This was the perfect project to get my quilting mojo back – pretty fabrics, small size and quick to finish.
I randomly pieced the blocks using fabrics from my scrap bin and for me, there really is nothing more statisfying than sewing with scraps.
Given I don’t have a fabric stash, I ducked up to my local and got just the right amount of everything else I needed to finish the quilt. The backing fabric, the white solid and my favourite…the pre-made binding were all purchased from Patchwork on Central Park.
It’s no secret that many of our retailers in Australia are going through a tough time at the moment and I’m sure it is no different for the patchwork stores.
As a consumer, it is hard to go past the prices when buying online, books especially (Australians get fleeced when it comes to book buying). I do however, fear that a consequence of online shopping will mean that I won’t have the luxury of visiting a local patchwork store. I might miss out on being able to take a class, get good advice and get what I need, when I need it.
It is a complex issue and one not isolated to patchwork stores. We operate in a global market and I think our local distributors across the board need to reavalute they how/what/way they charge retailers.
Anyway, there is an interesting article here about the effect online shopping is having on the local economy.
So, quilt vitals:
Quilt measures 38″ x 30″
Pink windows measure 10″ square
Quilted with organic lines
Smaller version of this quilt.