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  • Countdown to Festival of Quilts!

    Thursday, 17 July, 2014
    

    In just 3 weeks time the show will be open and in full swing! As I write this I'm holding down the panic and telling myself calmly that everything will be ready in time! So what has me in such a spin - to start with  - I need to prepare the kits for the workshops - 432 - and make sure that we have all the necessary pins, needles, scissors and threads.
    Then I'm making new pin cushions - to co-ordinate with our new bunting ( which is complete ), and then there are table runners and some cushions for display - so these items will be appearing on this blog over the next few weeks, and of course you'll be able to see the real things if you come by and see us at the Festival.
    So this week I'm previewing the pincushions - I saw a pincushion similar to this one in Love Patchwork and Quilting - so I've adapted it and altered the size a bit to fit in with our dies - 

    To make this I used small pieces of 4 fabrics - and the new 1" finished square die -http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/659987/sizzix-bigz-die-squares-1-finished-1-1-2-unfinished
    This really can use up some of your scraps - and you could start now to make a basket full for little Christmas gifts  -
    Using the appropriate dies and Big Shot  cut 2 x 1 1/2" squares from 2 contrasting fabrics
    Cut 1 x 2 1/2" square from fabric 3 and finally cut a rectangle with the 4th fabric.
     
    Join the small squares together in pairs -
     
    and then join the pairs together and join to the larger square -
    Join the front to the rectangle back with right sides together - leaving one end open turn right side out
    Stuff the pin cushion and slip stitch the opening shut.
    Attach ribbon around the middle to complete -
    I think it's cute - and if you slipped some plastic or cardboard in the back then you could attach elastic to the back and make it a wrist pin cushion.
    So 1 down 15 more to go!!
    More projects with new dies next week - and it will be only 2 weeks until the show - have you got your tickets yet?
    Have fun.
    Angela
     
     

  • Adopted blocks - the final chapter

    Thursday, 10 July, 2014
    


     It's with a slight sigh of relief, that I'm at the point of completing the instructions for this quilt - so without more ado here are the final 4 blocks -
    The following Bigz dies are used throughout this quilt, with the Big Shot machine -
    657606 Square - 2 1/2" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657606/sizzix-bigz-die-square-2-1-2-finished-3-unfinished
    657620 - Quarter square triangle 2 1/2" x 5" finished  http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657620/sizzix-bigz-l-die-triangle-3-1-8-h-x-5-1-2-w-unfinished
    657610 - Half-square Triangles 2 1/2" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657610/sizzix-bigz-die-half-square-triangles-3-finished-square
    657624 - Rectangle 2 1/2" x 5" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657624/sizzix-bigz-l-die-rectangle-2-1-2-x-5-finished-3-x-5-1-2-unfinished
    657627 - Trapezoid 2 1/2" x 5" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657627/sizzix-bigz-l-die-trapezoid-3-x-5-1-2-unfinished
    I am trying to keep the instructions simple - so use the photo of each block as a guide throughout.

    Block 17 Geese and Squares
    White fabric - 18" x 4" - cut 4 x 1/4 square triangles
    Assorted prints - to cut 8 squares and 8 half square triangles.
    Lay all the pieces out to create a mix of the prints.
    Join the 8 half square triangles to the diagonal sides of the 1/4 square triangles to create the 'geese'.
    Join the squares in pairs to make rectangles.
    Join the rectangles to the 'geese' to create squares.
    Join the 4 squares together.

    Block 18 Kings Crown
    White fabric - 16" x 8" - cut 8 triangles
    Aqua fabric 7" square - cut 4 squares
    Green print, and pink print - 7" x 3 1/2" of each - cut 2 squares of each.
    Bright pink print - 18" x 4" - cut 4 x 1/4 square triangles
    Join the white triangles to the bright pink triangles, to make a flying geese,and then join aqua squares to each end of 2 of these.
    Join the pink and green squares together to create a square.
    Join the 2 remaining flying geese to each  opposite sides of the flying geese.
    Join together to finish the block.

    Block 19 Endless Stairs


    White fabric - 14" x 6"- cut 4 rectangles
    Blue print -  fabric - 14" x 6" - cut 4 rectangles
    Join the blue and white rectangles to make squares.
    Join the squares to create the stairs as in the photo.

