Sunday, 16 November 2014

Fabric choice for my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt

I purchased the Green Tea and Sweet Beans booklet by Jen Kingwell with the intention of starting this summer. However none of the current fabrics really grabbed me. The 1930's prints I saw were all in primary colours and somehow just not to my taste.
I was reading Lori Holt's fab blog, Bee in My Bonnet, yesterday and loved her new fabric range for Riley Blake fabrics, Flower Patch. It has a vintage vibe in slightly pastel tones and a great range of colours. Lori was kind enough to give me permission to use a couple of her photos.

I've done what I've never done before and ordered a fat quarter bundle of 24 designs from Fat Quarter Shop without seeing the actual fabric. I think it should look good as there is such a variety of colours and tones. All I've got to do now is sharpen up my appliqué skills!

At the beginning of the year I took part in the Grow Your Blog party run by Vicki of 2 Bags Full. This is the most amazing event and the organisation behind it is tremendous. I met so many interesting people and in a short space of time had new followers for my blog. It isn't that I want followers per se but it is lovely to share ideas and thoughts with creative people all over the world. All that is needed is to sign up and commit to a blog post on January 25th about yourself and your work and to visit some of the other blogs on the lists. Last year there were over 600 participants so you are bound to find some blogs you really like.
The party sign up is open for 2015 and you can get to Vicki's sign up post by clicking the previous link  or the button in the sidebar on the right. If I can do it then anyone can, whether you are totally new to blogging or have been at it for years. I promise you won't be disappointed so give it a go!



  1. I think that's a fabulous choice for gtsb! The bees are so cute!

  2. Hi! I love that pattern and I think those Fabrics are just perfect for it! x Teje

  3. The Green Tea and Sweet Beans is a wonderful pattern and I think those fabrics will be perfect :)

  4. Such a gorgeous pattern. Those pretty fabrics will look a treat. Happy appliqueing!

  5. what a great fabric choice - it will be a beautiful quilt :-)

  6. Looks like you will be busy in the New Year Catherine! Love that fabric line.

  7. I saw those fabrics too and took a fancy to them : ) they will be lovely for that pattern.
    When ever I finally complete my hexi quilts, I'd like to try that pattern too - if Im still alive by then lol
    I found you through GYB and agree its a delightful way of meandering around blog land and finding new interests, inspiration and cyber pals.
    I'm in too again for the fun of it!


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