The latest fabric collection to arrive in store is Floral Splendor designed by Cathy Nordstrom for Andover Fabrics. These fresh modern florals and pretty coordinating designs will look super combined with a plain white solid.
We have the 8 fabrics that make up the Blue colour way. The range is built around a large floral design and is supported by smaller scale florals and ditsy all over supporting prints. The range has a cool and relaxed feel with blues, lilacs and pale pinks plus the occasional pop of orange to provide interest.
The 100% quilting cotton weight fabrics are 42-44” wide and cost £14/m or £3.50/ fat quarter. There are also bundles with one of each fat quarter for £28. They would be great for patchwork but are also suitable for dressmaking, home decor and whatever else takes your fancy!
The range is supported by a free quilt pattern also designed by Cathy Nordstrom. The design consists of 20 plus blocks against a white background. It finishes at a generous 62” x 78”, more than big enough to cover a single bed.
The blocks in the quilt top are simple enough for a first-time quiltmaker but the large amount of negative space allows those with more experience to add some really elegant and detailed quilting.
I would be tempted to echo quilt around each of the plus designs at regular intervals in a selection of Rayon threads but simple straight line quilting would also look amazing.
There are kits containing all the fabric for the quilt top and binding plus a printed copy of the pattern available for £60. Why not come and work on it during one of our Social Sewing Sundays? You will be able to use our large cutting mats and rotary cutters with advice available if needed.