Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Charming :)

Yesterday myself & friend Franney took a trip to a lovely little quilting shop called Puddleducks in Sevenoaks, Kent.  I think the phrase "small but perfectly formed" is the best way to describe the shop.  It's quite literally wall to wall fabrics, accessories & notions.

I went along with a little cash & was fully prepared to make a purchase.  It took me a while to take it all in as everywhere you looked there were more bolts & ranges of lovely fabrics that were shouting "buy me... buy me".  It wasn't until Franney started showing me the lovely Layer Cakes that I saw something I really liked the look of.  A Moda range called Sophie by Chez Moi.  I quickly sifted through the Charm Packs to see if there was one but alas, no charm pack.  After deciding not to purchase anything Franney asked if they had an Sophie charm packs & after crawling under the table the lady produced not one, not even two but a pack of 10 charm packs.  Franney grabbed one.... I grabbed another one.  I was thinking of getting a nice red to pair with it but then thought the red would be a little too bright/dark & totally detract from the lovely range so instead I plumped for a lovely summery marble yellow.

I look forward to making a quilt with these :)

 For now though, it's on the top of my charm pack pile.... ooops! :)

Happy stitching :)


  1. Ahhhhhh, such a pretty pile of charm packs... Almost as nice as my own :oD

    I am looking forward to you making a quilt out of it too, have you settled on a pattern yet?

  2. Just trying to decide on the final layout of HST's. Liking the diamond design but there's another couple that I quite like too :)

  3. Gorgeous fabric. Look forward to seeing your quilt.

  4. Mmmm I've got some Sophie & Dogwood Trail. IMO Charm Packs are just like sock yarn, plenty of possibilities without too much of an outlay so really shouldn't count in a stash.

    How much of the yellow have you got & how big do you expect the quilt to be from one CP?

  5. Blue. I have 2 metres of the yellow, i'm going to do all half square triangles & then see where I'm at.

  6. Lovely! I miss fabric shopping :o(

  7. It's so much fun to shop for new fabbies. I'm glad you found something you liked!!


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