Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I Spy...

What's that?

A sneak peek?

That's right, this morning I'm playing I spy (albeit on my own, which is nowhere near as fun on a long drive because you already know the answers*) and I've spotted a little something in the office that we're *very* excited about...


It's a preview of Block One! Our Mystery Quilt by Sarah Fielke launches on the Spotlight Facebook this Friday, 1st Feb. Make sure you tune in every fortnight to find out what we have in store for you - WE don't even know what the finished quilt will look like!

Sarah assures us that these blocks are super simple and fun to make for any age or skill level, with nothing more complex than a half-square triangle or three.

Friday's block will also come with a shopping list outlining the fabric you'll need to make ALL the blocks.

Can't wait to see you all back here on Friday to hear what you think of Block One!

*I suggest, when driving on your own, playing "Horse". You get a point for every horse you see. It's pretty simple. If you see a cemetary, the game is over. Voila!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Summer Days On The Pond

It's a New Year and we're vey excited to be embracing some new challenges here at W&W. There have been some big changes in the office which have unfortunately meant the blog has taken a back seat for a little while - but never fear! We're back and still champing at the bit to tell you all about what's happening in the world of Spotlight.

We thought we'd kick off the New Year with a very exciting new program -  and our first Sew Along!

We've mentioned quilter extraordinnaire Sarah Fielke on the blog before. She's designed some fantastic quilt patterns for us and her awesome books are a great source of inspiration for us!

We are SO THRILLED to announce the launch of our very own designer collaboration with Sarah - a fabric range she has designed exclusively for Spotlight - "On the Pond".

On The Pond by Sarah Fielke, 100% Cotton, 112cm wide. $16.99m. In store from 30th January.

The collection is inspired by pond life in the spring - tadpoles, lilies and floating flowers in a gorgeous bright colour palette. Not only is this collection absolutely stunning, Sarah designed the entire range from scratch - hand drawing all of the designs!

Sarah has also designed a fantastic quilt project for you to get started with - pick up the pattern in the next issue of Get Creative magazine, on sale 30th January (only .99c and packed full of fabulous projects!).

The quilt is seriously gorgeous. Make sure you grab a copy of the magazine.

We'll also be sewing along with our very first Facebook Mystery Quilt! More details to come soon...stay tuned!