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Getting my shop on

  I’ve made a bigger effort lately to actually sell some patterns of mine. The English Country Garden BOM is now available as a full set of instructions for the top and all blocks together and the individual blocks are now offline. It’s a whopping 85 pages and at the moment it’s a bargain at […]

A finish! Chandelier Quilt

It seems I’m in quilting mode! Here is my latest finish: Chandelier. The back is half of an eBay beige checked Next duvet cover, the quilting glorified straight line quilting because of tension issues yet again, and the design is for Popular Patchwork magazine- soon! I cannot stress just how useful it is to have […]

My Companion Carpet Bags

I’ve completed my first two Companion Carpet Bags as part of the sew along. It’s the first time needing a screwdriver when sewing (for undoing the screws on the hinge) and the first time using headlining foam as a stabiliser. I liked both of these things! Here’s the first one which has some Cotton & […]

A finish! Left A-Lone Star

I’ve not thought of a new name for this yet, despite intending to! Suggestions are welcomed. The piecing was finished 15 months ago. This is a bit of an embarrassment for me as I like to get stuff done quick, but I stalled at how to quilt it, and even when I doodled and got […]

Another Husqvarna grumble

I haven’t complained about my machine for at least two months (when it went off to be fixed) and once more the same problems are repeating themselves. I’ve finished quilting the Left Alone Star and the tension was fab (more on that after I have decent photos). I learned early on not to cone feed […]

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 […]