Friday, 12 January 2018

Plans for 2018?

Hello all,

I currently have no WiPs and am trying to decide where to go from here. I have tons of fabric so one of my intentions for 2018 is definitely to work with my stash and maybe even destash some more fabrics I think I might not use (see instagram for current destash items).

I also am thinking I might try something new and will experiment a bit with more modern minimalist designs. I think I will use more solids

and will maybe even make some two or three toned quilts, something that would fit into a very modern home such as this one:

Or this one: or this one

What do you think? What should I make and what do you think would sell in my Etsy shop? I am determined to sell more and am happy to try some new designs this year.

Lots of love and happy sewing,

Sunday, 7 January 2018

4 New Quilts

Hello all,
I have just listed a few new quilts, well not so new quilts, but mainly ones I just haven't shared with anyone.

The first one is a quilt that was published in Quilt Now, a baby quilt.

The second one is my Star Quilt, also featured in Quilt Now.

And the last 2 quilts are new quilts that are a bit larger than my usual quilts and ones I will be very sad to let go.

The Totem Quilt (love the swirls quilting)

The Tipi Quilt

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,