Thursday 26 June 2014

Vintage Quilt Revival Sampler (Finished)

I feel like I'm working in hyperactive mode on quilts at the moment - I'm enjoying the process as much as always, but I have several deadlines I'm working to so I've been flitting between three different projects for the last month or so. One of these is the class sample I've been working on for a BOM-style class I'll be teaching at Frangipani Fabrics starting in August, based on some the blocks in the book Vintage Quilt Revival. I've been quilting this quilt over the last week or two and finished it up the binding this morning. I have to admit I'm not entirely happy with how the quilting turned out - it's not horrible, but I did learn a lot through the process of quilting this quilt and would approach it a bit differently next time. 

As I said in my post last week, I was really excited about having so much negative space to play with, and had a general idea as to how I wanted to approach it. I knew I wanted to have a few large feathers winding their way through the negative space, so they appear to sit behind the strip of blocks in some places. I didn't really have any other plan aside from that - and I think that was my downfall. I think with this much space to play with it would be better to have a better-than-vague plan. The biggest thing I think I could improve is the placement of the feathers.

Don't get me wrong, I think my quilting looks pretty good on this quilt, I'm just not all that happy with the placement of the feathers and I'm not sure if they work as a design element or not. I think this is the key thing I learnt when I was working on this quilt - that is, how difficult it is to plan out quilting on a large area of negative space on a domestic machine. This may be an issue for long-armers as well, but I found it really difficult to visualise how my quilting was going to look on a larger scale, especially the large feathers. I didn't do any sketching before I started quilting, but I think it would have helped enormously if I had :o)

I think the saving grace with this quilt is that the quilting blends so well into the background (I used Aurifil 50wt in Dove grey for all the quilting), so even though I didn't make the best choices for the quilting, it isn't glaringly obvious ;o)

Regardless of my reservations on the quilting side of this quilt, I really love it. I love the colours (especially as we descend into grey and cold days) and I really like the layout. I'd love to hear your thoughts though - do you think the feathers work? Do you ever come to the end of a project and have things you would do differently next time? I often do, but not as strongly as this time around!

xx Jess

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Breaking Storm (Finished and Featured)

A new issue of Quilters Companion magazine comes out on Thursday this week, the latest modern quilts special issue. My quilt, Breaking Storm, is one of six quilts in the magazine, along with designs from Faith Jones, Tracey Petersen, Liz Pinczewski, Michelle Marvig and Jane Davidson.

I am so excited to be able to finally show you this quilt - I finished it in June last year, so it has been a long year keeping it quiet. We went to a park a few weekends ago, and I took Breaking Storm for a wee photo shoot.

This quilt is made using the traditional Snail Trail block. As the name suggests, Breaking Storm is supposed to be reminiscent of a dark, stormy sky at the end of a storm, when the sun and blue sky is just peeking through the roiling clouds.

This is one of the biggest quilts I've made - it finishes at 72" x 96". It's quilted with a range of Aurifil threads - variegated grey Aurifil 40wt thread across the grey 'background', and blue and orange 50wt thread in the coloured sections. I'm really pleased with the texture I achieved on this quilt - I quilted air-currents and pebbles and square spirals in the grey areas, and straight lines in the coloured sections. I think the quilting complements the design quite well.

I haven't seen the magazine yet, but there is a profile on me in there (which I'm super excited about, but I'm also a bit nervous to see what they've written!) I will be stalking the newsagent on Thursday for sure!!

I'm off to have a coffee or seven - Quiltcon registration opened at 1am this morning here in Australia, so I'm trying to cope on about 4 hours sleep. It was totally worth waiting up though, I managed to get all the classes I wanted (and I'm thrilled that I'll get to meet all three of my biggest quilty inspirations - Angela Walters, Lisa Sipes and Krista Withers! Pinch me!) :o) I guess it's completely official that I'm going now (and I am ridiculously excited about it!! Will I get to meet you there?!?

xx Jess

Sunday 22 June 2014

Welcome Polka Dot Tea and a new Liberty Club

I am so excited to welcome a new sponsor to my blog - Polka Dot Tea, an Australian based fabric shop run by Danielle and Jeannette. Polka Dot Tea stocks a beautiful range of Japanese designer fabrics, including heaps of fantastic low volume prints, from designers such as Yuwa and Kei.

