Thursday, 8 September 2016

my friday favourites #5

It's Friday again, time to share some of my quilty favourites with you
- and it's going to be a pretty post this week!

... First up new fabrics
Have you come across Tilda yet?

I couldn't resist having a little play and taking a photo of these pretty bits of colour the minute I got them home!
They are part of the Tilda Autumn 2016 new collection
which I stumbled across at the 'Tilda Corner' at my LQS House of Patchwork right here in Auckland, NZ

The fabrics all have a vintage-y look about them and come in a range of colourways
I've seen these fabrics used for lots of smaller items & projects,
like dolls, soft toys, pincushions, little dresses and other pretty accessories.
 Lately some pretty quilts are popping up too!
- I've even spotted a Gypsy Wife made inTilda fabrics, but for the life of me I can't remember where I saw it!

Earlier ranges of Tilda have seemed more classic, more subdued to me,
still sweet...

... but I do love the new, more richer saturated colours, they add a real spot of zest to the range!
  The new brights include pumpkin, a sage green and a beautiful midnight blue
and they all seem to work well together

And while I personally don't do too much applique, I thought I'd include this BOM quilt
Sandra-from-the-shop made using the two new collections, Cabbage Rose & Memory Lane

I noticed that Lucy from charmaboutyou has made quite a few projects with this new limited collection too
and check this link here and here for heaps more Tilda inspiration!

... still on pretty makes, this week I'm featuring Michelle from coleandtaffy who loves all things pretty,
especially the tiny florals, gingham, and polka dots!

Don't you just love this gorgeous Lucy Boston block she made from her Tilda scraps!

She has written a great post here showing how you can make pretty things on a budget,
an interesting read with lots of tips too. 

Oh, and how sweet is this Tilda & lace bunting over the entrance to Michelle's gorgeous sewing room...

Michelle has recently finished making her version of the 'Raindrops' quilt - using Tilda fabrics too
from the new book by Emma Jean Jansen "By the Bundle"

And I see she is now making Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks
using another charming range of floral fabrics, Flower Sugar by Lecien
- maybe grab a coffee and have a little scroll through her feed to see lots more of her work
{using the IG link here}

- and I'm thinking my new Tilda pretties will be perfect for my pickles, yes?
{all other photos reposted with permission}

Linking up with Lorna for 'show & tell' here at sewfreshquilts


  1. Wow, Linda! Thanks so much for featuring my pretty Tilda makes! It's just going to be lovely no matter what you make with these gorgeous fabrics!

  2. So much to enjoy in this post. Love the burnt oranges in that range. I think I saw the Tilda Gypsy wife on pinterest.

  3. Such a pretty shop, and gorgeous Tilda fabrics. I can definitely see some of that new stack in your pickles.

  4. I love these new Tilda fabrics - do wish you hadn't let us have a peek at them though, they would go very nicely on my fabric shelf!! A great post Linda - lots of goodies to see.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the pics & links Maureen... just doing my bit to spread some quilty love, inspire others, and keep blogging alive & well!

  5. They really will make pretty pickles!

  6. I have used Tilda, but hadn't seen the new lines; I love these stronger colours. They will be perfect in your pickles.


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