This week for the Pattern Parade we have been playing around with Improv Piecing. This basically is when the rule book goes out the window and you make up where your fabric goes and how it is placed as you go along, a perfect scrap buster! Improv is not something I’ve really properly attempted, not…… Continue reading Pattern Parade – Week 3 – Improv Piecing
One of my all time favourite Disney films is Beauty and the Beast. Probably because being about 9 years old, I was just the right age to fall in love with the magic of Disney films. Although thinking about it, even now as a grown woman in her late 30’s I still do love a…… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast – Sawtooth Star Mini Quilt
Beverly McCollough of Flamingo Toes has a beautiful new fabric collection called Rose Lane. Looking at the fabrics it is like being transported into a rose garden, with its sweet florals, daisy stems, decorative paths and cute little cats perfect for fussy cutting. I knew I wanted to make something that would create an impact…… Continue reading Rose Lane Fabric – Meadowland Quilt
I had so much fun getting into some Christmas spirit testing this new pattern by Nadra of Ellis and Higgs, she has just released a whole new collection of Christmas themed blocks perfect for the holiday season. As with all her patterns they come in two sizes a 6″ and 12″ block and are well written…… Continue reading Gingerbread House Patchwork Blocks
I am trying hard to embrace Halloween but (and I may surprise a few folks here) I actually hate it. I want to lock my door and hide away from everyone! The whole walk past the houses without a pumpkin seems to get ignored where I live and last year we were still getting callers…… Continue reading Halloween..
There was a time when I was really good at starting a project and seeing it through to the finish, that was before I discovered Instagram and Pinterest. Imagine that… a life before Instagram! Then things started to change, I was surrounded by inspiration and a constant flurry of Sew-Alongs and Quilt-Alongs that just looked…… Continue reading Cracking the WIP!