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September 6, 2017
rainbow pincushion from Charm About You


Finally a lazy day; with the kids back at school I spent time with my husband (we skived and went to the cinema!) and then I finished off this rainbow pincushion this afternoon.

The rainbow is part of my Whatever the Weather hand pieced mini quilt pattern, which I will be teaching at Stitch Gathering at myBearpaw in October. 


I have added borders and just finished some appliqué on them so I will be quilting the mini soon - I have a plan and a rough sketch of how I want to quilt it!


The pattern is a great stash buster ...

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September 5, 2017
Cog And Wheel Quilt with Denyse Schmidt from Blossom Heart Quilts

Over the weekend, I had the incredible opportunity to attend a class with Denyse Schmidt. A friend had to back out after the cancellation period had passed, so she asked if anyone could take her place. This was just before my birthday, so I not so subtly suggested to my husband that this would be a great birthday present! He concurred, so on Saturday, I headed off down to Amitie in Torquay.

For once in my life, I was not overprepared! I had no plan on what I wanted to do with my blocks, I just grabbed my stack of ...

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August 23, 2017
New in stock at The Village Haberdashery from The Village Haberdashery

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Floral Retrospective fabric collection by Anna Maria Horner

We’ve finally received the first 10 out of 16 designs of Anna Maria Horner’s Floral Retrospective collection, and we couldn’t wait to share them with you! In this collection, Anna Maria Horner revitalises some of her all-time favourite floral prints in their original form, along with all new colourways.

Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner

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August 11, 2017
Greek Cross Quilt ✚ Anna Maria Horner from Charm About You


What an exciting time I'm having! Today I got to meet Anna Maria Horner who made a special guest appearance on Sewing Quarter. She was genuinely so lovely, it was a thrill to meet her and see her beautiful quilts up close because I have long been a fan of her designs and work.

Of course I was there demonstrating projects I have made using her latest collection Floral Retrospective.


This quilt is made up of 12 traditional Greek Cross quilt blocks and you can click here to get the block instructions

I fussy cut the larger flower prints ...

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August 2, 2017
Florals & Wovens Together, Oh My!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Are you inspired by nature around you?  Does the beautiful echinacea in the picture above make your heart beat a little faster?  Do you ever wish you could stop by the roadside to pick the wildflowers growing there?  (I have to admit, I want to do this all.the.time.)  

When Free Spirit Fabrics asked me if I wanted to play with Anna Maria Horner's new line, Floral Retrospective, combined with some of her beautiful Loominous woven fabrics, I was over the moon excited!  These fabrics are even more beautiful in person than I thought they would ...

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July 23, 2017
Sunday Stash #394 Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner from Red Pepper Quilts

Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner

Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner has arrived in stores. It is 16 piece collection featuring Anna Maria Horner's favorite floral prints in their best selling original form, and some with all new colors to inspire a fresh look for timeless art!

Social Climber - Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Social Climber ~ Floral Retrospective
Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Echinacea ~ Floral Retrospective

Carefully handpicked from several of Anna Maria's previous collections these prints sit beautifully alongside one another as well  as other styles of fabric, including vintage, modern, and everything in between. The Social Climber design (see above) is one of my ...

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July 10, 2017
Take a class with Anna Maria Horner! from The Village Haberdashery

The lovely and super talented Anna Maria Horner is coming to our West Hampstead shop next month and we still have a handful of spots left in her classes! She has never taught in the UK before and we’re so excited to get her first! Read on to find out more about these super special classes!

Anna Maria Horner

To many the Anna Maria brand means colour and inspiration in the form of craft, sewing, needlework, books and friendly how-to. Since 2006, her fabric collections have delighted makers around the globe while enlivening their patchwork and sewing projects. Anna Maria’s fresh ...

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May 18, 2017
Simplicity 8014 from Random Thoughts... do or "di"


My recent love of garment sewing continues with this Simplicity shirt dress. The simple A-line, button up front and pockets are what attreacted me to this pattern.  The Anna Maria Horner yarn dyed fabric was a dream to work with. Having pre-washed the fabric, I am hoping not to have any of the bleeding issues I had with some of her fabric last year. My friend, Krista, and I talked about the "tablecloth effect" of this fabric and wondered if we could get away with it for garments. I'm hoping it doesn't look like I'm wearing a ...

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May 10, 2017
Classes with Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery! from The Village Haberdashery

We are thrilled and excited that the lovely and super talented Anna Maria Horner is coming to our West Hampstead shop where she’ll be teaching her very first ever classes in the UK!

Anna Maria Horner

To many the Anna Maria brand means colour and inspiration in the form of craft, sewing, needlework, books and friendly how-to. Since 2006, her fabric collections have delighted makers around the globe while enlivening their patchwork and sewing projects. Anna Maria’s fresh and modern perspective within the creative handcraft community continues to inspire new directions in making as well as earn her a unique place ...

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April 2, 2017
2017 Finish-A-Long Quarter 2 from Sew Some Sunshine

My 2017 Quarter 2 Finish-A-Long list has three continuations from the first quarter.  I made a lot of progress with two of these and it's a good bet they'll make it to the finish line this quarter.

