Thursday, May 3

Tag & Scraps

In less than a months time I will be attending the Fat Quarterly Sewing Retreat in London and I'm very much looking forward to it. And I'm a bit anxious too about going all by myself and not having actually met anyone else who will be there, even though  I 'know' people from Twitter and Blogland. :) Anyway, I will be attending classes about English Paper piecing, Wonky Log Cabin Block making and Frame Purses. I have absolutely no experience in either of these so I'm sure I will learn lots.

Earlier this year I signed up for a Name Tag Swap for the Retreat and after many hours spent on failed attempts I finally came up with the hooped tag you see pictured above. You may recognize it as a variation of the pattern I did for the Pretty in Patchwork Holidays book.  I still have to receive my name tag and I'm very curious what my (secret) swap partner came up with!

I have also been 'busy' sorting through my fabric stash this week and was amazed by the amount of scrap fabrics I had hidden in there. I have ordered this book, partly because it deals with scrap sorting and storage! I have been cutting some of the smaller scraps into 2.5' squares, planning to make another Scrap Vomit Quilt some day. I'm thinking of sending out some Scrap Vomit Starter Packages (with 49 different squares to make one block) if anyone is interested!?! I will write another post about that so if you're interested, keep your eyes peeled for that. :)

P.S. before I forget: I'm a bit late to the party but I'm also on Instagram these days. You can find me under the name Followbunny 


  1. Hi Nicole! I'm going too! You sort of 'know' me a little from pattern buying and emailing last year and if it helps, I'm originally Dutch so we can chat away in Dutch as well as in English. I have not started my sample swap ..... eeeeek... and didn't do the name tag thing as I thought I would not have time (I was right....) so mine will be a meagre affair (thrown together last minute..) but hey, we will all have FUN! Which hotel are you in? When do you arrive?

    1. oh it will be nice to speak a little Dutch while I"m there! :D I arrive Friday morning and I'm going to do a little shopping and meet with my &Stitches colleague Carina, as we have never ever met before! I'm in the Kensington Radisson Sas. Are you going on both days? Which classes are you in?

  2. Oh the bear under the quilt is SO cute! I bet you will have a great time meeting Carina and taking those classes. It sound like so much fun!

  3. Hi
    I am going to the retreat too. I don't know anyone in 'real' life but I am looking forward to it. I am staying at the same hotel on Saturday night. I think that we are all nervous but it will be fine. Di x

  4. I'm really nervous too especially since I'm only just meeting people online never mind in real life! I'm sure we'll all have an incredible time though.

  5. Thanks all! I'm sure we all be fine once we get together! :)


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