    Block 20 Simply Squares
    White fabric - 14" x 6"- cut 4 rectangles
    Pink/black print 14" x 4" - cut 4 squares
    Bright pink print and blue print - 7" x 4" cut 2 squares from each.
    Join the pink/black squares to each end of 2 white rectangles.
    Join the bright pink and blue squares together to make a square, and add rectangles to opposite sides. Join the pieces together to complete the square.

    HOORAH - all the blocks are now complete.

    To finish the quilt I cut 3" wide strips for the sashing.
    Lay the blocks out on the floor,  4 blocks across and 5 down. Arrange as you like to create a balance of pattern and colour.
    I created 4 rows by 5 blocks with sashing in between, and then joined the 4 rows together with the sashing.
    I then added a 5 1/2" border to all 4 sides of the quilt top - 58 1/2" x 70 1/2".
    I used the same fabric for the back, piecing it to create the right width.
    Finally I added the binding to complete the quilt.




    I t feels like it has been a bit of a marathon - but I wanted to finish  it, so that we can move onto preparations for Festival of Quilts - and to give you little glimpses of what I'm making to prepare for all the workshops! and the stand display.
    It's only 4 weeks away - still too early to count sleeps - which is what I do with my grandchildren as a countdown to any important events! but there is still so much to do!!!
    However it is only 1 sleep until I go to stay with my grand-daughters - and I have plans to be creative with them - so watch out for something new next week -  as well as a sneak preview of some things for Festival of Quilts.
    Keep sewing.
    Angela














     

  • Adopted blocks 2

    Thursday, 3 July, 2014
    


     Hello again - technology is driving me crazy today - I keep loosing what I've written and have to start again!!
    Let's hope that I manage to complete this now - or I may have to go and lie down in a darkened room!!! or watch the tennis - I love watching Wimbledon - and the quality of the tennis has been amazing -even if some of the favourites have lost, my favourite is still playing, but even if he doesn't win it will have been a good year!!
    So to continue where I left off last week - I've included all the dies and codes in case it will make it easier for you!
     
    The following Bigz dies are used throughout this quilt, with the Big Shot machine -
    657606 Square - 2 1/2" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657606/sizzix-bigz-die-square-2-1-2-finished-3-unfinished
    657620 - Quarter square triangle 2 1/2" x 5" finished  http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657620/sizzix-bigz-l-die-triangle-3-1-8-h-x-5-1-2-w-unfinished
    657610 - Half-square Triangles 2 1/2" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657610/sizzix-bigz-die-half-square-triangles-3-finished-square
    657624 - Rectangle 2 1/2" x 5" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657624/sizzix-bigz-l-die-rectangle-2-1-2-x-5-finished-3-x-5-1-2-unfinished
    657627 - Trapezoid 2 1/2" x 5" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657627/sizzix-bigz-l-die-trapezoid-3-x-5-1-2-unfinished
    I am trying to keep the instructions simple - so use the photo of each block as a guide throughout.

    Block 8 Pinwheel
    White fabric - 8" x 11" - cut 4 squares and 4 half square triangles
    Blue fabric 7" square - cut 4 squares
    Pink (and black print) -  8" x 11" - cut 4 squares and 4 half square triangles.
    Join together the pink and white triangles.
    Join 2 blue squares to 2 white squares and 2 blue squares to 2 pink squares.
    Join 2 pink squares to 2 pink and white squares, and join 2 pink squares to 2 pink and white squares.
    Lay the rectangles out to match the photo and join together to 4 rows.
    Join the 4 rows together.

    Block 9 Lotus Flower
    White fabric - 16" x 8" - cut 2 squares, 6 half square triangles and 2 rectangles
    Orange print - 8" x 4" - cut 1 square and 2 half square triangles
    Blue print - 20" x 4" - cut 3 squares and 4 half square triangles
    Join the orange triangles to 2 white triangles. Join 1 orange and white square to a white square and join the other to an orange square - join these all together to make a square.
    Join the blue triangles to the white triangles.
    You will need to look at the photo to see which way to join the blue and white squares to the remaining squares - 1 to a white square and 3 to blue squares - lay them out to make sure that they are correct before stitching.
    Lay these pieces out with the white rectangles to create 3 squares - stitch together.
    Join the 4 squares together.
     
