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Give it away, give it away, give it away now….

This is my 900th post! Looking back, I’ve been blogging since June 2008, but I missed my six year blogiversary, so hopefully you won’t mind a giveaway now. I bought this custom FQ bundle from Fluffy Sheep Quilting as a prize knowing this would be coming up soon. I want to offer it to my readers […]

Billy Bass Mini Quilt (Sewvivor round 1) – plus a tutorial on adding sound to quilts

Ta da! Here’s my round one entry for the Nautical theme- a turned edge applique Billy Bass quilt. And I added sound too! And a video to show that it works… *** STATS Size – 18″ x 11″ Number of blocks – n/a Time to make– 4 hours not including component-related thinking time Fabric – Scraps, including a […]

Festival of Quilts round up

I have such sore feet! My camera ran out of juice halfway round, but these are some of the quilts that caught my eye. My judge’s comments were good cop bad cop again- one gave me two ‘excellents’, one gave me two ‘satisfactory’s and told me to think about the colour of thread I used- err […]

I don’t get it!

The lovely Reene has tagged me on photos coming up on Instagram of my David Bowie quilt, there are four (1, 2, 3, 4) so far not from people I know which means that people actually like it or something! I don’t understand, the quilting is really awful after my machine malfunction and I maintain […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 5 – Fuchsia

Here’s your next pattern for the BOM, the Fuchsia. The next one is out on the 1st September so this pattern is free to download until then. Previous templates are $1.50 in my Craftsy shop if you missed out. Click here to download This pattern includes repeat instructions from the last block, but with new templates. The instructions are: making bias […]

Hank – Pets on Quilts

Hank is coming up to his 6 month “birthday”, he’s a big boy, but is a puppy honest Regular visitors will know that Hank is a regular on this blog, and sometimes his auntie Gwen, our older greyhound, makes an appearance too. I’ve got to be honest, I’m exploiting his puppy good looks to enter […]

Represent!

Do the kids still say that? Anyway big news…. I am representing the UK in Sewvivor, I got in to the final 16! Some of the competitors are relatively well known, including Amanda of Westwood Acres, plus some contestants are lesser known but have mad quilting skills so I’m feeling a teensy bit intimidated, but […]

Serious progress

Friday night I finished quilting and on Saturday, I put the last stitch in the binding of the Christmas project I’ve been working on. This gave me time to play with these for that rainbow quilt on a white background I promised a couple of posts back. I have almost got the top together for this (no […]

How I build my stash

I read this amazing blogpost by Rossie today, it’s very inspirational about how she builds her stash and how she makes the decision of what to buy because it fits her aesthetic, rather than what she “should” like. I thought this rang true with my post yesterday about how white backgrounds, rainbow quilts and general […]

‘Modern’ quilts and coloured backgrounds

This blog post is an outpouring of thoughts with a lot of questions about ‘modern’ quiltmaking. You have been warned. On Instagram over the last few days, Robert Kaufman have been putting up their new Kona solid colours. I think there are some real beauties in there, and it makes me really want to make a […]