|Princess Jackie made this absolutely fabulous bunny wall hanging using this free pattern from The Red Boot Quilt Company, how very generous of the lady, Antonie Alexander to give such a lovely applique pattern to us. Jackie's version is really cute with all the tiny details and perfect fabric choices... time to quilt it!|
Friday, 31 March 2017
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
|Toot toot toot time!! Fruity Rose made a round patchwork cushion with the left over Charm Squares... the back has a visible... yes, I said 'VISIBLE' zip... on purpose! A truly fabulous finish Rose.|
Friday, 24 March 2017
|Our Brenda Barbara finished her free motion, with meander-wiggling, quilted Waistcoat in the very pretty Tilda fabrics. It's a perfect addition to Brenda's wardrobe with our chilly mornings! Toot toot toot Brenda, it's another fabulous finish xx|
|Brenda Duck also had a fabulous and finished project... this quilt turned out to be twice as large as our original plan... but Brenda is happy about that now. here's a picture of the back...|
|See the cute little patch to the right... they're the two blocks Brenda had left over from making the front... we waste nothing!!! ha ha ha Fabulous diagonal quilting lines... Toot toot toot Brenda Duck|
|Lady Judith held up her two fabulous and finished baby play mats... And oh so very cute they are too... and both are patterns from the very same book... one Judith has used over and over making it excellent value.|
|Both baby play mats (they are a bit like quilts really) have hand embroidered detail too, like eyes and smiles... The two quilts have the same block setting but they look so very different, don't you agree? Toot toot toot-etty-toot toot Lady Judith|
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
|Fran Cupcake loves to make bunting... no ordinary bunting though... every time she creates her 'bunts' they are custom made to the occasion. Soon we will be deciding on the dates for our 'Bunting For Beginners' workshop...|
Sunday, 19 March 2017
|With a lovely pieced backing that makes the quilt quite reversible and we can see the quilting better from the back... label is attached too|
|And here's a close picture of that very label... trimmed with quaint ribbon... |
A Snuggle Hug
What a lovely gift for a new arrival!!
|We've had another new addict join us... Christine.|
She made this beginner cushion during normal class time and is already planning other projects... we all understand that feeling don't we?
|Monday Sheila decided that was the way to go too, appartment quilting I mean... Sheila's blocks were a little more liberated in size but that never worries her... she could be the queen of Quilt Fudge!|
|Just Edna, if I remember correctly, only needs 280 of these arcs for her King Sized Double Wedding Ring quilt... 53 to go then Edna?|
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Friday, 17 March 2017
I've been getting my shop organised and looking great (greater than usual) because I was cajoled into booking a Google Virtual Tour with the Cube people... It sounded such a good idea, 3 months ago!
As the date came closer I went into a bit of a melt down... thinking my shop wasn't good enough for this, not big enough, not smart enough, not light enough and the rest... but it was too late, the tour was booked and paid for, and it was going to happen...
It was time to advertise my shop!!
We thought it was fun actually... Here's how it was when The Cube arrived...
|It's quite an ugly building from the outside actually, it's a rented and it is, what it is! |
Jean Bean made it look wonderful with her pot planting
She even brought down a beautiful quilt to dress my entrance
|Step through the door and look left towards my counter|
|Walking forward and look left again|
|Christmas Corner and the Bit's And Bobs Wall|
See I draped quilts over the radiator!
|Grey's and Black fabrics with beautiful quilts and cushions|
All perfectly placed...
|See how sunny it was on the day!|
Perfect weather for great light... dazzling light even!
A cushion on every chair....
|View from Grey and Black corner looking toward the shop (well, when I say shop I mean the bit that started as the shop when I first opened... it spread a bit! ha ha ha|
I don't know that lady... She was an imposter!!!
|View from wadding corner shows one side of the classroom... set to look like we had chucked people out from their sewing for the picture! ha ha ha|
|Standing in front of classroom window looking right to the other side with the clock showing it was almost 2:30pm... I was ready just in time for the Cube photographer to come at 3pm|
That Lady was determined to be in my pictures, who the devil is she?
Sunday, 12 March 2017
|I have a plan for something very interesting at the upcoming British Quilt and Stitch Village... it's what we locals call the Uttoxeter Quilt Show. For my plan to work I am asking customers who enjoy Crumb piecing to help me... this is Our Sheila's Crumb quilt... isn't it wonderful!!!|
|PM Pam had a request to make a little Kit Bag for a farmers tiddler to keep his shoes in. This tractor fabric was left over from a spot of curtain making and was just the ticket...|
|Pam used Art Gallery Denim to back the handy-dandy bag and now we can see that the farming tiddler is named Jack... Toot toot toot Pam, it's a fabulous and finished farmers favourite!|
I know I don't have to explain, but it seems I have some of you a little worried...
Thank you for the lovely messages by the way...
There's really nothing to worry about, I promise!
I know I used to prepare a blog post for you most mornings but now, at the moment, I find I can't... I just don't have enough hours in my days... and that's the truth for a lot of us eh.
There's so much to do in a little (fabulous and very well stocked) quilt shop and, since I had all those lovely new shelves sorted out during sewing prevention season, I have been constantly trying to keep up with the Fat Quarter cutting and fabric arranging and ordering and delivery sorting and dust-dusty-dusting... and, and, and...
The thing is.... my shop is looking quite fabulous (in my opinion!) So more customers are coming in, and then returning and bringing their friends! and they are TAKING my fabrics and my fresh cut Fat Quarters!... Oh,Yes, they do pay for them... it's just like a real shop after all but... I am never going to be finished! ha ha ha.
So, in between offering my pearls of wisdom, helping with colour and fabric choosing and fabulous fudging advice and terrific top tips during the classes, I am busy busying with my shop and fabrics, so I forget to take pictures... and without pictures my blog probably won't inspire anyone...
So... forgive me when I don't blog every day won't you? and just know that I will blog, when I remember to take pictures for you.
I have helpful hubby in the UK today so we are going to clean my shop windows!!! What a treat for him... I do hope he appreciates my cunning plan!
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