A Day At The Beach
Well at the Tilda Cotton Beach to be exact, I was lucky enough to be sent a F8th bundle from Groves of these gorgeous new fabrics, they have been giving me all the summer vibes with the rich and vibrant colours, they feel amazing and were a joy to work with.
This collection is available in precuts as well as by the metre from most places, so if you're undecided you could buy a charm pack to see the whole collection and help you decide which ones you need to buy more of, trust me you're definitely going to want more! Here is a closer a look at some of my favourite prints in the collection:
Sea Anemone in Blue
Scallop Shells in Teal
Ocean Flower in Blue
If you're not sure what you want to do with them the Tilda website has some fabulous patterns and ideas for inspiration, many of which are free - my personal favourite is Swim Team, it's just so cute!
If you follow me on social media you'll know that last year I decided to do more things with curved piecing to enhance my skills in that area and started making a Posh Penelope quilt by Sew Kind of Wonderful, so when these fabrics arrived knew exactly what I was going to do with them - make more Posh Penelope blocks! My aim is to include as many different Tilda fabrics as possible for the main sections and mix in low volumes for the backgrounds.
I absolutely love the colours in the Cotton Beach collection, they not only work beautifully together but also work beautifully with other Tilda collections, such as Gardenlife.
As I said in the beginning these fabrics are a joy to work with, they are so soft to the touch and being 100% cotton they not only handle well without fraying but also feed through the sewing machine with ease. I love the blocks I made and am looking forward to making a few more in this collection to add to my growing field of Posh Penny blooms.
I would keep in mind that prices vary depending on where you buy from, so it really is worthwhile spending a bit of time researching these fabrics and where they are available. If you have some already I'd love to know what you think of them and what you've made (If you've finished stroking them!) so please let me know in the comments. You can also get in touch via any of my social media platforms or email.