Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New Wave Finished!

It has been a glorious day today so I sat outside finishing off my binding. I love this stage of a quilt and find the final hand stitching so relaxing. So here it is...

Sitting casually in the evening sun, Oh Fransson's New Wave quilt made in yummy fabrics from my shop, Jessica Levitt's 'Timber' and
Kona Medium Gray.

The back is pieced with some of the offcuts.

And bound with the Timber stripe.
I have got a new supply of Timber coming in the next couple of days in the Fuschia colour way, what shall I make to show that off! It is fun having a shop!!!

Mandy xx


I have got the Moda rep visiting me next week!

Any requests????

Friday, 25 June 2010

New Wave

I had a really productive day yesterday and made a whole quilt top!!!

I have been wanting to make a New Wave quilt since first seeing the design by Oh Fransson and cut into some Timber and Medium Gray Kona from my shop. I know it is really to sell but I love it so! I am so pleased with it, so so pretty.

I have got some time today, so will get started on the quilting, my favourite bit! Must walk the dog first, so better get going!

Mandy xx

Fresh Modern Bee

Finished my blocks for June's Fresh Modern Bee, really pleased with the Celery and Flora and Fauna one.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Pin cushion pass

Pin cushion pass
Originally uploaded by madewithlovebymandy

Lucky lucky me! I received this goody bundle from my partner TonysMRs in the pincushion pass. I feel really spoilt, just hope she likes my bundle as much!

Saturday, 19 June 2010


The opening of my store is being celebrated with a HUGE giveaway of 22 Kona solid fat quarters - you can see the colours in the picture below.  I am running the giveaway the Lynne from Lilysquilts so pop over to her site.
The colours in this picture are all in stock for immediate dispatch.  
I can also get in any Kona Solid colour you request.*   P+P in the UK is free for all orders over £15. 

  You have five chances to win this huge giveaway and it is open to international entries.   
1. post a comment on Lynne's blog telling us your favourite Kona solid colour.
2. blog about this giveaway and come back and tell us in a separate comment that you have (we will be checking!). 
3. click to follow the Simply Solids blog and tell us, in a separate comment, that you have.
4. click to follow Lynne's blog and tell us you have in a separate comment.
5. add the button to your blog and tell us in a separate comment that you have. You can grab the code for the button from the Simply Solids blog on my side bar.

The winner will be chosen by random number generator two weeks from today (2 July at midday UK time) and will be announced on Lynne's blog.

*Minimum order of 1m for special requests and the order will take a few days to dispatch.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Coming soon!

I have been busy sourcing new fabrics for my store and have chosen and ordered the following:

Tufted tweets in Grass and Orchid by Laurie Wisbrun!

Flora and Fauna by Patty Young in stone and rasberry

and a real fave of mine - Laura Gunn - Poppies
in gray and aqua combos

Can't wait for them to arrive!

Very Exciting News!!!

I have launched a new fabric store - Simply Solids!!

I was finding it hard to get hold of the Kona Solids colours that I wanted so decided to bite the bullet and open my own store.

This is the stock I am opening with but I can stock any of the 221 Kona Solids range and if you want a particular colour I can get it in within a few days!

My first ten orders will get a free gift with their order and postage in the UK is free on orders over £15!

So get on over and order!!!

Monday, 7 June 2010


I have been really bad recently and my stash has been steadily growing.

Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner Erin McMorris and Kaffe Fasset

More Anna Maria Horner (voiles)

Yet more Anna Maria Horner

More Amy Butler

Alexander Henry

More Alexander Henry

And finally Hoodie Medetai

Just need to decide what to make!

Mandy xx

Yet another lovely pressie

Look what my lovely friend Lynne (lilysquilts) gave me for my birthday!!! I have really been spoilt rotten.

It has some gorgeous patterns and piccies, I can't wait to try one! Thank you Lynne!

Mandy xx

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Posting from my ipad

I have just got a new iPad for my birthday here I am sitting using it! Just testing it out with new blogpress and my iPhone camera to iPad link! Such fun!

Amy Butler

I also received this pretty Amy Butler brooch from my BIL & SIL.

Lovely pressies!

It is my birthday today and the kids bought me some sewing goodies.
Some super scissors ...

And some more Laura Gunn ...

Lucky me!!!

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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Both skirts

Here are both the skirts being modelled by the railings who were far more cooperative!

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Union Jack Crazy

Inspired by my friend Lynne of lilysquilts fame I have caught the union jack bug. Here is my first block using her fab tutorial.

I have used my liberty print fabric I bought at the V & A in homage to the wonderful quilt there by Janey Forgan.

Audrey and the new skirt

I have been making some clothes for the girls, Audrey and Freya have coordinating skirts and I have also made a pillowcase dress for Freya.  When asked to model them for my blog Freya stormed off in a tantrum while Audrey posed like a pro!!  Someone has been watching too many episodes of America's Next Top Model!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Laura Gunn Poppies Quilt Finished!

I finished this last week but we have hardly been here, we had a week at Center Parcs with the kids, back for two days and then down to my mum's in North London.  We got back a couple of hours ago so time to catch up on blogging, flickring and sewing!!

I am so in love with this quilt and fabric!!!  It is the first time I have done straight line quilting and I think it works really well with the fabric and disappearing 9 patch.

I finished off my scraps with a pieced back which I like almost as much as the front!

And of course the pesky binding which I had to order more of from the states as I didn't have enough!!  The Fat Quarter Shop were super speedy - so thank you to them!


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