A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Saturday, 13 September 2014

FQR 2014 London

I went to London and took with me:
the lovely name tag Bettina from Munich made me

I apologize for the picture of Bettina; I blame it on my iPhone (or my enthusiasm haste)

The name tag I made for Cara from Pink Stitches

My sewing table & my sewing machine (and my husband to carry it) and my supplies for all the classes

When I arrived at the venue a delivery man came with FIFTY, yes 50 Janome sewing machines (all new!).

We all got a goodie bag full of useful stuff (lots of fabric!):

We all met inspirational teachers

top left: Thomas Knauer (a picture I robbed from Cara), top right: Amy Ellis,
bottom left: me + Trudy Wood; bottom right: Brioni Greenberg
We all made new friends and met old ones:

 Here are all the Dutchies:

I had the biggest laugh of all when Jack (Lynne's son & one of the assistants with his best mate Jack) photobombed my selfie with Brioni

And only afterwards I realized I'd made a lot of pictures with me aka selfies with others...

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A laptop bag with a pocket

I have a lot of catching up to do with you, so here's one of my makes during the summer.

My youngest daughter has a laptop and the case that was very much worn. So she needed a new one, would I make her one? She would also need to have room for the battery charger and other 'stuff'.
I decided to make it a quilt-as-you-go project: very easy. I pieced different sized pieces of fabric  together on a piece of batting and then cut it to the size of her lap top.

You can see the 'stuff'  ...
I also attached a key holder, which you can detach from the bag: handy!
The inside is minky left overs from a quilt (the beast) : nice and soft.
It doesn't have a closure/zipper of fastener, because she always puts it in her huge handbag anyway.


She's very happy with it and then, so am I.