of years ago.

Nat at Made in Home said...

That fabric is amazing! I had not seen it before, need to check it out now!

heather said...

The tower fabric is great.

LynCC said...

That *is* a really gorgeous, gorgeous shot color.

Cindy said...

I did score a great buy! There's a fabric store in my neighborhood that is closing their doors. Because they are clearing out inventory I was lucky to purchase gads of fabric.

Melinda said...

Thanks for the link! Definitely going to make some of those in my future. I posted about some deals I got recently here. http://tildastwistedlife.blogspot.com/2012/10/an-lqs-yard-sale.html

Pomegranate Quilts said...

I wanna see more Oakshott love! I'll be keeping my eye on your blog to find out What Happens Next!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Can`t wait to see more.....love the color

mamaraby said...

I agree, that would make a wonderful backing fabric! Great find!