They also stock a fantastic range of the beautiful Cotton Couture solids, including these rainbow bundles. As I mentioned the other day, these are the solids I'm using for my Giant Chevron QAL quilt, and they are absolutely divine.  

Most exciting of all, Polka Dot Tea have just announced a new Liberty Club. You can choose to sign up to receive either a fat sixteenth or a fat eighth bundle of eight different hand picked Liberty fabrics, which will be sent monthly. You can head over to Polka Dot Tea to read all about it, and subscribe - it will be a subscription-only club with a limited number of places. It is a wonderful way to grow your Liberty stash - at the end of every three continuous months of membership, you will be sent a bonus piece, so by the end of twelve months you will have 100 different Liberty fabrics. I'm very glad my fabric fast is nearly over ;o)  

I hope you had a great weekend! We have two weeks of school left before holidays, so I'm hoping to get a heap of stuff done this week :o)

xx Jess

Saturday 21 June 2014

March of the Medallions

I've had a bittersweet kind of day today - I have just finished teaching the last of 8 sessions in my Marcelle Medallion class. I've gotten to know this wonderful group of ladies really well over the course of these classes, so I'm quite sad we have come to the end and I'll miss our Saturday afternoon sewing and chatting sessions. At the same time, I'm incredibly proud of what they have accomplished over the last few months (in a completely non-patronising way - more like a proud mum, I think!) It is a pretty intense quilt to make, and on top of that some of these ladies have only made one or two quilts before this one, so it is an incredible achievement.

It has been such a wonderful class to teach - watching each of these quilts grow and change has been a seriously amazing experience. One of my favorite things about making my version was how much it changes with the addition of each border, so watching it happen with seven different versions has been fascinating. Each class has involved a lot of admiring of the other quilts, which has been a beautiful thing to be part of. Every one of these quilts is so different, yet they are all absolutely beautiful. I'm definitely a proud mum, I think ;o)

I only have a photo of part of Margaret's quilt - she has been sick for the last few weeks but has actually finished her quilt top and it's at the quilters as we speak. I love how graphic her quilt is, and I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Margaret's quilt

Helen's quilt is just beautiful - she wanted it to be happy, and I think she has definitely achieved that. I am just so in love with this version, I can't wait to see it quilted.

Helen's quilt

Fiona suffers from the same perfectionism with piecing as I do - and her points are absolutely amazing. Even the back of this quilt looks sensational.

Fiona's quilt

I absolutely adore Cath's version of this quilt - her fussy cut third border looks completely amazing, and I love that wide border SO much. Most of the Marcelle Medallions I've seen have used a fairly complex palette, but I think it works really well with a simpler palette like this, too.

Cath's quilt

This is Briony's version of the quilt. I love the softness of the palette in this one, and the darker background for the flying geese works really well. It's a really gentle looking quilt.

Briony's quilt

And finally, this is Bernadette's quilt. It is even prettier in real life, very much like a watercolour.

Bernadette's quilt

You can probably understand now why I'm so gushy about having taught this class :o) We are hoping to catch up and share the finished quilts in a few months time, and I really can't wait.

Have a great weekend!
xx Jess

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Winners and things...

Thanks to everyone who entered the Fat Quarter Shop giveaway - and to all of you who are keen on quilting along with me! I'm really, really excited about this QAL, and am busily ticking things off my quilty list so I can get mine started soon. It's nice to know there are lots of people who are keen to join in - and like I said last week, you don't have to make the Giant Chevron quilt - if you have a quilt top hanging around that you'd like to use, you're more than welcome to. My pattern is still on sale until the QAL kicks off in mid July though :o)

The fabric for my quilt arrived last week, which is part of the reason I can't wait to get started. It's only a few weeks till the end of June (and we will have a linky this month for Fabriholics Anonymous, I completely forgot last month!!), so not long until my fabric diet finishes, but it was SO nice to get these in the mail. I'm using this bundle of summery hued Cotton Couture solids from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics. I sent Jeannette the Design Seeds palette I'd chosen and she curated this bundle based on the picture. I've switched out the light grey for charcoal, and I really like how the colours pop against the dark background.

