Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Black Friday sale

From 9am Thursday 28th November through till 10pm Monday 2nd December there is 20% off  fabric, patterns and haberdashery. This excludes new fabric and patterns.

Just use the code 'blackfriday' after the checkout. Fabric flies out during sales so if there is something you have your eye on - snap it up early to avoid disappointment!

Happy shopping all :)

Monday, 18 November 2013

'Bark and Branch' now in stock

I'm very excited to announce that the much anticipated 'Bark and Branch' collection by Eloise Renouf for Cloud 9 Fabrics is now in stock - catch it while you can!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Made: the star quilt

So it struck me last night while snuggled underneath this quilt that I had completely forgotten to share with you after finishing it during half term.

I have something of a love affair with this quilt, it is without doubt my most favourite thing that I have ever made. The colours are all me, the satisfaction of the repeat pattern with the star; tetris in a quilt.

It makes me happy just to look at it, and happy in the thought that I will always treasure it; the colour choices I made, the sewing, my favourite fabric designers. All condensed into one happy quilt.

I'm sure somewhere I had some quilting disasters, I usually do, but blogging about it a few weeks after making it means I have forgotten them. I was pretty happy with the results, quilting around the stars, it looks ok on the back. I used Brussels washer in charcoal for the backing,  it was wide enough to mean I didn't have to piece the back (phew) and both soft and durable, a triple win.

I bound it in one of my favourite ever fabrics too, because I'm worth it.

Going to bed last night it was freezing and I had 2 quilts on top of the duvet, this one and my medallion quilt, they look so happy together, the same colour theme.

Talking of colour, I'm really glad I added the bright yellow and pink diamonds, it was a bit of a bold diversion out of my grey comfort zone, but the quilt needs it, I think it would have been a bit boring without. If you'd like to see all the fabrics, you can find them here.

I do find myself looking at this quilt, at the fabrics, picking out my favourites. (It's hard, but it's this one by the way.)

So, one more quilt almost finished and then time to take a break from sewing for a bit, or maybe not. See how long I can hold off.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Friday, 8 November 2013

The golden bundle

Recent fabric arrivals (and subsequent lovely orders) and prompted me to marvel how well different collections go together. So I am hoping to pull together a few colour themed bundles, and first up is the golden bundle, 6 coordinating fat quarters themed around a beautiful dusty gold. One of my favourite colours, it goes so well with grey, my other favourite colour. Hope you like.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

... and finally

New colours in the ever popular Essex Linen, chambray, indigo, and red.

This very lovely owl print.

... and new colours in Interweave Chambray. This fabric is 100% cotton and it's soft texture and close weave makes it great for dressmaking.

Last week in pictures

Storms, beaches, walking, quilting, poorly kids, and the Beetles; last week. And home to boxes and boxes of new fabric, more to follow on that shortly. Thanks for your patience while I was away.