Tag Archives: applique

English Country Garden BOM – Block 4 – Hyacinth

Here’s your next pattern for the BOM, the Hyacinth. The next one is out on the 4th August so this pattern is free to download until then. The last 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 new […]

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 […]

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 […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 2 – Bluebell

142 people downloaded the Daisy block – wow! I hope you are enjoying the process so far! Here’s your next pattern, the Bluebell. The next one (Iris!) is out on the 2nd June so this pattern is free to download until then. The Daisy one is now $1.50 if you missed out, but if you want the […]

A liiiittle bit of progress

So in the last fortnight I have managed to do most of the turned edge applique prep for the postage stamp quilt, which is all just held together with glue right now (mostly whilst shouting, NO, GET DOWN, LEAVE IT)… And I’ve even managed to be on the machine long enough to make this block which will […]

A half finish

I have half-finished the postage stamp quilt, it’s huge… And there’s a strip for the back done… (yes I am actually piecing a back, please don’t die of shock) It’s only half done because now I’m working on the applique to go over the top. I did get some rather- ahem- interesting fabrics from people […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 1 – Daisy

Let’s get started! Here’s your first pattern, the next one is out on the 5th May so this pattern is free to download until then. Click here to download This pattern includes instructions on making bias tape stems, turned edge and raw edge machine applique, thread choices and the pattern in standard and mirrored formats […]

English Country Garden BOM – Choosing Your Fabric

The English Country Garden BOM starts tomorrow! If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about and are curious, it’s a free applique block of the month for those who like the look of applique but want an accessible way to approach it. Read more here and check back tomorrow for the first pattern. The BOM […]

Everything you need to know about the English Country Garden BOM

The blocks have been planned, the instructions are in the process of being made, and everything is due to get started on 7th April! The English Country Garden Block of the Month is designed for those that love scrappy quilts and appliqué, but also to dispel any fears that those who are a bit nervous […]

Best laid plans

So you remember my last post where I said I wanted to make at least a block this weekend in addition to the pants? Well I decided to watch a hockey game on Sunday night after binging on the Olympics, but that was OK as it finished at 8.30 ish, giving me an hour and […]