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Rollin' Along...

Are you familiar with the old saying, “you wait ages for a bus... and then two come along at the same time”? Well, I'm thrilled to tell you about another book project I've been working on with with the lovely Lissa Alexander from Moda Fabrics, my fellow Moda Bakeshop chefs and Martingale Books (never have I been so excited to see a 'bus').

The title is Rollin' Along and this time we are sewing with... Jelly Rolls. Quite possibly the hardest pre-cut to unwrap because that delicious swirl of fabric is so pretty. But, if you can manage that tricky step, the best fun to sew with.

Cover image by kind permission of Martingale

The book is due for release on the 1st of April, but you can get a flavour of the projects on the Martingale website and pre-order it from your favourite bookshop. The Moda Bakeshop chefs all bring their own unique spin on the Jelly Roll (see what I did there?) so there are a scrumptious variety of projects for you to make.

Back Cover image by kind permission of Martingale

I couldn't resist sharing a few sneak peeks of my project on Instagram last spring, because I was making Dresden plate blocks and they are just too cute not to share...

I made my project with a gorgeous Ruby Star collection called Stay Gold by Melody Miller, full of saturated pinks, golds and blues. All a little more vibrant than my usual palette, but my theme was decidedly tropical...

Hummingbirds image by kind permission of Martingale

Martingale produce such beautiful quilting books and it's always exciting to see how a project will be styled. My Hummingbirds are hovering near a beautiful, vintage dovecote in a lush garden. Writing this on the last day of January I can feel the sunshine from that photo.

Jayne quilted it with swirly leaves - I think they're actually meant to be flames, but we thought they looked leafy - and I bound it with a Ruby Star blender called Spark in vintage blue, which is dotted with tiny stars.

Spring is going to be very exciting indeed with two lovely books to add to our collections and hopefully I'll be reading them outside in the sunshine. Not long now...

Nicola xx


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