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Hi everyone from a rather grey North Yorkshire! It's great to have my first block in 100 Block Magazine Issue 4. www.quiltmaker.com/100block
I am a fine artist and so all my textiles are inspired by original paintings. I am always very happy when I paint and so it seemed appropriate to call my first range Happy Go Lucky. I work in pastels and oils and then take elements of my original paintings and create textiles designs for Freespirit.
Happy Go Lucky is my first range of fabrics with Freespirit so it's all been rather exciting to say the least. Here are a few pictures we did of Happy Go Lucky in my friends garden.
I love block quilts and although I am relatively new to quilting and all the joys of it, I love the way blocks when combined together make new patterns.
The quilt above was fussy cut so you end up with the lovely flowers in each square. A border was then added again to add a further dimension to the quilt. The whole range can be seen at Cottonpatch
If you would like to see more of my originals then please go to http://www.nelwhatmore.com/
If you would like to win a copy of the issue of 100 Block Magazine along with some other goodies including beautiful file dividers and the new 2012 Calendar and diary,
If you would like to win a copy of the issue of 100 Block Magazine along with some other goodies including beautiful file dividers and the new 2012 Calendar and diary, then please just add a comment and I will choose a winner on Saturday.
Here are some pictures of the rest of Happy Go Lucky that we took in my friends garden. I wish it was our garden!
The colours used in my block are from the blue colourway of Happy Go Lucky and include Polly Poppitt which was inspired my daughters stripy tights. Often it's little things that inspire me from colours I see together to treasured moments in life, it all plays it's part.
FREE PATTERN There is a free Happy Go Lucky Doorstop pattern if you would like to make it just click on the cat on this link and it will download automatically. Happy sewing! www.nelwhatmore.com/merchandise/
My new range Sleeping Beauty has just launched in Houston and we have been showing it in London too. This is our stand in London last weekSo it has been a very busy couple of weeks. Let me know where you find Happy Go Lucky fabric as I would love to know and by all means send me pics of what you have made with it and I will put them on my blog. Look forward to hearing from you and hope you win the give away, warm wishes Nel xx