I've heard really great things about Cotton Couture before, but have never used it until now. It is amazing stuff - it has a much finer weave than the solids I usually use, and is gorgeously soft. I'm extremely excited about the idea of quilting this quilt now I've touched these solids - and I think I'll be ordering a couple of threads to match. If you're keen to make your quilt out of solids too, Polkadot Tea Fabrics carry an excellent selection of Cotton Couture, something I'm particularly excited about as they are an Australian based store.

I need to announce the winners of the Fat Quarter Shop layer cake giveaway (and a copy of my Giant Chevron pattern)! Mr Random chose #5 Michele, #111 aus_chick and #108  mommajaehn. Congratulations! I will send you all an email soon :o)

I hope everyone is having a great week!

xx Jess

Saturday 14 June 2014

Quilting a sampler

Since finishing up the blocks for my Vintage Quilt Revival sampler earlier in the week, I have managed to put the quilt top together, make the back, and start the quilting (I think we can safely call this obsessed). If you follow me on Instagram, you will probably be aware of this from my blow by blow photo-spamming on Thursday. This is the first sampler quilt I've actually quilted (not the first one I've made, the first one has been sitting as a quilt top for *ahem* about eighteen months...) and it has been SO much fun to quilt. I didn't plan any of quilting on the blocks ahead of time, and pretty much made a spur of the moment decision when I got to each block. I'm a bit iffy about some of my decisions, but I think overall it works pretty well so far.

I've set the blocks two by five, with lots of negative space on each side (and the strip of blocks is offset from the centre). Because I've set the blocks right next to each other (without sashing), I wanted to use the quilting to highlight the individual blocks, and make it easier for the eye to separate them from each other.

I've used the geometry in most of the blocks to decide how to quilt them. I've used straight lines following some of the seams in the block on a lot of occasions, and tried to accentuate the star in the block as much as possible.

I really love this one. The block is called Riviera,  and I've used triple stitch (like I did in my Retro Flowers quilt). I'd forgotten how awesome the texture is - and I think it adds a great dimension to this block.

This one I'm a bit uncertain about. I like the outer triangles, but I'm not so sure about the centre. I'd love some your honest thoughts on that bit :o)

I have used a few curvy motifs as well - like the spirals sitting 'behind' the improv star, and pebbles on a few blocks. It is mostly straight line quilting in the blocks, but I figure I'll be doing a lot more curvy stuff in the negative space so it will hopefully balance it out a bit.

I am particularly excited about the amount of negative space I have to play with - and quite intimidated at the same time. I've never quilted something with such a broad expanse of open space before - I have a general idea of what I'd like to do, but a lot of that involves winging it and hopefully making it work...

So I think my Saturday night will be spent quilt wrangling. I truly am that exciting ;o)

The Fat Quarter Shop giveaway is still open (until tomorrow night) and my Giant Chevron pattern is on sale until the QAL kicks off in July. 

Have a great weekend!
xx Jess

Flat Rate Shipping Special at Sew Me a Song

Just popping in quickly to let you know the ever fabulous Becca at Sew Me A Song is running a flat rate shipping special this weekend, until Sunday 15th June. If you haven't discovered how awesome Becca's shop is yet, this is a really good opportunity to go lose a few hours browsing ;o) This amazing Suzuko Koseki bundle is still calling my name...

The shipping rates will be:
$9.00 Canada
$ 12.00 Everywhere else

No minimum purchase required, no coupon code needed. I realise some of you are still fabric fasting - but like the slightly evil Erin suggested, if you order it now (especially for those of you who are international) it will be nearly July before you get to touch it anyway ;o)

Happy shopping! 

xx Jess

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Vintage Quilt Revival Sampler Blocks

Over the last few weeks, I have slowly been working on my blocks for a block of the month-style class I'll be teaching at Frangipani Fabrics later in the year, using the book Vintage Quilt Revival. I really love making sampler style quilts - it's way more exciting than making the same block repeatedly, and there is a great variety of blocks in this book. I finished the last few today while my mum looked after my wee one. 

I've chosen the ten star blocks from Vintage Quilt Revival for the class, and will be teaching two blocks a month over five months. These have been great fun to make, and I think it will be a really great class to teach, with lots of different techniques. One block is missing from the photo above, because I'm made a bit of a mistake and it finished at 10.5" rather than 12.5" - it took me forever to work out what I'd done wrong. All fixed now though ;o)

I *think* I've decided on a layout, so I'm hoping it will become a quilt top pretty soon (and quilted very soon after that. I have a plan!)

xx Jess

Saturday 7 June 2014

A few more {QAL} things...

