And the winner is….

Yesterday the lovely Mrs Fatcakes came over to my studio to do the draw for the Christmas Quilt giveaway. As usual she was looking gorgeous, and did a sterling job (I might employ her to do all my draws!)

 

Well done Deepali!! Please can you email me to let me know your address and I’ll post it out to you as soon as possible.  Its the perfect size for little snuggles on the couch when the weather is cold!

Happy Christmas everyone!

Leigh

January – time for a clear out

One of my favourite fellow quilty bloggers posted today about his “stash” of fabric that was ever growing, and how he just HAD to get control of it again.  Well, coincidentially,  I’ve been having the same conversation with myself just this last week or so, and whilst my stash is tiny compared to his wonderful bounty of precuts, it’s still a bit too much for my studio to cope with.

So what I’ve been doing about it is?

Well for starters, I purchased some shiny new plastic storage bins.  Then I started sorting through bags and bags of off-cuts  into colours, and last week I started making my first “scrappy quilt” out of all my blues, inspired by Jodi from Pleasant Home’s beautiful scrappy Christmas quilt.

I have finally found the perfect craft fair for me to make my debut at.  It will be held at the awe-inspiring Lancing College on the weekend of 9th/10th April 2011, and it would be great if you could come along and give me some much needed moral support!  Part of my evil plan is to make up stock for this event only from what I already have in my studio, and if I absolutely have to buy more fabric, it will only be backing fabric, as I should have enough of everything else already.

Part two of my plan is to make quilts for Elliot (started in 2009), and a new one for Jacob now that he’s nearly two.  Amelia’s extremely girly pink one was the first proper quilt that I ever made, and she still uses it on her bed, which makes me feel really proud every night at bedtime (mainly because it hasn’t fallen to pieces and still looks as good as the day I made it).

Wish me luck – I think I’m going to need it!

Leigh