Candy Stripes Quilt

10/03/2017 § 4 Comments

There are some really strong retro fabrics in this quilt but they seem to work and balance out with the solid red at the top of the flags combined with the prettiest pastel candy stripe.  I’ve added a solid red binding to frame it all and that’s this evening’s task – to hand stitch the binding all around the back of the quilt.


The 2nd quilt I’ve finished this week is Mini Road Trip – using up the left over patches from last week’s Road Trip Quilt, cut down and combined with more solid blues.   It’s a smidge off finished as there’s an edge and a half of binding to hand-stitch!

I’m hoping to have them both ready for tomorrow’s first market of the season in Alton, Hampshire.

Today is damp, dull and cloudy – I need a sprinkle of sunshine so here’s a photo from yesterday afternoon …

What a difference a day makes!
Enjoy your weekend.

linking up with Finish it up Friday and My Quilt Infatuation

Quilt Kits

27/08/2015 § 1 Comment

Adaliza Quilt Store

                                                        Hill & Dale Quilt Kit

Walk in the Park Quilt Kit

                                             Walk in the Park Quilt Kit

Whimsical Woodland Quilt Kit - cream

                                   Whimsical Woodland Quilt Kit – cream

Whimsical Woodland Quilt Kit - autumn colours

                               Whimsical Woodland Quilt Kit – autumn colours

Adaliza’s Quilt Kits

The kits contain all the fabrics needed to complete the patchwork quilt top, border and bindings.  You choose the wadding and backing fabric.  An 8-page booklet with full instructions for piecing your patchwork and suggested techniques for layering up your quilt sandwich, quilting and binding your quilt is included.  Lots of helpful tips appear throughout.  They are now available in my Quilt Store.

Quilts for sale

 Listed until the end of September in my Quilt Store

Breeze Quilt

Breeze Quilt

Sailboats & Seagulls Quilt


Foxtrot Quilt


Tranquility Quilt


Summer is drifting quietly away with the warm sunshine all too frequently giving way to clouds and rain. Evenings are decidedly chilly and it’s time to snuggle up!

Adaliza x

Feeling lucky …

10/02/2013 § 26 Comments

I was, and I won an amazing prize!

Firstly, I must thank Wendy of 1st Unique Gifts who has organised the Handmade Monday link-up (over 100 of them) and who set up Handmade Harbour “It’s a friendly place for the handmade community with interviews, tutorials, craft business advice and more.”

I can’t quite remember when I first joined in with Handmade Monday, but I soon realised the huge benefits that result from popping over to see what other ‘creatives’ have been up to, catching up with their projects large & small, seeing their amazing completed works and leaving (and receiving) cheery comments.  Secretly, I suspect that Wendy is an awesome character, even though we’ve never met.   To run a business and create such a buzz for others requires a very special set of skills, a strong character and a keen interest in people.

Leaving a comment, to enter one of the celebratory 100 Handmade Monday giveaways, I crossed my fingers and HOPED I’d win.  The prize was something I really needed and it had come along with just-perfect timing.

“A Personalised Marketing Plan”

This giveaway is a really exciting one for anyone running a small handmade business!

Mike Carthew  and Anna Ward, authors of Commercial Creatives and owners of Two Red Trees are offering the following to someone running a creative business:

a personalised assessment of one lucky winner’s work, marketing and online strategy.  It will cover customer profiling, copywriting, SEO, photography, etc., and will lead to a marketing strategy for the winner.

and I won!

What a fantastic prize.  Mike has been in touch and asked lots of sensible, leading questions.  I’m having a good think about the answers!  Many thanks to Mike and Anna for offering their time for this prize.

I’m excited and am full of hope that during this year my little Adaliza textile hobby-business will grow, and flourish.  I think of Adaliza as rather like my bay tree – she arrived in a tiny pot which I sometimes forgot to water, any care I gave her was rewarded with new shoots & leaves, since outgrowing her pot, she’s now planted in the garden and at this point, my beautiful bay tree grew and grew.  Adaliza – you’ve just been planted out – put down your roots and reach for the stars!

There’s another chance to win the prize again here (there’s a link to the magazine where it’s offered).

Now, I’ve got a quilt to finish and a huge crochet blanket with just a couple more rows to go, PLUS some questions to answer, a calendar of fairs to organise and some amazing fabric that I’m not allowing myself to even look at until current WIPs are completed!

Do pop over to see what everyone else has been up to at Handmade Monday 103 – and join in!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Adaliza x

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