Friday, 19 March 2010

Busy Times continued!

Wow is all I can say about Chilford last weekend! Very busy, especially the first couple of days. I showcased the Nuance quilt for the first time and luckily took the fabric bolts with me as it inspired a lot of you!

Kaleidoscope Quilt

It is such a simple quilt with various borders surrounding the centre Kaleidoscope panel and is single bed-sized. Kits are available for £34.95 and can be made in the rust colours shown here as well as a slate and plum colour way. The kaleidoscope panel is also available in turquoise/purple and purple/olive. The kit will be available on the website shortly.

The Ceylon wall hanging quilt is also available now, made using fabrics from the Ceylon collection from Hoffman. It measures approx. 45” by 47”.

Ceylon Quilt

Again this is a very simple quilt which makes full use of the fabrics. The brown and plum colours are available now and the blue should be ready next week. The price is £25.

I returned from Chilford to a big delivery of Robert Kaufman fabrics. The new Imperial Collection formed the bulk of the delivery but there were also some more Sevenberry fabrics; I am stocking the pink/blue colour as well now, and some Alice in Wonderland fabrics. All will be up on the website as soon as I can photograph them but of course are in the shop now.

And the really exciting news is that I will be going to Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis in May where I can see and buy all the latest products released in the quilting industry. I can’t wait as this is the first time I have been able to go since our move in 2008……mind you there is the matter of Uttoxeter, OEQC in the Netherlands and Quilts UK in Malvern first!……like i said busy busy busy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Busy Times Ahead!

Its busy busy busy at the moment; what with the quilt show in Edinburgh last weekend and in 10 days time it is the show at Chilford Halls near Cambridge.

The fabrics from the oriental collection, Twelve Moons, has sold really well at the shows this year and yesterday I had a delivery of some new fabrics that are going to prove to be just as popular. The Disney Dreams collection designed by Thomas Kinkade has panels featuring Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, Pinoochio and Snow White.

I have lots of exciting fabrics coming in the next few months, including a new Oriental Collection from Robert Kaufman that will make another great panel quilt kit like the one below.

oriental panel quilt 

The Sevenberry fabrics continue to sell well, in fact hardly a day goes by without some being sold in the shop! I also have lots of fantastic kids prints on order.

And talking of kids, I have just started this year’s block of the month programme. It makes a single bed size quilt and is really cute and has been great fun to make. You can sign up on the website or visit the shop to pick up details.

acres quilt

I have also been busy designing new quick quilts for you to make using fabrics from the Nuance  and Ceylon collections. Pics to follow shortly.

The other news is that the show in Trentham Gardens the week after Easter has had to be moved to Uttoxeter Racecourse Conference Centre as the pavilion it is usually housed in collapsed under the weight of snow last week and it can’t be guaranteed to be up and running in time for the show.