Today is the day…

February 1, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Posted in patterns | 3 Comments

Today the competition to launch Imagine That… quilts closes. Very soon I will draw the winner.

Thank you to everyone who has offered their kind words and their support. I have been overwhelmed by the positve response given to both the website and this supporting blog.

There can, of course, only be one winner. I am as disappointed about that as you are. As a gift to everyone who entered and offered their good wishes I have uploaded a free pattern for you. As it is February I have kept in theme and designed a little pattern called Imogen gives a Valentine.

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It is quick and simple to make. I hope you enjoy it.

Click this link to find the pattern.

Good luck to everyone who entered the competition. I’ll be back a little later with the winner.

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Fairy Variation

January 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm | Posted in general chatter, patterns | 1 Comment

This weekend it was my niece’s fourth¬†birthday. Imogen features on the “Imogen is a Fairy” quilt.

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She just loves this quilt, but I am mean and I keep it as a sample. She only gets to see it when she comes over.

I wanted to make another one for her birthday. I took this photo of her on Friday…

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Her eyes are the most amazing colour. So I decided to make her another fairy quilt before her birthday party on Sunday, using this photo. Nothing like a little last minute pressure to get you moving!

Generally when I make the Imagine That… quilts I make the photographs grey scale – just to take out any background or distraction. This one I printed onto the fabric in colour because she was wearing the fairy crown and her eyes are so lovely. I also enlarged the fairy templates¬†and one flower on the photocopier. I wanted it to be a little bigger so she could put it on her bed or use it on the couch. I am quite pleased with how it all turned out.

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Needless to say, she loves it.

Welcome…

January 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Posted in general chatter, patterns | 2 Comments

to the first members of the Imagine That… community. I’m so pleased that you have joined us. Come along to the forums and introduce yourself. If you have a blog, let us know so we can visit you.

I hope you have visited the members area and downloaded your free pattern. Be sure to take a photo of it once you have made it. I’d love to see it in the gallery.

I’d like to feature one of the little quilts today. This one is Chelsea is a Princess and it was the very first Imagine That.. quilt that I made.

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For some time I had been developing the idea for these quilts with the photos of children on them. My quilting friends Kirsty and Flo had been very supportive and offered my lots of encouragement. Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is take that very first step and these girls gave me the push that I needed to get going!

The things I love most about this little quilt are these purple flowers:

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They contrast so beautifully with the orange background.

I love her shoes:

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When my sister and I were little we always drew our ladies wearing elegant high heels like these!

Lastly, I love her crown:

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I used sparkly fairy frost fabric on this. I love the way it shimmers and I try to use it where ever I can, especially on quilts for children.

I hope you’ll enter the competition to have a quilt made for you using the photograph of a little one in your life. Don’t be shy, just read below, link to the post on your blog and leave a comment. I’ll draw the competition on the 1st of February.

Good luck everyone!

Happy quilting, Tracey

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