Le Marais.....lovely new French General fabric by Moda.
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Move over husbands........the dashing new French General is in town.....and I'm in looove!!!
Yes....the beautiful new fabric range by French General.....Le Marais with it's tones of red, blue, cream, brown and taupe arrived this week..
I have been busy cutting some fat quarters, fat eighths, and new mini packs. Check out the new Le Marais range here.

Being totally passionate about English Paper Piecing, I have discovered that fabric strips from 3" to 5" wide are perfect for template cutting, especially when you can score a small amount of each fabric in a range. So.....let me introduce my new mini packs

There are a total of 5 mini packs to complete the whole Le Marais fabric range …..Red, Taupe, Cream, Brown and Blue

Each pack contains 8 different 5″ x 21″ fabric strips of the stated colourway

Absolutely perfect for those hand pieced projects

At $13 each, you can choose your favourite colourway or pick up all 5 and have the entire Le Marias range.

Check them out here

I've also been cutting and kitting the next Old Time Kaleidoscope Block.
If you have been contemplating joining me in this lovely monthly project, then there are still some places left. 
I have a plan to create 18 blocks for a single bed sized quilt, and more for those keen ladies dreaming of a larger quilt.
To join in this English Paper Piecing project, simply order the Block One Kit (includes your joining kit) along with your Block 2.
Learn more about it here
....and isn't she another beauty?......
I can assure all the fussy cutting lovers, you'll really like this one!
Kit includes fabric, papers,and photos
Follow the instructions as in your joining kit.
Price is $30, and enter the coupon code OTK2 at the cart to get FREE SHIPPING
(NB I have removed the space from the code as it did cause a few headaches for some last time)

Order your Block 2 here
If you have already begun the Old Time Kaleidoscope journey and you'd like me to process your monthly order automatically for you, simply give me a call and I can take your credit card details to set that up for you.
I have had some lovely feedback about the Old Time Kaleidoscope blocks. Several ladies have already pieced their first blocks and loved the process. I had lots of smiles on hearing their joy.
I am working in fast speed mode at present aiming to tick things off my list to free up a week for an exciting upcoming trip. I am thrilled to let you all know I will soon be more up-to-speed with all the latest in the patchwork and quilting industry as the Shiralee Stitches team is heading to Melbourne to the AQM (Australian Quilt Market). 
It is my aim to always offer you, my loyal customers and followers, the latest in tools, supplies, fabrics and techniques current in the marketplace. So I decided to take the plunge and head to the best place to find out the latest.

For those not "in the know", the AQM is the annual wholesale trade event for the patchwork & quilting market.......and I keep pinching myself to make sure I'm not dreaming as I plan my trip.
Flights are booked, accommodation sorted, AQM lectures decided, some sightseeing planned, and it wouldn't be a trip to Melbourne without some restaurants picked now would it? Oh and did I tell you it's one of those '0' birthdays for me whilst I'm there! Woo Hoo.

But, don't worry, Lucy Boston girls, as I plan to be back before I leave with your next I better not waffle-on any longer as there's lots to do......

Happy sewing everyone

If you ever need to contact me, and prefer phone to email, my number is 02 66661252

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