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Wool Tweed Friday 5

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Wool Tweed Friday 5

Welcome once again to ‘Wool Tweed Friday’, a Special hello if this is the first time that you have looked at my blog. If you would like to be notified when I add future posts click on the ‘follow’ button and you will automatically receive an e-mail with each new post. As always I hope that you enjoy the selection of tweeds that I am sharing tonight, if you would like to purchase any of them, you can by, either ringing us at the shop on 01729 824708 or by leaving a message on here but remember it’s ‘first up best dressed’ here, as I only have the amount shown here in any one design/colourway once it’s gone, it’s gone!

This weekend I am at the quilt show at Duxford Imperial War Museum, Cambridge, our stand overlooks the cafe; if you are going it would be lovely if you stopped by to say hi.

for now though we turn to business, happy shopping 😉

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Roll 41 Lovely steely blue with green, this design is very country house and spot on the current trend. 154″ x 8.5″ (3.66m x 0.21m)  £24.50 I can sell this as a half or quarter of the full piece.

 

Roll 42 Beautifully soft blue and green herringbone pattern. 100″ x 7″ (2.54m x 0.17m) £15.50 I can sell this as a half or quarter of the full piece.

 

 

 

 

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Roll 43 Sage green and beige 102″ x 6.5″ (2.59m x 0.16m) extremely soft to the touch £16.50 I can sell this as a half or quarter of the full piece.

 

Roll 44 Autumnal shades of plum green and steely blue 159″ x 8.5″ (4m x 0.21m) £25. I can sell this as a half or quarter of the full piece.

 

 

 

 

 

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Roll 45 Extremely soft tweed, two shades of blue 112″ x 7.5″ (2.84m x 0.19m) £18.50 I can sell this as a half or quarter of the full piece.

 

Roll 46 Beautiful blues and greens 148″ x 8.5″ (3.76m x 0.21m) £24.50 I can sell this as a half or quarter of the full piece.

 

 

 

 

 

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Roll 47 Gold, reds and blues 143″ x 8.5″ (3.63m x 0.21m) £22.50 I can sell this as a half or quarter of the full piece.

 

Roll 48 mixture of cerise and beige wools provide this beautiful warm glow 118″ x 8″ (2.9m x 0.20m) £22.50 I can sell this as a half or quarter of the full piece.

 

 

 

 

 

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Roll 49 a richer more autumnal shade than roll 48 again superbly soft 108″ x 8.5″ (2.74m x 0.21m) £20 I can sell this as a half or quarter of the full piece.

 

Roll 50 two small pieces of  plaid, brown with a subtle red and blue threads in them  each piece is 27″ x 7.5″ (0.68m x 0.19m) £9 for both pieces. Can sell as one piece or both together.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed my selection and there is something for you, happy shopping and I hope to catch you later

Best quilty love, from Anthea and the team 🙂

Time for a catch up…get’ kettle on

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Time for a catch up…get’ kettle on

Where does all the time go? It’s ages since I last posted, I’ve been snapping pics and all that business but not getting round to actually posting; partly because I have been a bit under the weather on and off since August, I have been taking medication and to be honest at times I’ve been a bit ‘loopy loo’! The Owl and the Pussycat BOM is coming on a treat and I’m really excited about revealing it as it won’t be long now (famous last words.)
For today I wanted to share with you a quilt retreat that I was invited to at Parceval Hall, Skyreholme. The venue was on another level from the kind of places we are used to, owned by the church it is the most tranquil place to spend time. Thank you Connie and Di for the invitation and I look forward to visiting you again next year.

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Malvern Quilt show

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Malvern Quilt show

I’m freshly back from Malvern quilt show. As usual it was brilliant! Thank you so very much to everyone who stopped by to see us, we had such a giggle. I managed to do a whistle stop tour of the quilts during the last hour of Sunday. I didn’t manage to snap them all but have attached  a slide show so that you can enjoy them too. My personal favourite was the black and white Flying Goose, it was simply stunning. Which one do you like best?

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Linus Patterns

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Linus Patterns

After making a hash of attaching the patterns yesterday, I hope that these will work for you. All the patterns are drawn onto A4 paper so if you are unable to print them off at the right size from here, you should be able to increase the size on your photocopier or printer.

If you would like to contribute to our Linus Charity Challenge 2014 it would be wonderful if you could make blocks of appliqued musical instruments and send them to us at Quilting Antics, Watershed Mill, Settle. North Yorkshire. BD24 9LR England. Blocks to arrive by Friday 15th November 2014. Hopefully I will post patterns in the coming days.

The boxer shorts pattern was lent to me by a very good friend called Averil. I have simplified her original pattern, I would like to credit the original designer but I’m afraid I don’t have their name. The musical instruments are pictures which I found on line and have tinkered with. None of the designs are my own.

For Linus charity challenges, I usually request 13″ blocks just in case anything frays or isn’t quite at the angle which works with the other blocks.

Thank you in anticipation of your help x

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Linus boxer shorts

Linus Project

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Linus Project

I am so very proud to share this story with you, obviously when you read the story you will see that the circumstances are terrible, tragic and not what you would wish for anyone. The reason that I am so proud is that the boxer shorts quilt was made here at quilting antics with blocks that were donated to us by loads of you for our Linus challenge day last year. So once again thank you.

