Marsupials and Monotremes fabric tour

Marsupials and Monotremes

Hello! I'm excited to be taking part in the Marsupials and Monotremes blog tour by Amanda Brandl for Kennard & Kennard . Being a part of talented Amanda's first blog tour Taking Flight was a special experience and I couldn't wait to play with her newly released "Marsupials and Monotremes" range.

It wasn't easy to decide on what to make to showcase this gorgeous fabric. The colours are so fresh and vibrant, and it's beautiful fabric to handle.

The quilter in me always yells "quilt! quilt!", but it was the wardrobe who won, quietly pointing out that if I didn't make a new skirt soon I was going to have to wear pyjamas to town. Good point.

To showcase this beautiful, beautiful fabric I chose to make the "Miette" wrap around skirt by Tilly and the Buttons, which you can find here .
I've made several pieces for my wardrobe recently using patterns by Tilly and the Buttons . While I've been sewing my own clothing for years, fitting the garment to my shape usually has me grumbling, but Tilly's patterns somehow make adjusting a pattern more successful. Yay!
To make it longer I just extended the cutting lines of the original pattern ... easy. 

I'm always drawn to projects using the Union Jack as a design motif, so thought the Australian flag would be perfect for this Australian animal inspired fabric. The Australian flag includes six stars as well as the Union Jack.
The appliques were placed and sewn on once the skirt was finished. The stripes for the flag are all cut on the bias of the fabric to allow for the flexibility required by a garment on a body, unlike a quilt which is flat. 

Raw edge applique gets more and more fluffy as washing and wear occur, giving this garment a more relaxed look.

These gorgeous photos of my daughter-in-law modelling the skirt, were taken by my son at Emu Park on the Central Queensland coast. Thank you both so very much xox

Aren't those echidnas and wombats just the cutest!
Kookaburras are cute too of course 😉

... and the leftover fabric after cutting out the skirt? Mug rugs! I used the same raw edge applique technique as the skirt. They are perfect for keeping close to the computer and sewing machine, ready to mop up the condensation that pours down cold drink glasses on hot days.

I've included links to my fellow bloggers on the "Marsupials and Monotremes" below. I think you'll enjoy seeing their clever makes, I certainly did. And you can find stockists for Amanda's inspiring fabric designs right here .

Tuesday January 15th: Ange Hamilton | A Little Patchwork
Wednesday January 16th: Kylie | Wombat & Poss
Thursday January 17th: Alison Teo | Perelandra Fabric
Friday January 18th: Anorina Morris | Samelia’s Mum
Saturday January 19th: Ahn Nguyen | Ana ma Petit Tresor
Monday January 21st: Gisella Doyle | Stitch Bake Craft Make
Tuesday January 22nd: Samantha Green | For The Love of Fabric
Wednesday January 23rd: Sharon Burgess | Lilabelle Lane Creations
Thursday January 24th: Ali Phillips | Arabesque Scissors
Friday January 25th: Rose Johnstone | Threadbare Creations
Monday January 28th: Kat Bradshaw | Cloth Yarns
Tuesday January 29th: Vickie Zaleski | Crocheting Vixen
Wednesday January 30th: Elise Baek | Elise & Emelie
Thursday January 31st: Wendy Gontier |Wehago Designs
Friday February 1st: Raylee Bielenberg | SunflowerStitcheries
Saturday February 2nd: Sylvia Berkett | Alisellou Designs
Monday February 4th: Rachael Daisy | Blue Mountain Daisy
Tuesday February 5th: Kellie | sewMimi.K  ..... that's me!
Thursday February 7thBlog Wrap up

Thank you for reading along with me today, enjoying the photos and maybe even getting a little inspired ...

1 comment

  1. You are so clever to take the Australiana theme to the next level Kellie! That flag design is just so striking...I love it! xAli


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