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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 […]

Another top finish

I thought this day would never come, the Hello Chevron quilt I’ve been working on – or not working on – for over two years is now pieced! And stupidly it only took me just over an hour to get it finished, I don’t know what my problem was. I even made the backing this […]

Shine Bright: Preview Part VI

The piecing of the top is finished! I’ve given it a good press but as is the way with Autumn, it’s dark outside and my photos are cruddy. I’m going to longarm it myself, I’m just finalising when I can hire a machine, but hopefully in the next fortnight and then I can get proper […]

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 […]


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 […]

Shine Bright: Preview Part V

Remember when I used to post progress on this quilt?! It’s been three months since my last update- oops. I’m happier with how this is going now, some of the measurements are hard and I actually had to recut a lot of the last round, even though it was dead simple piecing. I think I’m […]

Chandelier – A Quilt Top

This weekend has been very productive for sewing, what with all of the rain and Alex being at work for two of the three days. On Saturday I finished day 2 of the Companion Carpet Bag sew along on both bags and on Sunday I finished sewing this quilt top: The fabrics are Chandelier by Studio […]

Pets on Quilts 2015

It’s Pets on Quilts time again! I don’t know why I didn’t enter adorable-6-month-old-puppy Hank last year, but I will be entering the Dog on Quilt category with grown-up Hank this year… The quilt is Left A-Lone Star- soon to have a better name when actually finished. It’s sat unquilted for over a year, maybe even […]

Chandelier Progress

Four green blocks done, Two purple blocks done, just teal, white and red, and also black to finish. Seven down, 13 more to go. It’s good job the Great British Bake Off is back for me to watch whilst I trim these blocks! OH is on nights this weekend and sleeping in during the day […]

Plane-ly hand sewing

I started this last weekend… It will either be another large cushion or a stool top depending on just how big it finishes up. This week I’ve been getting a lot of prep done ready for my flight tomorrow. It’s always good to have a portable project. This is my 999th post- which means there will […]