29/04/2016 § 3 Comments
Yes, the Jane Austen’s House Museum at Chawton in Hampshire is stocking my Patchwork Quilt Kits! I’ve been working on 3 designs for the quilts and they all have a theme related to Jane’s life in Hampshire so I’ve called them:
Walk in the Park
Walk in the Woods
Walk in the Garden
As well as the Quilt Kits, I’ve also been busy stitching up sample quilts, made to my own pattern, for each one.
The quilts will be displayed in the Museum’s shop, where the kits will also be for sale.
When I visited the Jane Austen’s House Museum earlier in the year, I saw the patchwork quilt top that she and her mother had hand-stitched. From a distance the patchwork diamonds appeared to be set on-point between plain fabric, but on closer examination the stashing is in fact a subtle polka dot. So I’ve included polka dots in all my quilt kits.
The kits are ideal for beginners and may be hand or machine stitched. There’s a comprehensive 12-page instruction booklet with Design Grid and many helpful tips and hints included. What a wonderful momento of a visit to the Museum.
Similar kits are also available from me direct – please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All packed up and ready to go!
As I will be later on today – two fairs in two days this weekend – that’s a first!
Saturday is the Downton Cuckoo Fair near Salisbury and on Sunday it’s up to Putney again for the Art & Design Market that runs from 12 – 6.
Do stop by and say Hello if you’re at either venue this weekend. There’ll be lots of quilts, cushions, pincushions and quilt kits to choose from!
Have a lovely weekend
Linking up with Finish it up Friday – do leave a comment if you’ve popped in – I love reading them all.
04/03/2016 § 1 Comment
… is attempting to work her magic.
Our mornings are still chilly, the light sparkly frost on the rooftops and garden melting away as the bright rays of the sun slide seamlessly across the landscape. My snowdrops have had their winter’s moment of delight and the drifts are retracing their colour steps back to green – a different green from their eager January shoots – less vibrant, more sleepy – as they head back towards the earth.
Vibrant yellows are popping up – in the hedges, along the verges and in the neat cottage gardens. Garden gates lay open beneath a clear blue sky, inviting Spring to wave her wand across the trees …
Last week in my discovery of c2c crochet, I gathered some balls of fresh, soft multi coloured yarn and made a pretty little throw for my sofa …
Spring Blanket as I’ve named her, lives happily over the back of my lovely little green sofa, with the more famous Gypsy Rose blanket that I wrote about when I made it and has been my most popular post since I started blogging 4 years ago. Does anyone recognise the little tapestry cushions? Remember Primavera tapestries? I so loved them and stitched several though it’s a few years ago now.
Today, the sun streamed into the lounge and the bare branches of my White Birch tree in the garden appeared to reach up to feel the warmth of the sun in the beautiful blue sky.
A new month and new challenges – I have these fabrics lined up for new quilts and quilt kits – my target is 20 quilt kits and 2 little quilts.
Let’s see what everyone else has finished – and is aiming to finish in March.
Happy Spring Days.