Tag Archives: quilting

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 […]

Hurricane Sandy Help

I’ve made a couple of blocks for the Hurricane Sandy appeal on Flickr. This is what quilting is historically about- helping others and working as a group for a particular cause. So many people wanted to get involved so they’ve had 300 blocks pledged already, however they still need batting and backing fabric pledging if […]

A pretty awesome weekend

I can’t believe it’s already monday morning, weekends are really too short! We started it off with a very exciting hockey game on friday night (that ended with an overtime win). Then on Saturday I made progress on two WIPs as well as finishing this quilt top… It’s nowhere near perfect but I enjoyed making […]

WIP Wednesday- Charm Packs in action

I’ve just remembered that I’ve not shown you one of my WIPs started a little while ago. I started it as a distraction project (and have already named it “Hello Chevron”)¬†and it will use 3 charm packs in it’s construction. I’m not letting myself pick it back up again yet though as I need to […]