Sunday, 19 October 2014

Pinwheels & Prairie Points!

Last week my Pinwheels & Prairies Quilt class finished! Wanna see?

Pinwheels & Prairies Quilt class
Single Bed size
Pinwheels & Prairies Quilt class
Cot Quilt size
Aren't they just the cutest!  I love how different they all look!  Well done ladies on your fabulous quilts!

You can find the pattern for both quilt sizes here.

Jude xo

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Linen Book Bag!

I remember with fondness taking my girls to the local library each week, talking too loudly as we browsed the different shelves, filling up our book bags with more bedtime stories!

Sadly they are too old for that now!  But I'm pleased to say they haven't lost their love of reading!

If you are looking for an easy Christmas make for your young 'book loving' person, how about this fun bag, made with Essex Linen!

Linen Book Bag for Fabric Yard

I had lots of fun with these self covered buttons from Fabric Yard!

Linen Book Bag for Fabric Yard

And if you'd like to know how to make up this bag, you can find the tutorial (and all materials) here on the Fabric Yard blog.

Linen Book Bag for Fabric Yard

(Stay tuned for news of a giveaway soon!)

Jude xo

Friday, 17 October 2014

Dilly Bag Complete!

You may remember I was involved in a wee blog hop a few weeks bag, hosted by Gnome Angel and using Judy Newman's Dilly Bag pattern.

Well I actually got the bag finished a few weeks ago too, but haven't been able to show you until now!

Dilly Bag-a-long

You can read about how I made the bag & the fabrics I chose here.

Dilly Bag-a-long

I love seeing this cute bag hanging up in my sewing room, but alas, it is destined to be given away!  I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do.

Dilly Bag-a-long

Thank you Angie for hosting this blog hop.  You can check out all the other gorgeous Dilly bags here and you, the lovely public, get to vote your favourite from Monday 20th.

Jude xo

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


In keeping with the change of weather here and the rife seasonal colds, I made some handy tissue pouches to sell!

Tissue pouches

I was also sent some vinyl covered fabrics from a lovely friend, and I turned these into simple wash bags, with wipeable linings.

Wash bags

I've had a wee go at making my own 'vinyl' covered fabric (using heat 'n bond) so I may have a few more washbags made before all the shop stock gets handed over!

Hope you are having a great week, despite the stormy weather!

Jude xo

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Scraptastic Tuesday!

I'm a bit of a 'scraps' nut!  I keep even tiny pieces, which come in handy for sketch applique projects:

Peg Bags

So when Nicky and Leanne kickstarted Scraptastic Tuesday (a monthly linky party) I thought 'that's right up my street!'

Now I could write a thousand blog posts on the scrappy projects I've been working on recently!! 

But I'll show you just a few samples instead (I can hear you sigh with relief from here!).

QAYG Zippy pouch

I had some tiny leftovers from a layer cake quilt, which I made into this QAYG zippy pouch.

Pouches for sale

And more tiny leftovers made the prettiest bunting on these linen pencil cases.

A sizzix cutting machine is great for turning odd sized scraps into useable shapes, which is how I made the circles on these (repurposed trousers) pouches.

And finally, our Bee Blessed block of the month is a tribute to all things scrappy!

Bee Blessed BOM Oct'14

So that's my (conservative!) link up to Scraptastic Tuesday!  

If scraps are your 'thing' too, then hop on over to Nicky's or Leanne's and check out the other inspiring projects!

Jude xo

Monday, 13 October 2014


My Hexie Quilts class finished this evening!

Just look at all this hexie goodness:

Hexie Quilts class
Half Hexie Quilts - Beginner
Hexie Quilts class
Hexie Stars Quilt - Advanced Beginner
Aren't they fabulous!

There are a couple more that I didn't get pictures of, but trust me, they are every bit a beautiful as these!

The pattern for both Hexie designs is available here in my Etsy shop!

Jude xo

Saturday, 11 October 2014

A productive day!

More beautiful sunshine today!  Yay!

Yesterday's batch sewing was all about Ipad covers!

Ipad covers for sale

A while ago I had fun using these self covered buttons from Fabric Yard! I find them so much easier to use than the metal ones with teeth!!

Ipad covers for sale

I think they add just the right final touches to these simple covers.

And we were productive in Bee Blessed today too!

Bee Blessed bow ties
Bee Blessed Scrappy Bow Ties

We love getting all your blocks each month, and so enjoy laying them out and putting them together into gorgeous quilts!  I know it takes a while to see your blocks made up into quilts, so thank you for your patience.

Have a brilliant weekend!

Jude xo