1.  Follow My Lead quilt is on its way home from being quilted, so it's just binding for this one.




2.  My Big Star quilt is also coming back from the quilter.  Had to change the background fabric from my original post of this one.  There may have been some seam ripping (more than once) to get this block right ...

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January 21, 2017
LIMQG Inspiration Board Swap from Sew Some Sunshine


At the November Long Island Modern Quilt Guild meeting we worked on creating inspiration boards that highlight a particular color scheme.  We shared our boards and our inspiration at the December meeting.  We then each picked a secret partner, to make any project for, to exchange with at the January meeting.  

This was the inspiration board that Kim @lelandavestudios created.  Such a pretty board!


I needed to decide what to make that was pink, green, orange, floral and feminine, AND that would live up to this gorgeous inspiration board.  I started with some inspiration from Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  She has ...

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December 14, 2016
New at The Village Haberdashery! from The Village Haberdashery

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Sidewalk by Rae Hoekstra

We’re so excited that Rae Hoekstra (aka Made by Rae) has designed Cloud9‘s new collection of organic interlock knits! Sidewalk is an ode to the sunny afternoon walk home from school, when the weather is warm and the air smells of freshly cut grass.

Sidewalk by Rae Hoekstra

This collection is perfect for dresses, t-shirts, tops, baby clothes and ...

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October 25, 2016
To-Do Tuesday | 10.26.16 from Georgia Girl Quilts

I got so wrapped up in things last week I forgot to post. OOPS! This week is gearing up to be just as busy, so let's get right to it; but first, here are pics of the charity blocks I've made in the past week:


October Cheer Circle Blocks for do. Good Stitches:
Spooky Triangles tutorial by Rossie Crafts

4-Patch Hourglass blocks for the next charity quilt for the Knoxville MQG
Free tutorial available at Inspire Me Grey

week's list:

  1. Order new labels
  2. Finish swaddling blankets
  3. Continue working on nautical commission

Linking up with Christine @ Stitch ALL ...

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October 12, 2016
Comet I | Art with Fabric Blog Hop from Georgia Girl Quilts

Hello & welcome to my stop on the Art with Fabric blog hop, hosted by Alida from Tweety Loves Quilting. I had so much fun last time, I decided to participate once again!

This time around I chose Comet I; by Sam Gilliam, a Color Field Painter born in Tupelo, MS. You can learn more about Mr. Gilliam here.


For my quilt, I opted to use only the diamond, or rhombus, shape of Sam Gilliam's comet and omit the tails. I wish I could tell you I have some great artistic reasoning; but the truth is that I just didn ...

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October 5, 2016
Survey time! Loominous 2 by Anna Maria Horner from The Village Haberdashery

Anna Maria Horner has added some stunning new designs to her collection of yarn-dyed woven fabrics, Loominous! This special collection explores beauty in form and colour by employing several different methods of weaving with richly dyed cotton threads to achieve some joyously traditional and some entirely inventive deigns. Help us choose which ones we should stock!

Loominous 2 by Anna Maria Horner

Everyone who completes a survey by 9 October will receive 25 Stash Points to spend at The Village Haberdashery. Please sign up for an account if you don’t already have one to make sure you get your Stash Points!

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September 15, 2016
Getting those zippers right! from Sew Some Sunshine

I've been making pouches again...not a bad way to spend time on the weekend.  Nothing fancy, but it was good zipper practice.  I was determined to get the corners right on these, and I made a lot of progress on that front.



So one thing I've learned is to cut your fabric one inch bigger than the zipper length and sew with a 3/8 inch seam.  This seems unnatural for us quilters, but this gives you 1/8 inch of room between the seam and the zipper ends. If you do it this way you don ...

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August 27, 2016
Scrappy Trip Progress and Tips from Sew Some Sunshine

Summer's gone by so quickly!  I've been working on my scrappy trip quilt with mostly Anna Maria Horner fabrics.  This is part of my Quarter 3 list for the 2016 Finish-A-Long.  I have a feeling I won't make the completion deadline for Q3, but that's okay, I'll just add it to Q4.




Making this has been a learning experience.  Since there isn't a true pattern, there are a lot of decisions to be made that you might not think of if you just follow a basic block tutorial.  I was inspired by this quilt ...

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Kay's Irish Chain Quilt from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

Last week we took Martha Stewart on her first road trip. We didn't go far, just a few hours drive north to  Ventura, California, where we visited with old friends. I have been friends with Steve since we were three and 9 years old. The sign I made for his getaway car for his 1969 wedding to Cheryl still hangs in his garage. It was so nice to talk with old friends and also breathe in some cooler, beach air. I wish I would have remembered to take a photo of the 4 of us. 


Martha enjoyed running on ...

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July 13, 2016
2016 Finish-A-Long Quarter 3 from Sew Some Sunshine

Quarter 2 of the Finish-A-Long was a success with five out of seven projects finished.  You can read about the five projects here.  Now onto Quarter 3,  here's my current list of hopefuls!

First up is an (mostly) Anna Maria Horner scrappy trip around the world quilt.  I've got all the strips cut and seven out of twenty-four blocks completed.  It takes a good bit of time to make one of these blocks, so I work on it here and there.



Next is a new quilt that uses a fun pattern from Quilt Basket, a local quilt shop ...

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