Tuesday, 20 March 2012

verykerryberry: Tova Sew-a-long

verykerryberry: Tova Sew-a-long: Post 1.  Tova- Are you Joining Me? Post. Tova Fabric Choices

I can't wait to get started on the Very Kerry Berry sew a long.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

My very first quilt made in Summer 2011

This is the first ever quilt I made.  I sort of fell in love with sewing by accident trying to make my then newly born son a bib! That was in May 2010.

Once bitten by the sewing bug, I just couldn't stop and last summer I ventured into quilts.  Another happy accident, I had bought a Hungry Caterpillar panel for a custom baby carrier but it turned out that the caterpillar was far far far too big.

As soon as I had FMQ this, I just knew that there was no going back.

My adventures in sewing have only been possible because of the amazing blogs I read and the fabulous tutorials posted by those darling bloggers.

I would love to be a bit more involved in that wonderful blogging community which is the reason for my trying to get this blog off the ground.

This quilt (although not perfect) is an important part of our daily lives.  Its played with, snuggled under and loved by my two little dandelions.
<div align="center"><a href="http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/" title="Lily's Quilts"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6795882584_4707e8279e_m.jpg" alt="Lily's Quilts" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Still trying to work this all out

Not much progress here, as I am still trying to work out how to add pics and make the blog more exciting to read.

I am going to the Owl and Sewing Cat in Eastbourne at the end of this week to learn about my overlocker.  I'm excited and nervous in equal measure.  Most of all I can't wait to actually visit this wonderful treasure of a fabric shop.


April 2012 - I have learnt so much since writing this original blog post that I thought I would come back and update it a little.  I added a link to that fabulous shop.  The Overlocker Class was really great.  Before attending, my overlocker was like an alien who just sat on my shelf looking weird and complicated.  Now its more of an acquaintance than an alien.  But I am no longer terrified of it, so it might even become an old friend of mine soon.