We are repeating the challenge again, this time with a musical theme. I will try and attach the patterns to this post but just incase it doesn’t happen properly you can ring the shop and we will post patterns out to you on 01729 824708


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Hello you wonderful people, my two children received a beautiful quilt each today, given to them by their bereavement lady from Barnardos.
I will tell you a little about our story, my two children are 9 and 11 years old, and last year I had a baby girl called Alice, she looked prefect, but was a little sleepy and didn’t want to feed, but midwives felt she was fine, they sent us home from hospital, when alice was two days old she died suddenly in my husbands arms, we called an ambulance and tried everything to get her back, but nothing could be done, one of the hardest things we had to do was tell my two other children what had happened and seeing their hearts break in front of me, my oldest found it really hard as I had promised he could hold her after school, and he did the bravest thing he held her once she had died he was 10 years old at the time, some adults couldn’t face seeing her, but he did, he even kissed her goodbye.
Her birthday is in a few days the 9th October, so I have to say the quilts have just come at the right time for us, I do have a little good news and that I am 22 weeks pregnant but this leaves us with great uncertainty as this baby could have the same condition alice had, but this time the hospital know what to test for and look for, but I am sure the quilts will bring some comfort while I am in hospital to my children who suffer from anxiety when I am not around, so again I want to say thank you so much. Leone Edwards

Bang on Trend Lovely Wool Tweed

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Bang on Trend Lovely Wool Tweed

Fate has a funny way of working and as I’ve got older I have learned that sometimes it is best to let it unfold on it’s own terms. Recently a friend of mine met a lady and the lady was promoting a new niche on behalf of her friends husbands mill (this story goes up three rungs of a family, accross several house moves bla bla bla.) The long and the short of it is that my friend bought some wool tweed off the lady and then knocked up the Christmas wreath below ‘The Holly and the Ivy.’

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Isn’t this gorgeous? It has been so utterly successful we have been selling kits and patterns  like hot cakes and run four classes teaching people how to make it and have another class planned this Saturday the 11th of October, (if anyone is interested we have had three cancellations today which means we have spare places available.)

I trotted off to the mill to get the bits and bobs of tweed that I would need to make the kits and when I got there my eyes nearly burst out of my head! Oodles and oodles of beautiful tweed in so many colours, patterns and plains…so much yummy yummy yummyness.

Initially I brought home the stuff for the kits and some sensible blue plaids and blue plains. We made a simple nine patch cushion and then asked people what they thought of it. The response was so good that it encouraged me to get my thinking cap on to come up with new ideas, the first being Mr Fox

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I love that sly old dog and the tweed really lends itself to the woodland theme; so not content with just one cushion

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Lil’ Wolly was born, isn’t he cute? I also remade Lil’ Wol in darker greens which in some ways is richer and far more luxurious. Then next came this little fella’

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Bobby Bushtail! I didn’t think he was going to work at first but I put some chunky light coloured running stitches in his tail and they really brought him to life.  I made another Bobby Bushtail and this time I swapped the biscuit coloured background for a dark green and he looked even better than the original.

I hope you have enjoyed my little show and tell? Please excuse me but I’m so pleased with how they’ve turned out I have to admit to bragging a little.

New term begins

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New term begins

This week has seen the start of our new autumn term. Friday was Rachel’s new beginners class, today was Michaela’s advanced class and tomorrow will see Michaela start a new weekend beginners class. Exciting times ahead, I love it when the new classes start and there are new friends to add to our ever expanding quilt community. I snapped a few pics yesterday as the new girls learned how to do rail fence, log cabin and courthouse steps.

At 11 o’clock yesterday morning we had a table of terrified newbys and by 4.30 a group of budding new friends with completed blocks, well done girls.

Also today I would like to pay tribute to Alan Henning a very brave man, murdered yesterday by terrorists. May God bless your soul. Rest in Peace.

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Our new block of the month quilt.

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Our new block of the month quilt.

I’m not going to reveal everything today but here’s a sneaky peak at our new Block of the Month quilt, The Owl and the Pussycat.

Gillian, Sue, Averil, several visitors including Jean, my mum in law Muriel and I had a wonderful day all working together on the quilt, you know those precious moments when a group of women spend the day sewing together on a shared project. Magic. I’m hoping it will be ready for the autumn quilt show at Malvern, on the last weekend in October, so we shall be stitching, writing instructions, cutting kits like mad so that we are ready. I think you’re going to like it but for now I hope you enjoy trying to guess what it will look like.

 

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I’ve had a little word with myself…

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I’ve had a little word with myself…

OK, so, its no secret this has been one extremely tough year for me, both professionally and personally but as my daughter Gem would say, I’ve ‘given my head a little wobble’, had a word with myself’ and here I am, bouncing back! Quilting Antics is still here and from now on the only way is up, up, up! There have been times this year when I’ve been a bit of an ostrich but hey ho, that’s my way of dealing with things sometimes. So to anyone who has been frustrated because I haven’t as we say in Yorkshire been ‘framing myself’ I apologise and from today will be getting back to business. I look forward to sharing many blog posts with you and hope that you will stay tuned.

Just because I haven’t been posting doesn’t mean we haven’t been having any Antics, in fact just the opposite we have had quite a few which I’ll fill you in with over the next few posts. Today though I want to share with you a class we did with Michaela Smith on bear making, simply because I loved them so much and its as good a place as any to start, awwwwwww.

 

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P1060884P1060884Our Denise is a clever clogs, look at this superb sewing machine cover decorated with pockets and raw edged applique. If you would like to make one please feel free to add your name to the list either by messaging me on here or ringing the shop on 01729 824708

If you don’t need a cover for your machine there are plenty of other things you could cover, I think Judy is making a cover for her Kenwood!

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Then as if the sewing machine cover wasn’t enough Denise has also made this small reversible quilt using the Quilt as you go method. If you would like to learn how to do this great technique, which will mean you never have to struggle to get a big quilt under your machine in one go, let us know and you would be very welcome to join the class. We set dates last Thursday for both these projects and the classes were full by Friday so we have had to set extra dates!