From the studio { February }

February 28, 2015

studio view february

This month involved a few less visits to the studio than I would have liked but sadly ill children and half term conspired against me. However we had some nice sunny days and I even crossed the river and took a picture looking back at my studio for a change. One visit was in the evening but the picture was just black so of no interest really!

February Makes

Inside the studio (top row) I made a second Tic Tac Toe block – this one for me to keep. We were in need of something bright to add to our hallway so I recreated a smaller Fair Isle Table Runner (tutorial) last week. It was the posting date for #makefriendsswap on Friday and I sent off this cute fabric basket. I now need to make some for me.

(Middle row) My friend Lou (@peachytwins) visits some Tuesday mornings, and one week she bought her scraps! My first ever attempt at paper piecing and if it turns out okay this will be my mini quilt for the Cotton and Steel swap. I tried printing some dots on fabric. I wanted to join in with Le Challenge but wasn’t organised enough. Maybe this month.

(Bottom row) I took a deep breath and finally got on with quilting the ‘Tiles’ quilt I made after Kat posted a IG picture many many moons ago. I will blog about this properly but I wanted to have to finished to gift it this week. She definitely liked it.

Not pictured I have finished my Totoro Mini quilt for the #studioghibliswap. I have also made (and forgot to photograph *sigh*) bunting for the Nursery School Bake Off competition, a Coco top for me that didn’t work out so well, and 5 zip pouches for various birthdays.

This little something was my favourite this month. The blue and the yellow just looked amazing together and I knew that the recipient would love it. My favourite thing is making something for someone special, thinking of them the whole time you are making it.


I have felt disorganised and frustrated for most of February so I am going to get my thinking cap on, review my FAL Q1 post and work out what needs doing this month. Lists, lists and more lists. That always makes me feel better. This Tiles Quilt was one of my projects on my Finish Along 2015 Q1 list.


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  • Reply Melissa Meinhard March 1, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Very nice work! I think your paper piecing came out lovely, and I really need to start making some fabric baskets for myself too!

    • Reply Kelly March 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you so much. I think I need to make a big basket for all the tiny toys that clutter our front room to start with.

  • Reply Cassandra March 1, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Your tiles quilt is charming! I really like where you are going with the paper piecing for the Cotton and Steel swap. I hope it goes well for you!

    • Reply Kelly March 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you for visiting and your comment. It is strange doing something so new – the paper piecing requires quite a lot of concentration but the effect is great.

  • Reply Vicki @ Sewing Softly March 1, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I can’t believe you managed all that plus kids in half term and with buglets! I can’t imagine how much you get done when everyone is well and at school! What a great view from your studio – very inspiring! I have a view of next doors shed…

    • Reply Kelly March 2, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      When I used to sew at our dining room table all I saw was the washing line! I am lucky that I have somewhere to go.

  • Reply Lisa March 2, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Very nice projects. I really love the tile quilt.

    • Reply Kelly March 2, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you, it really is one of my favourite things I have made. I really want to blog about the whole process properly soon.

  • Reply Sandra March 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    What a productive month, and that with bugs and half term! I can’t imagine how much you get done without that. Though I suppose having a nice studio to work from helps. I especially like your “Tiles” quilt, so cheerful!

    • Reply Kelly March 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes having a dedicated space really helps, I used to lose an hour to unpacking and packing back up again when I used the dining table. Now an hour sewing is an actual hour of sewing!

  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca March 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I love all the images of the bright blue sky.

    Lizzie Dripping

    • Reply Kelly March 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      I like to be reminded that we had some actual sunny days.

  • Reply Maureen March 4, 2015 at 4:08 am

    I know what you mean about lists – they always help me stay organized! Love the fabric basket.

    • Reply Kelly March 11, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Isn’t it cute? I definitely need to make some for myself.

  • Reply Adrianne April 12, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Lovely bright finish!

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