Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Stash #192 - Squared Elements - Art Gallery Fabrics

Squared Elements - Art Gallery Fabrics in
 (from top to bottom)
Noir, Lemongrass, Watermelon, Rosewater, Turquoise,
 Shadow and Seafoam. (Honeycomb not shown)

My Squared Elements fabric order arrived just in time to finish off my Checkerboard Quilt earlier this week. I think this design is rather perfect for quilt binding - and a great fabric stash basic.  These colors are in addition to Pat Bravo's Carnaby Street collection which also included three colorways of the Squared Elements design which I have previously used and posted about here. 

Squared Elements - Art Gallery Fabrics is now in stores and available from:
The Intrepid Thread
Sew Modern Online
Pink Castle Fabrics
Stash Modern Fabric (Etsy)
Fabric Worm

I also went to the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair this week and enjoyed a day spent with like-minded family and friends. As always there were many amazing quilts on display made with varying techniques and demonstrating skill that is truly awe inspiring.

1.  Mary Josephine by Pat Leviston.  Quilted by Profressional Long Arm Quilter Vicki Jenkin
2.  Best of Show Fiore Della Vita by machine pieced and quilted by Pamela Brockwell. Designed by Sharon Schamber.
3.  The Cosmos in Vigor by Sugy Kim - original design. Hand and Machine Pieced.  Hand Quilted. First time entrant.
4. Double Cream by Karen Terrens from Quilts on Bastings.  First prize in Long Arm Quilting Category.   Excellence in Long Arm Quilting Award.  Runner Up Best of Show.

Of course I did not walk away without some show goodies.


It seems I was in search of red fabric - or a variation thereof (red fabrics can be hard to find!). Having purchased fat quarters several of the fabrics are without selvage and as such I am not what collection they are from. But I can tell you the following:
  • top fabric (left)  is Heart Toile  from the Pam Kitty Love collection by Pam Kitty Morning.
  • the Diagonal Gingham is also from the Pam Kitty Love collection
  • Kids with Kites (pink) by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods 
  • The bottom two fabrics are both new season Liberty Tana Lawn

And for fun some patchwork letters from NoChintz (www.nochintz.com) and some Washi Tape for packaging.

The Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair is on at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center until 5pm today 28 July 2013.

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

11 comments:

  1. Hi Rita,
    love the red fabric and I must get myself some of the squared elements. just gorgeous. Wish I could go to the show. I missed the Sydney show because of family commitments. I will try to get to Brisbane if I can. Good Birthday present!!!! Plus spending money of course
    Chris

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  2. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of the show Rita. Amazing talent out there!! Love the squared elements fabrics .......gorgeous. Marie x

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  3. Thanks for sharing about the fair. Even though I am in Melbourne I couldn't manage to fit it in this weekend! You will soon become addicted to washi tape - I know I am.

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  4. Loved the fair photos! Amazing quilts! Thank you! The Squared Elements fabrics would be so versatile! Loved your use of them on the binding of one of your recent quilts.

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  5. Hey,
    First of all, thanks for the amazing blog. I love it!

    Second, I'm visiting Perth, WA (from Scotland) in September and I'd like to take home some materials from Australian designers, ones that I would struggle to get here. Do you, or anyone else who's reading this, for that matter, have any suggestions for designers or ranges I could investigate?

    Thanks.
    Ro

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    1. Hi Rowan - thank you for stopping by. Please email me or leave me your email address and I can then send you some info on Australian Designers and fabric ranges. Thanks, Rita

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  6. A favourite day out for me is the Craft and Quilt Fair. I look forward to it every year.

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  7. Fun stuff! When I first saw all the Squared Elements, I knew you'd have to have them all!

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  8. What great fabricy / sewing finds.

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  9. I Love your Sunday Stash each week. You show some lovely fabrics, some of which I would never normally look at.

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  10. Squared Elements is really really cool fabric. I can't wait to get a bit to play with too. Thanks for sharing the delights with us.

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