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Submitting to Quiltcon

At the very last minute I submitted some quilts for Quiltcon 2017. I was a recipient of a Michael Miller challenge bundle, so I was obliged to get my act together and send it in. I finished it on the weekend and then forgot the bit where you take photos…. When I got to the […]

Odd socks for giants

Last weekend I found myself with spare sewing time because I had to put my book step-outs on hold. But that aside for a moment, it meant I made these ugly sweater blocks (pattern by Kid Giddy) with some silly dog-themed┬áChristmas fabric I knew they had at My Sewing Room. And they became two stockings […]

A Finish: Crosswalks

Here is my latest finish: Crosswalks. It took ages to put this together, and I have lots of other stuff I should have been doing! I started it right around when I finished up my last quilt for the book because I just needed to get back to normal piecing. Looking back on Instagram I […]

Brother PQ1500SL – a review of sorts

I realised that I have actually bought three sewing machines whilst I’ve been over in Canada, and not reviewed any of them. I find the review posts have been some of my most popular, so I guess I’d better do something about that. My first purchase was a Brother Innovis NQ700. This is known as […]

Lifestyle change

My new job starts at 7.30am, leaving no time for pre-work sewing unless I want to get up before 6am (which I don’t – and only will have to if I need to do the morning dog walk for some Alex work related reason, i.e. all week next week. Woe). So I’m trying to be […]

Rebecca’s bag

A few posts back I mentioned I had a project that was secret. Well now it is ready to be blogged about. A few weeks ago, Rebecca – who I work with – brought in a Professional Tote Bag that she had made. It was very sad looking as it had lost a fight with […]

Finish Along 2016 Q4

It’s a cliche, but this year has flown by. It’s the last quarter of the Finish Along already! I’ve booked to do a craft fair and thinking about booking another, so my list is largely so I have stuff to display and sell, and I need to finish these fast. I have things I want […]

Check!

Two things checked off the really long to do list. Firstly, today I submitted my first draft of my book! By submitted, I mean that I am currently 16% of the way into the uploading process. It’s almost 3gb of stuff so it’s taking a while. Secondly, I finally got super patient Simone’s bee block […]

Back on it

I’m thinking of doing some craft fairs just before Christmas. Just one or two, selling purses and bags and maybe some of the other stuff like resin jewellery I’ve been meaning to get rid of for ages. I might take some quilts too, not that I expect them to sell. I’ve sent off for a […]

A Finish – S is for Snake

I don’t think I could really show this before, but now it is in print, this is my S is for Snake quilt! It’s just baby quilt size and it’s in the current issue (27) of Quilt Now. It’s another quilt I put together using the Scan N Cut to cut out my Drunkard’s Path […]