Thursday, May 7, 2009

Glorious Color!

I received a parcel in the mail yesterday from Glorious Color. Take a look what was inside!

These fabrics are from Jay McCarroll's range of fabrics as well as Brandon Mably. The Jay McCarroll range are on sale at $US7.00 per yard at Glorious Color. So I couldn't resist, particularly the Polka Blocks fabrics, starting with the purple fabric, then blue, orange, grey, and green. Love them!

I have finished piecing the new Blue/Red Quilt top together, here is a little preview of the layout:

The solid fabric is called handkerchief linen. It is a cotton/linen blend that is quite lightweight, and has a lovely drape. The colorway is called Hessian and it is a little darker than the linen I have previously worked with.

I really enjoy working with this linen; it is very forgiving in that it has a little stretch when needed, and does not crease as much as you would expect with linen. This solid fabric also makes the colors of the prints much more intense.

I am very happy with the layout and the overall effect of the design. The blocks have all come together well. What glorious color indeed!


  1. Oooh, I love that half square triangle quilt. Love the colors and all the bright fabrics!

  2. The layout looks awesome! And once again great taste in new fabrics.

  3. I'm glad I came back to see the progress today. It is beautiful. I love this idea. I may have to copy it sometime. I have some of that linen/cotton.

  4. Such lovely fabrics! They are so gorgeous - and the name (polka blocks) is so cute!
    the quilt is coming along so nicely as well =)

  5. The colours & fabric in this quilt really work well , I love it !
    Where do you buy your linen ??
    If you don't mind me asking .

  6. Thank you all for your lovely comments. I really happy with how this quilt is turning out, and am so pleased with all these encouraging comments! If you need more information regarding the linen and where I purchased it please email me. (Lorraine - I don't have an available email address for you, please contact me by email so that I can provide the details of my local fabric store). Thanks and have a great day!


  7. Absolutely glorious!!!!
    Love the new quilt.
    How big will it be?

  8. Hi
    It's coming together beautifully
    Thank you for the info on the linen, I'm considering to do one with this.

  9. Thanks for the info on the fabrics and the linnen. Love the new quilt!

  10. Beautiful little package you received, such great choices...a rainbow! Looking forward to seeing them all cut up and put into one of your quilts.

    Triangle quilt looking amazing.

  11. Alright, that seals it, I MUST do a aqua and red quilt. Yours is so lovely!

  12. I love the fabrics that you received from Glorious color! They are glorious indeed!! And your layout is just fabulous!

  13. Love your new 1/2 sq triangles...that Linen fabric sounds beautiful to work with and looks Great...looking forward to seeing the whole top.

  14. I absolutely love your new quilt top!

  15. Your new quilt is looking so great!


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