    Block 10 - Star
    White fabric 24" x 8" - cut 8 half square triangles and 4 squares.
    Orange print - cut 8 half square triangles and 4 squares.
    Join 2 orange triangles to 2 white triangles.
    Join 1 white square to 1 orange and white square, and 1 orange square to 1 orange and white square.
    Join these together to create a square which is 1/4 of the complete block. Repeat 3 times and then join the 4 squares together to complete the block.
     
    Block 11 Return of the Swallows
    White fabric 16" square - cut 16 half square triangles
    Green print and pink print - 16" x 8" of each fabric - and cut 8 half square triangles from each.
    Join a white triangle to each of the pink and green triangles.
    Join a pink/white square to a green/white square - repeat 7 times.
    Join 2 pairs of squares together to make a square - repeat 3 times.
    Lay the squares out so that the 'swallows' are spinning around as in the photo.
    Join the squares together.
     
    Block 12 - Steps
    White fabric - 20" x 4" - cut 2 rectangles and 4 squares
    Orange print and pink print fabrics - 7" square - cut 2 rectangles from each.
    Join a white square to each end of a pink rectangle. Repeat once.
    Join an orange and a white rectangle end on. Repeat once.
    Join the rows together to match the photo.
     
    Block 13 - Checkerboard
    Pink/white print - 14" x 8" cut 8 squares
    Pink/black print - 14" x 8" cut 8 squares
    Join 4 squares together alternating the prints - repeat 3 times.
    Join the rows together to create a checkerboard.
     
    Block 14 - Windmill
     
    White fabric  and orange print - 12" x 7" of each fabric - cut 4 rectangles from each.
    Join the orange and white rectangles together to make squares.
    Join the 4 squares together to create the windmill.
     
    Block 15 - Single Chain
     
    White fabric - 24" x 8" cut 12 squares
    Pink print - 8" square cut 4 squares
    Join 3 white squares together and 1 pink, repeat once.
    Join 2 white squares, 1 pink and 1 white, repeat once.
    Lay the rows out to create the diagonal chain and join the rows together.
     
    Block 16 - Quartered Log Cabin -
     
    White fabric - 10" x 4" cut 1 rectangle and 1 square
    Pink/white print - 4" square - cut 1 square
    Blue/white print - 16" x 4" - cut 2 rectangles and 1 square
    Pink/black print - 22" x 4" - cut 3 rectangles and 1 square
    Join the white and pink squares, and join to the white rectangle to make a square.
    Join a blue rectangle to the white rectangle.
    Join the blue rectangle and blue square together and join to the side to create a square.
    Join the pink/black square to a pink/black rectangle and add to the square.
    Join the 2 remaining pink/black rectangles and add to the square to complete the block.
     
    Well I think that was a good mix of  blocks and we only have 4 blocks left for next week!!
    It's now only 5 weeks until Festival of Quilts! at the moment the amount of work to prepare and complete before then is crazy!! the new bunting is almost complete and I think it's looking lovely. Then I need to make some new table runners, using some of our lovely new dies and pin cushions - and that's just for a start - the stand is going to look amazing and I'm beginning to get excited ( as long as I don't look at the pile of fabric still to be used, oh and did I mention the 400 plus project packs that have to be put together.
    I think I need a cup of tea!
    Have fun.
    Angela
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    

     

  • Adopted blocks part 1

    Thursday, 26 June, 2014
    

    Well hello again - I hope you've been able to enjoy some beautiful sunshine - although today the sun is hiding behind the clouds at the moment - I still have hope of seeing it later!
    I am pleased to say that I have completed 'Katy's' quilt and really like it - so here are the instructions for some of the blocks - I will give fabric quantities for each block.
    The following Bigz dies are used throughout this quilt, with the Big Shot machine -
    I am trying to keep the instructions simple - so use the photo of each block as a guide throughout.
    We will start with
     Block 1 Crockett Cabin -

    For this block you need to use the square and half square triangle dies.
    You need white fabric - 8" x 12" - use die 657606 to cut 4 squares and die 657610 to cut 4 half square triangles.
    Blue print and pink print - 8" square of each - cut 4 squares from each fabric with 657606
    Green print - 4" x 8" - use die 4" x 8" 657610 to cut 4 triangles.
    Join the green triangles to white triangles to create 4 squares,.
    Join 2 pink and 2 white squares together to make a 4 square block, repeat once.
    Join 2 blue squares and 2 green/white squares together to make a block, repeat once.
    Using the photo as a guide join the 4 squares together to complete the block.

