Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Blueberry Park Makes 3...

So you have all been super busy over the summer and August's IG #blueberryparkmakes was full of gorgeous creations.

It was honestly so difficult to pick, but rules are rules soI could only pick 4...

clockwise from top left we have...

@greenandbell ~ Rebecca's scrappy improv quilt is an absolute delight...so much beautiful piecing for the eye to gaze over.

@nohatsquilts ~ Sarah is the queen of miniature piecing and I just love these pants!

@lisasew ~ lisa came to one of my first screen printed workshops and designed and printed up the central panel for her sewing machine cover...love it!

@isobel_hill ~ Isobel's drawstring bag is a win on every level...cute bag...gorgeous colours and hexies...ticks all round!

Thank you everyone for making and tagging your pics. I just love seeing your makes. Go check more about these and others in the group and keep making with my fabrics!


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Book Signing Evenings...

So the book is out...a lot of you have already kindly bought it...and I hope you love it!

I am very excited to say that I have been invited to a couple of fabulous shops for Book Signing Evenings and would love to see you at one of them if you are able to.

The first is at my favourite local design shop, Chirpy, here in Leeds, next Wednesday evening, 27 August, 7-9pm.

The second is at a favourite London fabric store, The Village Haberdashery, on Monday 8 September, 7-9pm.

Come to either - come to both! - I will have books to sign for you as well as demonstrating one of the techniques in the book. You will also have an opportunity to have a little print yourself! 

I really hope you can come!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Blueberry Park Makes 2...

Apologies for the rather late posting of my favourite makes during July as posted on Instagram...school holidays, vacations, out of routine goings on all contributed.

The good news is you won't have to wait long to see August's!

There are so many inspiring pieces made with my fabrics ~ it is overwhelming to see all your makes ~ but I have to narrow it down to 4 so here, clockwise from left, are my 4 favourite makes during July...

@annikaihallonhuset ~ what an awesome Modern Medallion quilt...check out Annika's IG feed to see the finished item
@adrianneonthewindyside ~ a gorgeous block from Adrianne's Block a Day July
@frankieandray ~ what can I say? Jo's mix of linens, Liberties and Blueberry Park fabrics in her quilts are stunning every time
@sandycass156 ~ I am constantly staggered by Sandra's use of fabrics to make stunning mini quilts...again check out the finished piece of Sandra's timeline.

Want to be in with a chance of being featured as my Top 4 of the Month? Simply remember to tag your IG pics with #blueberryparkmakes


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Screen Printing Workshop...the FQR way...

 What a weekend!
I am still coming down from the high and not sure I actually ever will.

There is so much to say about Fat Quarterly Retreat 2014...so many people to thank ~ first up Brioni, Lynne and Tacha ~ so many wonderful people I met ~ too many to mention right now ~ so many friends I remet and met for the first time ~ again too many to mention right now ~ and of course all the fantastic people I met in my classes...

There will be another blogpost about Retreat ~ sorry! ~ but first up has to be a photo montage of the 20 wonderful, enthusiastic, crazy, talented, ladies ever.

Wow it was crazy in the most incredible way ever! Grab a coffee, sit back, and slowly scroll through and get a glimpse of the most wonderful time we had.


Monday, 7 July 2014

Giveaway winners...

Thank you all for entering my giveaway and thank you all for your such kind comments about my Hourglass Quilt. I absolutely loved making it and thrilled at how it came out and for it to get the feedback it has makes it even more special.

Anyway enough about me...you want to know if you won the giveaway...

First number that the Random Generator pulled out was...

19...Rachel, that's you! 

Just let me know your shipping address and one copy of the mag along with the scraps is on its way to you!

Next number out of the random generator was...


I have your address so the other copy will be on its way to you!!

Thanks again for entering and watch out as there are more giveaways coming very soon...

Thursday, 3 July 2014


Issue 10 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is probably the best issue ever...full of all sorts of gorgeous summery projects.

To be honest Issue 11 is probably going to be the best ever...and then Issue 12...13...let's face it this mag just gets better and better!

And lucky for you lot, I have 2 free copies to giveaway!

All you need to do is be a follower of my blog, leave a comment, whatever you would like to say...maybe your favourite project to date...maybe what you would like to see in future issues...oh and please make sure you have an email address I can get you on if you win.

For the first lucky name pulled out of the virtual hat there will also be a scrap pack of Cloud 9 Fabrics' divine Grey Abbey by Elizabeth Olwen that I made the front cover Hourglass quilt with...not quite enough to make the quilt with I'm afraid...but certainly enough to make something splendid.

And because I want to spread the word of how wonderful this mag is the giveaway is open to everyone, wherever you may be. I will draw a winner sometime Sunday evening GMT.

Good luck!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The long journey to happiness...

I love it when lovely customers ask for something a little out of the ordinary.

A week or so ago Adrianne, in New Zealand, approached me with a very unusual request.

She loved my prints ~ thank you Adrianne ~ but didn't love Kona cottons and how would I feel about printing on some Freespirit designer solids that she was planning on ordering from Westwood Acre Fabric?

Personally I will print on anything so that was fine by me.

And so began the long distance travel of a Pretty Potent Bundle from the US to me here in the UK.

It arrived on a sunshiny day yesterday and I set to print up as requested.

And now the said bundle has continued its journey down under. Talk about a small world and our amazing community.

I have to say, having never before seen Freespirit designer solids, I can see why Adrianne is so smitten with them and I think the next order will include some for me!