Author Archives: Kerry

1000 post giveaway!

This is my 1000th post! And it wouldn’t be right not to have a giveaway would it? No, it wouldn’t. I’m currently on my 11 day nearly-tour of Canada so let’s see what I can find for you… Here’s the lovely Mad About Patchwork shop, of course I wasn’t going to buy anything… AHEM COUGH […]

Plane-ly hand sewing

I started this last weekend… It will either be another large cushion or a stool top depending on just how big it finishes up. This week I’ve been getting a lot of prep done ready for my flight tomorrow. It’s always good to have a portable project. This is my 999th post- which means there will […]

A Finish: Hadley Doughnuts

My Hadley quilt plan became a large cushion. It just felt right not to make too many of these, and the fact I got to stash most of the fabrics again had absolutely nothing to do with it of course… The background is Kona Natural I think, and it uses a mixture of techniques. Firstly, […]

Bodge it (and Badger)

A reference for all of you familiar with early 00’s Children’s TV… I mentioned before that I made these City Gym Shorts (free pattern) shorts but hadn’t shown you them. They’re perfectly wearable (ignoring the seam in the crotch from when I ended up with upside down dinosaurs and no spare fabric), if only I hadn’t […]

TUTORIAL: Simple tablet case (for Hudl2 and others)

I got myself a toy for the sewing room with my Amazon gift credit this week. My tablet is a Tesco Hudl2 and I’m really pleased with it. It’s replacing my clutter of books, CDs and magazines. Anyway I needed to make a case and thought I’d make a tutorial too. YOU WILL NEED Fat […]

Shine Bright: Preview Part III (the moron edition)

I am a moron. You knew the next set of blocks needed to be a similar size as the centre didn’t you? That’s 12″. So why on Earth did I make them 18″? EQ7 told me they were 18″- but what it meant was tall and wide in the layout- as in, they’re on point, […]

Scraptastic Tuesday

I’ve got this week’s pair of log cabins done- I’m not sure about that yellowish strip on the left block- I think now maybe it’s higher volume than I thought but we will give it a go. Some of the strips are a bit thin at the edges on the right block to make sure the […]

Bear bears bears

My bear collection is growing, I got three more prints from M is for Make this weekend (yes I know I’m not supposed to bebuying fabric shhh) And this is the rest of my collection so far- please do let me know if you find or are destashing any grizzly bear prints that I don’t […]

Shine Bright: Preview Part II

Time to show you the next stage of the pattern that I hope to put on sale in the Autumn as part of a new series of fat quarter friendly patterns I’m coining Quilt Workout, which are designed for intermediate quilters to practise their skills in different areas of patchwork to build up to the […]

Scrap bustin’

When I last blogged I had nine log cabins with an aim of making two a week until I had 49. It turns out I like the break they offer between more “clever” sewing and so I have rattled off four before the week is up! Hopefully this weekend I’ll be able to show you the […]