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Michelle’s Show n Tell



This lovely wall hanging is made from one block of Friends for Christmas by Lynette Anderson. It’s a great way of making smaller projects rather than a large quilt if you are short of space. Many Block quilts can be split into smaller sections for hangings, cushions, table runners etc, Show us your ideas and we will add them to our Customer Gallery. 






Michelle used images from the Heartstrings Pre Printed Stitchery panel to make this pretty wall hanging.

We have made up Stitchery kits using images from four of the panels so you can recreate something similar. Kits are available for Willowbrook, Heartstrings, Make Ready for Christmas and Letter to my Daughter.

Each pack contains a selection of images, DMC threads and three fat 1/16s of fabric.




Look at this gorgeous sample using one of the images from the Blume & Grow panel from The Birdhouse. Michelle has used fabrics from the Blume & Grow range and we think it’s a delightful sunny wall hanging that could also be made into a cushion. The back is equally as pretty as it is made up of pieced strips of the fabric. The hanging is displayed on a heart top wire hanger.

Michelle has plans for the remaining images to use in bags and a block keeper. Watch this space for updates.

Life’s a Journey is one of our all time favourite wall hanging patterns, with the words “Life’s a journey, take time to smell the flowers along the way”, which reminds us to stop for a moment and appreciate what’s around us, whilst we rush through our busy lives.

Designed by House on the Hill, their pattern was made in earthy colours, but we also love Michelle’s version done in beautiful Tilda fabrics in blues, pinks and reds!  Michelle & her friend Vicki stitched them “virtually” together, with Michelle here in Cornwall & her friend Vicki who’s overseas, & you can see their beautiful wall hangings below.

You can have fun embellishing the hearts and tabs with some of your favourite buttons from your button tin, or perhaps with a pack of our beautiful hand painted heart buttons?

Life's a Journey








Michelle has been busy designing a new paper pieced cushion using Lynette Anderson’s new fabrics, the Colour of Love fabrics by Lynette Anderson, with the Jewel 1.5″ x 3″ paper pieces to create the heart shapes.  There’s also an acrylic template available to help you cut out your pieces.

The hearts were stitched on a cream background & Michelle used our soft Sligo in Sand colour for the cushion back.

She’s added embroidery using DMC 221 & a lovely selection of wooden & shell heart buttons

You can make the cushion as long as you want, but Michelle’s is approx 40cm high x 1m long & has 1 1/2 pillows inside.  Michelle’s pattern is available to purchase here