Saturday, January 05, 2013

Happy New Year!

Somehow Christmas and the New Year have passed me by almost unnoticed! It was a quiet Christmas but good and then suddenly it is now nearly a week into 2013. Where has all that time gone? 

Before Christmas we, that is Farne Designs, had a great article on the business in Patchwork and Quilting with lots of lovely pictures. Graeme and I were really pleased and we loved having Judi Mendelssohn visit us! We are hoping for great things! And a good plug for the Sewing Studio in Redruth too. I am going to be working there from next week for two and a half days a week. I'm really looking forward to it!

I have been doing some dyeing which is a real treat as most of the dyeing lately has been done by Graeme who has taken to it like a duck to water, leaving me to do the sewing! I have been dyeing rainbow colour runs. One set have been brights and the second set has been lights. I'm really pleased with them!

Classes start again this coming Wednesday and I have been sorting out new block patterns for the irregular sampler quilt we are making. It is a quilt as you go piece and I have a lot of catching up to do! So tomorrow I think I will be chained to the sewing machine! 


As well as using our own hand-dyed fabrics I have also used some of my precious Kona Bay fabrics. I really love these Japanese patterns. The blocks look really simple the secret is in getting perfect points! 

My son got married last November and for Christmas I made him and his new wife Mel a memory quilt using photos I'd taken at the wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed making it and they were delighted with it! 

Not the best photos I'm afraid! I used some of the Kona Bay fabric in this as well because the wedding favours on the table at the reception contained coin charms and similar things and my son is enthralled by all things Japanese! It was a lovely wedding!    


  1. Lovely dyed fabrics,,, the brights look fun. Great idea for the quilt.

  2. Thanks Caz for your kind comments. I had fun dyeing the fabrics! Val

  3. Got your card and was pleased that life is going well for you. Congratulations on the article - I shall have to look for the magazine!
    Debs PS, lovely quilt.