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I’m such an old…ahem, new bag!

I’m such an old…ahem, new bag!

It’s that time of the month again…it’s the time when I’m preparing to go back on’t telly. We have worked our socks off this last month and have eight new designs with a bit of a Spring theme going on. I hope you like what we’ve done, I’d love to hear your comments, feedback is always welcome.

You will find me on the Hochanda Tv channel on Saturday 13th and Sunday the 14th of April. Freeview 85 Sky 673 and Freesat 817. I’m not sure what the channel number is if you are viewing from the U.S but I think you can watch online.

I nearly forgot to say that all the goodies (kits and patterns) will be available on my own website from this weekend.

I’d like to start with Susan’s Satchel. I have been asked loads of times to make a tweed satchel, the last time being at Duxford show in March, by a lady called Susan…I told you I would name it after you hehehehe! It fits an A4 ring binder inside and is very easy to make.satchel pic

I forgot to add apart from the huge discounts I”m offering on the eight new patterns whilst on’t telly, I’m having a go at doing some happy hour deals too; so watch out for some genuine great deals. I don’t do an annual sale in the shop, so I’m doing this instead. There will be extra fabric on selected orders, bundles of bag haberdashery, bundles of basic utility fabrics (such as wadding and calico) and sets of Moda fat quarter bundles. Each individual offer will be available, at a discounted price, for one hour only!


Back to the task in hand…next up is Rosa’s bag, named after my Sue’s adorable granddaughter, apparently this dusky shade of pink is this seasons hot property, we have teamed it with a beautiful silver grey, what do you think? It is a bit fiddly to make in places so not for an absolute beginner but once you’ve got your head round the zip area, it should be plain sailing. I love this little bag, as you can make it to coordinate with any outfit and it is ideal for leisure time; it would hold all your basic essentials whilst you have a great time, playing out.

bag pic

Third on the list, let’s shake things up and do something different. Here is our Green Man of the Woods, a wonderful emblem of the emerging spring season. He reminds me a bit of Parsley the Lion from the Herb Garden, do you remember the programme? Roberta has constructed him in the most simple way, I was pleasantly surprised when I wrote the pattern and realised how easy he actually is.


So you like ornamental dolls? How about our Steam punk Scarecrow called Seth? He is such fun to make, his clothes are unbelievably easy and if you are feeling cautious don’t forget that as a scarecrow you could always distress (code for disguise any cock ups) his clothes a bit, to give him your own spin. I would be really interested to know if you like the Steam punk theme as, if you do, we may a bit more of it.

scarecrow pic

So after a foray into the macabre lets return to the bags…

We brought you a bag, designed by Tracy Ankers, right back at the beginning of our Quilting Antics journey and it has sold and sold and sold. I can’t believe how many of you have loved it, so, using that as our inspiration I present to you the Crazy Chick bag. The fabrics are from the newest range of tweeds woven in collaboration with the National Trust and personally I think they are stunning, very chic.

crazy chick bag pic

Nearly at the end, we have been asked loads of times to do an across the body bag. I saw a bag aimed at dog walkers, where you had a hole, to pull your poopy bags through. I didn’t have any suitable rings to make the hole, so we appliquéd a dog instead! If you aren’t a doggy person, you could leave the appliqué off or simply swap it for something you like better.

daisy bag pic

Last but not least and just for a bit of a laugh, I give you the Doorstop Diva! It’s a doorstop in the shape of a handbag. If you filled it with something really heavy you could use it to keep everyone in check…I think I might be tempted to add some handbag jewellery, what do you think?


I hope you like our new designs. It’s a really scary thing when you launch new stuff as you could sink like a brick. I hope we have tried hard enough this month..

