Fabric love – Anthology Fabrics

I received my first order from Celtic Fusion Fabrics yesterday, and am over the moon with it. I’ve been looking at their website for a little while now, after finding it via Very Berry Handmade’s incredibly useful list of UK online fabric shops (which you can find here). I’ve been struggling to find fabrics I love for girls, so I was delighted to find a collection of Anthology prints on their site which I hadn’t seen anywhere else.

This ‘Blooming Lovely’ print was the first one to catch my eye…

Anthology blooming lovely birds on white

And the ‘Flying Free’ prints are also incredibly sweet:

Anthology

One of the things I love most about their site is the way they include a photo of each print with others that coordinate with it (like here). It can be hard ordering fabric online, not being able to get a true feel for the colours, and matching fabrics can be a bit of a guessing game. But thanks to the extra photos, I ended up ordering four of the Flying Free prints, and I’m so pleased that I did.  The orange flower heads are a beautiful coral colour, and the little flower print is so sweet. I love the trees and butterflies on the main print – and the crazy chickens make me smile.

Anthology flying tree bird menagerie

I also ordered some Riley Blake Happier Birds and Scandinavian Trees which I’ve had my eye on for some time. They’re just as lovely as I’d hoped.

Riley Blake happier birds and scandi flowers

And finally, a selection of Lecien dots in great colours. I have yet to meet a Lecien dot that I don’t like.

Lecien dots

I have a few separate baby girl quilts planned for these fabrics, but I really do love how they all look together too…

Celtic Fusion bundle
(From left to right: Anthology Fabrics – Blooming Lovely Birds on White, and Sweet Tea Tents in Green; Riley Blake – Happier Birds, and Happier Scandinavian Flowers; three Lecien dotty prints; Anthology Fabrics – Flying Flower Head in Orange, Flying Free Raindrops in Line, Flying Free Bird Menagerie with Trees, Flying Free Tiny Flower in Red, two more Lecian dotty prints.)

And do you see that red and pink dotty fabric on the end? I found that tucked up with my bundle – a little freebie that made my day. Who doesn’t love a fabric surprise?? It coordinates perfectly with the fabrics I ordered, and was a really thoughtful touch. Have a look at their website – you won’t be disappointed!

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Fabric love

Look what arrived in the post yesterday… two gorgeous bundles of fabric to replenish my stash.

The first bundle makes me think of springtime and Easter eggs.

Springtime colours

(From top to bottom: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Playful Dots Blue – Fig Tree Quilts for Moda; Pebble Stripe Sky, Circa 52 – Monaluna for Birch Organic Fabrics; Blue on Blue Spot – Durham Collection by Brenda Riddle, Lecien Japan; Simpatico Straws Minty and Pinkish – Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud 9 Fabrics; Orchid Mini Dots – Michael Miller Fabrics. All purchased here.)

The second bundle includes some of my current favourite fabrics – the little birdies from Lotta Jansdotter’s Bella collection are very jolly, and I adore the floral print – from the Ladies Stitching Garden collection by Oliver + S for Moda. In fact I love it so much I am stashing some in case I ever need a baby girl quilt of my own… I already have one quilt underway using some of these fabrics, but the blues and greens in this bundle work so well together that I think I will need to make another!

Fabric love

(From left to right: Children At Play Blue Dots – Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics; Bella Birds in Teal – Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics; Ladies Stitching Garden, Bouquet in Light Blue – Oliver + S for Moda; three Lecien Colour Basics prints – Maxi in Green Mist, Midi in Sky Blue, Teeny Tiny Dots in Soft Green; Tiny Dots in Cornflower Blue – Stof. All purchased here.)