We had a long weekend camping trip to the beach in January and I managed to schedule some clothes shopping and more importantly fabric shopping!
My friend Ann owns Periwinkle Patchwork in Warrnambool and she has lots of lovely bright prints, but I hunted out a few reproductions and this gorgeous bird print...which I think it will become a bag. I also got some bargains from her sale bin ($5 a metre if you brought the rest of the bolt!), which I don't have a photo of, but brought a nice yellow and a blue tone on tone, which I will use in my charity quilts.
Ann helped me pick out these modern prints, but I had to nominate the colours. I was a bit stuck and so decided to stick to just two colours for my Plus quilt, along with some low volume backgrounds. Bit excited about having some white/grey based low volumes as I have been admiring them from a distance in everyone else's quilt for a long time now!.
Some of these French Generals came from Periwinkle and the others came from Elm Grove Patchwork all of which will go towards finishing my Moonlight quilt - from the book Ann gifted me, A Cut Above by Gerri Robinson.
My long term love affair with reproductions has been tempered lately with the closing of two bricks and mortar stores. I am not an online fabric shopper, I need to touch, feel and see in the daylight before I buy. So I had lots of fun at Elm Grove Patchwork, buying these bright reproductions for my Warm Regards quilt. I will definitely be finding excuses to return to this shop, especially as she is not far from Warrnambool, which we love to visit anyway.