In my excitement to post about the QAL and giveaway yesterday I forgot to mention a couple of things. A few people mentioned that they will probably join in, but use an unfinished quilt to free motion quilt, rather than making the Giant Chevron. You are absolutely more than welcome to do this - and still link up each week and at the end. This QAL will be much more about building FMQ skills than making a specific quilt, so if you have a quilt you'd like to get off the WIP pile, it might be the perfect opportunity :o)

If you are thinking about making a Giant Chevron though, and are keen to use solids, Polka Dot Tea is having a store wide sale this weekend, with 20% off everything. They stock a huge range of Cotton Couture solids (which is what I'll be using for my quilt), so it might be a good time to get your fabric sorted out :o) Just use the code 'winter20' at checkout to receive your discount. They also stock a beautiful array of Japanese designers and low volume fabric.

I also wanted to mention that I've lined up a fabulous guest poster for the QAL. The amazingly talented Renee will be telling us all about how she free motion quilts (like how she coordinates moving the quilt and getting the needle speed right). Because I have a stitch regulator on my FMQ foot (which senses the movement of the fabric under the foot, and moves the needle up and down automatically), this is something I don't have experience with, so I'm extremely excited to have Renee on board to explain how she does things.

I'm so excited that so many of you are keen to join in with this QAL, I think it will be a little bit different and a LOT of fun.

xx Jess

Friday 6 June 2014

A Free Motion QAL and a Giveaway!

After writing my post on FMQ tips yesterday, I started thinking that perhaps it would be fun to run a QAL, with a big focus on the quilting part of making a quilt. And thinking further, my Giant Chevron quilt pattern is a really good candidate - the lap size is perfect for learning how to handle a quilt in your machine, without contending with something too massive. It is a really simple quilt to put together, so we can spend lots of time learning how to quilt a few of my favorite motifs. There is a bit of negative space to play with, but nothing too massive, so it will be a good quilt to try some fun stuff like continuing the chevron design, or creating some ghost shapes, without having so much negative space that it's overwhelming.

I will be lining up some sponsors along the way (stay tuned for more information on that, but there will be a large box of Aurifil up for grabs), and my pattern will be half price from now until the QAL begins, in the middle of July. It will be a fairly relaxed QAL, so you'll have plenty of time to practice your FMQ and quilt each of the stripes in the quilt. I'm planning on doing some video tutorials for the quilting part of the QAL (which is why we won't start for a while.)

Choosing colours for this quilt is fun. A great option would be having a look through Design Seeds, choosing a palette that you like, and then heading over to Playcraft's Palette builder.

I'll be making mine using this Design Seeds palette, with cotton couture fabric from PolkaDotTea fabrics.

If you're going to be doing lots of FMQ, solids are a brilliant way to show off your quilting, and it is much easier to see what you're doing than quilting on print fabric. This pattern is designed for a layer cake, that's a great option too. Keep reading, there is a layer cake giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop at the end of the post :o)


Tuesday 1st July - Fabric options
Tuesday 15th July - Cutting and Construction
Tuesday 29th July - Basting
Tuesday 5th August - 2nd September, weekly FMQ tutorials
Tuesday 9th September - Quilting the negative space
Tuesday 23rd September - Binding
Tuesday 30th September - Final Linky Party

I'd like to do a linky party as part of each post, so everyone can share their progress.

So what do you think? Will you play along with me?

To whet your appetite, the Fat Quarter Shop is offering up three layer cakes to three winners (winner's choice of layer cake) and I'll add a copy of my pattern for each of the winners as well - so you'll just have to organise the background fabric and you'll be set!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post, maybe letting me know what layer cake you'd choose if you win. For an extra entry, help me spread the word about the QAL - and leave an extra comment letting me know how you shared it (blog, IG, Facebook etc). I'll choose the winners using Mr Random at the end of next week. The giveaway is open to everyone.

xx Jess

Thursday 5 June 2014

Free Motion Quilting - a few tips

I've had a few people interested recently in how I quilt on my domestic machine, and I've been doing quite a bit of free motion quilting this week, so I thought I'd run through a few things I've learnt that can help make it easier. I am completely self taught when it comes to this stuff, so it isn't necessarily the 'right' way to do it - but this is what works for me :o)

I think the key point to make from the start is being able to move your quilt smoothly and freely through your machine makes a massive difference to how you'll be able to quilt. It makes it easier to get smooth curves on pebbles and spirals, and it makes it easier to make straight lines closer to straight (I think it is almost impossible to FMQ truly straight lines without using rulers, which is something I have not yet tried.) The first part of this post is talking about some things you can do to make moving your quilt smoothly possible, and then I'll talk about some other things I find helpful. 

