Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Screen Printing Workshop...the FQR way...

 What a weekend!
I am still coming down from the high and not sure I actually ever will.

There is so much to say about Fat Quarterly Retreat 2014...so many people to thank ~ first up Brioni, Lynne and Tacha ~ so many wonderful people I met ~ too many to mention right now ~ so many friends I remet and met for the first time ~ again too many to mention right now ~ and of course all the fantastic people I met in my classes...

There will be another blogpost about Retreat ~ sorry! ~ but first up has to be a photo montage of the 20 wonderful, enthusiastic, crazy, talented, ladies ever.

Wow it was crazy in the most incredible way ever! Grab a coffee, sit back, and slowly scroll through and get a glimpse of the most wonderful time we had.


Monday, 7 July 2014

Giveaway winners...

Thank you all for entering my giveaway and thank you all for your such kind comments about my Hourglass Quilt. I absolutely loved making it and thrilled at how it came out and for it to get the feedback it has makes it even more special.

Anyway enough about me...you want to know if you won the giveaway...

First number that the Random Generator pulled out was...

19...Rachel, that's you! 

Just let me know your shipping address and one copy of the mag along with the scraps is on its way to you!

Next number out of the random generator was...


I have your address so the other copy will be on its way to you!!

Thanks again for entering and watch out as there are more giveaways coming very soon...

Thursday, 3 July 2014


Issue 10 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is probably the best issue ever...full of all sorts of gorgeous summery projects.

To be honest Issue 11 is probably going to be the best ever...and then Issue 12...13...let's face it this mag just gets better and better!

And lucky for you lot, I have 2 free copies to giveaway!

All you need to do is be a follower of my blog, leave a comment, whatever you would like to say...maybe your favourite project to date...maybe what you would like to see in future issues...oh and please make sure you have an email address I can get you on if you win.

For the first lucky name pulled out of the virtual hat there will also be a scrap pack of Cloud 9 Fabrics' divine Grey Abbey by Elizabeth Olwen that I made the front cover Hourglass quilt with...not quite enough to make the quilt with I'm afraid...but certainly enough to make something splendid.

And because I want to spread the word of how wonderful this mag is the giveaway is open to everyone, wherever you may be. I will draw a winner sometime Sunday evening GMT.

Good luck!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The long journey to happiness...

I love it when lovely customers ask for something a little out of the ordinary.

A week or so ago Adrianne, in New Zealand, approached me with a very unusual request.

She loved my prints ~ thank you Adrianne ~ but didn't love Kona cottons and how would I feel about printing on some Freespirit designer solids that she was planning on ordering from Westwood Acre Fabric?

Personally I will print on anything so that was fine by me.

And so began the long distance travel of a Pretty Potent Bundle from the US to me here in the UK.

It arrived on a sunshiny day yesterday and I set to print up as requested.

And now the said bundle has continued its journey down under. Talk about a small world and our amazing community.

I have to say, having never before seen Freespirit designer solids, I can see why Adrianne is so smitten with them and I think the next order will include some for me!

Quilt Now...

I am assuming, like me, you are eagerly awaiting the anticipated new magazine by our lovely Katy K...

I am assuming like me you have jumped at the offer of getting your first 3 issues for just £5...

No? You haven't??

Well what are you waiting for??...do it right now...you only have until July 6! Follow this link to sign up and then like me you will be one happy bunny when the first issue lands on your doormat later this month.

What are you still doing here?? Go!! go!! GO!!!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Cover Girl...Take 2...

I had the biggest shock this week when the quilt I had designed from the gorgeous Grey Abbey collection...the beautiful Cloud 9 fabric by talented designer Elizabeth Olwen...was given front cover status on this month's Love Patchwork & Quilting.

This fabric was an absolute delight to work with. Firstly it is Cloud 9 fabric, which in case you don't know is a beautiful organic cotton with the loveliest feel. 

Secondly the collection by Elizabeth is one of those collections that works so beautifully as a whole and doesn't need much more than the simplest of piecing to let the fabrics do the talking.

I really enjoyed every single second of working on this quilt and seeing LP&Q's stunning styling on it makes me feel very very proud.

This is yet another winning issue and is full of the most gorgeous projects. I think my favourite, if you were to pin me down to state one,  of which I will certainly be making, are the gorgeous boho pompom cushions by Jo Avery.

If you have your issue already I am sure you are enjoying it and if you haven't just yet, don't worry you are in for a real treat.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Blueberry Park Makes 1...

One of the great pleasures I get from designing and printing fabric is seeing all the wonderful items that you all make with them.

Here are a bunch of amazing things that have popped up on Instagram this week. I just love the way everyone is so creative and has an individual take on what they create and to see my fabrics popping up in all sorts of different projects makes me oh so happy and proud.
You can see more of these great pieces and their talented owners on Instagram, clockwise from top left...


I have decided this is going to be a monthly feature on my blog...I will be posting my favourite makes with Blueberry Park fabrics at the end of each month. If you would like to be featured and show what you have created, all you need to do is post your pics on Instagram with the tag #blueberryparkmakes or if you don't do Instagram then you can post them on my Flickr group page too...also called Blueberry Park Makes

I can't wait to see what you all are getting up to....it is so inspiring!