Tag Archives: patchwork

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. […]

Christmas Sprouts – another quilt finish

Quilt Now issue 4 is finally out and that means I can now reveal the Christmas quilt I was working on back in July. What is more festive than Brussels Sprouts? And of course this quilt is in Basic Grey fabric. I forgot that in my post yesterday so it’s a double bill of Basic Grey […]

Me me me

And more me… I just got my subscription copy of Popular Patchwork, which is in newsagents next Friday and there’s another of my quilt patterns in there- that’s right, I finally finished writing up Wallander! It’s a good one because they used my photos too which is a bit of a confidence boost. And the […]

What do you do if you have big puckers on the back of your quilt?

Well this is how badly the quilt shifted. I even had to choose facings as a way of binding it to cover the shortfall at one side, but look at these awful puckers! I hate straight line quilting, and soft fabric backings! I didn’t want to unpick half a quilt, so here’s what I did. […]

Quilters Favourites

I’m getting in just in the nick of time to participate in this… The last day to link up with Geta is today! Click the button above to read the other posts with tips from other quilters. Here are mine, hopefully something here will be useful to somebody! The idea is we discuss successes and […]

Another thing ticked off

Day before yesterday I posted off my Covert Robin gift…. Inspired by the vast amount that were swapped at the FQ retreat last year and the fact I had never actually made one, I decided to make an organiser from the Zakka book. I must admit I didn’t really enjoy it, there were problems along […]

Buzz buzz

I’m back sewing again. I tried to do some portholes in heart shapes for the Row by Row swap (we’re doing applique hearts this time round) but the shape didn’t lend itself well to the technique and I started again. In the end I settled for fusible applique with blanket stitch edges. The blanket stitch […]

What is this?

I havent got much to blog about at the minute- I’m currently learning to ice skate and have a class on Sunday and I’ve managed not to bite my nails for at least 2 months now so I’m having some acrylics done on saturday to protect them- they have never been this long before! Otherwise […]

Great Granny Finished

Lots of photos, mainly because it was dark and really difficult to take one I liked, so you’re getting the whole lot! This quilt is made from 9 12″ blocks from the Great Granny Along that started last summer, the tutorial for the block is HERE. All the fabrics used are from a Curio jelly […]

Those chuffing half rectangle triangles

I thought I had conquered the half rectangle triangle but it has reared it’s ugly head once more! This looks OK doesn’t it, seam allowance wise? It’s not! Margaret on the Popular Patchwork forum was having trouble scaling up these rectangles from a pattern, which I thought was quite simple at first having followed this […]