Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Storytime Quilt

So although I haven't blogged for a while it hasn't been all that quiet at home. I've been keeping busy with my Rosalie Quinlan - Simply Blessed BOM.

I'm currently stitching number 3 of 9 but have only put one block together fully. I couldn't find any template plastic large enough for this 12 x 12 in block, so I used cardboard which really doesn't work as well. I do love the Tilda fabric. I purchased a bundle with a gift voucher I received, from Sew Creative Supplies and received lovely efficient service. Speaking of service, I also received my next block from Sarah at Patchworks Plus who is such a sweetie and super speedy efficient service also - that is why we keep coming back isn't it?
Next up was trying to finish my Storytime Quilt. I used one of my favourite designers range - Storybook by Kate and Birdie. Hence sprang the name - Storybook, with the cute Snugglepot and Cuddlepie characters together with Winnie the Pooh on the back.

Please excuse the less than lovely photos. They are all only taken with my iPhone.  I even forgot to photograph the final quilt and had to do it after the new mummy had opened the gift!  
Last Sunday, I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop held by the amazing Leanne Beasley. This woman just oozes talent and is incredibly inspiring. She clearly loves her work and is so passionate about sharing her creativity. If you haven't seen her magazine - Vignette, check it out, it is so lovely and has some stunning projects (on my to do list).
These were the projects we received kits for. I can't wait to make them all and hang them up. There is a perfect little spot in our home waiting for some decorating (well all our home really).
I finished this little one the other day. Just need to mount on a 4 x 4 canvas (when I can find one).
Happy Stitching