Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sherbet Pips Childrens Fabric

Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda is an irresistible children's fabric collection perfect for any number of projects from nursery and bedroom decor to sweet children's apparel and accessories. A clever collection  including whimsical designs of swinging girls and children scooting as well as the most delightful scarf stripe and fun play dot coordinate.

This is Aneela Hoey's first fabric collection for Moda and we suggest that if you love it as much as we do you purchase soon before it literally 'scoots out the door'! My girls are particularly taken with this sweet collection as their scooters and swing are the two things they enjoy the most and both have requested a scooter skirt to pair with their tights in winter, and a scarf of course!

Image courtesy of Aneela Hoey

Head over here for some wonderful inspiration and a free tutorial for a beautiful 'Girl on a Tree Swing Mini Quilt' tutorial shown above.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Echino Winter Collection 2011

Another superb echino collection by Etsuko Furuya. This time the Echino Winter Collection 2011 is printed on an extra wide width 'sheeting' making it ideal for quilt covers and bed linen. It is also a little lighter and softer than the usual echino cotton/linen blend as its composition is 85% cotton / 15% linen. This weight still works well for cushions and homewares and also has a beautiful drape for skirts. An extra wide spot makes a great coordinate or quilt backing to accompany these stunning designs.

One of the great things about echino is that the colourways between collections match back with each other making for some beautiful unique design combinations for your projects.