Roald Dahl – The Witches…

Do you remember reading the book? well Craftcotton have just released a collection of Roald Dahl fabrics… I couldn’t resist turning some of them into a cute satchel

‘You really are a very clever little mouse’ fabric was just too cute to not use as the main outer fabric, I added the frogs for the pocket, and the Witches for the lining.

This pattern is available from Debbie Shore ‘Satchels’ book, with templates and really easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

To see how I used the ‘Witches’ fabrics, download my tutorial, at the link below

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Happy Sewing

Michelle

Completed Makoti Quilt…

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the final reveal, I really hope you’ve enjoyed sewing along and watching your quilts come together

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with all the blocks and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

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Click here for the final tutorial

Completed makoti quilt

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Quilt Along

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block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

block 7

Block 8

Block 9

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#makotiquiltalong

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Michelle

 

Block 9 #makoti quiltalong

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 9 – the last of the quilt blocks, meet me back here in 2 weeks for the big reveal…

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7 and 8

and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

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Download my free step by step pattern link at the bottom of this page

This block is all about triangles

 

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

block 7

Block 8

sashing

#makotiquiltalong

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 8 #makoti Quiltalong

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 8.

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

Download my free step by step pattern at the link below

Makoti quilt along block 8

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6 and 7 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

block 7

sashing

#makotiquiltalong

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 7 #makoti quilt-along

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 7.

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

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Download my free step by step pattern at the link below

Makoti quilt along block 7

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3,4, 5 and 6 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

sashing

#makotiquiltalong

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Makoti Quilt-along block 4

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 4.

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with block 1, 2 and 3, and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post.

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

Download my free step by step pattern at the link below

Makoti quilt along block 4

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Take your time to create perfectly nested seams along the way

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

Craftcotton are announcing an exciting giveaway this weekend too – keep your eyes peeled

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2 and 3 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

#makotiquiltalong

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Stay home, stay safe and keep your mind active with a new hobby…

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Wow what a time we are living in at the minute, it all just feels so surreal…

As someone who has suffered anxiety and depression in my past, and still continues to , I find myself in peaks and troughs, but this is a real struggle… its the daily worry, reading/listening to the news that is consuming my every thought.

I’m trying to only put the news on once a day, but I find myself reading the daily updates as they come through on my phone, its so difficult to find a balance, of knowing enough, but not letting it take over…

I tell myself to keep busy, and fortunately I am in a job which allows me to work from home, although some of my work is no longer needed or has been put on the back burner till all this is over, there is still work for me to do, and for that I’m grateful.

So as I sit here consumed in my little world of worry, I thought I would upload this post and share some free patterns I wrote recently, in the hope it may help you to take your mind of things, and relax… I also wanted to reintroduce a quilt along myself and Dawn did last year, its a sampler, which means each block is different, so you can take your time over each one, and when sewn together becomes something to truly cherish #sweetestthingsampler

First pattern I wanted to share with you is my Lemon zest tea cosy. The fabrics I used are from Craftcotton, but obviously at times like this, any fabric will work

Click the links below to download my free print friendly PDF’s

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Lemon zest kitchen accessories – Tea Cosy Pattern

Lemon zest kitchen accessories – Oven Glove Pattern

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Under the sea bathroom accessories – Toiletry Roll Pattern

Under the sea bathroom accessories Toilet Roll Storage holder Pattern

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The sweetest thing sampler is made up of 25 blocks, 12 samplers and 13 Irish chain blocks, it contains lots of different techniques, so there is something for everyone.

 

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The tutorials for each block can be found on Dawn blog

https://www.honeybeecloths.co.uk/sweetest-things-sampler/4594180754

Myself and dawn designed this quilt along together, and so we put all the patterns in one place, where you can also find all the fabric requirements you need in Dawn online shop:

www.honeybeecloths.co.uk

Stay safe, and stay indoors.

Remember to leave a comment here on my blog, I would love to hear what you’re doing to help keep busy, and/or if you make one of my accessories

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Sending inspiration…

Hey 🙂

Can you believe we are almost at the end of February.

I’ve been so busy with making, that I’ve forgotten to keep my blog up to date, so I thought I would do a little post showcasing what I’ve been up to these last few months, some of the quilts are so bright and colourful, I hoping they might brighten your day, or inspire you to get creative.

Inside the January Issue of British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you can find my Dew and Moss Quilt, using the stunning ‘Dew and Moss’ collection from Art Gallery Fabrics, quilted using Vlieseline wool mix batting and Gutermann threads

Inside the February Issue of British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you can find my Berry Burst lap quilt, using the beautiful fabric ‘Trends’ collection from Craftcotton. Its quilted using Vlieseline 278 Soya Mix Batting and Gutermann  metallic threads

I was buzzing to find my Pineapple Quilt on the front cover of  issue 72 of Quilt Now magazine, made using  Giucy Giuce spectrastatic collection from Makower. Quilted using Vlieseline Soya mix batting and Gutermann threads.

Also inside this issue, you’ll find my ‘Love Letters’ quilt with matching cushions using the beautiful ‘Flutter and Shine’ and ‘Kisses’ by Melanie Collette for Riley Blake Designs. Quilted using Vlieseline wool mix batting and Guterman threads.

Inside Issue 73 Quilt Now magazine, you can find my Raspberry Ripple quilt with matching cushion, using the stunning new collection ‘Boho’ from Stoffabrics. Quilted with Vlieseline wool mix batting and Gutermann threads

Inside this issue you can also find my Clementine Squares quilt with matching Tote bag, using Stockbridge by Feena Brooks for Cloud9 fabrics. Quilted using Vlieseline wool mix batting and Gutermann threads.

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I hope this has brightened your day, and don’t forget there is still time to enter my Island Batik fabric giveaway, just head over to my previous post for all the details

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

 

The countdown is on…

Oh my goodness, is anyone else starting to feel the pressure of Christmas…

I’m wonder if you’re a ‘buy early and get everything wrapped, well before the big day’ kinda person, or are you a ‘last minute, fly by the seat of your pants’  type?

Every year I say I’m gonna be organised, and every year I find myself praying my online orders will arrive in time … but somehow it always seems to come together, and it becomes another amazing Christmas full of memories to cherish.

Issue 71 of Quilt Now magazine has just arrived in the shops, its a really packed issue, and inside I’m thrilled to share my ‘Fruit Punch’ quilt, using the stunning bright collection ‘Colour Fun’ by stoffabrics,  using the beautiful Vlieseline Wool Mix batting

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Inside this month December issue of British Patchwork & Quilting you can find my ‘Shimmering Christmas kaleidoscope Quilt’ using another stunning collection from stoffabrics. I used the beautiful Hobbs batting inside.

Hot Chocolate Snuggles Quilt…

Follow my tutorial, to make your own Cosy Christmas Quilt. These gorgeous fabrics are all available from ‘Craft Cotton’.

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This tutorial can be found on the Craftcotton blog, where you can also find lots more inspiration

 

 

Its been quilted using snowflakes using the beautiful metallic threads from Gutermann

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Download my free pattern here…

CraftCotton Christmas Quilt

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle