Friday, 11 April 2014

More finishes and an EASTER SALE

Hello all,

believe it or not, but yes, I have finished a few more quilts. Now don't think I work that fast, that's not it. It just happens this way that I finish a whole pile of quilts at once because of the way I stagger the different jobs that need to be done. I had a pile of pieced and finished quilt tops and then had to baste them all (about 10 I think) and then I quilted them all one by one and then did the binding. The reason for that is Jane, my Janome quilting machine, as I work with a different machine when I quilt and do all my piecing and binding on the old machine I need to wait and do all my quilting at once because I don't want to move the machines around so much.

So there you have it, I always have several quilts on the go and then I finish quite a few around the same time.

And here we go, another 3 finishes, hurrah.

I hope you like these. The Tulips quilt is quite different from what I normally make and I am really happy with it. I really enjoyed the quilting too, only focusing on the negative space was great fun.

And the red, yellow, blue Baby Jane quilt was quilted in straight lines and I absolutely love the modern look and feel that gives the quilt.

Oh and not to forget, I still have the Easter SALE on in the shop. There is 15% off everything until after Easter.

Have a lovely egg hunt and hopefully the sun will be out over Easter for a lovely Spring stroll.

Love, Nadine

Thursday, 3 April 2014

More new quilts and a Spring and Easter SALE

Hello all,

we just spent a few days in Bruges for the Monkey's birthday present and it was so lovely, sunny and warm and just a gorgeous spring atmosphere with people cycling wearing spring dresses and sandals.

... and then we just returned today to this drab English muck, fog, cooooold and just depressing. So grateful for my lovely quilts and fabrics that always brighten up my day, no matter how horrible the weather.

So here we go, I have added a few more new quilts to the shop and am still working on a number of other UFOs. It just never ends, I have so many projects on the go and it seems I have to work on them in piles. Several quilts pieced, then I baste and quilt several at once (mainly also because I have to switch machines for that) and then I bind them all in one go. I am currently binding the last one of 4 more quilts which I can hopefully share with you soon.

But here are the last few finishes:

 I hope you like them.

And speaking of horrible cold English weather, to hopefully brighten up this drab time I have decided to have a Spring Easter SALE in the shop where everythign will be 15% off until after Easter.  

Lots of love,

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Finished custom order - Triangles galore!!!

Hello all,

you might be thinking I have been really lazy, not a single finished project since we moved in October. Well, fear not, I have been a busy little bee. I have been working on lots of UFOs (just as I pledged when I joined Fabricaholics Anonymous) and have finished, ahem ... can't think how many, really, well almost 10 quilts recently (some more to be quilted).

I have also worked on a custom order for a buyer form the US which took me 3 weeks to make and has just been finished and listed in the shop. I absolutel love this one, I rella need to make more color studies with HST, they are so gorgeous.

The customer wanted a larger version of the triangles quilt I already had in the shop, so that's what I did, same color scheme, same design, same quilting, different fleece on the back.

I will find it hard to see it go, but I have that problem with all of my quilts.

But now that I have finished so many projects I am really itching to buy some fabrics, I kinds think I deserve some. But I guess that would mean breaking my pledge, argh, I didn't expect this to be so hard, given that I have lots of fabrics and really don't need any more.

Oh please give me strength and will power.

How are you getting on with the fabric fast?

Lots of love,

Sunday, 26 January 2014

The scrap winners are ...

Hello all,

I hope the weather is a bit less dreary where you are, we are certainly working towards another flood. Ggrrr, very depressing. But to cheer you up, well at least some of you, here are the winners of the Scrap Bag Giveaway:


Could you two please send me an email to nadinesaupe at googlemail dot com with your address so I can send your scrap bags off this week. Thank you.

Happy crafting, ...

and eat your brekkie so the sun will come out !!!


Saturday, 25 January 2014

Movie stars and rockers on the couch

Hello all,

I have finally listed some new items in the shop, I think these are the first new items since August last year before we even moved house. So this is exciting.

I have finally had a chance to take some photos of my movie stars and rockers cushions, et voila, here they are in the shop:

They are all quilted. I used some wadding and heavy cotton lining to give them good shape and structure, and I used an envelope closure on the back using lined fleece so they are soft and fluffy.

Do you like them? I think it will be hard to part with them if they sell, I wouldn't mind having them on my own couch actually, but we have so many cushions already.

Lots of love,

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Giveaway time - win one of two large scrap bags

Hello all,

Since joining Fabricaholics Anonymous I am very conscious of the amount of fabric I own and although I am constantly trying to use up my scraps I also have to be realistic. There are so many scraps I probably will never use, especially the smaller ones. So for that reason I am giving away two large scrap bags with fabrics of various styles and sizes. If you want to know what sorts of fabrics all you have to do is check out my quilts and you'll know what fabrics you'll get.

All you have to do is comment on this post. For an extra chance to win you can become a follower on the blog or on Facebook and leave another comment telling me you are a follower.

I will draw the winners next weekend.

Good luck and best wishes,

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Tufted Tweets ideas, anyone?

Now, I do 't know if you saw my post about joining Fabricaholics Anonymous, but I am now determined to use my stash.

Despite having several quilts to finish, some just to quilt but other to finish piecing and basting too, so despite that I went and pulled out one of the first full collection bundles I ever bought online, and that's Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun.

So I have now pulled out all the coordinating Kona Solids but can't decide what design to go for. I really love the 2 patterns featured on the Robert Kaufman website but I don't just want to copy that design, I'd like to use something different.

I do think these fabrics suit themselves to long rectangle pieces, the fabric pattern is too big for triangles for instance, and I think they need to be framed by white as the fabrics right next to each other without a solid next to them looks too busy.

But what could I do with them. Maybe some sort of chevron pattern? Or some sort of strip quilt?

Any suggestions?