Here goes, the first entry in Sunday Stash under the leadership of Molli Sparkles.
Last weekend was the most recent Super Sewing Saturday for the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild Inc and what a great day it was. Twelve hours of sewing, eating and chatting with a group of wonderful ladies. We all had a lot to discuss, including progress on the Modern Quilt Guild's Michael Miller Fabric Challenge , but the highlight of the day was our guest speaker Emma Jean Jansen, who talked about her career in fabric design and shared her wonderful quilts with us. It was fascinating hearing about her design process and seeing the beautiful fabrics that she has created. Her current range is called Terra Australis and Terra Australis II is being released later this year. I have to say that I am not normally a fan of any sort of .....ana fabrics but even though you see the Australian themes in the prints, they aren't in your face and in some cases, you really had to look for the theme. The Harbour Bridge design looked more like fans to me and I thought the waratah print was just a fabulously bold print (as wallpaper, wouldn't it make a great feature wall?). As usual, we got a goodie pack for the day and, GJ's did not let us down! This time we received a gorgeous pair of Terra Australis fat quarters, a coordinating Kona solid FQ and thread. I managed to score some of my favourite teal and then had to run downstairs to pick up a couple of extra FQs from the range. Here are my awesome foursome from the Terra Australia range, which I will be looking to add to soon.