Thursday, 19 January 2012

Cluck Cluck Sew

Cluck Cluck Sew makes the most beautiful, bright, modern quilts and designs PDF patterns to buy online. She also has brilliant turoials on her website, with really clear photos and instructions. Love the raw edge circle quilt below.

Aunt Em's Quilt Patterns

I spotted this design on Moda's website, United Notions. It's an Aunt Em pattern found here. I love the retro feel of the clam shells pattern and the circle design is quite unique-looking. I'm guesing the clam shells are appliqued or pieced, but haven't purchased the PDF pattern yet. Very tempted to try to work it out myself. The fabric is Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda.

Also love the beach ball pattern using the same fabric:

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Jamie Oliver's 30 Minute Meals

I've recently got back into cooking and Jamie Oliver really inspires me, because he uses simple ideas and flavours that work. His 30 minute meal series was so innovative. I tried a couple of ideas from the programme and, although they took me longer than 30 minutes (lack of organisation more than anything!), were great successes. My mum bought me the book and my first recipe was Jamie's spinach and filo pie with cucumber and tomato salad (I didn't bother with the ice cream dessert seeing as we'd eaten Krispy Kreme doughnuts earlier in the day!!). It was amazing!! The sharpness of the vinegary dressing in the salad cut through the richness of the feta and eggs in the pie. It was also brilliant cold. Yum!!

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Monday, 9 January 2012

Anthropologie/ APC Quilts

My favourite shop, Anthropologie, and one of my favourite designer brands, APC, have teamed up to create these gorgeous quilts made from scrap fabrics. I really love the flying geese designs below. Find them here.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Finished Dresden Plate Quilt

I have finally finished my Dresden plate quilt hand-pieced in repro feedsack fabrics. I only did a small amount of machine-quilting: a shadow stitch around each plate. I bound it in blocks of the feedsack fabrics.

Parson Gray

Parson Gray is a new line of fabrics from David Butler, husband of Amy. Find his new range of geometric, earthy, masculine fabrics here.