Pre-cut

I returned from a successful West Country Quilt and Textile show last weekend and have finally gathered enough energy to list some pre-cut paper piece kits in our Etsy store. These are the three designs that are currently available: Tessellated Madness, Louie’s Lattice and Beads.

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Each kit contains enough pre-cut paper pieces to make the cushions as shown above without the need to re-use any pieces. The papers are a sturdy 160gsm which means they will hold up to re-use multiple times if you are careful with them.

tessellated madness kit

Tessellated Madness

louie's lattice kit

Louie’s Lattice

beads kit

Beads

I had so much fun sharing my love of EPP at the quilt show and I’m really excited to be able to put these kits into the online domain.

Mel from Sugar Bowl Crafts has been stitching up some magic with two of the kits, Tessellated Madness and Louie’s Lattice. You can find her progress over on Instagram.

I’m currently sewing up another version of Tessellated Madness using these gorgeous fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics. I’ll share pictures of the finished project in due course but if you want to see it in progress you’ll find lots here.

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Catch you soon x

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In bloom

On a rare dry day last week I braved life and limb to pin my From Nellie, with love BOM quilt to hubby’s new shed for a progress photo. Let’s just say that hubby was less than impressed that I dared to put pin holes in his new shed.

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I am totally in love with the navy print from Paperie that I am using for the background, it makes the solids sing. I’m currently debating which colour to use for the first solid border, I’m drawn to the yellowy tone solid but as I’m still a bit unsure I’m going to wait until I’ve made the next 3 months worth of blocks before committing to it.

Catch you soon x

2 day streak

Blogging 2 days in a row doesn’t happen often around here but I managed to finish the medallion for the From Nellie, with love BOM today so I thought I’d pop in to share it.

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I love the way the colours pop against the navy background fabric! It’s so satisfying when something you’ve had in your mind looks exactly the way you hoped it would in reality.

Catch you soon x

From Nellie, with love

We’re really excited to be announcing our block of the month (BOM) programme, “From Nellie, with love”, a 12 month skill builder BOM, starting in January 2017.

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Rather than committing to a 12 month programme in advance we have decided to make this a pay as you go programme, so that you can dip in and out to suit your needs, which will be especially useful if you are drawn to some of the techniques but don’t want to make the quilt. The patterns will become available in the first week of each month through our Payhip store but we will post details of where to find them here and on our website (possibly even a newsletter reminder) so you don’t miss out.

Each month will feature a detailed guide to a different technique and will include a small project idea that you can make with it if you decide not to make the quilt. If you get really stuck or have any questions as you go along you can email us for advice: reene@nelliesniceties.com

Here is the schedule of techniques:

January – Medallion centre – Curved piecing

February – Dresden fans – freezer paper templates

March – Vines and flowers – bias binding and needle turn appliqué

April – Scrappy trip block – Bargello technique

May – Scrappy hearts – crazy patchwork piecing

June – Flowers – reverse appliqué

July – Bows – Trapunto style technique

August – Geese – fast flying geese technique

September – Prairie points – folded patchwork

October – Hexagons – gathered patchwork

November – Dresden corners – English paper piecing

December – Yo-yos/Suffolk puffs

So, now you want to know how much it is going to cost? £2.00 a month! That’s a bargain, even if we do say so ourselves.

We are pretty giddy as we are also going to be offering a limited number of fabric kits on a monthly basis which will be £12.00 including postage and packing in the UK(international postage will be extra). Kits will be available from our webshop. If you are interested in the fabric kits we would really appreciate you taking the time to fill in this short survey.

Reene will be stitching along to create another version of this beautiful quilt using her favourite print from Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi and bright solids. We really hope you’ll consider sewing along with us or letting a friend know if you think they’d be interested, the more the merrier. Catch you soon x