Monday, 25 August 2014

The Beginning of an Adventure!

Hello and a very warm welcome to Hayling Quilts! My name is Louisa and I live on a very small island just off the south coast of Hampshire, UK, and I love to quilt!

This blog is to share my journey and adventures through the works of quilting and sewing and patchwork. As I try to build my sales on Ebay and Etsy

Also, I will be showing works in progress, completing product reviews and posting pictures of work and events that I manage to visit, such as The Festival of Quilts or the National Quilt Championships

Also I hope to be answering any questions you may have and interacting with my followers. I don't claim to be an expert, just an enthusiastic amateur! I do hope you'll join me and follow me and above all, leave comments and ask questions.

So, what am I working on at the minute? 

I am currently hard at work on completing a cover for my sewing machine in the shape of a caravan! I bought the pattern for this off Etsy, from a shop called Rainbow Hare. It's beautiful and I love it! So far, I've made up the individual panels, quilted them and sewn on the windows and doors using an invisible thread. At first, I didn't like handling the invisible thread. It was springy and hard to handle, but by the time I'd sewn the first window down, I'd gotten used to it and quite liked the effect of not being able to see the tiny stitches.

Next stage is to piece the caravan body together. I'll post pictures of my completed version in the next blog post.

I am taking orders for these and custom making them on Etsy. (Link above goes direct to my shop. The price is currently a very low £45 for UK peeps. They'd make perfect Christmas presents, I think and aren't just for sewing machines! I think they could easily cover some of the larger kitchen machines, like juicers and blenders and mixers.

Why don't you post me a picture of your current project? Or, tell me about it in the comments? I'd love to see. I'm a true believer that in the crafting world, we can all learn so much from each other and be inspired in so many different ways.  Perhaps you have a crafting blog you'd like me to follow or review? Do let me know. I'd really like this blog to be as interactive as it can possibly be.

Until next time!

You can follow me on Twitter at @louisaheaton 

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