Tag Archives: popular patchwork

A Finish : Thumbtacks

… Because the British term “Drawing Pins” doesn’t really work as a title I don’t think! Here it is… I made it using a semi-stack and whack technique, because I realised that triangles really need the extra seam allowance to piece back together again! This will be for Popular Patchwork in the summer. I’m working […]

This month’s update

Well it appears I am currently a monthly blogger. I have just finished up another project for my book and have written about 15% so I’m still quietly working away on that over the summer. Here’s some of the back of the latest project, I’m very pleased with how my free motion quilting is developing… […]

A few other loose ends

I’ve shown you my latest quilts, but I’ve got a few extra loose ends to tie up. Firstly my machine is gone now (oh and also my house) so I am onto handsewing for the foreseeable future. I think it might be one of my very first purchases when we land. I’ve also got some […]

I’m writing a bag pattern! And some other stuff

I’m working on a bag pattern at the moment which will have two zips the front and one at the back (oh and one inside, lots of zips!), it will look a little bit like this… But for now it looks like this, ahem, yeah. No words written or stitches made, but if you’d like […]

Housekeeping!

Still here, still sewing. The last few weeks I’ve been making something for Quilt Now, largely – but not exclusively – by hand… And also something for Popular Patchwork that has a bit that has something like this going on… And of course I’ve been working on my Schnitzel and Boo mini, the big reveal […]

A finish! Chandelier Quilt

It seems I’m in quilting mode! Here is my latest finish: Chandelier. The back is half of an eBay beige checked Next duvet cover, the quilting glorified straight line quilting because of tension issues yet again, and the design is for Popular Patchwork magazine- soon! I cannot stress just how useful it is to have […]

I wanted to be a journalist

When I was a kid, after I went through the initial nurse phase that all five-year-old girls- even squeamish ones like me- went through and before the “I want to be a lorry driver and work alone away from people” phase, I wanted to be a journalist. I signed up for the Newsround Press Pack […]

More mags

Earlier in the year I made the kaleidocurve cushion, and then I didn’t tell you. It’s now in British Patchwork and Quilting, out now- my first project for them. There are two more cushions to come. Also this month (though it’s coming to the end of it’s shelf life to be honest) is my Pascale […]

A finish: Marquise Bedrunner

I thought you wouldn’t mind too much if I was late with the last BOM post 😉 This quilt was shoehorned into my schedule in February (teaser post here) in order to finish it in time for the current issue of Quilt Now. I only got some quick and dirty snaps before it went in […]

A finish: Octo Quilt

Churning out the finishes frantically over here- calm on the surface but kicking away frantically below the water like a duck! This is my Octo quilt and for a simple design it was a bit of a difficult birth. My iron was used away from home and on a makeshift mat which seemed to affect […]