While we were in the big smoke I booked my machine in for a service. But then a few kind bloggers told me about a new to me patchwork shop (Bellarine Sewing Centre) and I decided to check it out. After all I had to buy fabric for borders.
It is so hard to match reds, but choosing a print for a skinny border against the reds in the quilt top was even harder to pick. I ended up with a shirting because the colours were right for the quilt - even though it is not a reproduction quilt. Still they play nice and even better with the French General red for the last border.
Let me just say next time we are in Geelong I will insist on going back to Bellarine Sewing Centre, because they have a great collection of fabric; mainly modern, bright colours, but they also have a decent stash of reproductions!
While complimenting the lady who helped me, on the size of their reproduction collection, she apologized that the reproductions don't sell as well, hence they were restocking with more moderns. Not a problem for me, LOTS of the reproduction bolts were on SALE at half price! And the reproduction collection that is staying was still big enough to satisfy my needs.
Sale fabric had a minimum cut of 50 cm, SEW nice to buy big pieces, not sure why I feel compelled in shops to buy repro's in miniscule amounts? Which I regret later when a fabric becomes a favorite and you quickly run out :(
No particular plan for these, just what I fancied off the sale rack.
Happy quilting Sue.