My love of patchwork all began when my friend, Angie, invited me over one Friday evening. The conversation quickly turned to her fledgling efforts at patchwork. She showed me some Log Cabin pattern blocks she was making that would one day become a quilt. They were (and still are) fascinating to me. I have been sewing all my life, but this was something completely different. Nothing like running up curtains or lifting the hem on a dress.
We agreed to go visit a fabric shop the following Saturday as she needed more material. The moment I walked through the door of White Cottage Country Crafts in Seisdon I was hooked. Floor to ceiling is filled with the most gorgeous fabrics. Examples of finished work – quilts, cushions, bags and much more – are festooned about the shop, and there are heaps of patterns to try out.
I bought a pattern for a bolster cushion cover and a jelly roll of fabric. (Angie bought enough fabric to start a shop of her own.) Time to have a go myself….