Sunday, 9 April 2017

What We're Making Day #7 with Denise

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Today is our last installment of What We’re Making. We have really enjoyed sharing with you and we hope you have enjoyed reading it too! So without further ado, let us introduce to you our shop superstar, the delightful Denise.





Tell us a bit about your project;
I am working on a crib sized quilt for my 14 month old grandson, Avery. It is a hexagon quilt of my own design which uses a peach and teal colour scheme, which i’ve hand quilting with large circles. It took me a long time to find the right fabric for the border, which ended up being a christmas print, but now that I have one I am very happy with how it’s turned out.





Any hints/tips for someone who might want to make your project?
Plan your quilt and work out quantities before you head to the shop. This will help ensure you buy enough fabric in the first place to avoid disappointment and desperate searching later!


What or who got you into patchwork & quilting?
I started with a couple of pre-printed cushion panels, but it all really began when I signed up to a beginners class at the Cotton Patch when it had just opened!


What project are you most proud of?
I have recently been working on a William Morris snowball quilt which has definitely pulled me out of my comfort zone - they’re not the type of fabric I normally work with. However, I am really glad that I took a risk as I love it.





Who is your favourite fabric designer/brand?
You could ask anyone at the shop and they will tell you it’s Moda! I always love to see what the new deliveries bring in.


What tool/notion could you not live without?
I definitely couldn’t work without my rotary cutter and cutting mat.


What current collection do you have your eye on and what will you make with it?
I’m currently envisioning making a log cabin quilt with the Elm Cottage collection from Stof [coming soon]. I love how soft and gentle the colours are.





Finally, any wise words or top tips for our fellow patchwork & quilters?
Just to enjoy!


A big thank you to Denise and to all the Cotton Patch staff who took part in What We’re Making to help celebrate World Craft Week.


We would like to know what you thought! Would you like to see more posts like this? Are there any different questions you would like us to ask? Who in the world of P&Q would you most like us to ask? Let us know in the comments!
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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.