Sunday, 9 February 2014

A Quilting Bee challenge

After some time looking at amazing photos on Instagram and following my heart through delightful blog links I came across Lou at I'm Studio Lou and a new challenge!

Lou was proposing a Little Blogs Quilting Bee, which sounded fun. The idea was simple: if you were a little blog (less than 50 followers) and in the UK, interested in enjoying some quilting fun and sharing ideas leave Lou a comment .... next thing I knew I was in ... yippee!

This is the logo below but being new to this blogging lark I am not sure where to place it and if it should link somewhere - suggestions welcome!

I have now a few new friends to get to know. It looks like they each have their own quilting styles, with a variety of experience, I had a sneak peak at their blog pages and I am amazed this talent has remained hidden!

So apart from me, this is our Little Blogs Quilt Bee line up, in alphabetical order!
Celine at Espritpatch, Claire at cor blimey Claire E Poppins, Gina at The Occasional Quilter,  Heidee at Handmade Somethings, Jenny at A Note to Follow Sew, Joanna at My Quilts and Other Stories, I have mentioned our host Lou at I'm Studio Lou (who is also to be found on Instagram: imstudiolou), Natalie at Love Natalie... , Nessa at Nessa's Place,  Rosanne at Not a Floral Girl and Sheila at Mindful Quilter

Lou has put so much effort into organising this, she deserves a medal as well as a big thank you for introducing me to so many of you!

Oh and I squeezed in a trip to Hobbycraft today and snapped up a few bargains but it's late, so I'll leave that for another day. It's late, this is not a good start .... 

x al

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

A new beginning ..

Well a lot has happened since I posted last! I have a great Studio in our garden and have been very busy!

I have managed to find the time to get some projects started, and I have finished a few as well! 
Here's a few:
This was a baby blanket for a friend's baby. I used some lovely Moda fabric called Cape Ann and a crazy nine patch block, backed with a minky fabric (you can see it more clearly in the above image). It was really easy!
I also turned some lovely quilted fabric into twin size throws for some friends that live in a big cold house. I made bias binding in silk and put my little camper van on them.
I appliquéd some tea towels to match some pretty mugs for a friend who has just got engaged...
... and made some linen tea towels and a pot mitt for a friend who has moved house.