Monday, July 24, 2017

Vintage Craft Books

I've been busy cleaning and sorting my sewing room so I can actually get to everything in here, especially my book shelf. I pulled out all my vintage embroidery and stitchery books. So much inspiration in each of these. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Block Printing Fabric

I've been playing around with my stamps on fabric. Not quite sure what I'll use them for yet, but they are ready for when inspiration strikes. 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Change and Rebranding - Kate Henderson Quilts

At the start of the year I made the decision to change by business name over to Kate Henderson Quilts. It wasn't a hard decision, it perfectly describes what I do. With a name change I really needed a new logo. Lucky I know an excellent graphic designer (Jeff at Bridgetown Design and Print). 
Here it is!
Jeff also designed these fantastic business cards with quilt blocks on the back.
Eva has been busy designing new quilts with them. 


I'm updating my quilt patterns and making new ones and they should be available soon!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Paper Pieced Trees

I'd originally planned to carve a tree or leaf stamp the other day. I was sketching ideas when I decided to draft a paper piecing pattern instead. I had a quick google for EQ7 tutorials, found this one and had this is what I came up with. A winter tree.
And then an autumn tree.
And then a little tree mini quilt of Cotton and Steel fabrics.
I love how a new obsession with rubber stamp carving has led to me expanding my quilting and designing skills.

Friday, July 14, 2017

More Carved Stamps

I think I'm slightly obsessed. 



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Little Flower Cushion

And another thing finished. A cushion appliqu├ęd with little paper pieced flowers. The backing has been in my stash for ages waiting for the right project (I think it might be Kokka).
So now I can start a new paper piecing project!