A few weeks ago I found a fab blog called Bustle & Sew and I've been busy downloading their magazines and patterns and subscribed to their free newsletter.....
.....well, today I had an email and guess what - if you hop over to Bustle & Sew and have a peek, you can download a free - yes I know a FREE book called Top Tips for Stitchers. Well I'm now going to sit down with my feet up for a few minutes with a cuppa and browse my copy of the book.....
.....oh and you can read all about another lovely book too from the Bustle & Sew website called the Stitchers Companion - looks like another one to add to my ever-growing collection of sewing books hehe!!
A few weeks ago I went to the Festival of Quilts at Birmingham, and bought some wonderful batiks and a couple of books from a super stall - and now they have a website - Kaleidoscope - and I've just popped over there to have a little browse - it really is just fantastic. Oh dear I think this is really going to hurt my credit card! Please don't tell Mr F!
(And for those of you who are interested, the pattern above is BeColourful by Jacqueline de Jonge and uses Hoffman batiks as the base fabrics. It is made with the technique known as paperpiecing and the finished size is 53” x 53” - unfortunately it has a difficulty rating of 6****** and is recommended for advanced quilters - a tad tricky for me but I just love those batiks!)
Do you remember the bunting I made for a special little girl called Tilly? And did I keep you all in suspense with a surprise that I was going to make with the leftovers?.....
.....did you all guess correctly?
I used those 5" squares and my favourite baby quilt pattern from Oh Fransson! to make this. Some white fabric from my huge stash was added and quickly turned those pretty scraps into this.....
.....a gorgeous quilt with cherries and strawberries and cupcakes, finished with lots and lots of straight row quilting and a pretty polka dot pink binding. I hope Tilly and her mummy are pleased with the surprise. This is the first quilt I've made for several weeks, and it feels so good to be creative again!
NOTE: Tilly's mummy bought this gorgeous fabric from Emma's Fabric Studio.
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