Monday, February 15, 2010

Fantastic Fairies Quilt in Progress

Not long ago a parcel of fabric arrived at my house courtesy of Australian textile designer Saffron Craig. Saffron's fabrics are fresh and contemporary and from experience I can reassure you the quality is excellent.


Saffron's newest range of fabrics is called Fantastic Fairies and features fairies, flowers, butterflies and hearts in pink, red and brown with just a touch of green.


This quilt top has since been on my design floor. Fairies, hearts and butterflies were fussy cut. More fabrics were pulled from stash.  Green fabrics were added as a contrast as well as lots of interesting detail fabrics featuring ladybirds, flowers, mushrooms and kerchief girls to add to a dreamy wonderland theme.


 A lot of re-arranging took place before I was happy with the final layout, and piecing commenced not long after. The pieces are all quite small, the regular blocks measuring 3 inches including the seam allowances.
  


 Thank you Saffron for the gorgeous fabrics!


  I have enjoyed using these fabrics, and look forward to seeing more of these fabrics transformed into cushions, bags, sweet fairy dresses and of course more quilts.

21 comments:

  1. That quilt top is delightful! Saffrons fabrics are awesome and you did a great job mixing them with the KJR and the gingham. Lovely!

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  2. I love the brown and red together and the green additional really makes it zing.

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  3. They really are just beautiful fabrics. I love how you have made them all shine in their own way. I had a design floor for a while, but you really need to invest in some wall space. Easier on the back for sure!

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  4. Ooh, yum. I'm loving that, any spare money I'd buy it now off you! Quick question- do you prewash your fabrics? My friend refuses to, and it freaks me out- what are your thouoghts? Mine are running and shrinking, which she says doesn't matter, as it's just for her.

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  5. that quilt is so sweet

    beautiful work rita

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  6. Is there a rule against coveting thy neighbours fabric????

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  7. Gorgeous colours! The little fairy is just precious.

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  8. So cute with the pops of green. I have a quilt kit of Saffron Craig on its way--hopefully arriving this week. I hope there is some fabric left over so I can make a quilt like yours!

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  9. Lovely work Rita! Perfect for a bouncing baby girl.

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  10. Gorgeous, Rita - you sure are classy - check out my Post of today, lol! A really pretty quilt!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  11. Oh my goodness...this quilt is wonderful. I absolutely love the fabrics and the colors are so cheery!! Just makes you want to smile.
    Take care,
    ~Karen~

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  12. Just beautiful. The other fabrics you've chosen go so well with the fairies range.

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  13. The quilt top is lovely!
    Bear regards,

    Beertje Zonn

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  14. You have such a talent for arranging colors and patterns together in an aesthetically pleasing way. That is not easy for everyone to do! Do you have a trick for making each block line up? Did you strip piece some of the blocks?

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  15. Ich habe Deinen Blog vor einigen Wochen entdeckt und freue ich jedesmal etwas neues von Dir zu lesen und zu sehen. Deine Ideen und fertigen Quilts sind so schön! Ich bin jedes Mal begeistert.

    Alles Liebe, Dorothee

    I have discovered your Blog some weeks ago and I always like to read and see something new from you. Your ideas and Quilts are so nice! I am inspired every time, Dorothee

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  16. Another gorgeous quilt Rita - love the fabrics and your design.

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  17. That is a LOVELY top! The fussy cutting is perfect!

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  18. Wow! That is gorgeous. I certainly need some of that fabric. Thanks

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  19. oh I love this quilt, all the lovely bright fabrics! I remember meeting saffron the first time she started her fabrics and was at the quilt fair at darling harbour! I was so excited to find her and her fabrics and went crazy buying them! word got out and it's great to see how well she is doing
    Corrie:)

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