    Block 2 - Patchwork Pinwheel
    White fabric - 8" x 16" - cut 8  half square triangles and 4 squares
    Pink fabric and peach fabric - 4" x 8"of each - cut 4 half square triangles of each
    Blue print 8" square - cut 4 squares
    Join peach and pink triangles to white triangles to make squares.
    Join the pink/white squares to a white square and the peach/white squares to a blue square - using the photo as a guide.
    Join these rectangles together to make 4 squares and then join the squares together to make the complete block.

    Block 3 - Chevron

    You need 16"square of white fabric - from which you need to cut 16 half square triangles.
    Pink and blue print fabrics - 16" x 8" of each to cut 8 half square triangles of each.
    Join the white triangles to the pink, and blue triangles to make squares.
    Lay the square out to create the chevron pattern and join together in rows, and then join the rows.
    Block 4 - Railroad crossing
    White print - 16" x 12" and cut 6 half square triangles and 6 squares.
    Aqua print - 12" x 8" cut 6 half square triangles
    Pink spot print - 8" square - cut 4  squares.
    Join the triangles together to make 6 squares.
    Join the pieced squares to 2 white squares to create larger squares.
    Join the pink squares to the remaining white squares and join to make 2 larger squares.
    Join these 4 squares together.

    Block 5 - Susannah
    White fabric - 16" x 8" - cut 4 half square triangles and 4 rectangles.
    Pink, orange floral, orange spot and blue prints - 6" x 3 1/2" of each - cut 1 trapezoid from each fabric.
    Join a triangle to the end of each trapezoid to create a rectangle.
    Join a white rectangle to each pieced rectangle to make a square.
    Join the 4 squares together.

    Block 6 Squares in squares.

    White fabric - 10" x 7" cut 2 squares and 2 rectangles
    Pink and black print - 14" x 7" - cut 2 rectangles and 4 squares
    Pale pink print - 7" x 3 1/2" cut 2 squares,
    Join a pink and white rectangle together on short side, repeat once.
    Join a pink and black square to a pale pink square, add a pink and black and then a white square. Repeat once.
    Join the rows together to complete the block.

    Block 7 Half square triangle study
    White fabric 16" square - cut 16 half square triangles
    8 different prints - 4" square - cut 2 half square triangles from each.
    Join the white and print triangles together.
    Lay the squares out and then join together into 4 rows of 4.
    Join the rows together to complete.
    Wow -we're now 1/3rd of the way through the blocks - so look in again next week for the next set.
    Also for those of you who remember my plan to re-organise my sewing room - a brief update - I sorted and tidied until I could see, and hoover the floor!! I have removed a large trestle table that I think I can manage without. The next stage is to put my quilting frame together - I'm just hoping I can remember how to do it - and then I will be able to cut lots of fabric to make some quick quilts so that I can practise my quilting.
    It's a plan which I hope to achieve and if I do I'll share a couple of photos!
    Meanwhile I'm off the hunt for some sun while I have a cuppa.
    Before I forget - just a reminder that the Festival of Quilts is only 6 weeks away - cheer or scream -depending on how much you have to do before you get there!!!
    Angela


  • Barbecue Apron

    Thursday, 12 June, 2014
    


    In honour of Father's Day I have made an apron that he might  wear when cooking up a storm on the barbecue! I'm not sure but here goes - it's a nice apron anyway.

    The apron measures 27" across and 35" long, and the ties are 2" x 40" finished and the neck band is 2"x 24" finished. The pocket is 27" x 17" unfinished. You will need approx. 1 1/2 - 2 yards of fabric depending on the width.
    The ties, and neck band are made by pressing a 1/4" seam allowance onto the wrong side of the fabric along both sides of the length of the tie. Then fold the tie in half, wrong sides together along the length and press, folding one end into a point on each tie. Stitch along both folds.
    Fold the pocket in half along the length, with right sides together, and stitch a 1/4" seam. turn the pocket right side out and press so that the seam is along the bottom edge of the pocket.

