I have been so busy!! The fact that I managed only 3 or 4 measly blog posts during October (and probably even less in September!) is testament to that. If you buy Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine you will have seen some of the stuff I have been up to over recent months… My Starry Christmas Stockings were ON THE COVER!! – this is without doubt the most exciting thing that has happened to me since I started out with this sewing and fabric malarkey:
I always blown away by how wonderfully the gorgeous people at LPQ style my stuff to make it look so fabulous. I can’t tell you how what a buzz I get from it. More importantly, I have also had some lovely feedback from a stitcher on Instagram letting me know that my pattern is straightforward to follow – which is fantastic to know – it’s so important to me that my work is clear and comprehensible. (By the way, the 3 stockings pictured are for sale – check out my Facebook page for details).
Issue 14 is a bit full of me because I also made a quilt, cushion and pincushion using the winning fabric from the LPQ Spoonflower competition. Again my makes have been styled so beautifully:
I loved working with these sweet fabrics designed by Erin (Badger&Bee on Spoonflower) – although it was a bit nerve-wracking because I hadn’t worked on such a large project for a magazine before. Fortunately it all came together without any major drama, and I was really pleased with the way that my simple design brought the best out of these boldly coloured fabrics.
It is something else to go into WHSmiths (other newsagents are available) and see something you designed and made on the front of a magazine. I have been moving copies of LPQ to the front of all the displays. 😉 Thanks to the folks at Love Patchwork and Quilting for this fab opportunity, especially Jen & Alice, who aare endlessly patient with my stressy ways!
I have a spare copy of Issue 14 of LPQ if anyone would like it? Just leave a comment if you would – if there is more than one of you I will use Mr Random to choose who gets it at 7pm (GMT) Sunday 2nd. Happy to post overseas.
***Just a quick update to say that I’ve done a draw to see who gets my spare copy of the magazine, and Abigail was the winner – sorry to everyone else!***