Thursday, October 1, 2015

Australian Designs







I have long admired the uniquely Australian designs of Ink & Spindle, Maze and Vale and Umbrella Prints.  Over time a small sampling from each has been purchased and carefully stored. It's wonderful to see and touch the various organic fabrics and experience the wonderful colours of the base cloth and water based textile inks. With pleasure I'm beginning to cut, arrange and sew these, along with several solids and a couple of Ink & Spindle's new quilting cottons by Cloud 9 Fabrics. Ideas are gradually taking shape for a new Australian inspired quilt.




Gentle hand quilting is continuing on my Set Free quilt. All the vertical lines are complete and the horizontal lines will provide the perfect slow sewing option over the next week or so. I really enjoy having some machine sewing as well as some hand work (and a little EPP) in progress, a creative project for every opportunity!


Sharing at WIP Wednesday.

13 comments:

Kara Zevchik said...

Really great fabric selection! I can't waitr to see the finished quilt!

leslie said...

I am loving the bits you show - great colors :)

Dirk Rosin said...

kult :-)

Filip Demuinck said...

Fantastic, I prefer the red.

Greetings,
Filip

Nancy said...

These Australian fabrics look so inviting, so touchable and friendly to the touch. The patterns are simple and beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing what else happens with these fabrics.

I am like you, Karen: I like to have both a sewing project and a hand project to keep my happy. (I really need another portable project but haven't gotten one together yet.)

Janneke said...

These fabrics are so beautiful. Usually blues are my favourite, but here I see so many different red fabrics which are so pretty.
Looking forward to the end result.
Regards, Janneke

geanina said...

Very nice worked! Complimenti! :)

Michelle said...

I love the red tones in the first photographs.

Jeanne said...

Lovely new fabric Karen!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely fabrics! I have used Umbrella fabrics, they feel so different! Looking forward to seeing your progress, no pressure here! Your hand quilting looks great! (I popped back to see earlier pics)

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

wow, some really unique and cool fabrics. Enjoy them.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love Aussie fabrics too. They have a wonderful sense of texture and space. You'll make a wonderful quilt with your collection of homegrown prints..

Preeti said...

The texture is amazing!

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