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
When Cinzia from Primose Fabrics asked me if I would like to collaborate with her again I immediately said yes! Based in Italy she collaborates with talented illustrators from all over the world to create unique and SUPER sweet organic fabric collections. You know one of those fabric shops where you want to buy literally…… Continue reading Clamshell Pouches a Collaboration with Primrose Fabrics