Thursday, 26 September 2013

Fat Quarter Pinny Published!

Just to let you know my Pinny pattern will be in the October issue of the "Sewing World" magazine.  

Just ever so slightly exited to see my name in print. 

Natalie xx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Mini Scrappy Tripping

Please excuse the over load of baby pictures but I had a little visitor yesterday and I made the most of the opportunity to take a few pictures of my baby niece Summer.

We didn't know if Natalie was having a boy or a girl but once she was born I decided it was the perfect time to make a totally pink quilt. 
Having three boys I very rarely get the chance to sew with anything other than masculine colours so to be able to sew a pretty & feminine quilt was a really nice change.

I decided on a Scrappy Trip Around for the pattern following the instructions for the Scrappy Trip Along that you can find here. I used just 6 Fq's for this one so not quite so scrappy, but if you cut your strips carefully from each FQ like this:

You end up with 9 blocks and a baby quilt measuring 35 inches square. Just the right size for a cot, a pram or just a roll around on the floor!

This quilt will be with me at Malvern in October and Harrogate in November. 
Baby Summer however will be at home with Mum! (She may visit Malvern but I can't promise x)

Don't forget just 6 FQs go into making this quilt so you can have a beautiful baby quilt top for less than £20.00!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Ombre Quilt.

Alternatively titled 50 Shades of Grey or should that 64? 

We have back in stock the Grey Ombre Simply Style by V & Co. You can find it here
It dosen't look like much here in this picture.

But over on Vanessa's blog from V & Co. I found  this fantastic tutorial for this really simple but incredibly effective quilt. 

Natalie has made it here using just one metre of fabric for the front cut into 5" squares and then mixed up and joined back together. 

Absolutely stunning and yet so easy to make.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Hello September

In August I.....
Attended one wedding.
Two Birthday Party's.
Was at the Festival of Quilts.
Had lots of children for sleepovers.
Went Camping.
Cleaned out my Sewing Room/Office/Dumping Ground.
But didn't do much sewing at all.
I did do this.
And this.
But haven't finished either.
Let's hope I manage to finish them in September.