Monday, 13 August 2018

Perfect day ...

Mr and Mrs Zak
Saturday, 23 June 2018


It was a busy time leading up to the wedding but, naturally, I wanted to make a little something for the bride and groom  ...



I am going to make the newlyweds a quilt .... once I've finished the quilt I'm making my brother for his 60th birthday  ...



We made some great bunting at The Makery in Bath while on Poppy's Hen weekend ...



Happy times!

Vanessa x

  

Sunday, 27 May 2018

It's been a while ...

since I last posted!  I haven't had as much time as I would like to sew :(  However, I have finally finished this quilt for my Mum ...








Vanessa x





Monday, 29 January 2018

Christmas 2018 sorted ...

so I've tidied up my sewing room ... made two lots of Christmas bunting and10 Christmas place mats!  :)




Making the place mats was a great way of learning to free motion meander!

Vanessa x



Thursday, 11 January 2018

Happy New Year ...

and what better way to start, than with a trip to Cupcake Cotton's January Sale ...


bargains galore and always such a warm welcome from Steph and Sue and a cup of coffee!

I'm afraid I didn't post anything last month!  I always seem to run out of time in December so I didn't manage to do any sewing!  I started some Christmas bunting in class but didn't get it finished in time to hang it!  Oh well, I'll make sure I have it ready for Christmas 2018!

Vanessa x



Friday, 8 December 2017

November ...

has been all about finishing things off!  I started this wall hanging in 2016 ...


the pattern came from this gorgeous book by Gail Pan ...


and here it is hanging on the wall ...



I also finished quilting this table topper from a pattern by Allison Harris at Cluck Cluck Sew ...



I bought this advent calendar in 2016 at a quilt show and have finally completed it ...





And in class this month I made ten mini stockings ...


It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!

Vanessa x

Friday, 3 November 2017

October ...

has been another busy month - wedding planning this time - very exciting!  So not much time for sewing and I didn't even make it to class this month :(  

However, I have finished free motion quilting "A walk in the park" ...


I'm really pleased with the end result.  Here is a close up of the quilting ...



I simply cross-hatched around the border ...


I have decided to give this quilt to Judy (Jo's Mum) who isn't too well at the moment ...

A comfort quilt!


Vanessa x





Tuesday, 10 October 2017

September ...

started wonderfully with an engagement ...


Congratulations to Poppy and Andy!

In class this month, I made this little robin ... going to call him Ray after my Dad ...


David and I spent a fabulous week in this house in Cornwall ...

Atlantic View
View from our bedroom window
The house had a fantastic conservatory which became a perfect sewing room .... 


During our stay I made my first baby quilt ...


As you know, I'm trying to get to grips with free motion quilting!  This quilt is made from a panel which I got from one of Steph's sales at Cupcake Cottons.  The panel has "Twinkle twinkle little star" around the border so I quilted the middle part using a loop and star design and then just cross-hatched the borders and I'm pretty pleased with the end result ...


I bound the quilt by using the backing fabric - a new technique I found on one of my favourite blogs - Cluck Cluck Sew ...


I also made a table topper (again a pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew) which I free motion quilted ... I think I'm improving!!!




During the week I managed to visit three quilting shops ... Coast and Country Crafts and Quilts, The Sewing Studio and Cowslip Workshops ...

Some goodies I came home with!

Vanessa x