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Dressmaking plans

I actually really really hate cutting out fabric for dress patterns, big pieces of ungainly cloth, crawling around on the floor adding seam allowances, Remembering to leave notches where the darts stop and tailor tack the points etc, etc. But I do enjoy watching fabric go from 2D to 3D and enjoy even more when […]

Oops

Should have put this expenditure aside for spending money for our holiday. But that means I don’t need as much cash as I won’t be buying these in North America now, right? Right? Look at all the pretty! From the ever speedy Pink Castle Fabrics. This has to be my last treat now for some time, […]

Quilt and Stitch Village show starts friday!

Are you going to the Quilt and Stitch Village Show at Uttoxeter racecourse this weekend? I’m going on Sunday afternoon wearing my reporter hat (note: metaphorical hat) and I’m going to meet up with a couple of people there. If anyone else is around that day I’d love to meet up If you’re going on […]

Stuff’s still going on

I have completed an article, and one of the two class samples, so I’m still on stuff, even if I’ve been reasonably quiet about it. Also Hank’s big face has been basted and I’m going to start quilting it this week. The class sample I have finished is for the glue stick applique class on […]

WIP Wednesday: Frankly, Hank Progress

Flying in the face of quilt show norms seems to be very attractive to me…. or maybe it’s because I can play with my best pal, the Sewline Glue Pen, that’s firing me up? Either way, I’m making quick progress on the Frankly, Hank quilt and steaming through glue pen refills. At Festival this year […]

Behold – the Junk in the Trunk dress!

I did it, oh yeah, just in the nick of time! Here is the Junk in the Trunk dress for the 3D category at the Quilt and Stitch Village show in all it’s crazy glory. The competition rules dictated that entries must be three layers and it didn’t say that this was with exception to this […]

Q2 Finish Along Goals

Well I didn’t do that great last quarter – I finished two of four projects and made a ton of new stuff instead. Naturally then, two of these projects roll over into quarter two’s finish along. Firstly the Hadley doughnuts are as I left them- one partial block. I would like this to be a quilt […]

A finish: Marquise Bedrunner

I thought you wouldn’t mind too much if I was late with the last BOM post 😉 This quilt was shoehorned into my schedule in February (teaser post here) in order to finish it in time for the current issue of Quilt Now. I only got some quick and dirty snaps before it went in […]

English Country Garden BOM – Finishing the Quilt Top

By now you have 12 applique blocks, yes? No? They are all on Etsy, Payhip and Patterns to Print, but if you’re after the whole set to start at the beginning, keep your eyes out as it will be released some time in April in a format much cheaper than getting them individually and eventually […]

That’ll do, pig

I have a quicker-than-anticipated finish today! I need to make some class samples that I hadn’t accounted time for, plus even though I have the Easter weekend coming up in which I plan to sleep, sew and go to a comedy festival (and maybe do a bit of cleaning), I have designated it to finishing […]