Saturday, 30 April 2016

New Blog on Website

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have started a new blog on my website. I have posted a link for it here if you would like to go over and take a look.  My first post is about my trip to Pennsylvania.

The Old Country Store

Bye for now.


Sunday, 29 November 2015

New Allsorts Class

I just wanted to let everyone know that my Allsorts Class will begin again on
Tuesday 12 January 2016 from 7-9pm
in The Parish Centre at St Peter's, Culmore, Derry.
I will be teaching Stepping Stones from the book
by Pam & Nicky Lintott.
Everyone will need their own copy of the book.
Stepping Stones Quilt
This patchwork class will run for 10 weeks and the class is
suitable for beginners.
A deposit of £30 is payable by 29 December to secure a place.
If the minimum number of students is not reached by this date,
deposits will be refunded.
Contact me if you would like more details.
Bye for now.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Bits & Bobs Exhibition 2015

Bits & Bobs is the sewing group that I belong to in Limavady.  Last week we put on an exhibition to raise money for the Causeway Coast Special Olympics Club. 
I hope you enjoy our quilts.

Rosemary greeting the visitors

Marian, Lizzie, Carol, Anne, Rosemary, Evelyn, Linda, Linda, Sheree, Wendy, Anne, Siobhan, Heather, Valarie, Esma, Valarie, Claire, Sandra
Bye for now.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sandy Quilts Website

I have just published my new website Sandy Quilts.

It has been a lot of work, a big learning curve and quite stressful as it seemed never ending.  But finally tonight I was able to publish it.  Maybe you could take a look and let me know what you think.

As I have my new Avante Longarm now, it was somewhere to put all the details about the Quilting Services I'm offering.  It also gave me a chance to take some new photographs.
So I'm off to have some tea. 
Bye for now.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Longarm Quilting

This week I have enjoyed quilting two of my quilts. The first was Sunny Lane on which I did a rose and leaf pantograph.

The second one was a Strip X quilt which I made with my batik scraps.  I have to say that I just love the colours in this quilt.

I used an oak leaf pantograph and a gorgeous Gutterman 30wt variegated green thread.

I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know what my new machine can do and the amount of space to quilt in, is amazing.

Now I'll just have to trim the quilt and add my binding.

Bye for now. 


Saturday, 25 July 2015

Santa Came Early

On Wednesday Tom came over from the Cotton Patch to build my new Handi Quilter Avante and 12' Studio Frame.  

It's absolutely amazing!  I have been enjoying practicing on it and getting used to all the functions. 

Paisley Feather

My only problem now is trying to get all my other stuff 
back into my shed. 

Bye for now.


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Quilting Frame & Machine For Sale

I fell in love with quilting shortly after I began doing patchwork. 
Even before I could do freemotion quilting I loved it and aspired to do it. 
I discovered QNNtv on the internet and I watched Linda Taylor for hours as she "drew" with her longarm and made beautiful designs.
Well I was lucky enough to get a
Gracie Queen Frame and a Janome 1600P
to quilt with. 

I have really enjoyed using it and have had lots of fun whilst learning.

This is my mum's quilt, which she pieced herself, on the frame and it will be
the last one I quilt on the Gracie.

I have quilted an oak leaf pantograph on the quilt which mummy wanted because

of the connection of the oaks with Derry.
If anyone out there has wanted the space to have more freedom with their quilting,
the frame gives you that.
If you're interested or would like to ask some questions
contact me or send me a p.m. on my facebook page.
I will tell you all about my next exciting step soon.
Bye for now.

P.S. Just to let you all know that I sold my Gracie today.
Thank you to all those who expressed an interest.