Easter Table (part 2)!

By Judith on March 16, 2018
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So, I’m going to completely ignore the impending snow forecast and pretend it is spring and enjoy my narcissus and daffs and the blissfulness of denial!



With just over 2 weeks to Easter, let’s crack on with part 2 of my classroom Easter table.


Garden Shed Tidy (Pretty Patches May16)


At the top right hand side of the picture, you will see my Garden Shed Tidy.



Sewing with clear vinyl isn’t as tricky as you might think!



This was made for the May ’16 issue of Pretty Patches magazine.  As the garden starts to come to life again, I get sporadic urges to amble down the ‘garden’ isles of my local homeware shop,  buying packets of seeds with renewed vigor that this year I will plant them (!!)


And if (like me) you aren’t much of a gardener, you could easily use this cute tidy in your bathroom, the teenagers room, or in the study keeping stamps, envelopes and stationery organised (people do still write letters, right?).



Hanging on my diy Easter tree are my Easter Egg Zippy Pouches, made with older children in mind who might prefer money or vouchers for Easter!  You can get the free tutorial here.


DIY Easter tree


Also hanging on my Easter tree are some crochet bunnies.  I followed this tutorial, however mine seem to resemble some kind of dysmorphic bat!


Harriet Hare Cushion


Now one of the cushions on my table is an old friend.  You may recognise her from this quilt!


Harriet Hare Cushion


My trusty Woodland Hare, Harriet, has been enlarged and appliqued onto a bespoke cushion cover.  She’s been stuffed and in the absence of piping cord, I top-stitched the side seams.


Seeing Harriet’s endearing smile always brings me joy!


Picnic Bobble Quilt (Popular Patchwork Aug16)



Finally, for part 2, all of these items are sitting on my Picnic Bobble Blanket.


This was another magazine commission, this time the August ’16 issue of Popular Patchwork.


It’s a great pattern for showing off a larger scale print.


Picnic Bobble Quilt (Popular Patchwork Aug16)


It is double backed, the outer layer being a machine washable shower curtain (we don’t want any soggy bottoms!).


Picnic Bobble Quilt (Popular Patchwork Aug16)


This is another pattern I will commit to re-write for general sale!

There is a lot of work involved in converting a pattern from a magazine template to one of my own formatted patterns.  I have a long ‘to do’ list and will be announcing some new releases soon!  Thank you for your patience.


There are still 2 projects left on the table to tell you about.  But I will give them a post all of their own!


In the meantime …..


Keeeeeeeeep sewing!


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Easter Table (part 1)!

When I was at Primary School we had a ‘Nature Table’, decorated according to the seasons, with items mucky hands would triumphantly find and trophy into class the next day!   The Autumn Table was my favourite.  I can still see the bright orangey-red ovals of rosehips, shining like jewels among the tattered leaves and … Continue reading “Easter Table (part 1)!”

By Judith on March 14, 2018
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Disappearing Blocks!

In my classes last week, I gave another ‘5 minute demo’.  This month the demo was all about Disappearing Blocks!   No, not magic tricks or a trick of the eye.  But how to turn a well known quilt block into something rather special (without lots of intricate piecing)! The following are pictorial instructions on … Continue reading “Disappearing Blocks!”

By Judith on March 11, 2018
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Goodbye My Friend!

Today I lost a very dear friend to cancer!     As a single mum to 3 gorgeous girls, her strength, courage and love for life has been (& will continue to be) my inspiration.  Over the past 13 years we have laughed and cried together, prayed and worked together, and sewed together (Heather was … Continue reading “Goodbye My Friend!”

By Judith on March 10, 2018
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Katie Jane Quilt

Hello everyone!   Well I’m so glad the snow has gone from Belfast! I had to cancel 2 classes last week because of it!  It’s s(n)oooooooo(w) disrupting!   Classes were back to normal yesterday, and I’ve been enjoying showing my ladies a little ‘magic trick’ in this month’s 5 Minute Demo (more on that at … Continue reading “Katie Jane Quilt”

By Judith on March 6, 2018
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