Author Archives: Kerry

What do you want? Also, let’s collaborate!

I’m worried I’m getting into a bit of a rut where I’m not expanding my audience and network. I have some questions if you have a couple of minutes to answer one or two of them and leave a comment, I think it could pull me out! How are you finding new patterns, designers, etc […]

Tutorial: How to make an improv Dresden block, in any size (PART 2)

Now you have your template, let’s get ready to use it! Of course you can just use it to cut out unpieced fabric, and sew them together, turn under the top edge 1/4″ and applique to a background, but I’m going to show you how I made a few different blades too. Some of them […]

Tutorial: How to make an improv Dresden block, in any size (PART 1)

*** No vlog last weekend which was completely intentional, I felt like I needed a little break but there will be a video tutorial on piecing curves this week so keep on subscribing to my YouTube channel (and you could win a precut prize)! *** Hi everyone, today I thought I would bring you a […]

Vlog #16 – October 9th 2017 – Thanksgiving

Here’s the latest update- a quick vlog with my Quiltcon progress, bench progress and my next pattern release! I asked my Instagram followers what pattern I should come out with next, it was relatively close (so I need to get on with my next release soon), but the Horseplay Cushion won out and you can […]

Tutorial: How to Reupholster a Dining Chair with Patchwork

I’ve said for a little while now that I would show you how I reupholstered my sewing room chairs. I actually have one more to do but there are SO. MANY. STAPLES. Plus, painting isn’t my favourite thing to do. If you want to have a go, here’s what I did for actually removing and […]

A Finish: Banana Candy

This is Banana Candy all done! It’s all raw edge applique, appliqued onto Kona Parchment at the quilting stage. That is pretty much how I roll with applique always, whether turned edge or raw. It makes choosing a quilting design really simple too. I stitched around the very edge with matching colour thread, then echo […]

2017 Finish Along – time for Q4… and Vlog #15 October 1st.

The end (of the year) is nigh! So what do I want to achieve by December 31st? I’m not including Banana Candy here because that quilt despite being on my last quarter list is only a couple of hours from being finished, so I feel like I’d be cheating a bit. It has fallen in […]

Vlog #14 – September 24th 2017 – New Fabric (and a lot more besides)

Hey, here’s my latest vlog! I bought a few fabrics lately (more coming in the post) and finished the Bear in the Log Cabin quilt, plus I made good progress on Banana Candy and I know the dates for my next classes too…

A Finish: Bear in the Log Cabin (for Bloggers Quilt Festival)

It’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival time again, and I love how Amy has simplified it. Previously you had to choose a category for a quilt that you entered, and then people would nominate and vote for a People’s Choice, which didn’t always seem like the fairest way of doing it- though I was surprised to be nominated […]

A Quick Tutorial: How to put your Instagram pics on a blog post

I’m back today with a quick tutorial to show you how I get my Instagram posts onto my blog. It’s WordPress hosted, and won’t allow me to use the embed code, I just get a grey box, besides, you may not want it to look like you just pulled it off Instagram, with the frame […]