Thursday, 27 January 2011

Central Park, Sunkissed and Chrysalis have arrived!

I had a delivery bright and early this morning, a box full of lovely pre-cuts!  Get over to Simply Solids and get them quick - they don't last long!

Don't forget all Moda fabrics are reduced at the moment!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Sewn Together Bee December Blocks

Yes, I know I have already posted January's blocks, but I misplaced my December fabric in the Christmas mayhem.  KnittinBrit has been very patient while I rooted around and eventually found said fabrics!!  They were hiding under hubbie's bedside table of all places!  Why I put them there I do not know and probably never will!

I needed to be around the house today so decided to try out my Singer Featherweight, I have had this baby since October but it was supposed to be a Christmas present from hubbie so haven't used it up till now.

I was a little concerned initially when there was a bit of smoke coming out, but it wasn't hot and as I had been rather liberal with the baby oil when I cleaned it I carried on and it was fine!  In fact it sewed like a dream, perfect straight stitches and tension and sooooo pretty!

Sitting pretty
The blocks were nice and straight forward, I don't normally like batiks but the colours with these are so rich and I am very keen on orange and dark purple at the moment that I think they look rather lovely.

Two down, two to go...
I still have another two to do tomorrow but they are quick to put together and should go out in the post by the weekend.

It does seem strange sewing at home after so much time at the studio but it does have the added benefit of my little helper ....

What is it with cats, they just have to put their paws on the fabric and be right in there!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Dog walk, not cat walk!!

This is my youngest who is four and who doesn't seem to grasp the idea of dressing up warm for a long dog walk ... her ambition in life is to be a supermodel.  She is super cute though!!

Since getting back from said dog walk we have been subjected to two hours of fashion shows, how can you be so obsessed at the age of four?

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Doll Quilt Swap 10

I'm so excited! and I just can't hide it!  I'm doing my first ever Doll Quilt Swap! Yay!!!

For those who don't know what DQS10 is, it is an extremely popular swap on Flickr with some really talented quilters taking part.  Check out the group and have a look at some of the amazing quilts from last round.  I have put together a mosaic of some of my faves to give my partner an idea about what sort of things I like.

See what I mean - clever people or what?!?

We will be assigned our partners over the weekend, then I can get stalking and sewing - yay!

Big, big thank you to all who bought from my sale, the response was overwhelming, I have loads of new Moda fabrics instore and next week will see a new launch on the site so keep your eyes peeled.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Sewn Together Bee January Blocks

Feeling very very low today as I had some really bad news yesterday, to try and cope with the day and get back in the Bee frame of mind I locked myself away in the studio for a few hours and made my blocks for my Sewn Together Bee.  I had been sent some gorgeous black white and lime green fabric which was a joy to work with and the blocks were from Oh Franson's tute on Sewmamasew.  I thought they would whizz together but they took somewhat longer ...  Think they look great though, the finished quilt will look brilliant.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Great New Colours!!

Just had a nice big delivery of gorgeous new fabrics!!

First Anna Griffin's new range Carmen.

"The south of the border, bright and vibrant colors of 1930's South America, Carmen's tropicana patterns are brought to life with coconut, orange and passionate pink color ways. Bursts of lemon and lime citrus colors combine in an assortment of honeycomb, stripe and floral patterns. Carmen is ideal for creating sunny kitchen aprons, beachy tunics and sweet shifts for the girliest of girls." Perfect for making quilts with too!!!

Then of course some more Kona Cotton Solids...

Slate, Denim, Bubblegum Pink, Khaki, Espresso, Raisin, Eggplant, Champagne, Peridot and Cactus.

Don't forget if you order now you will get 20% off your order using the code JANSALE11 at checkout!!


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