Tag Archives: applique

Brother Scan N Cut – Applique Pattern Tutorial

I recently borrowed a Scan N Cut machine from Rebecca at work (I know you are reading this- hello!) with the promise that I’d teach her stuff after I’d used it and learned a bit more. So it makes sense to share what I found here too for anyone who has just bought a Scan N […]

My new sewing room and a round up

I’ve moved into a new house and a few days ago our stuff all arrived! So after a few days of hard work, my sewing room now looks like this… I’ve done another design for a magazine which I need to sew up soon, but at the moment my project on the wall is Lotus by Jaybird […]

British Patchwork and Quilting

The current issue of British Patchwork and Quilting features my Dahlia Cushion pattern. I made it a while ago but it makes sense to show it now. It features a pillowcase style closure with binding and circle applique. And it will double up nicely as a Christmas present too.

Bits and Bob’s

Yes that apostrophe in my title is correct, because this cushion is Bob’s! Turns out obligation is a great motivator, so I’ve been back at the machine before my apathy for sewing turned into a proper thing. I Photoshopped and printed his face out onto inkjet fabric I had lying around and integrated him into […]

Another Finish: Hank, Frankly

So I actually just finished this, the big reveal is just in time for 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 😉 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. 😉 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 […]