Tag Archives: pattern

Joining the craze

There’s been a bit of a craze for Necessary Clutch Wallets – or NCWs – from the pattern by Emmaline Bags. There’s a Facebook group and everything. I’m making three, starting off (and possibly finishing) my Christmas gift sewing for my husband’s aunt, sister-in-law and my sister. I’ll be sharing the process over on the […]

Check this out…

Sam (Handmade by Mrs H) has a great selection of bag patterns, and the latest is a collaboration with yours truly! The Sunburst Clutch features a scalloped, paper piece flap design, and the cover bag has an (optional!) gold pleather body which gives it a bit of a 70s Disco feel. If you’ve never made […]

My design at Quilt Market!

Let me tell you a story… I designed a block earlier in the year which won me first prize in the EQ7 competition in February using BasicGrey’s Fresh Cut line. Totally unexpected and amazing as there were some really good entries. As a result I won a stash download pack and a great book from Electric Quilt, […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Weekender Weekend

I went away for the weekend to visit OH’s family and I took my completed Weekender with me! I’ve been working hard towards finishing computer based projects so I haven’t had much time for sewing this last few days, so it was nice to actually achieve a finish with the little time I did have. […]

My New Year’s Resolution

…is not so much a resolution, more of a target for the year. On my birthday I received a wonderful letter from the taxman saying I owe them quite a large sum of money and on top of that I’m getting fined an additional 15% plus interest. So I’m possibly going to have to look […]

Tutorial: Turned Edge Machine Appliqué

Here’s a little tutorial on how I put together my picture quilts. I decided to apply the same principle to my birds and berries quilt but just a couple of small motifs. This technique can be used for large or small scale stuff! I can’t show you this in full yet though- I’m 18″ of […]