Monday, 1 September 2014

Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet

So on the first of every month, here at, we have a linky party to show off anything you've made or worked on (or even fabric you've bought) during the previous month.  There is a second linky party to help small blogs meet and connect with other blogs.  You'll find a few new blogs to follow and hopefully build up the network around your blog and gain some new followers too.     I've sewn very little during August as it's family holiday time but a couple of earlier projects did appear in UK quilting magazines.  Firstly this quilt made from Woodwinked by Dear Stella appeared in Love Patchwork and Quilting ...

 ... along with a matching wall hanging. 

My regular block of the month feature appeared in the same issue and every month we provide a free quilt pattern to go with the block.

And then this Sunflowers quilt made from Oh Happy Day! by Dear Stella appeared in Quilt Now ...

... along with a "day in the life of" me where you can learn how impossibly glamorous my life is...!

And what about you?  What have you worked on this month?  Any finishes?  Maybe a mosaic of everything you've been doing?  One favourite thing?  Link up at the bottom of this post to share what you've been working on. If you do link up, how about visiting at least four of the other blogs who link up - two above you and two below you - and stopping to leave a comment as well as visiting back anyone who visits you.  As always here's the button to grab - a brand shiny new one this month to reflect the new blog header!
Fresh Sewing Day

And link up in the second linky if you are a blog with fewer than 50 followers and would like to get to know a few more people out there in blogland. Write a post about this feature, add this button and then link up.  Next go and visit and get to know at least four other linked blogs - starting with the two above you in the linkys and the two below you. Visit those blogs, leave a comment, click to follow and visit that blog regularly over the next few weeks. Visit more if you have the time. And also visit back any new bloggers who come to visit you and get to know them and their blogs.
Small Blog Meet

Friday, 29 August 2014

Sponsor News

Sew Me A Song have this Lecien FQ bundle which is a mixture of Old New 30s and Flower Bouquet prints for a lovely 1930s retro feel.

Pink Castle Fabrics have just got the Forest Abstractions quilt pattern in stock which was the Violet Craft quilt which everyone was so excited about at Spring Market.  

Southern Fabric have Winterlude - a Xmas line from 3 Sisters for Moda - in stock now.  And don't forget you have until 31 August to take advantage of the 15% store wide sale (including sale items).  

Friday, 22 August 2014

Sponsor News

Southern Fabric have a special lilysquilts coupon today giving 20% off all full priced items.  How about this Black, Grey and White mixed 12FQ bundle. 

Contemporary Cloth have 50% off shipping to everywhere until next Thursday midnight EST.  Type 50ship into the fabric notes section and they will refund the amount when processing your order.  You might choose to buy some of this Cherie by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics or any of the other New Arrivals perhaps.  They also have a giveaway starting here on Friday so make sure to go and look out for that!

Blonde Design have a giveaway going on at the moment of 14FQs of Moda Essential Dots. 

They have also Anna Maria Horner's True Colours new in stock and are expecting Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft next week.  

Monday, 18 August 2014

Indelible Blog Hop

From the moment I clapped my eyes on Indelible by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics, I loved it and started planning quilts for it in my head.  I love the deer and tree prints in the collection and I love the whole palette.

I begged my way onto the Indelible blog hop despite the fact that I haven't yet made anything with the fabrics.  

I do have a plan and a deadline for a quilt for Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine but that will take place after the summer so for the moment all I can do is show you the fabrics I have plans for.  

And because my mate Mandy is a whizz at making clothing (as well as making quilts), I asked Katarina if Mandy could road test one of the Indelible knits.  Mandy chose the bird stencil print.

And she made this dress and described the Art Gallery knits as "a dream to sew with and such a lovely weight".  

To track down the rest of the Indelible blog hop posts, go to Katarina's blog here and you can find more inspiration with how to use this line in the lookbook here.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sale at Plush Addict

Don't miss the great big summer sale on at Plush Addict right now.  Wit free UK shipping over £40, you can grab some great bargains between now and Wednesday, when the sale ends.  Selected layer cakes are on sale including this Mixed Bag layer cake for £25.60 down from £32.00.
And lots and lots of yardage on sale including this Collage Paper print down to £2.40 per FQ down from £3.00.  

Friday, 15 August 2014

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

And the winner is ...

And the winner of the Fort Worth Fabric Studio $50 bundle ...

... was chosen by random number generator ...

... and is ... 

Sponsor News

If you're coming to Festival of Quilts in Birmingham this weekend, here are a few stands not to miss:

  • please come and say hi and visit me demonstrating Sizix die cutters on the Lady Sew and Sew stand (F11);
  • come and take a look at Oakshott shot cottons on the Pinwheels stand (G21) and on the Bramble Patch Stand (N4);
  • Aurifil and the incomparable Alex Veronelli are on stand F11;
  • The Eternal Maker are on stand G13-4;
  • My quilting BFF Mandy will be on the Abakhan Stand over the weekend (E45);
  • Trudi will be on the Popular Patchwork stand (H3);
  • Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine will be on stand F6;
  • Pin It And Stitch are on stand D13; and
  • Simply Solids are on stand E16.