Tuesday, May 22, 2012


We had a great time at Malvern. The best show yet! Now we are home and pleased but exhausted! Sandown will be the next show in June and there is a lot to be done before then. 

We had made our own quilt stands for this show and not having taken measurements of the uprights we ended up with very solid poles, but they worked alright and were very stable! We found that the light to dark sets that we do were very popular and we ran out of several colours. Also the multi coloured half metres went like hot cakes. We must be doing something right!

Carol Howe brought along two pieces of crazy patchwork to show us. She had bought a crazy patchwork kit from us at a previous show and thought we'd like to see what she had done with it. We were delighted as it is always good to see what people do with the stuff they buy. Hopefully we will see more end products! Here are Carol's two blocks. She doesn't know yet what they are going to be. She bought another kit so maybe they will end up in a kit! Lovely work Carol! This particular kit was Fire.

I have an article coming out in Fabrications next month which will be fun! And I am going to write a couple of articles for Patchwork and Quilting magazine. In the meantime I have to make some tote bags using the mandala fabric as the tote bag I had on the stand was won in the draw by Sue Barber. Well done Sue! Thank you to everyone who entered their name and email! We will do another draw at Sandown!

I have a class tomorrow morning and we are going to be making Cathedral Window pin cushions. These are rather lovely and very easy to make! The first one is very ornate being decorated with bead loops and lots of beads at the joins. The second one is plainer but just as effective. And below that is a dolly bag using the secret garden version of Cathedral Window. Someone gave me several squares of brightly coloured satin and they were just what I needed for this pattern. The inside of the dolly bag has pockets all around the bottom so it can be used as a sewing caddy.


Each time I do this workshop I end up with several half finished pincushions. I'm looking forward to actually finishing one tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I will be looking out for my fabrications magazine to arrive xx