Leaving Newcastle yesterday my husband suggested taking the scenic route home and, much to his surprise, I said yes ( I normally take the quickest route possible!). What he didn't know was that I was hoping to come across a quilt shop whilst passing through small towsnships...and so we did.
As soon as I walked into Dungog's Creative Crafts and Fabrics I found a quirky bolt of fabric designed by Lynette Anderson and a couple of others from the same range. Well, I just had to have them...I knew they would work perfectly with the patterns in her book I purchased last year.
I love the dog!
With my head full of ideas I spent today with a patchworking friend and teacher who threw open her scrap bags and we came up with this...
The dull blues and browns are very different to my normal choices but I'm liking how they've been lifted with a few others. This is going to be the back of the project bag.
I'm planning a stitchery and applique design for the front, drawing from the same fabrics. This is based on a pattern in the book I mentioned earlier - I've already chosen the threads and background.
And after a clam shell 101 course I'm on my way!!!
You've got to love holidays...