I thought I might share a few of the things on my Christmas wish list (and provide my family with some helpful hints). They are mostly quilting related…funny that!
Of course, cat fabric! Lizzy House has designed awesome fabric with cats on it that's not totally lame. Must. have. Sadly Catnap is not out yet, but it will be available from Hawthorne Threads, Pink Castle Fabrics and no doubt many other places.
I am a newish Aneela Hoey convert. At first I thought her designs were cute but maybe (dare I say it) too cute. After having to hunt down her Cherry Christmas line after I foolishly didn't snap it up last year, I've decided that her designs are just the right amout of cute. Her latest collection, Hello Petal, also has cats (and that delicious delicious blue). Also, sadly, not out yet, and it's a bit tricky to find online shops stocking it.
I really like the hand-drawn look of these fabrics designed by Heather Moore aka Skinny la Minx. Up up and away is available at Hawthorne Threads and Pink Castle Fabrics.
So far I've resisted buying Heather Bailey's Lottie Da fabric, but I'm finding it harder and harder to resist. Lottie Da is available at Fat Quarter Shop and Hawthorne Threads, amongst other places.
An Umbrella Prints remnant pack - very special handprinted goodness. Yum.
I didn't have a calendar this year and it was sad. This beautifully illustrated Seasons Eatings Calendar from Dear Colleen would be perfect in my kitchen, where my calendar hangs next to my fridge. Even better, when the year is finished you can tear off the calendar part and you end up with a lovely illustrated cookbook.
A Quick Curve Ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful. I've been thinking about my goals for next year, and one of them will definitely involve getting comfortable with curved piecing. I've been admiring this ruler for a while but haven't taken the plunge to buy it...
I don't buy a lot of quilt books. When I find one I want, it's because I think it's really original and inspiring. Having seen quite a few of the quilts in this book already as part of its introduction through the authors' respective blogs, this book looks like it will be both. Vintage Quilt Revival is available on Amazon and on Book Depository.
Do you have a Christmas wish list? I know it might seem funny to make a list, but it's so practical, especially in my family where we are all a little bit hard to buy for.