Thursday, 11 February 2021

Send someone a hug in a mug rug - Free Pattern!

As I type we have a bright sunshine glistening on the snow that fell yesterday. It's also bitterly cold out there which is why I'm having a day at home sewing rather than going to the freezing cold unit :) 

Having said this, it is lovely to see the sunshine, it's been a dark and dull year so far, which doesn't really help when you need a lift during these difficult times. So while we can't hug people in person to lift their spirits, why not send some love in the post instead - and what better way than with a lovely quilted heart? 

This Mini Heart Quilt pattern is free to my Newsletter Subscribers and can be anything you want, a mini quilt for someone to hang on the wall, a large mug rug for a steaming hot cuppa and biccie, or maybe a block to add to a larger quilt. Once made you can then send this virtual hug to someone to let them know they are in your thoughts and you'll see them again very soon.

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In other exciting news, I have extended the places on my Mystery Pieces Subscription Program. Every other month, subscribers will receive a mystery box of quilting goodies from Sewmotion, including a pattern designed by myself, gorgeous fabric pre-cuts, full size templates relevant to the pattern, and quality haberdashery items, all for £30 every other month (this includes UK postage, if you are outside of the UK, contact me through the website). You can find out more and reserve your space by clicking here - the next Mystery Box is due out in March, so sign up now so you don't miss out.

Wishing you all a peaceful and warm week, stay safe xx

Saturday, 9 January 2021

We have a winner!

Huge congratulations to Helen who won last week's Makers' Gallery Prize draw which happened on a very brief Facebook Live - you can still catch it on the Sewmotion Facebook page.

Helen entered her beautiful Hope in the Stars quilt, my lockdown mystery quilt-along that I ran free to my Newsletter subscribers during the first lockdown. Here is her gorgeous version, mostly made from her stash, and she also named each block to mean something special to remind her of this time in histor, such as 'Keyworkers' and 'Listen to the Birds'.

This quilt series is still available to my Newsletter subscribers. Although no longer quite the mystery, it's still a great hand sewing project to help us through these difficult times, especially as we enter yet another lockdown. Not much soothes the soul and blocks out the world like a couple hours of hand sewing. If you would like to find out more and get the links for this quilt's PDF instructions and templates, sign up to the Newsletter here. You will also hear about the latest product and events news, plus exclusive subscriber-only offers.