Liberty Fabrics from Amitie Textiles

Sunday Stash – Amitie Textiles

Happy New Year everyone!

Considering the rapid intake of fabric over the holidays, all technically purchased or received in 2013,  you’d think I was partaking in the Fabriholics Anonymous fabric fast of 2014 and doing some last minute stashing. I’m not, at least, not intentionally, though there is always the vague intent to use what I have and only buy what I need for a particular project.

My latest additions have come to me in different forms:

  • a particular line & coordinates I purchased for myself “for Christmas” that I’ve been holding out on for months
  • fabric received as a Christmas gift
  • fabric purchased while visiting specific stores while on holiday (different state, doesn’t count right?)
  • and a few on-a-whim scrap packs purchased via an Instagram sale from the lovely Ms Poppleton (she has great taste, these scraps are so yummy!).

Today I’m going to share some of my holiday purchases from an amazing store called Amitie Textiles. We popped down to Melbourne for a few days to ring in the New Year and as a bit of a significant birthday present, so of course I found a few fabric stores highly recommended by fellow bloggers to visit, and Amitie was at the top of my list.

It’s a fairly quick and easy train ride from the city and a short walk from the station, so totally worth the trip. They have a gorgeous store stocking so many beautiful fabrics, patterns and notions but by far my favourite was the range of Liberty prints in store. I could have stayed there just running my hands over the fabric for hours. It was a tough choice, but I couldn’t go past some of the new season prints…

Liberty Prints from Amitie Textiles

Liberty Art Fabrics Tana Lawn, L-R: Juno’s Garden C, Eve C, Willow D

Liberty Fabrics from Amitie Textiles

Liberty Art Fabrics Tana Lawn, L-R: Older print not sure**, Isabel Susan A, Heidi Maria A

**I know that the print on the left above is not from the new collection, and I haven’t had any luck finding it yet, if you know what it is I’d love to know!

I picked up the pattern for the Gypsy Wife quilt by Jen Kingwell after seeing the real live quilt in store, so had to grab a couple handfuls of fat sixteenths to start me along on my scrappy way.

Amitie Textiles - Fat Sixteenths

Top Row: 4 Liberty print fat sixteenths | Bottom Row: 10 randomly picked fat sixteenths

I can’t wait to show you some of my other recent stash additions, but it’s all a little too much for one post so I’ll be linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash over the next few weeks.

Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles
  • Audrey

    Eep! These are all gorgeous! I first heard about Amitie Textiles because of the Gypsy Wife quilt. Now that the pattern is available, I’ve been thinking about buying it and maybe making one for myself. It’s one of my fave quilt patterns for sure, and I’ve only seen photos! Lovely purchases! :)

    • http://www.pescapresents.com/ Jessica

      I’ve seen it and loved it but didn’t think I could make it but seeing the real quilt in person and now reading through the pattern I’m sure I’ll be fine now that I can see how it’s broken up.

  • Michelle @ Squeek Crafts

    A friend and I are thinking of starting a gypsy wife quilt and I am excited about it. I think I will just use fabric from my stash :-)…its a shame there is not just a QAL. I have seen two now and they seem to be BOMs. Great fabric choices. I love that Willow D.

    • http://www.pescapresents.com/ Jessica

      Keep an eye out, I’ve heard a few mentions of others looking to do this quilt soon to so with any luck there might be a QAL pop up somewhere. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Alisa Kutsel

    Whoa! That quilt pattern is insane!! And sigh, I only ever see anything about Liberty fabric from my Aussie bloggers, I guess I should be thankful it doesn’t come here, it’s quite $$ but oh so gorgeous!

    • http://www.pescapresents.com/ Jessica

      It is a bit crazy but break it down and it’s not so scary. Liberty fabric isn’t easy to come by but there are a few places stocking it in the cities. It is so gorgeous and feels fabulous but I usually on,y buy small pieces so I can have some variety without breaking the bank.

  • Vera

    That gypsy pattern is a bit busy for me but good luck with it.

    • http://www.pescapresents.com/ Jessica

      Thanks for stopping by Vera, I think I’ll need all the luck I can get.