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Puppies that like fabric – an almost tutorial

Hank is perpetually diving into my bag of scrap strips or pinching charm squares out of my scrap drawer, it drives me round the bend! I was talking to my friend Gina last night and she told me to make him a fabric bone. Then I saw this on Pinterest this morning… spooky. Anyway Hank […]

Sad times

Well not totally sad, good news first. I finished this top and got the tutorial commissioned! Bad news: My camera lens is broken around the 50mm mark. Apparently it thinks this is in focus… I know why it’s doing this- I dropped it earlier in the week. I’m sad because it’s quite an old camera, […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 3 – Iris

Here’s your next pattern for the BOM, the Iris. The next one is out on the 7th July so this pattern is free to download until then. The last two sets of 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 […]

Festival of Quilts

Quick post to remind anyone that may be thinking of entering the Festival of Quilts this year, you have to make your decision NOW! I found out that today is the last day for applying to submit a quilt, so I’ve quickly filled in the online form. You have until 5pm (BST/GMT+1) to get the […]

More-Economical Blocks

I’ve been having a play with some scraps, and have a way of making blocks that look a bit like Economy blocks, but they have no waste whatsoever and they’re not paper pieced. The only downside is the corners get chopped off. So I decided to embrace this and add some appliqué to make it […]

A flimsy finish

I managed to do quite a lot of sewing this weekend, and that’s not including the guild meeting where I worked on Hello Chevron (duty bound). Despite the omnipotent puppy I finished piecing the lone star-esque quilt top this afternoon. I am still rubbish at Y seams, but it works and my points are mostly […]

Choices, choices

Tomorrow I’m heading up to the guild meeting in Grantham as I’m sure not missing another one! I tend to take a WIP with me, so there’s no excuses or temptation to start something new. I may or may not do it this time, here are my options for consideration… Continue Hello Chevron- I did two […]

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival – Applique entry

I’m very sorry to regular readers as you’ve seen this quilt so many times already! For the appliqué category in the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I am entering Hoots Mon, aka the Moose Quilt. This quilt uses my usual (favourite) technique of making templates with freezer paper, pressing them to the fabric and clipping and gluing […]


Imaginative title right there! Anyway, I ordered these cards from Huggle Up- an app on my phone that prints polaroid-esque pictures from your Photos or Instagram, but you can do it online too… Or they do plain squares… These are the standard sizes but they do mini ones too. I’ve not been sponsored to write […]

Something fishy!

In less than a week I made this fish bowl mini quilt- it’s 26″ square and uses the reverse applique/portholes/ faced edges technique of applique. Here’s the back… it’s improv with a piece of Munki Munki Heather Ross as the starting point. Some of these fabrics were from my stash, others were from other people […]