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Quilt top adoption

In my quest to clear out the majority of my life’s collection of “stuff” it’s time to hit the WIP drawer. I have the following quilt tops and blocks which I would love to give away for free to someone who can put them to good use, for charity donations, etc. I’d prefer to post in […]

Chandelier – A Quilt Top

This weekend has been very productive for sewing, what with all of the rain and Alex being at work for two of the three days. On Saturday I finished day 2 of the Companion Carpet Bag sew along on both bags and on Sunday I finished sewing this quilt top: The fabrics are Chandelier by Studio […]

Pets on Quilts Judging

The judging is open for Pets on Quilts if I can gently nudge you that way? My entries are Hank, Frankly for the animal themed quilt (#2) and Hank himself for the dog on quilt (#44). I have of course voted for other people rather than myself being the sporting person that I am *cough* […]

I wanted to be a journalist

When I was a kid, after I went through the initial nurse phase that all five-year-old girls- even squeamish ones like me- went through and before the “I want to be a lorry driver and work alone away from people” phase, I wanted to be a journalist. I signed up for the Newsround Press Pack […]

Pets on Quilts 2015

It’s Pets on Quilts time again! I don’t know why I didn’t enter adorable-6-month-old-puppy Hank last year, but I will be entering the Dog on Quilt category with grown-up Hank this year… The quilt is Left A-Lone Star- soon to have a better name when actually finished. It’s sat unquilted for over a year, maybe even […]

Quick shout out for volunteers

*** SORTED NOW THANK YOU*** I’ll keep this short and to the point. I’m looking for a few people to take part in a very short interview for possible inclusion in a future magazine article on the subject of quilt trends that I am writing right now. If you have made or are making one, […]

Chandelier Progress

Four green blocks done, Two purple blocks done, just teal, white and red, and also black to finish. Seven down, 13 more to go. It’s good job the Great British Bake Off is back for me to watch whilst I trim these blocks! OH is on nights this weekend and sleeping in during the day […]

I’ve got a bag on!

That’s a Leicestershire (or specifically Coalville? Not sure) expression for being grumpy and in a bad mood, however I’m actually not (and the phrase makes me smile anyway!), because I’m joining in with the Companion Bag Sew Along with Happy Okapi! I have had the Mrs H pattern a while and I’ve been pondering it, going […]

More mags

Earlier in the year I made the kaleidocurve cushion, and then I didn’t tell you. It’s now in British Patchwork and Quilting, out now- my first project for them. There are two more cushions to come. Also this month (though it’s coming to the end of it’s shelf life to be honest) is my Pascale […]

Scraptastic Tuesday

It just wouldn’t be another Scraptastic Tuesday without an update on my scrappy log cabin. I now have 25 blocks made! I’ve decided to do these quilt as you go, in four sections to make it easier to quilt. I had hoped to send it off for Longarming (to Trudi) but given the current moving […]