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Billy Bass Mini Quilt (Sewvivor round 1) – plus a tutorial on adding sound to quilts

Ta da! Here’s my round one entry for the Nautical theme- a turned edge applique Billy Bass quilt. And I added sound too! And a video to show that it works… *** STATS Size – 18″ x 11″ Number of blocks – n/a Time to make– 4 hours not including component-related thinking time Fabric – Scraps, including a […]

Plugity plug

I’ve got a few publications going on at the moment. I’ve another to come but I haven’t seen it yet so don’t want to be presumptuous. First off, the current issue of Popular Patchwork is a bag special, and my bag is on the cover… And looking at the inside page, my giant churn dash […]

iPhone Inspired Cushion

I managed another finish from my Q1 list this weekend, my cushion… Inspired by this icon on my phone… It’s made with EPP, I clipped and glued the curves like I would with applique pieces but to the paper on the underside and then pulled the paper out after sewing it to the background, by […]

My favourite bit

Is turning this… Into this… Seeing all those tiny blocks being made into one big piece. Just got to keep on going.

MacWet gloves review

MacWet gloves may not be your obvious choice for quilting. Some people swear by Machingers or gardening gloves, but when I was asked if I’d like to try a pair, I thought I would give it a go! A bit of background info on MacWet as I’d not heard of them- they make grippy gloves […]

Why I won’t have a finish for the Finish A Long 2nd Quarter

Since the Finish A Long first began at the start of last year, I’ve always reached at least one of my targets, sadly this month it wasn’t to be. Lots of progress (I think I had only sewn a couple of blocks when I started this quarter) but no finish. There was no way I’d […]

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 […]

Free Motion Feathers

I’m doing the Design It Quilt It course on Craftsy by Cindy Needham and it’s an eye opener! I have learned loads about basting and tension and threads and putting quilting designs together and light and shadow, it’s been very inspiring.I recommend this one. So much so that my new techniques are going to be […]

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 […]

Fabricate Fundraiser!

As you may know I went for a meeting on Thursday about setting up Fabricate, a magazine for contemporary quilters in the UK released monthly. I am now pitching to raise the funds to continue, here is my video complete with erms and “telephone voice”…   The distributors were enthusiastic as craft titles are a […]