Thursday, November 20, 2008

Symphony in Blue

All around my neighbourhood the jacarandas are in bloom. Everywhere a carpet of purple petals. My tree is dressed in its finery too.

I visited Craft Depot on the weekend as they are having a sale for the month of November. There were some terrific reductions. I was specifically looking for fabrics to make this quilt...

The pattern is called Paisley Parade and featured in American Patchwork & Quilting's Quilt Sampler Spring/Summer 2008.

This is what I have purchased so far...

I have ordered some more fabric from Country Pickin's at the Corner and will pop into Patchwork Products as they are also having a sale.

As the quilt is for my brother I am looking to substitute the florals.

Happy Stitching...Ann :)


  1. That is the most beautiful tree...I love Jacarandas...purple is one of my favourite colours!!!That is an awesome the centre of it...and the combination of colours.Have lots of fun with it!!! Happy sewing to you...Dzintra XX

  2. oh ann i think that the fabrics you bought for it are perfect!!!

    and that pattern looks SO breezy. {i LOVE that issue.} can't wait to see it finished.

  3. Hi Anna,
    Thanks for including my BOM graphic on your blog.
    I have entered you in the competition and wish you the best of luck.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Warmly Lenna
    PS I just love the Jacaranda, my previous home used to have one in the back yard. They are so beautiful.
    Warmly Lenna

  4. I haven't seen a jacaranda like that in years! They don't flower so well down here - too cold.

    My grandparents lived for some time in Grafton, one of the reasons was that my Nan loved all the jacarandas lining the streets.

    Looking forward to seeing this quilt grow! :o)


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