Just sneaking in my monthly visit and Eternal Maker have had some big ranges delivered as well as starting their new pattern range, 'Two Stitches', the first is for babies! Let's have a look!
This is the Grow Babygrow pattern, a classic onesie design graded from newborn to 24 months. Its designed for jersey fabrics and can be sewn on a standard sewing machine with zig-zag stitch or on an overlocker. The pattern pieces are nested which makes tracing off a lot easier - this is a pattern to reuse in different sizes and it's aimed at the advanced beginner. The Lillestofff high quality organic knit fabrics are a great choice for this pattern. They have 5% elastane and are a wide wish at 150cm.
Oakley (very Autumnal!)
You can find all five Lillestoff designs here - there are whales and camper van designs too. You can also find clear sew-in popper snaps here. Congrats on the new design! A great basic and would make a lovely gift too.
A big arrival is the Rhoda Ruth range by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman: quilter, author, pattern designer and now fabric designer too! This is a vibrant fabric line, a geometric feel to many prints but softened by some florals and the animal designs. There's foxes - this is Bracelet in Nightfall:
Giraffes in a glowing golden colour way: Tower Giraffe in Nature
Bloom in Nature which I think has great fussy cutting potential for all you English Paper Piecing fans:
Necklace in Grey: I imagine bias cut binding would work well with this print.
You can find all the other prints and a variety of colour ways in each here and a roll-up with 40 x 2.5" strips here.
I saved the best till last, Karen Lewis' debut collection for Robert Kaufman, 'Blueberry Park' is available for pre order, dispatch estimated November.
It's a stunning range containing more fabrics than most shops can store so preordering is a great way to guarantee orders for the shops and variety for the consumer. There are three roll-ups like these in cool, bright and neutral:
Eternal Maker did have a small quantity of Karen's prints for Festival of Quilts and they sold very quickly. I can't wait to have some of these in person!
Enjoy the last of the holidays UK people, in typical bank holiday style the weather is underwhelming but I need to get out and spend time with the family before work and school calls us all back. xxx