Let me introduce “Albertine”,inspired by French boutis( whole cloth completely reversible originated from Provence)
I was given some repro fabrics ( lucky for me it was “bright”), contemplated the pack for a while and found it would be perfect for a south of France inspired quilt.
Like in so many quilts women used a lot of symbols in boutis, such as flowers, birds, vases … . This one is inspired from some small quilts given to babies. The chosen motifs were to wish the newborn health, joy, patience and all good things you would like to wish for a child.
This one would be more for a girl than a boy, lots of flowers and pinks, but I have already picked the pattern and the fabrics for the boy’s quilt.
You can buy the pattern through “Needles and Pins” in Warrandyte.
Here is a little bit of the wonders of the World. Crazy patch is the perfect match for a coral reef. You can add as much as you want, go crazy with the beads, the different threads, the sequins, make it really shinny. Make it your own….
Download and play with new iPhone App designed to help you with hard task of choosing fabrics for your new quilt. The beauty of this App is that you take pictures of existing fabrics, choose blocks from some 100 most used block designs and see an immediate result.
“Big Fish” and “Oops” are two quick and easy patterns for little people. You will make it in no time at all. For the kids who are not scared of monsters “Big fish” is perfect. And for a bit of humour “Oops” (because he has strips, she has dots and the egg is …. quite different) will bring a smile. Both are for boys or girls it is just a question of colours.