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Monday, 15 August 2011

Ruby Star Spring

Sometimes, a range of fabrics comes along that I just fall in love with. That I have to take home and have in my life. One was Melody Miller's fab range Ruby Star Rising, which I first saw on initial drawings whilst in LA eighteen months ago (that long? how did that happen?). The pics included a few other things that didn't make it into the final range, but I instantly fell in love with Melody Miller's style, and pestered my supplier until it finally came into store. Once it came in, I immediately made a skirt out of this print.
With pockets in the ochrey/limey solid echino, it has been one of my favourite skirts ever since.
And then I heard that she was releasing another range this spring. I ordered it without even seeing it, as I knew it would be great. Then came the wait. And then finally, this arrived the afternoon before we left for festival of quilts. Ahhhhhhhh...
Of course I had to quickly whip up another skirt made out of the big bee print. Of course.
And even more exciting? We got this print before even America did. That never happens.
So, it's been to Birmingham and back, and now what's left is up online here
It's a full 62" wide, rather than your normal 44", which is extra brilliant, and also good for skirt making, as for me I am usually a little bit too *ahem*, wide for a normal half a metre, and this means no messing around with extra bits of fabric to fit around my bottom. Love it.
And i've now seen pictures of her third range... how many Melody Miller skirts do you think is too many?

EDITED TO ADD:
As you (WandaFish!) asked to see my skirts, here they are - you'll have to excuse the awful photos, they were taken on my phone during the course of Festival of Quilts...
a bee skirt!
teacups skirt

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