Tag Archives: wip

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 […]

Shine Bright: Preview Part III (the moron edition)

I am a moron. You knew the next set of blocks needed to be a similar size as the centre didn’t you? That’s 12″. So why on Earth did I make them 18″? EQ7 told me they were 18″- but what it meant was tall and wide in the layout- as in, they’re on point, […]

Shine Bright: Preview Part II

Time to show you the next stage of the pattern that I hope to put on sale in the Autumn as part of a new series of fat quarter friendly patterns I’m coining Quilt Workout, which are designed for intermediate quilters to practise their skills in different areas of patchwork to build up to the […]

Back doing what I love best

All my sewing commitments are done- unless you count #dogmini2015 which I’m not starting for a month yet- something that hasn’t happened in maybe over a year! I have made stuff for magazines and am now kind of backlogged (erm, four projects, three articles…) so I can kick back and play for a while. OH is at work […]

Start

I did a tiny bit of cutting from my Best Day Ever bundle last night for a new quilt. I love this part. This will be the centre of a new quilt design I plan to sell the pattern for independently. I’ve designed two quilts that aim to be challenging and incorporate Y-seams, paper piecing or […]

Come pixel with me?

This week I finished up a class sample… And on Saturday 6th June I will be teaching pixel quilting using this block as the example project which finishes at a nice size to make into a cushion or a mini quilt. Even though there are 361 squares, there are only 71 seams to sew. Intrigued? […]

Stuff’s still going on

I have completed an article, and one of the two class samples, so I’m still on stuff, even if I’ve been reasonably quiet about it. Also Hank’s big face has been basted and I’m going to start quilting it this week. The class sample I have finished is for the glue stick applique class on […]

WIP Wednesday: Frankly, Hank Progress

Flying in the face of quilt show norms seems to be very attractive to me…. or maybe it’s because I can play with my best pal, the Sewline Glue Pen, that’s firing me up? Either way, I’m making quick progress on the Frankly, Hank quilt and steaming through glue pen refills. At Festival this year […]

Some slightly different quilting

I took the big quilt off the machine momentarily- I’ve decided I need to quilt a dress panel a day to stay focused and on target for making my dress by the end of the month so this is what I’ve got so far- the front bodice! And the back makes it easier to see… […]

What I’m doing right now…

Just keep quilting…. Straight lines are so boring to quilt. Looking forward to crossing something else off my list though. I allowed myself some time yesterday evening to cut out the pieces for my next couple of mini quilts that I will sew simultaneously, with one for the UK mini swap. Some times I find straight line […]