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The verdict is in

I got Wallander back from the Festival of Quilts on Monday, here are my marks… Bit disappointing that the piecing was either deemed bad or satisfactory as I paper pieced it and thought it was pretty good! And the edge treatment thing gets me again, but thankfully satisfactory on both counts rather than needing attention. […]

Highlights from Festival of Quilts

I took some photos at the show of some of my favourites. It turns out I have a bit of a preference for applique quilts and natural colours mostly- yes that means there’s some brown quilts in there…! The show is pretty expensive to get in and park and a lot of people said it […]

A finish, but not without a fight

Wallander is done done done! I’ve just scraped it in during the Finish A Long bonus week too. At the start of April this is how much I had (about 10 blocks)… So that’s pretty good right? It wasn’t without a fight though. When I got it out of the washer this morning and was […]

Crafting, but because I want to, not because I have to

Over the last few years I’ve tried a few crafts, enjoyed them and then they inevitably end up as an Etsy shop which then means making more than one of anything and getting stressy busy at holiday times throughout the year and burdened with obligations. This happened with my jewellery and my chocolates and I chose to stop […]

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival

If you’ve not heard of the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, it’s a bi-annual showcase of quilting bloggers’ best work. I’m going to bore you all to death by entering my very first show quilt that you’ve seen a million times in various stages of completion- unless you’re new here, in which case this post is for you. […]

A plan

I designed this sampler quilt on EQ7 for Festival of Quilts next year… It’s 73 blocks in total. I thought I’d better make a start and casually do a block every so often- I’ve tacked down some pieces for applique , I just need to sort out the arrangement again slightly and needle turn them by […]

Festival of Quilts 2012 piccys!

This is a very image heavy post- just so you know You might want to get a cup of tea before you continue… I hope you enjoy it, it’s taken well over an hour to put together! Today I was up stupid early (before dawn during summer) to work on a little agency merchandising job […]

Penny and Fletcher – all finished at last!

It’s finally done, the binding is on, the sleeve has been sewn onto the back, the paint has been set, my label is attached and it’s in the post… I’ve pretty much dedicated my weekend to this quilt. Aside from housework, a jaunt to Morrisons, a nap, reading Giant George’s book, watching Snakes on a […]

Your thoughts please?

I have finished quilting Penny and Fletcher for the Festival of Quilts and I am going to bind it today- in white as that’s the only thing I can see working. I thought about black but I think that will show every little stitch gone wrong when it comes to the very top of the […]

Oooh look, new fabric….

I am blogging a lot this week. I’m sorry for clogging up your blog readers Anyway I just wanted to show you some new samples that came from Spoonflower, which means I now have more fabrics up for sale in my Spoonflower shop- yey! In real life I prefer the blue tinge background seagulls- it’s […]