Sunday, 8 December 2013

My Christmas wishlist

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.

http://dearcolleen.co/collections/calendars/products/seasons-eatings-calendar-and-recipe-collection-2014

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.

12 comments:

Leanne said...

You have a good list, I hope you get some or all of it.

Angela Bullard said...

I have several of these lines on my wish list too (as well as many, many more). I've actually set up a board on Pinterest so that my hubby can tell people exactly what I want :). Hope you get everything on your list!

Megan said...

I'm hoping santa will bring me some extra free time for sewing, and plenty of sunshine over the Christmas holidays so I can enjoy some time at the beach. He's not allowed to bring me any more fabric until I have used up quite a bit of what I have ;-)

Kelsey said...

My list is so similar it's scary! I feel grumpy that you want Lattie da though - I could have stuffed your parcel with it as they sell it down my street! Doh! #quiltyfriendfail

Heather said...

I have plenty of sewing things on my wishlist, a quarter inch foot to start with, but unfortunately no one in my family would have a clue where to buy quilting supplies from for me.

Hilary said...

I'm really excited for Catnap too! I hope you get some of these lovely goodies!

MsMidge said...

Loving that Up Up and Away!

Erica said...

I am really excited about Up, Up, and Away. Unfortunately I think I have spent all of my Christmas money so I may have to wait for my birthday. Luckily it's in January!

Kim of Milkybeer Handmade said...

I shall be sending my husband a link to this post - I would be happy to receive any of these goodies! Nice choices!

Roslyn said...

Great list - I adore Umbrella Prints and love using the scrap packs for small patchwork projects. I agree about Aneela Hoey but I find I prefer some of her smaller prints rather than the feature ones in the range. My fave are the turtles from Little Apples.

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

Yes, mine includes the Botanics (which did arrive yesterday) and a accuquilt.

Love your choices. I have been checking out the umbrella prints new quilting fabrics.

Kim M said...

My mom still has all of us send her a list each year to help with her shopping. Mine included a few quilting related things too! :)