Tag Archives: wallander

Getting my shop on

  I’ve made a bigger effort lately to actually sell some patterns of mine. The English Country Garden BOM is now available as a full set of instructions for the top and all blocks together and the individual blocks are now offline. It’s a whopping 85 pages and at the moment it’s a bargain at […]

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 […]

The verdict is in

I got Wallander back from the Festival of Quilts on Monday, here are my marks… Bit disappointing that the piecing was either deemed bad or satisfactory as I paper pieced it and thought it was pretty good! And the edge treatment thing gets me again, but thankfully satisfactory on both counts rather than needing attention. […]

A finish, but not without a fight

Wallander is done done done! I’ve just scraped it in during the Finish A Long bonus week too. At the start of April this is how much I had (about 10 blocks)… So that’s pretty good right? It wasn’t without a fight though. When I got it out of the washer this morning and was […]

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 […]

Wallander Top, completed!

Yey, I finished it just before work this morning! The bottom right corner features some circles, the real reason is because I ran out of dark green, the posh competition reason is because I wanted to echo another theme from the same office that I drew inspiration from. Sorry the picture is a bit weird. […]

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 May Challenge

For the Lovely Year of Finishes target this month, I’m going for the big one. As well as my usual bee commitments (I have two border bee quilts to do- I need to do at least one this month, plus a couple for Popular Patchwork forum swaps and the final part of the Around the […]

WIP Wednesday

I’ve finished the third column on Wallander now… I’ve also discovered that the brown used in one of these columns should have been the terracotta so I may have to mix things up as I start to run out of fabric! I’m probably not going to update here every time I’ve done a column, so […]

A weekend summary

Firstly, I should tell you that I’m now going to be commenting on people’s blogs with Blogger. I’m a bit tired of people (not one specific person but I can think of at least 4) telling me I’m a “no reply” blogger, when I’m not, I just have an independently hosted blog and as such […]