Zippy

I can’t believe that more than half the year has passed already! We’re on month 7 of the From Nellie, with love BOM. This month we’re playing with a very basic Trapunto technique on this cute bow design.

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This month’s project is a very pretty and functional zippy pouch. At 10 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ it’s the perfect size for toting your portable projects around with you and is very quick to make.

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As usual you can find the pattern in our Payhip (UK and Europe) and Etsy (Rest of the world) stores. At £2.00 it’s a bit of a bargain.

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

With love

Happy Valentine’s day to you all. I’ve been working on a new EPP design over the past few weeks along with the help of a few lovely testers over on Instagram. As I’ve called it Hidden Hearts I thought today was an appropriate day to release the “pattern”.

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This design is a single block that when tessellated in alternate rotation produces the hidden hearts. At least four blocks are necessary to get the best effect from the hearts. The blocks are approximately 7″ each and they go together really quickly. They offer the perfect opportunity for some fussy-cutting if that’s your thing. You can find some lovely examples from my testers on #hiddenheartsepp over on Instagram.

single You can find the instant download PDF template set with piecing guide in our Payhip store and our Etsy store. We’d love to see your version if you try it out. Feel free to send a photo to reene@nelliesniceties.com or use the hashtags #hiddenheartsepp and #nelliesniceties on social media so we can find your work easily. Catch you soon x

New beginnings

Hello to you all. The first day of a new year always brings me a little excitement (at least until lunchtime) with the promise of new challenges and goals. I’m going to try to be realistic this year and not over-burden myself with new projects so that I can also work on my substantial WIP pile. One project that I will be most definitely working on throughout this year is the “From Nellie, with love” BOM. I’m hoping to get my medallion centre finished by the end of the week so that I can share it with you here.

The first month’s pattern is now available in our Payhip store. This month is all about curved piecing and a brief introduction to foundation piecing.

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This month’s pattern also includes a tote bag pattern using this block if you’re not keen on making the quilt.

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I mentioned in my previous post that there would be a limited number of fabric kits each month to accompany the BOM and I’ve spent a bit of time over the Christmas holidays cutting  those. I’ve chosen Art Gallery fabrics  because I really do love their colours and the feel of the cloth. There are two fabric kit options, the first being low volume and bright prints. This month’s selection features low volume prints from Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi and Wonderland by Katarina Roccella. The bright prints in each kit will vary, as I have cut them from my personal stash for a truly scrappy quilt, but the colour palette is similar throughout.

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The second fabric kit option features one of my favourite prints from prints from Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi as the background fabric and Pure Elements solids. I am sewing along with this version and am really loving how it looks so far!

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You can find the fabric kits for sale here. There a limited number of each type and they are priced at £12.00 including UK postage (International postage will cost extra).

I hope you will consider sewing along with me. I’m off now for a pleasant afternoon with family. 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