Thursday, 30 October 2014

Hidden Gem.

Whilst in the UK last week I went to Frome which I assumed was quite a boring place.  How wrong was I, stumbled across a great little street full of fab artisan shops.

Found a lovely fabric shop called  Millie Moon,

A great bead shop called beadz bazaar
beadz bazaar

 coffee and cake shop (well you have to stop for a while whilst shopping!) The guy in here gave me all the history of the street and told me about all the designers.
Various local designers including a lady that does amazing magnetic boards for the kitchen  I wanted to buy one as some of them were half price in the shop but didn't think flybe would let me take it hand baggage!
Click here to view Large Magnetic Boards - Dry Wipe Collection
and a lovely shop called Mary Kilvert,


ooh and a fantastic yarn shop too!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

October catch up

This month I seem to be chasing my tail trying to catch up with all my sewing commitments and finish some projects too.
So a quick post as I have to go sew!

October pinwheel in a star for threadbias Hive#8

Additional Christmas Blocks for my Fat Stash Brit Bee Christmas Quilt


Stars for 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee (two done two to go!)

October Moda Building Blocks for FQR Bumbling Honeys quilt bee

October Moda Building Blocks for me!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Anchors Aweigh!

Well I must admit I started this a while ago but what with one thing and another it has taken a while to finish it off.  The actual top was finished in the spring but then I dithered about backing as it is quit a big quilt.  In the end I went for a simple cheap plain wide backing.  Then it joined Sue's waiting list to be quilted. Unfortunately she had some issues with the tension and we had to re-stitch some of it on a normal machine.  Then I started the binding only to find I was a bit short and had to wait for some more to arrive!  Finally it is finished.


can't beat a stripy binding!

the finished product!