When a fabric collection is named after one of your favourite past-times then it would simply be rude not to make something picnic related with it! The Summer Picnic collection has been designed by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs. I thought it would be fun to make something for the smallest member of our…… Continue reading Summer Picnic – Mini Picnic Mat
Today I am sharing what I made with Sedef’s of Down Grapevine Lane newest fabric collection – Fleur, designed for Riley Blake Designs. I think this might be favourite of hers so far! I knew early on I wanted to make a quilt, and that the quilt blocks would be flower shaped somehow. I really…… Continue reading Fleur Garden Quilt
Happy New Year! I swear it was only the start of 2019 not so long ago, but I guess the calendar doesn’t lie! The end of 2019 and the start of this year (already!) has been difficult, with a cascade of bad news, worry and stress. Why do these things always happen all at once!?…… Continue reading 2019 – A Review
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..
I recently took part in a fun swap with fellow fans of fabric designer Sarah Jane. I am often reluctant to take part in swaps, I always worry that I don’t do enough “extras” and if the recipient will like what I have made. It is all very well making something that has been requested…… Continue reading Sarah Jane Fabric Swap
My short answer, never ever, ever again! Let me explain…warning, it’s a long one. You might want to grab a cuppa! I have talked on here before about my fear of quilting. Like a lot of quilters I relish the thrill of a new project, the pulling of crisp new fabrics and sewing together what…… Continue reading How I got on with fusible batting
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!
Today is my stop on the Dorothy’s Journey Blog Tour for Riley Blake Designs! When I think of the Wizard of Oz apart from friendship and fun songs I think of Dorothy’s desperation to get home, uttering those famous lines “There’s No Place Like Home”. Being a real homebird myself I can really relate to…… Continue reading Dorothy’s Journey – Dresden Cushion
You can tell summer is well and truly here because there has not been much sewing getting done. However I haven’t been completely inactive, I try and squeeze some sewing time anywhere I can, even if it’s a just a few minutes while breakfast is being eaten so I do have a couple of little…… Continue reading July Round-Up