Thursday, 25 October 2012

More Tula Pink

Week 2 of my college class & that means week 2 of my Tula Pink sampler blocks.

I realised that the photo I uploaded of the first block was square on & as the sampler is going to be On Point I thought it would be better to take the photos on point. Hopefully you'll get an idea of how the blocks will look in situ.

Cross & Crown Block
Tula Pink Sampler Block 2

Tula Pink Sampler Blocks 1 & 2

Happy Stitching :)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Tula Pink - It's Started :)

Today was the day that I cut my precious Prince Charming fabrics.

I bought these for a sampler project & today I made my first block.  All of the blocks are foundation pieced.  I've also decided to do the background of all my blocks in a darker teal colour rather than a traditional light colour.  Let me know what you think?

Tula Pink Sampler

Happy Stitching :)

Friday, 12 October 2012

New Stash :)

This weekend it's my birthday & the celebrations started yesterday with my first gift.  A ticket to The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace from my good friend Franney of Franney Makes.  We met up at London Victoria station & traveled together to Ally Pally, both very excited to see what this years show has in store for us.

I had some birthday money sent to me in advance from my brother & sister-in-law.  They knew I was heading to the show so very kindly allowed me some pennies to shop with while I was there.

We had a fabulous time at the show, it's become an annual pilgrimage for us & we spend the year looking forward to it.  We also met up with two other lovely friends while we were there & catching up at the end of the day in the bar was a welcome rest.

Here's what I came back with this year.

Lisa G Creations - New Stash 2012

A Fire Dragon cross stitch chart
Cherry, whales & spots FQ's
Sew Stitchy charm pack
1 metre each of pussy cat fabric, pink with pretty birds & Disney Cars fabric
Spotty fabric in pink n cream & brown n cream

Not a bad haul of new goodies, came away with lots on a wish list & ideas galore of things to make.  Lets hope it's not too long before I can show you something made out of these lovelies.

Happy stitching :)

Saturday, 6 October 2012

YAYYYYY, Finished Quilts

Finally I have not one but TWO finished quilts.  Both of these have been a work in progress for this year & today they were on display at my quilt groups exhibition & I love them both.

The first is Notting Hill Meets New York.  Named because the fabric range is called Notting Hill & the block used is New York Beauty.  This quilt was started in January at the planning phase, final quilting took place in September.
Notting Hill Meets New York

The second is Red & White Waterwheel.  The waterwheel blocks were made by my quilt group & we had a raffle which I won.  Then it was down to me how I completed a quilt using these blocks.  I found that for a couple of years I've been collecting red & white fabric cuts, strips & charms.  I decided that this would be the perfect project to use them, as the strips I have are made of so many different shades & patterns of red that they'd go brilliantly with the mixture of the waterwheels.

Red & White Waterwheel

Happy Stitching :)

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

In Love With Prince Charming

Prince Charming is a wonderful fabric range from the equally wonderful designer, Tula Pink.

When I was at Festival of Quilts back in August I was lucky enough to meet her & she signed a copy of her book for me.  I totally fell in love with almost all of her fabric ranges & especially Prince Charming.  It was then that I decided I wanted to use the range for this years college project.

Tula Pink & Lisa G

This years college project for me is an on-point sampler where the blocks are made using foundation piecing.  I had an image of this project on my mobile phone & once I'd decided to use the Prince Charming range I went back to Tula & asked her opinions on the fabric choice, possible back ground colours & connecting blocks.  I can't wait to get started :)

Tula Pink - Prince Charming

I'll post progress updates on the quilt once I get started.

Happy stitching :)