Blogs I follow

Lovely tutorial for a pretty pencil case

I have followed the blog of Flossie Teacakes for a long time and every so often she produces a lovely tutorial which is simple, elegant and enjoyable to make.

Have a look at her most recent one here .  Take a look at the picture.  Do you feel inspired?  I most certainly do!


Just need to find a zip and I will be up and making!



Log cabins and pin cushions

Today was great fun.  The Craft Cafe of our Church met for a whole day's crafting and I was lucky enough to be able to teach a little bit of patchwork.  There were about 12 people in the group and together we looked at Log Cabin blocks, explored a little of the basics of patchworking and solved a few of the mysteries of the rotary cutter and quilters ruler.

Here is a picture of the pincushion we all made.


I was so pleased that we had one which was completed at the class but several others were well under way as they left and I am looking forward to seeing them.

I am hoping to run a Patchwork and Quilting course for ladies at the Church and so far have had lots of interest. It would be fun to teach a few people on a regular basis and see them progressing through the quilting world.

I am off to Stitchtopia in a couple of weeks and can't wait to have a whole day being taught about colour by Kaffe Fasset followed by a day with Janice Gunner.  By sorting through my stash I have avoided any huge bills as I have enough fabrics to meet the supplies required .......except that I am also doing a half-day course with Karen Hellaby and have decided to make the quilt (using a Pineapple Block) as a Christmas Quilt so I needed to buy a few fat quarters of flannel in a Christmas print.  

So many little time!

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