New Fabric to start the New Year


A very Happy New Year to everyone!
 I'm not very good at keeping resolutions so I wont even try :)
Instead I thought I'd start the new year by showing off my new favourite fabrics. 
text/type are screen printed fabrics designed by Sydney's own Jess Wheelahan, who also happens to be an amazing quilter. 

Jess has come up with 2 designs using vintage stamps that she collected over time, one by one. 

Here we have the alphabet dancing a merry jig all over the fabric.

and the other fabric has numbers floating around in a cloud of bubbles 

I think the earthy background colours Jess has chosen reflect the colours of our Australian bush, 

so I took them to the bottom of my garden for photos. 








I really love the screen printed look of these fabrics. It's as though they're art works in their own right. Although I could easily just hang them on the wall to enjoy as they are, I have bravely cut into them and sewn up a few blocks. I'll save photos of those for the next post...

In the meantime if you're tempted to add some of these fabrics to your stash you can get them from Material Obsession. 

New Fabric to start the New Year

32 comments

  1. Wow! I wouldn't be brave enough to cut those beauties up - eek! Can't wait to see what you've done with them :)

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  2. The photos at the bottom of the garden are sheer genius on your part. They provide a wonderful sense of scale for the prints. Waiting to see what your making.

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  3. What great fabrics! I bet you can hardly start working with these. Happy New Year!

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  4. Great way to start the year with yummy fabrics. They really do look like Australian bush colours. Happy new year to you!

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  5. Those photos are beautiful and really showcase the fabrics! Looking forward to seeing your blocks. Happy 2014!

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  6. They do look perfect in the Australian bush! Looking forward to seeing what wonderful blocks you have come up with!

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  7. Ooh, love these, looking forward to seeing what you make with them!

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  8. Those are some really nice fabrics !I can't wait to see what you do with yours !

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  9. Love the fabrics! They will work with almost anything - can't wait to see what you'll do with them!

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  10. Oh you have such good taste! I'm trying to imagine what kind of blocks you might be creating with these beauties. Something traditional perhaps? You've become somewhat of a creative mentor for me - I look forward with great anticipation to seeing your amazing ideas!

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  11. Happy New Year Rachael!
    I really like the new fabrics. I like that they looked stamped.
    What a fun photo shoot!

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  12. Love seeing those prints in your garden setting--beautiful pieces. Looking forward to seeing your blocks...hugs, Julierose

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  13. Those look like a lot of fun! Between them & the Terra Australis line I've been seeing, I may have to make a fabric shopping trip Down Under soon.
    Happy Stitching in 2014!

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  14. Ooh, these are luscious! I'm old enough to remember how they used to arrange lead letter stamps by hand for printing. I'm sure you'll do something wonderful with them!

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  15. I'm eager to see what you did with these! Your stash is full of variety and these will add great interest to your projects.

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  16. Oh my! These are fabulous. I can imagine that you are doing something amazing with them!

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  17. I think you are starting the new year off right, Rachael! Straight in with a whole new set of fabrics, and a change of palette too! I already think this will be amazing. Can't wait to see those blocks!

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  18. Cant wait to see what you ultimately do with these lovelies !

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  19. These are wonderfully different fabrics. Great colours, too.
    Have fun playing.

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  20. Those are such great fabrics. I am collecting text fabrics so I will have to search these out! I can't wait to see what you are making...

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  21. These are fabulous Rachael! I love text fabric and these are a great spin-off with the weathered, stamped look of these fabrics! I can't wait to see how you used them :)

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  22. Great fabric Rachael.....I'm singing Home Among the Gum Trees looking at this LOL!

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  23. Pretty fabrics! I am no good at New years resolutions either ;-)

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  24. Just love text prints. I'm sure you'll come up with something fabulous with these!

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  25. What lovely fabrics, great colours too. I can't wait to see what you're making with them.

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  26. Those are very cool! I can't wait to see where they will show up. :)

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  27. What a great way to start the year, by cutting into new fabric. It says to the Fate Spinners, 'I make my own destiny'. It is an act of heroism in the face of New Year Resolution panic. I applaud you :-)

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  28. Ooh they are lovely. Really looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

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  29. Those are some really cool fabrics! The black on white would be a great addition to any stash!

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  30. They do look amazing, almost like bark with lots of texture in their appearance. I look forward to seeing how you have used them.

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