I got some lovely stash additions this week from Pin It and Stitch. I had to get the gorgeous bees after seeing Tracey use it in her Stitchy Pie and I'm going to use the hexies to make one for my Auntie.
I Heart Bees in Denim and Mint, Mustang by Melody Miller, Red Cotton Reels, Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey (available here in blue) and Pink Hexagons, Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey.
I also loved the snaps on Caroline's Stitchy Pie and got myself these Kam snaps and pliers from ebay. There are round and heart shaped ones in this set! LOVE them and looking forward to trying them out soon. There are various bundles and deals on Kam snaps, just do a search on ebay if you want to find some. I ordered mine from the UK, there are lots of international sellers so you might want to double check they are shipping from your country.
And I received month 4 of the Patchwork of the Crosses BOM from Sew and Quilt. The fabrics are so so beautiful!
Yesterday I taught a class to make rope bowls at Patchfinders. We had a fun day and they were a really creative group, here's what they made:
I got the latest issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting and was thrilled to see my Half-Moon Tote Bag on the cover!!
Issue 34 includes my pattern for the bag and a matching purse. I loved designing and making these! Appliqué has become a real favourite technique for me. I used some beautiful Pure Elements and a gorgeous metallic Cotton and Steel canvas from Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory.
I enjoy mixing up fabrics so that the projects match in an interesting way. The half-moon shape is modern and simple, you can play around with the layout to create a really dramatic geometric design. Thank you to the Love Patchwork and Quilting team for doing a brilliant job with the layout and pictures!
Lastly if you fancy grabbing a deal, Green Fairy Quilts currently have 40% off charm packs - including new releases. I couldn't resist some of the new Jen Kingwell lines and Little Miss Sunshine because of the cuteness and am look forward to receiving them so I can play!