Exciting, mildly terrifying and busy is how I would describe my life recently! I am thrilled to share the news (for those of you that aren't following me on social media) that I am one of the designers on Sewing Quarter - a new shopping channel dedicated to sewing and quilting.
You can watch Sewing Quarter online or on Freeview channel 78, it is also live streamed on YouTube and you can catch up on previous shows there. Sewing Quarter is live from 8am - 12pm every day, there are loads of tips and projects from all the designers - from dressmaking and quilting to soft toys and home furnishings. There are also some cute and useful projects and guides on the website too!
Here are a few of the projects I have made so far:
Appliqué Apron and Plant Pot Holders
I also designed and made this 'Hearts and Kisses' baby quilt using the Sweetheart Fat Quarter Bundle by Tilda and Sweetheart Ribbons:
It was fun doing a machine blanket stitch on the hearts and the ribbon worked so beautifully, simply top stitched on to the squares:
The finishing touch was a coordinating quilt label that I hand stitched on the back:
I am currently designing more quilts and projects to share on the show. If there are any techniques you would like to see me demonstrate please do let me know in the comments below and I will do my best!
Of course this TV business is all new to me, I am learning a lot and working hard to create interesting projects for both beginners and intermediate sewers. Those of you following my blog know that last year saw a big change for me, I had a lot of anxiety about my youngest starting at school. Now she's settled so well and I am adjusting to not having kids at home all day, it feels good to be able to focus more on work. I am grateful to have this opportunity, to be working with such a great team and to be able to inspire people to make and sew. A couple of people have shared their finished projects on the Sewing Quarter Facebook Page and that is so awesome!
I will be sharing more finishes soon! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend :)
linking up to finish it up friday at crazymomquilts