Friday, 29 July 2016

my friday favourites #2

Heaps happening everywhere and I'm excited to share some of it with you!
Here's what caught my eye this week...


... first up, I popped into the village in the middle of a wet & dreary winter's week
and spotted this lovely splash of colour


I'd buy the lot if I could
- but I settled on this pretty little mixed bunch!




... and onto some quilty inspiration
Julie from pinkdoxies has been very prolific lately with her adventures in hand printing & hand dying.

hand dyed, applique & embroidery


fibreart, working with big pieces


Her latest posts are a wonderful account of how she has systematically worked through the processes,
and you can read all about her progress & her thoughts.
Julie has also posted here on how to successfully combine hand dyed and commercial fabrics
- well worth a peep!


pinkdoxiesDeconstructed screen printed with Procion MX dyes.
Embroidered and hand beaded 11" x 29"



... next up, I spotted LeeAnn from niftyquilts latest finish, her 'Housetop' quilt.
I love how LeeAnn has built a quilt around lots of recycled bits & pieces, using tablecloths, an apron,
a vintage linen napkin, a skirt and a dress- so creative and so full of memories!


For close up details of this quilt, & lots more, have a look here



... and finally this week, there's lots & lots of sock knitting happening 'down under'
Meredithe from pomegranateandchintz has been busy stitching up a storm!
Aren't these gorgeous?


Meredithe also has a wonderful range of templates
I recently purchased this set while I was in Melbourne, perfect for a bit of fussy cutting!



oh my, I see someone else has caught the 'sock bug' too
 Jane Brocket has made a sweet pair of socks
gosh, they do coordinate beautifully with that Kaffe floral - follow the link for a little look!


What are you loving this week?

{all other quilter's photos printed with permission}



9 comments:

  1. Yum - a feast for my early morning eyes :-) So much to see and ejoy in blogland! Have a great day!!

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  2. Happy flowery Friday! I love LeeAnns house top quilt! And Meredithe's socks are so candy sweet.

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  3. I second Raewyn, this post is a feast for the eyes. The wonderful cut flowers make me long for Spring!

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  4. Wow! What fun to see my quilt among these wonderful creations! I'll look into each link. Thank you for including my quilt. You've made my day!

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  5. So many pretties!
    I was just eyeing that Hexagon Party pattern/set at your link. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  6. Thank you for this lovely dose of colorful inspiration. This is a terrific start to my weekend!
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  7. Loving these Friday posts, Linda (especially cos I'm in this one - thank you!). That first pic of the flowers is stunning. And there's some wonderful work happening. Off to check out Jane's socks.......

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  8. Love your Friday post - full of colour and inspiration. I think our two minds think alike ( perhaps something to do with sharing the same name?!) but I had already drooled over LeeAnn's Housetop quilt and Meredithe's gorgeous socks a few days ago. Love both of their blogs, again I think it's because, like you, they work with lovely bright colours. And I have a Jane Brocket book!

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  9. We have similar tastes this week - LeeAnn's quilt and Julie's experiments had already caught my eye. :-)

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Thanx for stopping by, happy sewing!