Tag Archives: applique

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 Thank you for your patience. This is the last block!!! This pattern is free to download from Craftsy until the next […]

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.  This pattern is free to download from Craftsy until the next block is issued on 2nd March. Previous templates are available 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-pup 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 […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 8 – Poppy

Sorry for the delay folks, here’s the brand new Poppy block as promised – eventually. This one is a bit easier than the last couple to give you a litle bit of reprieve and it’s a checkerboard background again. The poppy is pretty apt for November so it seemed right to schedule that in this month. […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 6 – Dahlia

This one will be up for an extra week folks as I’m going on holiday to get married and won’t be back the first monday of October. Luckily I made this one a good one! Here’s your next pattern for the BOM, the Dahlia. The next one is out on the 13th October so this pattern is […]

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 […]