Our Throwback Thurday workshop had me looking through our picture archives too - and here are some of the ones you made earlier - thankyou so much.
Thanks to all the contributors: we have included some of the early ones that Valerie made too : Crazy with sashing One for him and one for her Small crazy with sashing In the Deep fabric range On display at Lady Sew & Sew for the Henley Arts Trail WIP Made for Simply All Sorts in Truro Made for Creative Quilting Made for Pauline's Patchwork Made for Lady Sew & Sew with Kaffe Fassett Fabrics
Well a pink one and a blue one at any rate. These two lovely quilts were made with fabrics from The Cotton Craft Company - six fat 1/4's plus a mini-bolt of 1.5metres of extra wide which has been used in the border, there is enough for the backing and binding - so extremely economical! Also some lovely new wadding to try- can't wait!
Look what I made while the snooker was on at the weekend! It really is quick to make! Delicious fabric from Lady Sew & Sew - Five Fat 1/4's plus 1m for the border - check out the quick workshop by clicking here (the workshop is free this month as a special treat from us!) And I just can't stop!!!!
Here are a couple of quilts that I just couldn't resist making! The first used lovely Lewis & Irene fabrics that were also used to make a cushion (see Anne Baxter's workshop) and the other was made with fabric scraps given by a quilting friend as leftovers from her own quilt.
Apart from flowers, who do quilters love most? well more fabric of course! So we hoped that Anne would love the bundle of fabric we chose for her as a 'thankyou' for our great filming day together - well look what she made with it! Love it Anne - thanks again.
Valerie made this quilt as a gift for friends, with two Ruby Red charm packs from Oakshott and a co-ordinate for the background. The inspiration for the quilt was the modern charm workshop -which you can see by clicking here.
great use of the selvedges for this handy bookcover. thank you Lyn. If you want other ideas for selvedges you can check out the workshop video with Valerie where selvedges are used in the border: click here:
After a long time I am finally getting in touch with you to thank you once again for a great few days in Bridlington. (Royal Hotel, Oct 2014) Thangles tablemat and Going Crazy: Take Nine - front and back! I finished off the two quilts, and last weekend I made a quilt that I really will use for the relaxation after my yoga class ...
Two very different looks on this simple design - both of which are stunning; thank you Tania for sharing. If you want to take part in the workshop; it is now up on the site: click here:
This was made by Lyn using the modern charm quilt workshop as inspiration: she asked the family to each send a couple of wishes by email..then printed out their handwritten wishes,then traced the words onto the border and backstitched the words Isn't it lovely! (and the new addition is gorgeous too!)
Don't these look great! Thanks Lyn for sharing
Want do make some yourself? click here for the workshop from Kate Findlay.
We are always so pleased that our videos and workshops inspire others to join the happy band of textile addicts; here is a lovely letter from a beginner who seems to have done just that:
I didn't have a sewing machine or knew how to use one just 6 months ago but have fallen in love with patchwork in the meantime and have bought myself a very basic, very cheap sewing machine.
!! SPOLIER ALERT!! - Updated 19 January 2015 Here is the special secret picture gallery of your versions of the Midsummer mystery quilt, but you'll only be able to see the pictures if you're logged in as a subscriber. This is the one that Valerie made for the project Elizabeth sent us her version of the quilt which she found great fun to make.
Just a quick follow-up to the wonderful weekend at Dunford House.
I had my finished quilt top long arm quilted and then I did the binding myself. I have given it to my son and daughter-in-law who are delighted with it and have attached a photo of the finished quilt for you.
I never thought I would have got as far as I did over one weekend and have to say I was so pleased with the result
Many thanks for all you help and advice especially with rotary cutting that I am now confidently using more and more(this is going to drive my husband mad).
Look what Jasmine made at our Dunford House 2014 weekend getaway (and finished with her wonderful long arm quilting at home) look forward to you joining us again in 2015.