Sunday, October 5, 2014

Busy few months

I have not posted here for ages mainly because I have had so many projects on the go at the same time. I have been working on lots of sewing and decorating projects. Here are a few photos of projects completed recently, including an upcycled dining table, a newly decorated guest room and a completed quilt! 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Quilt Festival Birmingham

Had a great day here on last Thursday. The quilts were inspirational and the shopping was jaw dropping. I was determined not to buy more than for one project but ......... That is not what happened.. I did venture a good way out of my comfort zone and I have got a wide range of projects including very modern, very traditional some Japanese indigos and of course just a little American Jane . There were quite a few famous faces round as well as you will see in the little photo show!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A la Carte!

I was browsing on the American Jane website tonight and I just cannot wait to make some of the quilts from her new line A La Carte. It is in really zingy colours and I love it as much as I loved A Breath of Avignon. I am eagerly awaiting its arrival so I can make on of these beauties from her website! 
Have a lovely weekend ! Liv xx

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Little Red !

I bought the red work panel and some of the fabric from Sandy Klop while I was in California. It is designed to be a block from a larger quilt but I adapted it to make a little red and white flag waving American Jane quilt!
It is cot or wall sized I do not know know where it is going to end up yet but it is my first quilt finish since my holidays. I have finished the Dresden quilt top for Susan but I am waiting on a backing fabric from Hancocks of Paducah to arrive so I can quilt it . 
In the meantime I have started another quilt top a scrap basket quilt from a kit I purchased from Sandy a few weeks back. It is going up fine so far I would love to get the top finished and the Dresden quilted before the 7th August as I am off to the UK then for three weeks to see my wonderful grandchildren and children!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Home and quilting

I have been sewing almost daily since I returned from a wonderful holiday in California. I have already made inroads into my American Jane fabric purchases making a new red and white quilt top featuring the America Jane logo.
In addition to this I have commenced a Dresden quilt for a lady called Susan who lives in Boston USA. 
I am loving working on this quilt, I have not made a Dresden quilt before so I have loved the opportunity to use lots of colour in this quilt.  Have a great weekend ! Liv x

Sunday, June 15, 2014

American Jane

Everyone you reads this blog knows how much I love Sandy Klop of American Jane fabrics and patterns. Today I was lucky enough to visit Sandy and Stans home in California. Of course I bought some actually lots of fabric and some new patterns as well. For those of you who admire American Jane you can buy direct from Sandy at . I have been doing this for a few years now and I can vouch for the great service and fabulous stuff!
Here are a couple photos taken today when I was at Sandy's home check out some of the amazing  quilts over the banister rail and behind us on the wall.

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Well we are here in what must be the nicest climate anywhere on the planet warm sunny and no humidity!
Yesterday we went off the beaten track using a guide book called Back Roads California. I managed to pick up a wonderful old feedsack quilt in an
antique store in Martinez. It is made in what look like feedsack prints and is hand pieced and hand quilted. It was a steal at 150 dollars about 80 pounds sterling. I also picked up a piece of a cutter quilt in indigo and white which I will frame for my sewing room. 
Here are some photos of my vintage quilt the light in the room does not do it justic so I will take more pics when I get home.