Thursday, 6 December 2012

Ideas and new things....

Well, I have been experimenting with the lemoyne star ruler this week...

Using the fussy cut end of the ruler, I have made a candle mat for my table....a bit of fun!!!  Rather hurriedly hand quilted to show at a trading night with Newbury Market square quilters meeting!!  These rulers are such fun!!
I have also been sewing some tiny log cabin squares with the lovely Andover fabrics now in stock..
The strips are about 3/4" wide and sew up really nicely!  In the process of hand quilting this one too!!
As well as these fabrics, I also have this bunch to add to the webshop...still in their packs, but ready to go..
My favourite colours!!  One of my customers, also a Karen is currently using some of these lovelies to make a quick curved ruler table runner!!  Good luck with your make Karen!! and great to meet you earlier in the week.
Finally, I have been hand piecing some more of my Green tea and sweet beans quilt...nearly there now!!  These curved blocks were a little tricky but just need sewing together now.
I am so enjoying this quilt!  Now, an an online shop I do not offer workshops.  I love meeting my customers when they bring their quilts for longarming and I have been wondering about setting up some days, maybe once or twice a month in local village halls, as a workshop and pop up shop!  I think that it would be lovely to offer a BOM of quilts such as this one, and have the opportunity to sell some fabrics etc too.  Maybe invite quilting teachers occasionally or run the workshops myself?  Please let me know what you think about this idea.....I know lots of you lurk rather than comment, but I really would like to know your thought on this one...
Until then, I think its time for a cup of tea (I got really cold after a walk with the woollies this morning) and upstairs to the studio to finish a colourful quilt this afternoon...Busy, busy...


  1. Love that Christmassy star! Amazing.

  2. I really like that tiny log cabin--how wide is your seam allowance? Man--that looks finicky!! Very pretty...Julierose

  3. Love your idea for workshops etc. i don't belong to a quilt group and live not too far from Reading so count me in!

  4. I will post news on the blog if I can organise the workshops! Happy Christmas to you xx

  5. Everything looks great!!! Especially the star.

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  6. What lovely little quilts!! The fussy cutting is so effective and the handquilting is wonderful. Love the little log cabin too :0)

  7. The "Bella" quilt is really beautiful and I do love your fussy cutting.