Friday, 24 February 2017

Good Old Blighty Quilt

I started working on Janet Clare's "Good Old Blighty Quilt" in December. It's now finished and finally up in the window. I've loved working on this, from choosing fabrics from my scraps, to the embroidery & hand quilting the shipping lanes. The pattern is from Janet's "Hearty Good Wishes". This book has so many fantastic projects, I want to make them all. They all work wonderfully in the home and they're not always over girly. I have no problem with girly but my son did tell me a few years ago "our house is getting way to girly mum". I always get the thumbs up when I've made a Janet Clare project. 

- "Good Old Blighty Quilt - 
I used a selection of Janet Clare prints, 
linen & a bit of Liberty too for the appliqué 

Janet Clare's New Moda Collection
"Aubade - Song to the Dawn

- Kathy Schmitz New Moda Collection - Garden Notes - 

Last weekend I went walking in my favourite woodland. I always discover some great finds for my shop window. The branch in the window was from there. I somehow manage to get them in the car too :) 

This winter/spring visit your favourite place whether it be the woods or coast. Along with these fabrics, books & patterns I hope you'll be inspired you to make something special this year. 

- Helen - 


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Maker of the Month

This year I've started a monthly competition "Maker of the Month". All you have to do is submit a photo of your make via email - or Facebook  It must have fabric purchased from The Little Fabric Store in your make. You can enter as many photos as you like, each name will be numbered. If you send more than one photo it will be jointly entered under your name. January's Winner is No.8 - Nadia - from Wolds Away Clothing Congrats to Nadia, who wins 3 metres of selected fabric from The Little Fabric Store :)

No.1- Cath's Top made using the new Hop, Skip & Jump by Moda

2 - Debbie made this Appliqued Heart Cushion using a selection of Moda Plains, Dots & Muslins.

3 - Sue made these Wine glass coasters from the Moda muslin range

4 - Ellen made this hand sewn customised Spider man cushion for her son 

4 - Ellen also made this Frog cushion for her other son 

5 - Mindy made this quilt by hand for her granddaughter using a selection of fabrics.

6 - This quilt had been made by Christine, using the MoMo Charm pack

7 - Kate & her family & friends made this beautiful Robin quilt using French General fabrics.

8 - Nadia from Wolds Away Clothing made this sweet dress for her daughter. She used the seven berry fabric to make the bias trim.

9 - Ema makes these wonderful hammocks for her pet rats, i bet they're comfortable & cosy in these.

10 - Sally made this sweet Rabbit for her niece. 
Sally used fabrics for the scarf from the shop.

11 - Margaret made this lovely quilt as you go quilt using 
a selection of Moda plains.

Paul & Lesley at  Jameson shoe repairs picked the winning number 8. Also take a look at Paul's photography site
Thank you 

Every month a local business owner will pick a number at random to find the 

    winner. These businesses show the independent shops available in Louth. For more information on Louth & the businesses in the town visit this new website run by the Louth Independent Traders.

February's Winner will receive a Free Frivol Tin of their choice. These Kits have 42 x 7" pre cut squares, they come with a quilt pattern & freebies inside. 
Have fun & enter your photo.

- Helen -