Kay won our February Join Prize, a copy of 'Tilda's Fairy Tale Wonderland' by Tone Finnanger
Kay said, "Some might say that sewing is in my blood. My Mum taught me to sew as a child and until recently I have neglected my love of fabrics as life is just so busy sometimes!"
"I have a romantic notion of creating family heirlooms on an old singer sewing machine, like my Mums. I would really like to make something for my daughter with her old baby clothes, initially I wanted to make a quilt, but couldn't decide on the size as by the time she is old enough to appreciate it she'll need a really big quilt. So I think instead I'm going to make a patchwork bear or bunny"
"Last month I bought a beautiful old Singer sewing machine on eBay. It's in really good condition and I've named her Tilly. The lady I bought her from knew a little of her history, she'd originally been bought in 1937 by a lady who was at one stage in her life a Tiller Girl, so I thought Tilly was an apt name"
"At the moment I am buying, washing and cutting fabrics to make my first quilt. I'm putting myself first for a change and my first quilt is for ME! I'm going to do a black & white quilt for snuggling in front of the tv. I'm looking at doing log cabin, but not separating the lights & darks, I don't know if that pattern has a real name, but I'm calling it "messy log cabin".
"I'm loving the website, it's giving me so many ideas for things I'd like to make. Everyone on the forum is also really friendly, and I love that people post pictures of what they've made. So many talented people! I wondered how people ended up with so many UFOs until I started seeing what other people are making. I've now got so many ideas for quilts I'd like to make that I think I may become a serial UFO creator!"
We're looking forward to Kay's first quilt, and hope she will enjoy making many more, and join in with all our forum activities!
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