Monday, 13 August 2012

Festival of Quilts 16th -19th August

If I've been a bit quiet recently its because I have been UBER busy cutting, packing, wrapping and stuffing. 

For the last 3 weeks its been non stop preparation to take QuiltMeHappy to the the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham 16th -19th August. 

We will be on stand N22 so do come and visit.

Getting ready has been very tiring.  I completely underestimatated how much time it would take to get ready plus a few late orders for quilting delayed my progress but today the car is loaded and tomorrow I will be on my way. Woo hoo! 

I'm happy!

I have all sorts of new and lovely things to show you too. 

A Parson Gray ZigZag quilt

This took 16 FQ and some groovy green linen for backing.

The Original Parson Gray Target Quilt : Made up! 

This s a dead easy quilt to make ONCE you have the templates drawn out! 
I hate enlarging patterns so I have made up a kit with FULL size pattern pieces.
So all you have to do is open the bag, cut and sew! 


I adore this quilt! Its sooooooo easy to make too. The blocks are actually on a panel and available with cream or black sashing but its wonky sashing.  If you can live with wonky thats great all you need do it add a border and quilt. But if you are like me and wonky drives you crazy then cut the blcoks out and resew - straight!

Fabric kit available with 
Kona Snow sashing
Uranicity Border and
Alexander Henry Cite backing

or hows about this lovely Kokka fabric grocery bag.
Little Red Riding Hood!

Made from half a meter of fabric and some natural upholsery strapping.

or a lovely simple baby receiving blanket


this lovely Amelia Dress pattern and kit by BRAND NEW DESIGNER


The Amelia Dress Sewing Pattern is a great versatile garment. 
The shirring on the bodice allows the garment to grow with the child, it can be worn as a sundress or layered over a long-sleeved top and when your little girl grows it can become a tunic top teamed with leggings.  The pattern is sized for 6-12 months to 4-5 Years.

Emma - the designer/sewer behind new brand MummyLovesLily uses amazing Pat Bravo fabrics and we will have a the dress pattern and fabric available as a kit. She has very kindly dropped off 6 dresses for me to take to Festival too -  and these will be available for sale ... just in case you dont want to sew a dress yourself.  The pattern for this dress is AMAZING though. She adds so much detail to them.

If you are a new quilter then a Quilt in the bag maybe

or for a little girl this lovely Sweet Shoppe Quilt

Happy Quilting 

Come see us at N22!


  1. Looking forward to meeting you at the Festival :) Have a good one!

  2. I'll definitely stop buy! More than once I'm sure!

  3. Blimey Tracey, you have been busy! I am coming to the festival on Sunday and I will definitely come and visit the stand to say hello and check out your fab Parson Gray quilts. It will be lovely to meet you!

  4. See you Thursday, and good luck with the show.

  5. Love the bag and the zig zag quilt. Sad I cannot make Birmingham but good luck anyway.

  6. Great stuff here! What fun people will have shopping for these great fabrics!



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