I always pin baste my quilts, and tend to place a pin every 4-6". I use the seams in the quilt top as a guide, and normally pin each seam on the horizontal and vertical, creating a grid of pins.

Setting up your machine and quilt:

One of the biggest tips I have for making FMQ easier is how you position your quilt on your quilting table, and in your machine. I have quilted several really large quilts now (never a full Queen or King size, but I have quilted a few 80" square, or 96" x 72" quilts), and there are a few things I've discovered that can make it a bit easier to maneuver a big quilt in a domestic machine.  

You don't need a huge throat space to quilt big quilts. My machine has about 7.5" between the needle and the body of the machine, and I can manage about 40" of quilt rolled in this space. I wouldn't say it's easy, but the more you do it, the more you get used to handling that bulk of quilt between your machine and the needle. I personally find it easier to roll my quilt (quite tightly) in this situation, rather than scrunch it - it makes it easier to get the section I'm quilting to sit flat.  

Last November I found a sewing cabinet second hand, that has the ability to sink my machine down into the table, so the bed of my machine sits flush with the table top. This is a glimpse of my studio (aka garage sewing room.) It's a bit grotty, but it means I can close the door on the constant mess ;o) This has made a HUGE difference to how easy it is to move a quilt through my machine - not having to drag the quilt up onto my extension table makes it so much easier to move the quilt smoothly. Amy has a fantastic tutorial on how to do this to a regular table - but if you ever have the opportunity to buy a custom built table, it is seriously worth the investment. 

My biggest piece of advice here is to make sure you have as much of the quilt supported on the table as possible. This will cause less drag, and make it easier to move the quilt smoothly under your needle, which will make it easier to keep your stitch length even and avoid jerking the quilt (which will cause bumps in your quilting.) 

I always divide my quilt into four sections in my head, as in the diagram below. By starting with section 1, orientated as shown in the (slightly dodgy) hand drawn diagram, you will always have a the smallest amount of quilt within the throat of your machine as possible, and have as much of the quilt supported on the table as possible. 

Once you've finished quilting that section, turn the quilt so that section 2 is at the bottom right corner.

And again for section 3.

And finally for section four.

I tend to start as close to the centre of the quilt as possible - the centre is always going to be the hardest part to quilt, since you'll have the biggest amount of quilt within the throat space, and I like to get the hardest part out of the way first. Plus, your arms will get tired, so if you tackle the hard bit first it gets progressively easier as you move away from the centre, and you won't need to dread doing that centre part!

Quilting Tools:

There are a couple of tools that can really help make FMQ easier. 

I quilted for a very long time before I bought gloves for quilting - and was slightly horrified I'd left it so long. They make it SO much easier to move the quilt, and save your hands from getting sore from gripping the quilt. I use really flexible gardening gloves, with a stretchy back and grippy stuff on the fingers. I know you can get specific machine quilting gloves, but these do the trick beautifully. They're comfortable to wear, and my hands don't get sweaty. 

Supreme Slider Mat
This is the newest addition to my quilting arsenal - a Supreme Slider mat. This was my birthday present this year, and arrived on Tuesday. It's basically a really slippery mat that sits on the bed of your machine (and extension table) that makes it easier to move the quilt around under your machine. It honestly hasn't made as much of a difference as my gloves - but it does make it easier to move the quilt smoothly. 

Choosing a thread colour:

I almost always like my quilting to blend into the fabric, so I tend to choose colours that will match my fabric as closely as possible. My go to thread is Aurifil 50wt - especially soft white (2021) and dove grey (2600). 

I don't have a gigantic stash of thread - I have one or two shades of each colour. If my thread isn't a great match, and I have a choice I tend to go with the lighter shade rather than darker, as I tend to think it isn't as obvious on fabric (but other people prefer darker than lighter, so I guess it's personal preference.) 

