I was sent some needles from Pony Europe to try out and I thought I would share my thoughts with you. They are called Certain Stitch and I have to say they’re pretty nifty! There is a coloured band near the point of the needle which works as a marker for your stitch length…… Continue reading PONY Certain Stitch Needles
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
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 Rainy Days Sewing Book Tour! I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this book since I first saw it on pre-order back in February 2017, and let me tell you it is certainly worth the wait! Every single project in there I want to make that narrowing it…… Continue reading Rainy Days Sewing Book Tour: Sidewalk Quilt and Spotlight Pillow
I’m sorry I’ve been absent from the blog recently. With the Easter holidays and Mabel being off the last 3 weeks from Pre-school it inevitably lead to me falling behind on things like the blog! It doesn’t mean that I haven’t been sewing though. So I thought I’d do a quick catch up post with…… Continue reading Lets Catch Up!
In my last post I shared with you my recent finished quilt top. The problem I now face and in fact I face every time I finish a quilt is “How on earth do I quilt it!?” I love making quilts, of course I do, I wouldn’t make them otherwise. The whole process of falling…… Continue reading How do you quilt yours?
You may remember if you’ve been following the blog for a while that I made a little quilt for Mabel last year (read about it here). Unfortunately I hadn’t quite worked out the measurements quite right so as was inevitable she has out grown it. So, what a perfect excuse to make another! I have…… Continue reading A birthday quilt for Mabel
When my lovely friend told me last year that she was expecting their 2nd baby in June I knew right away I wanted to make them a baby quilt. We’ve been friends for about 10 years ago, I first met her in a very difficult time of my life and she was there for me…… Continue reading If you go down to the woods today…
Way back in August I started making this unicorn quilt. I saw the pattern in the magazine Love Patchwork and Quilting by Sarah Ashford and as soon as I spotted it I knew I had to make it! One of the great things about having Mabel is I now have the perfect excuse to make all the…… Continue reading Pixelated Unicorn Quilt