Thursday, 10 July 2014

Christmas in July SALE

Ho Ho Ho,

yep, it's that time of year. We are now on the side of the year that takes us straight to Christmas. And what better way to celebrate that than with a SALE. Everything in the shop is 10% off from today until 20 July and I have also listed the last few advent calendars again in case someone wants to be super prepared for December and have them ready. 



 

I am currently taking it a bit slow with the sewing and am working on lots of hexies, prepping papers at the moment really. As we don't have a car and my sewing machines are quite big and clunky and OLD, too old to take them on the train to Leeds and cart them through the city centre, so for that reason I can only do hand work at our Leeds Modern Quilt Guild meetings, so hexies it is from now to eternity. :)

I will show you some of them soon and also the other new quilts and cushions. (If you're curious feel free to check them out in the shop as I have already listed them.)

Lots of love and I hope you're enjoying your summer.
Nadine

Thursday, 3 July 2014

New quilts and cushions - Fresh Sewing Day


Hello all,

I am adding this post to the Fresh Sewing Day on Lily's Quilts. Go and check out what everyone has been up to.

As for myself, I don't even know where the time went, how can it be July? Where is the Spring gone? well, I guess you know I need to apologize again for  neglecting the blog.

I have been so busy though and working endlessly on my WIPs. I have recently finished another 10 quilts (will not post all today, will show you the others soon) and 4 cushions.

Here are just a few finished quilts for now. The first is a baby quilt made with echo fabrics by Lotta Jansdotter and some solids. I absolutely adore this quilt. The colors are so vivid and is just feels amazing, the texture of the quilting is lovely.







The next quilt is my finished houses quilt. Yes, I finally cut into my Tufted Tweets stash, after years. I think it was the first ever full FQ bundle of a collection I bought and the first fabrics I bought from the US. So long ago now. Am quite proud of myself for finally using some. I keep drooling over them and never actually use them (one of the reasons I had to join Fabricaholics Anonymous)





And the Chairs quilt, again using some Tufted Tweets (I am on a roll here, you see). Just like the Houses quilt this quilt is actually a bit larger, more of a lap quilt size and I love the effect, I also used some Kona cotton solids which really match the prints very well. Quilted is in a swirly pattern which I don't use very often, but I really like the effect. It doesn't always have to be stippling, no?





All 3 quilts are in the shop. I hope you like them.

I will show you some of the other quilts soon, so watch this space. I also need to share my soon to be finished craft room with you. SOON.

Love, Nadine

Monday, 23 June 2014

New quilts and cushions - BEEN BUSY


Hello all,

I don't even know where the time went, how can it be almost the end of June? Where is the Spring gone? well, I guess you know I need to apologize again for  neglecting the blog.

I have been so busy though and working endlessly on my WIPs. I have recently finished another 10 quilts (will not post all today, will show you the others soon) and 4 cushions.

Here are just a few finished quilts for now. The first is a baby quilt made with echo fabrics by Lotta Jansdotter and some solids. I absolutely adore this quilt. The colors are so vivid and is just feels amazing, the texture of the quilting is lovely.






The next quilt is my finished houses quilt. Yes, I finally cut into my Tufted Tweets stash, after years. I think it was the first ever full FQ bundle of a collection I bought and the first fabrics I bought from the US. So long ago now. Am quite proud of myself for finally using some. I keep drooling over them and never actually use them (one of the reasons I had to join Fabricaholics Anonymous)





And the Chairs quilt, again using some Tufted Tweets (I am on a roll here, you see). Just like the Houses quilt this quilt is actually a bit larger, more of a lap quilt size and I love the effect, I also used some Kona cotton solids which really match the prints very well. Quilted is in a swirly pattern which I don't use very often, but I really like the effect. It doesn't always have to be stippling, no?





All 3 quilts are in the shop. I hope you like them.

I will show you some of the other quilts soon, so watch this space. I also need to share my soon to be finished craft room with you. SOON.

Love, Nadine

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

World Map Quilts - Blogger's Quilt Festival



Hello all,

I am entering this quilt (these quilts) in the Blogger's Quilt Festival on Amy's Creative Side in the Original Design category. So please please VOTE FOR ME.

I originally wanted to make a whole world map quilt but realized it would be too big and I wouldn't be able to baste and quilt it. So I decided to make 2 quilts and split the world in half. (No, there is not political undertone here, not an intentional one anyway).

I ended up with one quilt showing the Western World, the Americas and Europe and the Eastern World with Russia and Asia. In case you are wondering, yes I am planning to try and create one world map with this design but I will have to work with much smaller pieces to make that work. The quilting is slightly different on them, the Western World has big wavy lines on it and I quuilted the eastern World in straight vertical lines.

I hope you like these quilts. I absolutely love them.





I have listed them in the shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/QuiltedBlissByNadine where you can see some more pictures of them. 

Lots of love, Nadine



Blogger's Quilt Festival - My favorite HST quilt

Hello all,

I am entering this quilt in the Bloggers Quilt Festival on Amy's Creative Side in the Modern Quilts Category  So please VOTE FOR ME.

Finished custom order quilt

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,
Nadine

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Fresh Sewing Day: Finished custom order - Triangles galore!!!

Hello all,

I am entering this quilt in the Fresh Sewing Day list on Lily's Quilts. So here it is again.

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,
Nadine

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