The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Going dotty and then there’s OPAM

Recently I had the fortune to be introduced to Japanese taupe's and if you haven’t tried sewing with them do – they are superb to handle, soft and smooth and even better to stitch with.  Well, having my own little quilt shop has allowed me the right to select fabrics to sell, so as soon as the taupe's were 008available I managed to get a few to go on the shelves.  These really are gorgeous and sadly the photo just doesn’t do them justice, hey, they are so good even the reverse looks great.

Another pile of fabric crept its way t009hrough 011the doors this week too – all dots. Some pink ones, some green ones, mauve ones and 019red ones010, then025 there’s dark greens, dark reds, cerise and brown017.  Big ones and small ones and some that aren’t quite round.

012Then we move onto the013 beautiful Charm packs that followed their big relations the FQ’s, through the doors.  So it’s all been pretty busy here, stacking the shelves and getting ready for the tourist season to begin.

In between folding, rolling and stacking I managed to get a few more Christmas decorations made, some lovely quilted baubles and a little finish for OPAM.  They are so easy to make that I think I’ll just keep adding them to my stash.


Well a new week is almost with us, last week was awful and there have been so many kind people that have given up themselves and their sympathies to the families of the Pike River 29.  Let us hope that day by day life will get easier for those left behind.

Have a wonderful week, hugs

a name Miche'le


  1. Oh I love those baubles. They are very cool.

    Do you have an online shop Michele? I am hardly likely to ever get to Hokitika!!

  2. the photos of your shop are beautiful - I doubt I will ever get to New Zealand although I would love to!

  3. I love the Baubles do you have A pattern for them?
    Hugs Mary.

  4. I love those baubles too!
    We dont have a local (or even semi-local) quilt shop now.
    I would love to visit your shop & go nuts! In a nice way, of course!

  5. Yes the Japanese fabrics are great. If you look at the free book "My Dream Quilt" you can see so many of them in action giving texture to projects.

    One of my all time fav fabrics has to be Moda's Essential Dots in the deep red. Gorgeous!


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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