Sunday, 1 June 2014
Fabrics from afar
Although I have more than enough fabric to make my current quilt, it's always exciting to acquire a few new pieces to work into the design. I was browsing through Etsy one evening, as you do, and I noticed that there were some fabric shops in India which sell through the site. I fell in love with these block printed pieces, and as they were incredibly reasonably priced, I placed a small order. One envelope arrived the other day, having only taken about a week to reach me. I do love these bold pink prints (probably showing a bit stronger in these photos than they actually are).
I ordered from www.chezviessupplies.etsy.com.
Although I'm using pinks and greens for this quilt, I don't want it to be wishy washy, so I need to inject a shot of colour every so often. I found a lovely old pink daisy print dress in Oxfam the other day, and that has been another welcome addition to the mix.
In fact, I have cut up a couple of vintage dresses for this project. I fall in love with them on the rail, but they are often difficult to wear, so I think it's better that they end up preserved in a quilt.
I am just waiting for one more package from India (green block print), and off I will go again.
And here is some pink and green from the garden today.
Hope you've all had a happy weekend....
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