Planning Your Quilting:

There are a few good ways to plan out what motifs you might want to use on your quilt top. For me, good quilting will enhance the piecing without distracting too much from it. I tend to use thread that will blend as much as possible for this reason - especially in background areas. 

I find a lot of inspiration for quilting motifs from the work of long arm quilters such as Krista Withers, Lisa Sipes and Angela Walters. Leah Day has a brilliant website full of ideas for quilting motifs as well.

Take a front-on photograph of your quilt and print out a few copies, and then use a pen or pencil to sketch out some ideas on how to fill the spaces on your quilt. This is my usual tactic for planning quilting. 

Template plastic:
Another idea is to use clear template plastic to draw out potential designs, and then place it over your quilt top so you can 'see' how it might look as a quilting idea. 

Marking Quilting Lines:

I do a bare minimum of marking on my quilts, and tend to use seam lines as a guide where ever possible. But sometimes it's nice to have a reference point, especially for straight line FMQ. There are lots of options for marking your quilt, but these are the couple of ways I do it. 

Hera Marker 
A Hera Marker is essentially a blunt plastic blade, that you can run across the quilt top to make temporary marks on your quilt (they make an indentation into the fabric). They are especially useful for marking straight lines that extend beyond quilt blocks into sashing and borders. The only negative aspect of marking with a Hera Marker is that sometimes it is difficult to see the marks, especially if you are moving the quilt toward you (ie quilting toward the back of the machine). 

Dissolvable Markers
I own a couple of dissolvable marking pens (that either fade quite quickly without any help, or require water to fade). I sometimes use them rather than my Hera Marker for straight lines, but more often for marking points - for example the diamond quilting I did on my Block Flower quilt. I marked dots along the centre of the diamonds, and aimed for these when I was quilting these areas. 

The actual quilting part:

As I mentioned earlier, the centre of your quilt is always going to be the hardest part to quilt. This is the area you'll have the most quilt in the throat space, and will have half the quilt in your lap. I tend to roll the section of quilt that is in the throat space, and sit the rolled part over my right shoulder when quilting the centre of my quilts. 

When I'm quilting, I normally sit both hands flat on the quilt top. The only time I don't do this is when I am quilting the centre part of the quilt, when I'll hold the rolled part of the quilt in my right hand and sit the other hand flat on the quilt top. 

When you're quilting it is almost always easier to move the quilt away from you, rather than pulling it toward you. There are a few reasons for this.
1. You can see where you are going more easily, and it is easier to plan out how to fill a space on your quilt with a particular motif.
2. Sewing machines are designed to pull the fabric through from front to back. Even if you drop your feed dogs when FMQing, it is more intuitive to push the quilt away from you and sewing machines seems to like it better.  

One time I ignore this 'rule' is when I'm FMQing straight lines. It is much easier to keep the lines straigh(ish) if you work top to bottom rather than side to side, but I do work in both directions (ie pulling the quilt toward me, then pushing it away) when doing straight line FMQ. 

The other big thing for me is that I stop quilting and reposition my quilt sandwich (ie make sure I have a flat area immediately between my hands) really frequently. I find I need to do it far more often near the centre of the quilt, but it becomes less of an issue toward the outside. Part of the stopping and starting is to move pins (normally a few inches before I get to them), but most of it is making sure the three layers are all sitting flat in the area I am about to quilt, and to make sure they are flat in relation to what I've already quilted (so that seam lines aren't pulled and skewed.)

I think I'll leave it there for today - this post has already reached an epic proportions! I might make this into a mini-series if anyone is interested though, and talk specifically about how I quilt particular motifs (and hopefully get some videos happening soon too!) Please let me know if there is anything specific you'd like me to talk about :o)

xx Jess 

Monday 2 June 2014

Student Necessary Clutch Wallets

A few weeks ago, I finished teaching my first Necessary Clutch Wallet class at Frangipani Fabrics in Hobart. This class ran over two three hour sessions, so there was a lot to get done in each of the sessions - but almost everyone finished up their wallets by the end of the second class.

Everyone did such a brilliant job with their wallets - they all looked amazing! It was such a fun class to teach - and there will be another set of sessions running in August if you live locally and would like to come :o)

xx Jess