Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fresh fabrics from Australian designers: II: Loot

Loot from the Stitches and Craft Show 2009:
Not exactly fabric, but certainly craft inspiration: Mixtape:
A pack of oddments and a big fat quarter (love those nests!) from Pippijoe:
A fabric piece (can you see an emerging bird theme??) from Surface Art:
The background fabric in this shot (which I've used in all the pictures here) is, like the scrap bundle, from Kristen Doran Design:
Another bird, and some delicious red/cream trees from Ink & Spindle:
A scrap pack and several small pieces (oh my, another bird!) from Cloth:
These scrap bundles were acquired on a recent trip to Surry Hills in Sydney, where I found Bird Textile:
Note to all these businesses: a quilter like me rather does like scrap bundles/oddment bags and so forth.  Little of a lot collections.  Since these often hand-screened fabrics are generally more expensive than commercially printed/mass-produced fabrics, I like being able to buy a variety of scrap pieces.
There's a rather nice quilt waiting to emerge from that lot, don't you think?
I also acquired/assembled this little collection:
...from Amitie:
A couple of the designers said that the latest thing (owls having been done a lot) is going to be donkeys.  I'll take their word for it.  Think I'll work with the bird theme.  Hmmm.  Reminds me of the daily china around here.  And I think I remember buying some Australian designer bird-themed fabric at the Sydney Quilt Show, too.  It will be added to the mix for the quilt, methinks.

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