AcuEdit Epsoide 1- Getting Started and the Basics

Hi after all this time I have managed to put another video series together, well lets not get ahead of myself I have completed Episode 1 and I am working on the others :o) The video takes you through using the AcuEdit software on your iPad.  I start with explaining what all those little icons … Continue reading AcuEdit Epsoide 1- Getting Started and the Basics

My Woven Chevron Design

Over the past couple of weeks I have been inspired to create a very modern quilt. I had been seen a quilt made with a chevron interwoven with each other. I then thought I might take a double half square triangle block and make many interwoven chevrons. Here is my finished design. By the time … Continue reading My Woven Chevron Design

76 days since my last blog post!!!! 

I can hardly believe it has been more than 2 months since I last wrote what I was up to.  I will try and keep it short on words and heavy on the photos ☺️  But to give you an idea 6 quilt tops completed, 4 quilts quilted, and major work done on the Jane … Continue reading 76 days since my last blog post!!!! 

It’s Been A Busy Day for the Jane Austen Quilt

I have been hard at work today, 10 hours in the sewing room all up and I have 6 Union Jacks, only 2 more to go!!!  Then it will be Cottages, 8 of those, the Tea Cups and Tea Pots not sure how many I will need of those yet…I think I will just thinking … Continue reading It’s Been A Busy Day for the Jane Austen Quilt

A New Quilt Being Designed

It has been too long since I have posted on my blog.  I have been rather rushed these days, but I am back into it and might even get a couple of tutorials posted soon. I have been thinking about doing a modern Jane Austen quilt for a while.  I have been totally inspired by Amanda … Continue reading A New Quilt Being Designed

Changing your AcuFil Software

I have had a request from Cathy on how you can change the measurement units in your Janome AcuFil software.  I have created a short tutorial below on how you can do this.  When I installed my software it defaulted to inches, however there would be times when having it set to millimeters would be handy, … Continue reading Changing your AcuFil Software

Got to Love Robert Kaufman – Free Quilt Calculator

I am extremely lucky to work in the world of technology (ICT). I have done so now for more than 25 years, but this doesn’t mean that at times I don’t under how difficult people find technology.  One of the reasons I work in ICT is to make it more usable.  As a Director of … Continue reading Got to Love Robert Kaufman – Free Quilt Calculator

AcuFil Stippling & Zipper Bag Tutorial Part 2

The learning curve continues.  Here is my 2nd tutorial in a 2 part series on how to make a Zipper Bag using the Janome Memory Craft 15000. The below will step you though cutting your fabric piece you created in Part 1, and how to sew the zip into a single piece of fabric to get a dropped zipper … Continue reading AcuFil Stippling & Zipper Bag Tutorial Part 2

Downton Quilt Complete

After 3 straight nights of stippling, a bit of help from the cat, 2 rolls of thread and 6 or 7 bobbin changes, I can say, ‘I might want to save for a long arm quilt machine”….well a girl can dream!  The quilt is finished, this quilt from start to finish has been fun to create. … Continue reading Downton Quilt Complete

Progress On the Downton Abbey Quilt

It has been a full on weekend with the Downton Abbey Quilt.   I thought making the quilt top was fun.  But this weekend has been the interesting part of the process.  I have basting the three layers of the quilt together.  This part of the process is always fun.  It starts with me trying to find … Continue reading Progress On the Downton Abbey Quilt

Playing with Zipper Bag Design

Another few hours of trying to tweak my zipper bag techniques. I have been working on how to get a better finish around the zipper on the bags today with thicker fabric. I have also gone for a hidden zip in the seem.  Once I get the measurements done right this should look good I … Continue reading Playing with Zipper Bag Design

AcuFil Stippling & Zipper Bag Tutorial Part 1

The last few days have been a little bit of a learning curve for me, and I have to say, you really have to learn to have a good laugh at yourself.  I have been videoing a 2 part tutorial on how to use the Janome Memory Craft 15000 stipple quilting feature.  I thought standing infront … Continue reading AcuFil Stippling & Zipper Bag Tutorial Part 1

New Quilt Started

I have started a new Amy Ellis quilt. It funny how things happen. I purchased a Jelly Roll by Moda on Amazon a few weeks back called Modern Neutrals by Modern Neutrals by Amy Ellis. As I had finished my Architecture quilt and don’t have any backing for my Jelly Roll Race quilt. I thought … Continue reading New Quilt Started

My First Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Now I have to explain there was no real race going on here. I had purchased this lovely Downton Abbey Downstairs collection a few weeks back, and have been wanting to try making an end to end quilt with it, commonly called a Jelly Roll Race quilt. I have to say it was a lot of … Continue reading My First Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Architecture Quilt Finished

7 weeks ago the Doe Roll Up by Carolyn Friedlander arrived and I started my Architecture quilt, today I finally finished it. It has turned out well I used the Widescreen – Grey by Carolyn Friedlander for the backing.  I used a square decorative to sew the binding down.   Here are some other photos of the quilt  

Who Knew – Gardening Gloves For Quilting

I just love the idea that a common item used in one part of your life can be used even better in another!! My mum is major talented with sewing, she has been making formal wear and wedding dresses all of my life.  But lately has decided to give quilting a go. I was talking … Continue reading Who Knew – Gardening Gloves For Quilting

Tip For Purchasing Quilting Items From Overseas

As some of you may have found, if you don’t live in the USA it is very expensive to get your quilting fabrics, pre-cuts and notions.  I have to say both Fat Quarter Shop and Missouri Star Quilt Co are great at giving a fixed pricing for International delivery, and I will note these below … Continue reading Tip For Purchasing Quilting Items From Overseas

Must Have Fabrics for Austen Fans

I am a huge Jane Austen fan, from visiting her homes, going to locations she wrote about, and her grave.  She encouraged me to read when nothing else would.  Even to this day I argue with myself on whether or not Persuasion or Pride and Prejudice is her best work. Today while I was looking at my twitter … Continue reading Must Have Fabrics for Austen Fans

Journal Cover – Another Completed Project

Last October I was lucky enough to be in London for the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace.  While I was there I did a Felted Notebook Cover class with Sandra Togher from Bowery Gallery.  On the day I did a right muck-up of the job, I ended up sewing it all inside out and the … Continue reading Journal Cover – Another Completed Project

Bird Haven – Another Old Project Complete

On the 7th of April, 2012 I purchased the “Bird Haven” quilt kit by Denise Sheehan and Sophia Pearce. I just loved the design and especially the fabric, I can’t find the name of the person that designed the fabric (if you do know please leave a comment at the bottom), but it just holds … Continue reading Bird Haven – Another Old Project Complete