    For the Dresden Plate I chose 2 co-ordinating fabrics 18" x 8", and I ironed a fusible web onto the wrong side of the fabric.
    Using the Big Shot http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657900/sizzix-big-shot-machine-only-powder-blue-teal, and the large Dresden Plate Bigz Die http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/659847/sizzix-bigz-l-die-dresden-plate-large - I cut 6 plates from each fabric.
    I fused them in place on the pocket to create 2 semi-circles and then zig-zag stitches around the edges.
    to complete the apron - press a narrow double hem around all the edges of the apron. Fold and pin the neck band and ties into the apron hem and stitch in place. Then stitch all around the apron hems.
    Fold the sides of the pocket to the wrong side and pin in place to the apron. Stitch the pocket in place and then stitch a seam down the middle to make 2 pockets.
    I'm not sure whether he'll wear it - but it is a nice apron! and it could be made in pretty fabrics for Mum at another time!
    Keep sewing.
    Angela

  • Pinwheel celebrations

    Thursday, 5 June, 2014
    





    Hello again - I hope you've all had a good week - I have managed to complete Oona's quilt - and am quite pleased with it -
     

    I shadow quilted the pinwheel shapes.
    Using the Big Shot and Strip die 658328 http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/658328/sizzix-bigz-xl-25-die-strips-2-1-2-wide I cut 6 strips of orange stripey fabric for the binding.
    I just have to slip stitch the binding to the back of the quilt and maybe add some quilting in the borders, which are 4 1/2" wide.
    Now I'm going to make another quilt using the same die - http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/658661/sizzix-bigz-die-tessellating-pinwheel-4-1-2-assembled to make a quilt with elephants on it for Abi, big sister aged 3.
    I was going to make a quilt for Eve who is 5 but she has just started making her own quilt - photos and progress reports to follow!!
    as for progress on my sewing room - the sorting and tidying still continues - but I am going to try re-organising before moving room - it will be so much quicker !
    today I've been to run 2 workshops at Oh Sew Sweet Shop nr. Barnsley - http://www.ohsewsweetshop.co.uk / - we had a lot of fun -
     and of course I had to buy some fabric!!!
    That's all for now until next week, enjoy your weekend.
    Angela
     
     
    
     
    

  • In a spin with my pinwheel quilt

    Thursday, 29 May, 2014
    


    Hello again - I hope those of you in the UK enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend - I decided to spend a part of the time trying to tidy and sort my sewing room - and 3 hours later I decided that I probably need to move into a larger room! so over the next couple of weeks I intend to do that - I'll let you know progress!
    I have also managed to make quite a bit of progress on the tessellating pinwheel quilt for Oona.
    As each block links into the surrounding blocks I had to lay all the blocks out before I could stitch them together - here it is part done ,

    It is much easier to create a pinwheel quilt with half of the pinwheels in the same fabric to form a background - but I really like this random effect and think it's worth the extra time and effort to create. Take time to make sure that you are joining each block in the right order.
    I  made 35 blocks to create a 5 x 7 block quilt centre - 40" x 56".
     
    I'm really pleased with the result, and I've enjoyed piecing the blocks because the fabric is so precisely cut with the Big Shot and Bigz Dies. 
    I would like the quilt to be a bit bigger, so I am going to audition some plain fabrics to see which colour enhances the quilt the most, and then I will finish with a pieced binding using the small left overs from the fat quarters - but that will have to wait until next week.
    I hope you'll look in again next week to see if the quilt is finished - and if I've made any progress on moving my sewing room!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Angela 

  • In a spin

    Thursday, 22 May, 2014
    


    I've just about recovered from demonstrating, at Quilts UK at Malvern, last weekend - it's tiring work talking for most of the day!! However it is lovely to meet friends, and make new ones, whilst demonstrating the Big Shot and Bigz Dies - and it's always great to introduce new dies.
    Before I start on my latest project I just want to say that, although I didn't have much time to look around, there were some fantastic quilts there - the quilting on the overall winning quilt was awe inspiring. I came away inspired and with lots of ideas for more projects, unfortunately I can't put my photos up for you to see as I haven't got permission from the show organisers to use them - but I'm sure you'll see photos in various magazines over the next couple of months.
    I decided that at this show I would use the demonstrations of some of the new dies to cut fabrics for some new projects - so now I have a small quilt cut from London Icon fabrics - using the 10" Dresden Plate - http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/658884/sizzix-bigz-xl-die-10-dresden-plate
    I also have cut some diamonds in Christmas fabrics from my stash - Bigz die 658671 - http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/658671/sizzix-bigz-xl-25-die-diamonds-2-1-2-2-3-4-x-6-1-2-unfinished - so I may have a Christmas quilt made this year ( or maybe next!)
    Now to the real point of all this - I cut a whole lot of Tessellating Pinwheels from fabrics bought a couple of weeks ago to make a quilt for my youngest granddaughter -