Rustled these up today…


i pad and i phone

I was messing around this afternoon and I rustled up these swish and stylish tablet and phone cases which have a ribbon mechanism inside so that you can easily draw your device out of the case . Beautiful soft tweed inside and out, means for those of us who are fabric strokers they are a real must have. I can’t take my hands off mine; I’m so pleased with them and they only took just over an hour to make. I’ve written instructions to accompany kits which tell you how to make a case exactly the right size for your own device, the kits which contain everything you need, work out at £15.50 for the tablet case and £9.50 for the phone case. If you want one give us a ring on 01729 824708 or leave a message on here, we have loads of colours to choose from.


Icicle kisses


Icicle kisses

Here is a sample of whats just arrived at Quilting Antics. Icicle Kisses by Kansas Troubles for Moda. I am busy uploading it to the website as we speak but if you want any before I have finished uploading it all feel free to ring the shop on 01729 824708.
It is a really earthy grungy range set off by gorgeous reds which ‘pop’ out and accentuate it beautifully.

Look what’s coming in soon


I shouldn’t really be showing you these pics because I haven’t finished sharing all my pics from Sandown Quilt Show yet but since when did that stop a quilter moving on to the next project (tee hee.) Wendy the Moda lady has been today and just look what goodies I have ordered for November, December and January…bring it on!


Wish You Were Here, By Holly Taylor. Full range due into Quilting Antics, November 2013

If you love autumnal fabrics you will adore these, they are like Kansas Troubles but improved and updated


Soho Chic, By Sandy Gervais. Full range due into Quilting Antics, December 2013

Some gorgeous contemporary colours to mix together, a new look for us as its unlike anything else we have in the shop.


Scrumptious, by Bonnie and Camile. Full range due into Quilting Antics, January 2014

If you liked the ranges Ruby and Flirt, you will love these.

I must add that the photo’s don’t do the fabrics justice, I hope you will love them as much as I do.

Look what yummy fabric I have ordered…


The rep called this week. I had, had a stern word with myself beforehand and made myself promise to myself that I would show this rep who is boss and refuse to order even a single bolt. Hey ho as most quilters I meet, those who usually start with the immortal words  ‘I wasn’t going to buy any fabric today’  I gave in at the first hurdle so have a look and tell me if I did the right thing.

Arriving in September.  About Town, from Whimsicals for Red Rooster. It is a very similar range to the owl one that they brought out last year, in fact I bet the two ranges would even work together they are so similar. You may have to click on the photo’s for a better look at the detail

Red Rooster Around town 1 Red Rooster Around Town 2








Next in October is My Sunshine from Riley Blake, very trendy fabric for big girls as well as little ones. A very contemporary range

Riley Blake my sunshine 2

Riley blake my sunshine 1












Last but not least in the new year (yes you did read that correctly) there will be a range called Giraffe Giraffe again by Riley Blake.

Riley Blake Giraffe Giraffe 2

riley Blake Giraffe Girrafe 1












So peeps what do you think? Am I on the right tracks?

Lynette Anderson Free Pattern



lynette freebie copy

I was having a snoop around and found this free download which accompanies Lynette Anderson’s Wildflower Wood. If you like it,  drop me a line cos I’ve got the scrummy fabric and can send it to you in a hearbeat he he he he he he he he he he!

Wildflower Wood, by Lynette Anderson has just arrived


Lynette Anderson

Look what the nice delivery man brought today. The full range of Lynette Anderson’s Wildflower Wood. Beautiful dusky pinks, blues and lilacs set off beautifully by the off whites. I adore the little owls and foxes and everything else that you find in Lynette’s wood.  I will be uploading it onto my website tonight Yes that’s right, my website is open! I’m not making a big noise about it today as there’s still a lot of tweaking and adding to do but you’re welcome to go and have a peek and I would really appreciate any feedback that you may have, you are even welcome to place a cheeky order. It went live last Friday and we have already processed our first order (thank you Jean)…I then stupidly locked myself out of the admin area with a pass word ‘cock up’ so have had the last two days being unable to tweak and add things ho hum…I suppose there were always going to be teething troubles.