Tilda Circus Blog Hop

By Judith on April 9, 2017
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I recently got the opportunity to sign up to a Tilda Blog Hop, hosted by Nadine at Sew and So, celebrating the launch of their new collection, Circus.



This is my first blog hop (squeeee!) and I feel privileged to be joining 5 other talented, Tilda loving, sewers.


I love all the Tilda collections released so far, and this one is no exception.  Here are the fat quarters I received, to turn into something wonderful for the blog hop.



And here is the blog hop schedule:


Saturday 8th April – SewandSo

Sunday 9th April – Bakes, Books & My Boys

Monday 10th April – Littlest Sweet Shop

Tuesday 11th April – The Yorkshire Sewist

Wednesday 12th April – Starting Stitch

Thursday 13th April – Just Sew Sue

Friday 14th April – Just Jude Designs


Yes that’s me on 14th April!  Come back then to see what I made!



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Tilda Circus Table Topper

By Judith on April 14, 2017
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Hello to everyone tuning in for the final stop on the Tilda Circus blog hop.



To say I love Tilda fabrics is a huge understatement!  The vintagey feel I get from their collections and the cute and ditsy prints just make my heart flutter!  And as for their colours – simply delicious!

They have a beautiful way of styling their collections too!



I received 5 gorgeous fat quarters from Sew and So from the new Circus collection.  How did they know elephants are my favourite animal (and if you read through to the end of this post, you’ll see proof of that!).


So what did I decide to make with this lovely fabric?




I teamed the Tilda fabrics with Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (Flax) to make this quilted table topper.   I quilted the background first before appliqueing on the petals and flowers.


But I had a little help!


Tilda Circus Table Topper


My trusty Sizzix Big Shot helped me cut out all the petals and flowers.  It even cut out the bondaweb too!


Tilda Circus Table Topper


I satin stitched the petals and flowers into place (one of my favourite applique techniques!).


Tilda Circus Table Topper


And with all the leftovers and a little other Tilda stripe thrown in, I had enough to make the backing and binding.


Tilda Circus Table Topper


The finished topper measures 21.5″ x 44.5″ and I love how it looks on my table.


Tilda Circus Table Topper


Thank you for tuning into the Tilda Circus Blog Hop!


Oh and just to prove that I am a bona fide elephant lover, check out my awesome mother’s day present from my amazing girls.



Cool or what!  My very own sweet Flora!


Happy sewing!


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Tilda ‘Lemon Tree’ Blog Hop

By Judith on February 19, 2018
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Hello there!

Can you believe we are over half way through February already!


I hope you have been able to spend some time sewing this weekend!  I’ve been beavering away on some special birthday quilts, photos coming soon!


If you are a regular visitor to my blog you will know that Tilda fabrics are some of my all time favourite fabrics!


A few of my Tilda projects


I am never disappointed when they bring out new collections each year.  And their Spring ’18 collection is no exception!




This is ‘Lemon Tree’ and oh how my hearts skips a beat!  Some of these delicious fabrics are calling loud and clear to my inner hippy – come out! come out!


Here is the inspiration behind the collection:



And to celebrate the release of this gorgeous collection, today is Tilda ‘Blog Hop’ launch day, hosted by Sew and So.


If you are unfamiliar with a blog hop, let me explain!  A selection of sewing bloggers are approached to make something with the fabrics, review them and blog about it. Simples!


Here is the blogger line up:


Monday 19th February – SewandSo

Tuesday 20th February – Little Black Duck

Wednesday 21st February – Vicky Myers Creations

Thursday 22nd February – Tea and a Sewing Machine

Monday 26th February – Helen Philipps

Tuesday 27th February – Strawberry Patch Ramblings

Wednesday 28th February – Dinki Dots

Friday 2nd March – Just Jude Designs


Yep that’s me right at the end there!


So if you want to see what lovely things you can make with Tilda Lemon Tree, tune into each of the bloggers on their selected days!


And don’t forget to come back here on 2nd March to see what I’ve made for the blog hop!


Happy hopping!


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