Now I dont want to cause alarm, but CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! It's less than two months away! So, time to start Christmas stitching!
My new pattern "Santa Season" ornaments are quick and easy to whip up out of felt. I plan on making a big group of them for my tree.
Making the ornaments was so much fun, that I decided that I needed more Santas! So this little trio will sit on a table in my entry hall, welcoming family and frieinds as they arrive to celebrate Christmas.
I was smitten when I discovered the Petite Street fabric range by Dashwood Studio, and knew that it was time to make a new quilt - for me! I combined the range with a few other fabrics to make the quickest, easiest quilt ever!
This quilt is make from blocks, and strips of fabric - what could be simpler than that?! Mine has been quilted with a raindrop design, and is perfect for snuggling under on a Sunday afternoon.
I had lots of fun cutting, placing, piecing and planning with this fabric range.
Sharon at MDR Quilting Servies worked her magic with her long arm quilting machine. She did a wonderful job quitling most of the blocks with a loopy design, and the background of the applique blocks with a small stipple.
I just love the colours in this quilt, and cant wait to use is for a sweet summertime siesta!
You may have seen a book called One Yard Wonders full of great projects that use one yard of fabric. It was such a sucess that a second book followed. It was Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders, and had many projects which again used one yard of fabric, but showcased different fabrics types. I was so honoured to have one of my patterns, Barnaby Bear included in this book. You can read about it here.
Well, it seems that crafty people cant get enough of these books, so there is the latest release - Little One Yard Wonders, full of wonderful projects to make for children and babies, all from one yard of fabric.
I was so thrilled to be included in this edition too! My project is Indoor Hopscotch - a fabric hopscoth set, perfect for an indoor game on a rainy day, or any place where it's not possible to draw on the ground.
As well as a great photograph of my design, they included a little bio about me in the back!
I've been so busy sewing and pattern writing that I havent had a chance to blog and let you know what's new!
The Snow Trio are made up of Ella the Snow Queen, her red-haired sister Annie, and their snowman buddy Ollie. When play has finished for the day, the trio can be safely stored in their drawstring bag.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” is a much loved childhood fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. This little play-set includes Snow White, her seven little friends for telling the story, and a bag for storing them in afterwards.
Bella Bluebird is a pretty little pincushion with felt flower accents. She'll keep your pins safe while looking pretty.
Primrose sewing helper
Purrfect Primrose is ready to help you sew! Her body is a pincushion, her tail will hold your needles, and her tummy takes care of your scissors and other sewing items.
Do you have a part of the quiting process that you really dislike? For me it's basting, and machine quilting (I think if I had a bigger table and the quilt didn't drag all over the floor, machine quilting would be more fun!)
But wouldn't it be nice to piece a quilt, join the blocks, and have a completed quilt, no basting, and no big quilt top to drag all over the machine? Well, my "Fat Love Skinny Love" quilt pattern takes care all that!
This pattern uses the QAYG (quilt-as-you-go) technique, where each block is pieced and quilted at the same time. Then the blocks are joined, binding strips added, and your quilt is complete!
This quilt also uses an invisible machine applique technique, which comes in very handy if you're not a fan of hand applique, or, if you'd prefer something speedier.
I'll be teaching a class on how to make this quilt at Patchwork with Gail B, during June and July. I'd love to see you there! You can find contact details for Patchwork with Gail B here. They also have the gorgeous Nellie Hill fabric bundles in stock, so that if you choose you can make your quilt in the same fabrics as mine.