Not much going on this week. I’m in full prep for my surgery on Tuesday and so I’m not allowed to eat and I’ve got to get a mammoth amount of fluids into my body. I’m a little bit over it to be quite blunt. At least by Tuesday night we should have an idea of what’s going on and I can get back to making plans. On the upside all this emotional upheaval has seen me return to my sewing studio with a flourish. I’ve been sewing up a storm and for the first time in what feels like forever I finished a quilt top that I adore.
I usually have this thing where I start with an idea and I love it. Then I get elbow deep in making it and I hate it and have to push myself to finish. By the time I send it to Raylee for quilting I’m sick of the sight of it. Then Raylee works her magic and it comes back a beautiful beast of a thing and I love it again. But this quilt top I’ve loved since the first seam and I can’t wait to see it finished. It’s for an upcoming pattern release and I hope you’ll love it as much as I do.
I’m currently sitting on big pile of quilt patterns for release in 2019. I had hoped to have some of them out at the end of this year, but with the health saga things just haven’t panned out. But, I made a decision last week. Regardless of what happens on Tuesday I’m going to do the work for 2019 as if there was nothing going on. I’ve put this whole year on hold for this medical stuff and it’s been crap. I’m tired of it dominating my life and I want to get back to making, sharing and connecting. I miss the things that made me happy about my work. I miss connecting with people on social media, I miss creating stuff I love and I miss just being able to talk non-stop about fabric, colour and pattern.
So, by this time next week I’ll know my fate a little better and I’ll have a plan. I’ll also have some big news to share about how we can connect in 2019 in a new way. I’m really excited about things, regardless of how the next few days pan out. But for now, I have 3 litres of water to drink before bed time. Wish me luck! Wishing you a week filled with love, laughter and much fabric fondling!
Cluck Cluck Sew gives us a fun and fast tutorial for making a quilting with impact. Click here to read more.
Christmas is coming! Why not try your hand at this Stepping Stones Christmas table runner from Sew Fresh Quilts. Click here to read more.
Love the impact that this confetti of half square triangles creates. Pattern is Lagoon HST Quilt from Kitchen Table Quilting. Click here to read more.
It’s time to start thinking about your sewing list for 2019 and this Row by Row QAL by Annemarie Chany looks like fun. Click here to read more.
Caramel Crunch Brownies by Donna Hay. Enough said! Click here to read more.
I love to share the cool things that I find during my week of surfing the internet window-shopping and splurging. Here’s my top 4 from this week:
A: I’m loving: I am obsessed with this new colour palette from Alison Glass with Observatory. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
B: I’m hinting: If you want to recreate the version of #100Days100Blocks2019 that I’ve done this could be a good bundle for you. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
C: I’m fawning: These prints are out of print and this is a great summer palette. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
D: I’m repeating: And because you can never have too much Alison Glass here’s some more gorgeous colour. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
You can find the latest information about the following events by clicking the on the relevant link below:
Raylee at Sunflower Stitcheries & Quilting is hosting a Finish-along for those that are looking to turn their completed #100Days100Blocks2019 blocks into a finished quilt. You can find out all the details by clicking here.
I love seeing the quilts and projects that are made during my sew-alongs or from my book and I’ve decided I’m going to start sharing them with you all so that you can see the amazing work being done within this fabulous creative community. If you’d like to have your work shared please reply to this email with 1 photo of your work made during one of my events, from one of my patterns or from my book. Make sure the image is well lit and clearly shows your work so people can truly appreciate your handy work. Include the details of what you’ve made and it could end up on my blog and in one of my newsletters. If you have any questions, reply to this email and we’ll get it sorted together.
Have you got an event, a charity drive, a pattern release, a class schedule or something else that you think my community would be interested in hearing about? Why not drop me a line and let me know – I’d love to share it with my readers. Click here to email me.
- Deborah, of Driftwood Quilting, is hosting a great retreat in November! It’s all about making a baby quilt and you can find out more by clicking here.
- Vicki of My Creative Corner3 has some great patterns, events and even a podcast to share with everyone. You can check it all out by clicking here.
- Sally, of Felicity-Ann Bags, Crafts & Vintage, is hosting a beginners quilt class and social sewing circle in Gonerby Foot Hill in Grantham. You can find out more details by clicking here.
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