A Day Out and more quilts!

29/07/2016 § 4 Comments

Yesterday it was my friend’s birthday so we went to one of my favourite places – Bath!  It was an easy drive but hunger had set in by the time we arrived so we had a wonderful ‘brunch’ at Cafe Rouge in Milsom Street.  Suitably refreshed, we set off to wander around some old haunts, taking in the sights and a few fabric shops along the way …


Country Threads is well known amongst the quilting community and someone somewhere is missing a trick – a tearoom in Pierrepont Place would be stacked out – with husbands! But back to the fabrics – wow – what a great selection.  I did have a few treats in there!  We didn’t visit Wool yesterday, I must do some stash-busting yarn work before treating myself to any more, so I didn’t look.

Had to choose a favourite from the vintage sewing machines displayed in the fashion shop window – I chose this one because of the folk-art style paintwork – amazing …


We enjoyed tea and cookies from Ben’s Cookies then sampled lots of different handmade fudge.  Our Christmas lists were filled up at Shannon, the Scandinavian Home Shop – ahhhh, such wonderful style.  Then back home for fish & chips – a celebration with style! My Redcurrant Gin was also consumed with our meal so maybe everything tasted that bit better … just because!

Today’s been a bit blustery with the threat of heavy showers but little rain – I actually would love a heavy shower for my runner beans, that need a good soaking.  I know what I have to do – set out for a long walk with the dogs but without an umbrella – that should do it!  Then me and the runner beans can have a soaking!

There’s been lots of quilting this week …



Red Courthouse Steps – a sizeable double quilt and a proper scandi red & white colour combination.  I never tire of these colours – here it is again!


A while ago I found some magical fabric called Guess How Much I Love You inspired by the books about Big Brown Hare and Little Brown Hare.  I love this fabric – absolutely love it!



and there’s one more quilt that’s almost done … a lovely combination of aqua, pinks & white – it’s going to be a classic!


More on the Quilt Kits too with a newly printed front sheet to match my banner …

front cover 2

and 2 new kits in production :: Soldiers (with vintage Laura Ashley fabric) and Little Bird …



Now listed in my Etsy shop.

Now – off out with those collies – umbrella/no umbrella – that’s the question!

Enjoy your weekend.


PS I’ll be teaming up with Finish it up Friday too.


§ 4 Responses to A Day Out and more quilts!

  • Did you succeed? Did you tempt the rain showers? Your quilts are beautiful… and if I could walk without an umbrella and make it rain here, then I’d only be missing one of your quilts to snuggle beneath to make my dream complete~


  • adaliza says:

    I popped a tiny umbrella in my shoulder bag, with my phone & keys – it didn’t rain!!! How lovely to have dreams of patchwork quilts – I nod off with my head full of fabrics & plans of patchwork – simple pleasures! Enjoy the weekend …


  • Ruth says:

    I love the soldier and London fabric set!! I would like to buy one and give it to my daughter who spent 3 years in England. But I can’t find you on Etsy at all. Please email me and let me know if you still have this fabric left. Thanks!


  • adaliza says:

    Hi Ruth – here’s the link to the Quilt Kit listed on Etsy. Yes, I do have one left! https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/245658495 My email address is shop@adaliza.co.uk so do send me an email if you have any questions.


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