Monday, May 23, 2011

Mini Blog Break

I feel like a wee break from blogging, just for a few weeks, maybe three. So come back again, sometime in June.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Announcing !!!

Please click here and have a look at the beginning of Coulter and Coulter, a design team to watch.
My friends, Nic and Peter are the brains behind this very exciting enterprise.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


This is my favourite tablecloth and today I edged it with this beautiful Liberty fabric bias binding. To my eye it sets it off beautifully.

This is my favourite corner of my favourite tablecloth - imagine living there!

I have four tablecloths in this collection and only one left to embellish: the sweet rose on blue dot given to me recently from Nicola.

Don't forget the Art and Craft Market in the Village Court, Havelock North.

Saturday 14th, 9am - 2pm.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Art & Craft Market

Just found out about this art and craft market that has started up in Havelock North on the 2nd Saturday of the month - next one on the 14th May. I am hoping to run a Sweet Mary stall there in June.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Five Inch Square

The five inch square can be a wondrous thing especially when you have the fabric stash to supply many five inch squares - 256 to be precise. Except for the sample quilt that hangs above our bed, I have never actually made a quilt for my honey and me. Thats not to say that I haven't made a fair few quilts over the years but always for others but this one is all mine (or ours).

The colour plan I started out with soon gave way to squares cut from all my favourite fabrics with a few scraps (lots of memory scraps) thrown in because they needed using. I staggered the cutting out over the last month or so inbetween other stuff going on. I sewed in strips randomly putting in what I wanted but making sure I spread the red around as I figured that would be the dominant colour.

All sewn together and white borders added, ready to sandwich together with the filling and backing. I like to hand quilt in the ditch and for the first time will do this with embroidery thread. I will let you know how I get on at a later date.

I received this lovely book last week for my birthday and was delighted to find this "recipe" for a Vintage Linens Quilt inside and even more delighted to realise it was a pretty close match to the vintage quilt I bought last year at the wonderful Vintage Textile Fair.

Remember to left click on any photo to enlarge.