Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Playing with New Fabrics

Just quick update to show you what I have been up to the last couple of days.

I have had quite a few deliveries in the last week and lots of inspiration has struck! So I have been busy trying to create quick quilt samples to take to the Festival of Quilts in a couple of weeks to inspire you!

The quilt I have just finished is REALLY quick to make and uses the Patina Handpaints that were delivered from Robert Kaufman last week.

Patina handpaints hanging
Its really effective isn’t it? And this is one of the less exciting colours!! Made from 1 1/2m of fabric. Hopefully I will have the instructions written up before the show and of course the fabrics will be there too………

I am now just starting something using the Florentine collection of fabrics, also from Robert Kaufman.

This is the main fabric in the collection and I have trimmed down two pattern repeats to make this the (almost) square centre of the quilt.


I’m thinking of a faux scalloped border next to echo the shapes in this centre piece and will be using Superior Threads method of fusible appliqué with their fusible thread. Will let you know how Ii get on!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Bits and Bobs

I’ve had a couple of small fabric deliveries this week and hopefully there are more to come so that I have plenty of new fabrics to take to the Festival of Quilts next month.

There are some wonderful new Patina Handpaints from Robert Kaufman, this is just one of them.

These will look great just quilted, but I also have an idea for one of my quick quilts with them…….

Yesterday the first few fabrics from the Jewels of India collection were delivered together with some of the Radiance fabrics. The Radiance fabrics are sooo silky smooth; probably because they are 55% cotton and 45% silk!

They would make a fantastic wholecloth quilt…….and I think I need to order more of them!

You can also order Glitter threads from Superior Threads online now, although I still need to upload the thread images.

Talking of my quick quilt patterns, I’ve made a new section on the website for my kits and patterns where you can also download the patterns for free! Although I design quick quilts for a particular fabric collection, they can usually be used with similar style fabrics so keep checking for more free patterns as I upload them.

The Radiance fabrics are on the site already and the other new fabrics will be up as soon as I can.

I watched a fantastic video for making a Hunter’s Star quilt the other day, something I found on Facebook. Its amazing what you can find online! I tempted to have a go……….

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Latest Fabrics Now on the Website

I’ve managed to get some of the fabrics from recent deliveries on the website this afternoon……….whilst watching the Wimbledon finals of course!

First of all we have Imperial Collection 7 from Robert Kaufman which features a lovely floral full width print together with a variety of co-ordinates

11254-2 If you have bought kits from previous Imperial Collections that I have stocked, then you know what a quick and easy but great looking quilt you can make with these fabrics.

The second collection now on the site is the Lakeside Cottage collection from Northcott that I blogged about earlier today.


I think my next job will be to upload a series of my easy to make patterns for free download. Many of the patterns can be used with different fabric collections.

So watch this space………….but don’t hold your breath of course!!

So Pretty!

A quick pic of the Lakeside Cottage fabrics designed by Ro Gregg for Nortcott Fabrics.


So pretty don’t you think? The main fabric is a panel with appliqué design blocks. The red and off-white floral prints match the fabrics in the panel. The yellow print is a tonal floral and the green print a tonal leaf print.

Find them on the website soon………