Tag Archives: applique

Another Finish: Hank, Frankly

So I actually just finished this, the big reveal is just in time forĀ The Bloggers’ Quilt Festival! I was hoping to finish this for the day it started which was Friday, but you know how it is with life, grumpy sewing machines and such…. There’s something about curling up on the sofa with a glue […]

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 […]

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 […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 12 – Clematis

I’m so sorry I’m running late – again – I feel like I’m treading water a bit rather than making progress and I have my fingers in more pies than I actually have fingers šŸ˜‰ Thank you for your patience. This is the last block!!! This pattern is free to download from Craftsy until the […]

Classes with me, and some narcissistic housekeeping

A few updates for those who are interested… I will be running two classes at Hannah’s Room in Coalville in late spring, early summer time, the details are below. I’ve yet to devise the designs for these classes to work on as a group and also the requirements but it’s on my never ending stuff-to-do […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 11 – Marigold

A few hours late but hopefully you will forgive me? This one has quite a lot of pieces and I was out most of the weekend.Ā šŸ˜‰Ā This pattern is free to download from Craftsy until the next block is issued on 2nd March. PreviousĀ templates are availableĀ if you missed out, see the bottom of this post or […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 10 – Primrose

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay. I’m still not 100% set up, but I have released the new block. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for an update of where I’m at with the previous blocks. This pattern is free to download from Craftsy until the next block is issued on 2nd February. […]

Festive bear time

Merry Christmas everyone! I gifted the bear quilt to OH today! Here’s some photos I took earlier. The original photo by Stefano Unterthiner… The plan drawing… And some finished pics on the living room wall! I’ve managed to disguise where the-idiot-pupĀ bit a bloody hole in it whilst I was sewing on the sleeve (as you […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 9 – Pansy

I’m not sure what’s going to happen with this in the new year yet after all the VAT MOSS talk, but rest assured, this will be finished one way or another. I must admit to being a bit confused by the new law coming in, and it seems HMRC are too, but I may actually […]

The macaroni effect

I’ve started on the bear quilt and I’m very glad I have… There’s something very enjoyable about the cut, stick, repeat way these quilts come together. There’s no sewing and I can be more sociable- I can do batches in front of the TV rather than out in my sewing room all night. It’s exactly […]