Thursday, 4 January 2018

Travelling Quilts

Hello everyone
and please accept my apologies for neglecting the blog for so long, I think I haven't actually been on blogger for a few months now. I have to say it just doesn't come naturally anymore to post blog posts when it is so much easier to just post something on Instagram. It's all about the photos anyway. But even on Instagram I have been following people more than actually posting things myself. I know, how can anyone see my quilts if I don't share them.

So here is just a quick update on what I have been up to.

I have just sold a quilt to a customer in Sweden who wants it shipped to Barcelona, which just reminded me that my quilts have travelled far and many now live all over the world. I really want to make a map that shows where they all have gone to. So will have to work on that. Maybe I get one of those scratch maps, they look lovely.

I have also been very busy making more quilts but I keep forgetting to actually share them on here or on social media. So here is a quick overview (and there are many more that you can see in the shop):

So what's in store for 2018?

I often get requests from potential customers who are asking for larger quilts or larger versions of the quilts I have and I really struggle to make larger quilts as I cannot baste them in our house unless they are a reasonable size (I know, we just need a bigger house, but for that I will need to sell A LOT  more quilts:).

So I am wondering what sizes most people would prefer and how do I consolidate the difference between UK and US sizes? 

Would it be easiest to make larger throwsized quilts that would at least fit on a Twin bed? 

Let me know if you have any advice on this. It would be greatly appreciated. And feel free to communicate on the other platforms if those are easier for you. 

My sewing machines  

.. both struggling and constantly breaking down (and the third little travel machine I can't use as I simply cannot manage to thread it, my eyes are just not good enough for that, especially in dark winter lighting conditions). So I think I might have to get a new machine, the ones I have are quite old now and have done a lot of work over the years.

And what about Art?

Well, that is another plan for the year, I definitely feel the urge to paint more and also draw and get back into illustration. So watch this space.

I promise I will post a bit more often from now on but we'll have to see how it goes. I will probably need a reminder here and there.

Lots of love,

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