I find inspiration all over the place – tiled floors can give inspiration for patchwork blocks. Flowers in gardens & hedge row can be inspiration for colours. Wrought iron gates or fences can inspire quilting patterns and of course books & magazines are full of ideas.

But one of my biggest inspirations are my customer – I love it when they bring in their finished projects or works in progress to show me. There have been a few fabulous quilts over the last few weeks….

the back of Mary's quilt

the back of Mary’s quilt

Mary's rainbow quilt

Mary’s rainbow quilt

Mary’s beautiful quilt will be winging its way to Australia as a gift for her niece, who I’m sure will be thrilled with it. I love the way Mary has used the left over pieces for the back, a truly reversible quilt.

Helen has made this beauty using left-over bits from a previous quilt (I think there must have been lots of left-overs!) Helen doesn’t do small quilts!

Helens Quilt

Helen’s Quilt

Nanette came in with this stunning baby quilt (play mat!) in lovely soft greys. She has done all the embroidery on machine and I love how she has introduced just a hint of colour with the embroidery.

nanette's baby quilt

nanette’s baby quilt

A close up

A close up

It’s not always quilts that are made with fabric from The Corner Patch – Hazel has been making shorty pyjamas and doing a little applique too

Hazel's PJs

Hazel’s PJs

I’m finding more and more people are using our fabrics for clothing, which is lovely. All the fabric is good quality 100% cotton and so lends itself perfectly for dressmaking and soft furnishing. I think you are only limited by your imagination.

So maybe we’ve inspired you today and maybe you’ll look at that tiled floor from a different angle.       Enjoy the sunshine !

Until next time.                                                                                                                                         Happy sewing X

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