Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rifle Paper and Co comes to Materialise

These whimsical foxes have just arrived and are proving to be very popular
I put this simple checker board style quilt together using a selection of co-ordinating plaids, stripes and spots.
Rifle Paper and Co designed this fabulous selection of prints for Cotton and Steel
This stunning Linen/Cotton blend is a slightly heavier weight and perfect for home decor projects.
This sweet horse print and the metallic (top left) are beautiful
These prints are iconic
Flamingoes are def trending right now
People have been going crazy for these cute cats
This week these new babies arrived.... This print is gorgeous... I'm loving the cute bat!
This is a large print sold as a panel which measures 60cms
Here are some great novelty prints also from Cotton and Steel that are perfect for gender neutral quilts
When I saw this delicate print which is a mushroom grey colour printed on a crisp white cotton. I immediately thought of sheets or linen for a new baby's cradle or cot...
These stunning French fabrics are also new into the store
The vibrant colours and clarity in the printing can be attributed to the digital printing method used 
The first day these fabrics arrived each person who came in left wit at least one piece. So don't miss out...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rain, Rain, Go Away! Please

 Lately the rain has been a bit of a pain and caused some flooding in our lil' shop
Inspired by the new Cotton & Steel fabric ranges I decided I should make this quilt asking the Rain to Go Away. I am really happy wit the way it turned out especially the Yuwa stripe I used for binding, it adds a real sense of fun and carnivale
I love these cute girls and the cloud quilting detail adds to their story
clouds and birds

I love the cartoon vibe here
This is the back of the quilt
I used the Nani Iro double gauze combined wit some fabrics from the front. This calico coloured tone on tone spot is so handy. Available in the store now

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Japanese Windmills

 A couple of blogs ago I posted some pics of these gorgeous Japanese fabrics that had arrived into the store.....
This week I put together this busy quilt top 
Selecting three tonal elements... Background, dark windmill blades and windmill centres
The method is as simple as string piecing then cutting 45 degree angles
The result was these Japanese Windmills which is a bit of a departure from my normal improv style quilts... However I enjoy the combination of colours and the movement that this design creates....

Friday, January 20, 2017

New Cotton and Steel Fabrics

we have got a great selection of New Cotton and Steel fabrics in the store
Including this subtle yet fun collection. 
This selection are mostly from a range called 'Measure twice cut once'
I drew inspiration from this simplicity pieced cot quilt circa 1900. Altering the borders so as to create a more modern feel

These Liberty Classics arrived this week
Plus we have a really good selection of hard to find rare Liberty designs
Including these great colours
This red one is my fave pick... the colour and sheen on this cloth is Alive

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New at Materialise

Boho Patchwork Mirror: available as a pattern
Styling by Felicity...

Buy 10 Fat 1/4's and make Four Fabulous Cushions. Pattern now available

"The Land of Rhyme" New Liberty Fabrics that have just arrived in store
 Beautiful, Charming, Enchanting

Friday, June 10, 2016

Rose Garden Quilt Kit

This beautiful quilt has received a lot of attention from customers visiting the store. 
The Rose Garden quilt as it is called is now finished and we have kits with the exact same fabrics seen here. 
The quilt is combination of Yuwa and Liberty fabrics and is a simple strippy quilt with a boho border. 
This is the back view showing how we have used some of the boho piecing from the front to make our backing larger. The free motion quilting is a simple flower design and makes the quilt soft and relaxed by not being over quilted. 
The latest instalment from the Cotton & Steel Collective is now available in store. There are some great prints in this new range including some really cool double gauze fabrics. 
We have a whole new range of double gauze wraps and facecloths in stock as well, including Cotton & Steel gauze
Here we show you the ever popular apple print that makes the perfect gift for those looking for gender neutral...