Sunday, November 8, 2009

Simply Delicious

Sigh. Is there anything more delicious than a layer cake? Okay, chocolate perhaps.

This one is Simple Abundance by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. What clever designers they are and such a pretty colour combination - soft teal, terracotta, sage and cream. Don't get me wrong I still have feelings for charm packs - those flirty cupcakes of the pre-cut fabric world. But oh, those 10 inch squares - so many possibilities.
My layer cake comes from Busy Thimbles at St Ives. It's a wonderful quilt shop and Annalisa, the delightful owner, is a talented quilter who likes reproduction fabrics and English paper-piecing. Visit her blog here.

If you can't get to the shop in person you can visit them on line at

Busy Thimbles classes and BOMs are very popular and they have contributed to the QuiltAid 2009 quilt project. Twelve shops have each designed a block and a finishing kit. It's in one of my favourite fabric ranges - Faye Burgos' Sachet Potpourri.

I'll be making this quilt designed by Camille called Late Bloomer which featured in Australian Homespun Vol 10 No1.  To create the circles I plan to use the aluminium foil method.

Thanks for letting me share one of my favourite quilt shops with you.

Happy Stitching


  1. That quilt looks lovely and the fabric simply delish. You do choose lovely fabrics to work with. If Im ever in Oz I will go and visit the shop ;)
    Karen xx
    oh and the toffee apple crumble went down an absolute treat. Although I would double the toffee, more for pouring, people were fighting over it!!!!

  2. Simple Abundance is simply wonderful! Can't wait to see how your Late Bloomer comes along.

  3. Lovely fabric, can't wait to see it when you finish it!

  4. Love the fabrics and have done a bom with Busy Thimbles nearly finished it too which is good for me. Enjoy making your quilt Hugs Bec

  5. I got my first layer cake in the mail two weeks ago? From Jill's give away/contest thing on APQ. I fell in LOVE! I am already a huge fan of charm packs and jelly rolls now add those to my pre-cut addiction! I knew they were 10" but to see ten inch blocks of yummy yummy fabrics oh man!!!

    I love your collection choice there! you might have to call me Xerox, I think I am going to copy you! =)

  6. I love layer cakes! The fabric ones and the real ones... That is beautiful fabric; I can't wait to see how you use it!

    Jennifer :)

  7. Oh Ann - what beautiful fabric! I just know your quilt will be splendid - you always do such a terrific job - looking forward to seeing it!

  8. I love the Simple Abundance Line. I ordered some charm packs. I love your little reproduction star quilt in the previous post. It's so adorable. Love it!!!

  9. Hi do chosse such lovely quilts to make...and what gorgeous fabric...I have not seen that range. Looks like it's about time I went to visit my patchwork shop...Have a great week, Dzintra♥x

  10. I really like that quilt pattern too - it's very sweet (Just like all Camille's patterns!)

  11. Yummy yummy.... layer cake - the patter'n is gorgeous too. Enjoy your sewing time :o) I'm looking foreward to see your quilt.

  12. Lovely fabric. It's going to be a very pretty quilt!


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