    The fabrics are from Andover Fabrics - Just for Fun by Marisa and Creative Thursday - and I couldn't resist them!
    When cutting using the Tessellating Pinwheel 658661- http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/658661/sizzix-bigz-die-tessellating-pinwheel-4-1-2-assembled
    you need to be aware that it is asymmetrical so you will need to cut the fabric all the same way - ( so you will need to cut 5" wide strips of fabric instead of fan folding).
     So here is my first block - and I've decided to use all the different fabrics intermingled - so look below for the work in progress
    I think I need now to stop and make sure that this is going to work before I start stitching any more blocks - so look out next week to see how this has progressed.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Angela

  • Quilts UK at the Three Counties Showground at Malvern

    Thursday, 15 May, 2014
    


    What a beautiful day - the sun has been shining all day and I'm working at the foot of the beautiful Malvern Hills, at the Three Counties Showground, for Quilts UK.
    I didn't manage to capture any photos - other motorists don't appreciate the need to suddenly stop to take photos!
     So here are a couple of photos of our preparations on the Cotton Patch stand, on Wednesday  - ( sorry this one is a bit blurry) -as I hope to be too busy to take photos today!
    and here is Liz celebrating the finish of set up -
     
    So we're ready, all we need is YOU - come along - see what new Bigz dies we have, including an Alphabet in lower and upper case, and matching numbers. We also have more sizes of hexagons, some of which you can piece by machine. We also have 2 new Dresden Plate dies and lots more.
    You can also see some lovely quilts on display.
    I'll try to take some photos of the show to put in the blog next week.
    Angela



     

  • Cross country treasures!!

    Thursday, 8 May, 2014
    




    No I haven't taken up running - I spent quite a lot of time in my car last week - and came across 2 fantastic, but very different patchwork shops which were on opposite sides of the country.
    I visited Wales, with my husband for a short break and, on our journey home, we stopped in Lampeter and discovered Calico Katehttp://www.calicokate.co.uk/.
    This is a deceptively large shop, it looks quite small from the front window - but once inside you go from room to room, up stairs and through doorways! In all Kate has now got 12 rooms devoted to fabric, haberdashery, and some wool.
    Although I haven't got any pictures of the staff they were all friendly and helpful, obviously enjoying their work - ( I wonder if any of them actually manage to take any of their wages home?!!)
     
    and this is just a small selection of goodies on offer - every time I turned around there was something else that I liked! When I finally made my way to the till, with a very restrained selection I wanted to say - don't ring up yet - there's something else I need!! so another trip to Wales is planned!
    Thursday saw me driving from the office in Wrexham to Craft Days in Saffron Walden - to run a demonstration in the shop - and I was amazed at how many fabrics and other goodies Jane has managed to fit into her shop - literally turn around and you would see something else to divert and tempt you http://craft-days.co.uk/.
    I spent a lovely evening demonstrating the Big Shot and Bigz dies, and then off course just had to purchase some fabric ( it would be rude not to!!)


    Both of these shops would make a great shopping experience built into a day out or a holiday - and we have new dies available this month so you could really have so much fun this summer! Check out the website for some of these - Large Dresden Plate - http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/659847/sizzix-bigz-l-die-dresden-plate-large, Tessellating Pinwheel - http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/658661/sizzix-bigz-die-tessellating-pinwheel-4-1-2-assembled,
    These are just a few, and some of my favourite new dies - there will be some great new projects coming up in the next few months.
    To get a preview of some of these new dies don't forget to come along to the Quilts UK show at the Three Counties Showground next week! 15th - 18th May - I'll be demonstrating the Big Shot and Bigz dies alongside Cotton Patch and Lynne will be demonstrating alongside Lady Sew and Sew - come and see us.
    I'll bring you photos from Malvern next week - have fun sewing.
    Angela
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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