Cuddle Puzzle Quilt: Pieces By Polly

If you follow me on Instagram you’l know that I recently made this puzzle quilt from super soft plush fabric. The moment I saw Polly’s quilt shared by Shannon Fabrics I swooned and instantly fell in love. It’s a rainbow! It’s a jigsaw! It’s super soft and fluffy! These are all things that appeal greatly to Mrs Plush and I just had to give it a try. Continue reading “Cuddle Puzzle Quilt: Pieces By Polly”

Urban Zoologie Minis Now In Stock

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I think Ann Kelle’s Monkeys Royal was one of the very first quilt cotton fabrics we stocked, and we still carry it today. “Urban Zoologie” has been a hugely popular collection for us and it’s back, this time a bit smaller, and in my opinion even cuter! The colour palettes have been reworked and I have to say that I’m totally in love with the pink colourway which is contrasted with a soft grey and has a hint of mint (rhyme intended). There are more animals too choose from and some old favourites too. There’s a selection of multicoloured cuties including adorable foxes, chicks, monkeys and owls.

Browse the full collection here and we’ve put together a couple of fat quarter bundles for you too.

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Do you have a favourite? I think I’m a little bit in love with the pink elephants.

Come And Meet Katy Jones At Our Next Open Day!

It is with a spring in my step and a big cheesy grin that I can say with delight that Katy Jones will be joining us at our next weekend open day on 6th December!

Let me explain why I’m so excited…. Katy has got quite a number of impressive achievements under her belt, first off she pens her fabulous blog I’m a Ginger Monkey, she’s co-written a couple of books and contributed to many more quilting titles, she’s has her own TV series Quilt Monkey  for the Quilter’s Network,  she’s Editor of Quilt Now Magazine and if that’s not enough of an impressive résumé she’s just designed her debut fabric collection “Priory Square”  for Art Gallery Fabrics which is released later this month. Continue reading “Come And Meet Katy Jones At Our Next Open Day!”

Sausalito Cottage from LakeHouse

Oh my! This new collection “Sausalito Cottage” from Lakehouse might be too pretty for words. Designed by Holly Holderman, Sausalito is actually a city in California with pretty hillside shoreline and this collection certainly nods to kicking back and relaxing through the summer months. Images of the garden are throughout; there are flowers, butterflies and bees buzzing around. I think this collection would make a beautiful feminine quilt and it’s vintage feel would be great for clothes and homely makes.

The collection is available here. What would you make with it?

 

Forever Fiesta: A Quilt For Nanny Plush

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll already know that I have recently made my mum a quilt in break neck speed. I have to admit to being a bit of a fly by the seat of my pants crafter and often just make hasty, unplanned decisions of what to make next, usually starting then and there (this is my justification for having a big fabric stash – you never know what inspiration is just around the corner!) Continue reading “Forever Fiesta: A Quilt For Nanny Plush”

Popped My Quilting Cherry

Fiiiinnniiissshheeedddd!!!! My first ever quilt! SO chuffed… It’s not perfect by any means but I am over the moon with it. I did a beginner’s course run by Yasmin at Goosey Quilts and we learned so many different techniques it was ace. I’ve already started my second and have ideas whirring, I’m gonna have a plethora!

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I have been doing a quilt course for the past few weeks run by Yasmin at Goosey Quilts, it’s a sampler quilt we’re making so we’re learning lots of different techniques. It’s awesome. I didn’t think I’d love quilting quite so much but I do, its appeal to my inner geek has surprised me.

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The last class is next week and at the moment I feel like I’m a million miles away from having an actual quilt that me and my girl can snuggle under. I’ve been a very bad student and rebelled against pretty much all of the hand sewing blocks and have free styled my own way. The block above should have been done as a “needle turn appliqué” but I’d rather boil my own head than do all of all of that hand sewing so I machined it instead. I finished 2 machine appliqué blocks today (well my birdies just need some eyes) and then I just have a dresden plate to finish (it’s last… hand sewing remains, ahhhh!)

I’m a bit gutted I used the wrong stitch on the music notes and flowers so it’s a bit messy but ho hum…

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So… 1 block to finish, 9 blocks to strip up and quilt, then bias then I’m done, whoop!

So of course, I’m planning the next project before this one is finished (and ignoring the fact I’ve already started another quilt!). Baby Plush *needs* a doll so I bought this pattern from OhSewDollin on Etsy, might try and knock this up over the weekend and avoid hand sewing that dresden plate.

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