Monday, 17 April 2017

Grasmere Cushion Pattern

I have now published the Grasmere Cushion Pattern based on my popular Grasmere Quilt design. This is a great small project if you do not want to make a large quilt.

 The cushions measure 18" square (45 cms) approx each.



The pattern is available from my Etsy Shop - RoeMayo and local patchwork and quilting shops. 

More new designs are coming soon, including a great messenger bag and handy tote. 
Happy Quilting
Bev



A visit to Keswick

We have had a lovely visit back to my home town of Keswick in the English Lake District. Whilst we were there we popped into the wonderful quilt exhibition which is on at Rheged near Penrith. New Quilting Exhibition it is on until Sunday 23rd April.

These are some of the wonderful quilts on display.

Ramona Conconi - Under the Sea

Sara Impey - Bitter Pills

 John Winn- Jungle

There are also a few quilts on display from the Hellback Collection, by kind permission of Charles Blackett-Ord.
This is the wonderful 1799 patchwork coverlet which comprises over 4000 pieces. 


I would recommend a visit if you are nearby.

I am also pleased to announce another outlet for my range of patchwork patterns.  Needles & Pins in Keswick where you can see my patterns in the window and are available for purchase inside. 



This is a little treasure trove of a shop,  packed with knitting and crochet supplies, beads and fat quarters for patchwork, and now my patterns.
It was a great visit home and I am looking forward to returning soon.

Happy Quilting
Bev

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Keswick Quilt pattern and special offer

I am excited that my next pattern has been published. This was originally the mystery quilt on the blog but has now been renamed "Keswick" after my home town.

Keswick Quilt Pattern on RoeMayo Etsy shop 

It is a square quilt approximately 65" square (166cms) with a bold pattern of blocks - on point and directional. 






In a previous post I showed Lynn's wonderful version of the pattern. 
I love seeing how the design changes with different fabric choices. 

To celebrate having my sixth pattern published in this booklet form, I have added a special "buy any 2 pattern" offer on my Etsy shop. Single patterns cost £8.99 plus postage and buy any 2 patterns £13.50 



Buy 2 Patterns  Roemayo Etsy Shop

I have added more links on the pattern page of the blog.

With the City & Guilds courses closing soon I am offering a last level 2 course at Bee Crafty at Ellington. I also may have space on the level 2 course at Tudor Rose Patchwork near Bedford.

Please contact me at rmcreativestitches@hotmail.com for further details

City & Guilds Patchwork & Quilting - Level 2 Certificate at Bee Crafty starting in May 2017     PLACES AVAILABLE


Happy Quilting
Bev



Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Tuesday Catch up

Today I am feeling slightly sorry for myself as I have just had cataract surgery. Sitting here in an eye patch I am getting impatient for things to get back to normal ( or even better than normal with my new bright shiny eyes ) but it has only been a few hours since it was done. Colours will be clearer, I hadn't noticed how dull everything was getting. No rose tinted glasses needed as I had inbuilt sepia lenses.

Having a day at home I can take stock of the last week and post an update so it not all bad.


Fridays Focus On - Applique group was busy and several of the students brought in pieces they had started in my day schools earlier in the year.


Pearl took part in the Greta table runner day school and brough in her finished under to wow us all. 


Mo and Pam were in the folded patchwork day school. Mo has made these wonderful bright blocks which will be made into a cushion cover.


and Pam used these wonderfully rich fabrics she bought in Japan for her blocks.



I am also going to be running a last City & Guilds level 2 course in Patchwork & Quilting at Bee Crafty at Ellington
This is the last City & Guilds course I will offer as the 7716 craft qualifications are being withdrawn. If you would like details please email me at 
rmcreativestitches@hotmail.com

Places are limited to 10 students and early booking is essential to ensure a place on the course.

The photograph above is Jenny's wonderful wallhanging 
Previous students work can be seen on earlier blog posts

I am now off to rest my eye
Happy Quilting
Bev




Saturday, 25 February 2017

Folded Patchwork Day School

 Folded patchwork is one of my favourite techniques. Following on from the successful day school last year I have extended the technique to include other shapes for this fun cushion cover.


Everyone was so busy they didn't have time to chat 


But we made time at the end of the day to admire everyones work.


Some of the beautiful blocks made on the day. 


 If you would like me to visit your group to teach this technique, or any of my other day schools, email me at rmcreativestitches@hotmail.com

Happy Quilting

Bev Mayo


Grasmere Quilt Pattern

It is lovely to see your designs come to life and on Wednesday I had the pleasure of seeing one of my students make a block from my Grasmere quilt pattern.

When I designed the Grasmere quilt I wanted it to resemble a Victorian hall floor, a wonderful tiled mosaic hall floor. The sample was worked in Moda's Hawthorn Ridge range of fabrics, a lovely combination of purple and green which created a dramatic and striking quilt.


  Gill has chosen these beautiful warm chocolate browns for her quilt,


Cherry chose pinks and purples for her beautiful quilt


And Judith chose a soft taupe and cream colour scheme.


It is wonderful to see the same design in many the different colourways.

The pattern is now available from my Etsy shop and my local Patchwork & Quilting shops.



Monday, 20 February 2017

More Colourful Parrots

I had a  wonderful day yesterday teaching the parrot stained glass patchwork panel with some very enthusiastic patchworkers in Huntingdon. 




















We had a very busy day as you can see from the photos. 
As a teacher it is very rewarding when you teach a technique and see the different interpretations your students create with it.



Some managed to start adding the outlining which defines the parrots and I look forward to seeing the finished panels. I hope you enjoy seeing their work and if you would like to book a day school please contact me.

Happy Quilting

Bev



Thursday, 9 February 2017

Students Work

It is always lovely when students complete their projects and this week was one of those weeks. 

Robert completed his Bargello Quilt - The Aurora Borealis 
When he brought this book in to class we had a lovely time helping him choose which one he was going to make. It is full of lovely designs and it has been a pleasure helping Robert with this project.
We all love the colours he chose for the quilt and I especially love the zingy lime green. He has quilted it to emphasise the flow of the bargello pattern which has worked to great effect. 
I am sure you will agree that it is a fantastic quilt.
 

Fliss had nearly finished this wonderful childs quilt, and I couldn't resist taking a photo before the end of the class. The turned nine patch pattern is a great design and can be used for all sorts of projects and it looks great on this quilt. The curved line quilting going from point to point is so well done. 
Another wonderful project and I can't wait to see what she tackles next time.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my students work. 

Happy Quilting

Bev

Monday, 30 January 2017

Looking Forward


Happy Chinese New Year ( year of the Rooster ) to you all


It has been a difficult time as I have had problems with my eyes for a few months now. I have developed cataracts and have had one operation to correct the lens in one eye, I am looking forward to getting the other eye done now as things are slightly off balance and working is difficult. This is why things have been slightly slow this last year. Please bear with me over the next couple of months.

In the mean time I have been busy arranging workshops and day schools along with the City & Guilds classes. 

This folded patchwork technique is a day school on Saturday 25th February at Tudor Rose Patchwork  
at Oakley near Bedford. If you would like to join the class please get in touch directly with Tudor Rose Patchwork. 


Hope to see you there.
Happy quilting

Bev