Thursday, 25 June 2015

Quilts in the Wolds

I had a wonderful weekend visiting the Lindsey Patchworkers 3rd Exhibition in the Lincolnshire Wolds - Ludford - The Quilts were amazing, you could see how much work had gone into them. There were so many different designs and use of colours, truly inspiring. I just wish I'd taken more photos.

- Margaret with her hexagon quilt. It has fabric from her Mum's dresses. 
What a lovely family heirloom - 

- A selection of quilts displayed - 

It was also lovely to see a selection of fabrics from The Little Fabric Store in the quilts too, the Lindsay Patchworkers have been great supporters, thank you. Karen Lane is a member of the group, she's shared photos of the Event on her Blog - Lincs In Stitches -  well worth visiting her site. I'm also pictured at the Event. 

After my visit it definitely made me think about the Ohio Star Quilt I've been wanting to make. Hopefully I'll make a start on it this year. 

Happy Quilting - Helen - 


Friday, 19 June 2015

Compagnie M

I now stock a selection of Children's Patterns. New to the UK, these Vintage Inspired Dress Patterns have been designed by Belgium's "Compagnie M" . They're a welcome addition to the Tilly & the Buttons & Sew Over It Patterns I already stock. 

I have four Compagnie M Designs available, three are children's patterns & one teenager/adult. They come with a paper pattern and an exclusive code to download your instructions. Priced at £13 the instructions are well explained with detailed illustrations. I can't wait to make my own.

- A Selection of Patterns available - 

- Louisa Dress Age 1-10yrs -

- Lotta Skirt 12- 14yrs & xxs - xxl - 

- Lotta Skirt 1-10yrs - 

- Lotta Dress Age 1-10yrs - 

Additional Sew Over It Patterns are due in July & Tilly & the Buttons new "Agnes" pattern is on order

Sam Handley has made her Tilly Coco top using a Robert Kaufman Jersey I have available at £12 a metre. I love it. 

On the Chevron theme Sarah Cooper made a cotton top for her daughter using Moda's Mixed Bag, now only £8 a metre

Bonita Poole made this lovely skirt for her sister using Moda's Spring Green Essential Dots £11 a metre

While you're waiting for Summer to arrive why not buy yourself a pattern & some lovely fabric and create your own unique Summer Wardrobe - Helen -


Thursday, 4 June 2015

New Fabrics in Stock

I've got some wonderful new fabrics in at the moment. "Hearty Good Wishes" is back. This beautiful collection was released last year and due to popular demand Janet Clare has released these beautiful designs again. Janet is a UK designer and takes inspiration for her designs from the British Seaside. 

"Feed Company" is the new collection by Sweetwater. Inspired by American Vintage style feed sacks this collection is fresh and appealing. The designs are in Sweetwater's signature colours, Splash, Navy, Vanilla & Apple Red. Priced at £12 a metre/£3 a Fat Quarter.

This New Collection for Moda - Nomad - is designed by Urban Chick. It's camouflage prints work wonderfully for boy projects. Great for Home decor use in bedrooms or some shorts for the summer. 
The floral design would make a great skirt with added camo patch pockets. Priced at £12 a metre, £3 F/Quarter. 

- I hope these fabrics have inspired you to make some wonderful things -