Sunday, 18 November 2012

Summersville on a roll.

Here's a few pictures I wanted to share of the Jelly Roll quilt made from the Summersville range by Lucy Summers.

It was made using a whole Jelly Roll with an Orange 5" Border to frame it and bound in the Brush Strokes fabric in all the colour's. It fits perfectly on a single bed.

Quilted by me in straight lines at home on my fantastic Bernina Machine. All in all quite a simple and quick way to make a quilt, not quite sure why it has taken me so long to finish it. I made the top in a weekend and then it has taken me 3 months to get it completed. I've also just noticed it's upside down on the bed as well!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

New Arrival - Odds & Ends.

This week's delivery has bought us the beautiful new range from Cosmo Cricket designer Julie Comstock,'Odds and Ends'.

We have listed it in the shop in the four colour-ways, Natural, Leaf, Sky and Rosebud. 

For those of you following us on Instagram you have already seen some of the fabrics but I thought I would share a few of my favourites from the collection.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Christmas Goodies

It been a quiet time for me on the sewing front. Since the show at Malvern I haven't managed to use my machine once. However I thought I would share a few pics of the bits and bobs I managed to finish with one of our Christmas line's 'Joy' by Kate Spain.

I made this small Lap Quilt using a pattern from this book as inspiration. It was made with a charm pack and adding some red solid to make it go a bit further and then some essential dots for the bows. 

I tried applique for the first time attaching the bows. Not sure I would use the interfacing again as it does make the quilt a bit stiff in places. 

Two of these stockings were made using the panels from the same range (we have now sold out of these) but the middle one was made by using scraps. 

Finally from all the scraps I made a gift bag using this tutorial.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Charming 'Oh Deer' by Mo Mo Quilt

My new 'Oh Deer' Charm Pack Quilt

I love charm packs, they make up really quickly and by adding just a bit extra they make a really nice size quilt.
All I used for this quilt is the following:-
* One 'Oh Deer' by Mo Mo Charm Pack
* One FQ in Enchanted Forest from the same range
* Approx 1/2m blue dots from the same range
* Approx 2m of cream solid

After laying out the Charm pack I just added 2 1/2" strips between each square and then joined them with a full width 2 1/2" strip.
For the back I used the full FQ as I love the pattern and then added 2 1/2" strips again and extra solid at the sides to make up the size.
All I need to do now is decide how to quilt it!