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Seeing stars

We’ve finished a UFO!  We had completed the stars for our last pop-up shop but that was as far as we got before the pop-up shop popped!  We used a pattern from Moda’s Candy pattern book which is based on 2.5 inch squares and we combined some lovely French General with Moda Bella Solids .   It just needed the border added to finish the top.  We do seem to just ‘tweak’ patterns a little and this is no exception – we’ve added a small inner border to better frame our lovely stars.
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We made our own 2.5 inch squares (which didn’t take long!) for the stars.  Making the points of the stars meant there were all these small triangles that were saying they needed to be sewn together.  Since they were already matched and ready to go, that’s exactly what we did!
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We now have lots of these tiny squares (1.75 inches square) to use.  They would look good in the back of the quilt but we haven’t decided how to use them.  They’d look great in a cushion cover as well.  Decisions, decisions!
What would YOU do? – let us know!
Janet & Louise
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Salt Air & Tomato Soup

Here’s the latest in our bag collection – a little seasidey number from Kwik Sew made with Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda and a coordinating Bella solid in Tomato Soup.

Quiksew bag

As you can see the fabric is perfect for the beach and holidays and has a lovely vintage feel – here’s hoping for an Indian Summer!

We’ve also teamed up the three Salt Air fabrics and the Pond and Snow Bella Solids for a lovely fresh and breezy bundle.  The Bella Solids are excellent quality plain cotton with a high thread count and are also very competitively priced so when they’re added to a bundle it keeps the overall cost down which can’t be bad!

Salt Air with Bella Solids

There’s no limit to what you can get up to with solids –  this simple quilt pattern by Angela Walters would look great in these Bella Solids.

The new bag will be at our pop up shop in Southwold along with all the fabric and the Kwiksew pattern so come along and check us out if you can.  To all of you setting up for the Festival of Quilts today and all of you heading that way over the weekend – have a great time!
Janet & Louise

Here comes summer!

Well waddaya know – summer has finally arrived in the UK – well parts of it anyway – so there’s only one thing for it and that’s to get some al fresco sewing done!

It’s only a month to go to our next pop up shop at The Swan Hotel in Southwold so we’ve been busy making a few smaller items to showcase some of our (quite summery!) fabric ranges.  We think it’s the best way to get a ‘feel’ for the fabrics.  Here’s a sneak peek…

Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket, Tradewinds by Lily Ashbury & Hello Luscious by Basicgrey

These are all Moda fabrics and if you need a bit of inspiration have a look at this website –  Moda Bake Shop.  It features lots of ‘recipes’ using Moda pre-cut fabric such as the Salt Air Diamonds Quilt  and these Tradewinds potholders so it’s a great way to see how the fabrics look made up, even if you don’t use the patterns.  An even better way would be to come along to the Swan Hotel on the August Bank Holiday weekend and see for yourselves!  We’ll keep you posted and, in the meantime, have you been doing any al fresco sewing?

Janet & Louise


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