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!!!! 

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

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

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

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

Half Way There

A few week back I found out about this fabric designer Carolyn Friedlander.  I just fell in love with her fabrics and really wanted to purchase her architextures range, especially the Jelly Roll, but I can’t find it anywhere, and I mean anywhere in the world.  If you know of anyone anywhere who has the architextures jelly … Continue reading Half Way There

Spode Tapestry – Complete

One of the promises I made myself when I ordered my new sewing machine was to finish off all old projects, and not to purchase anymore fabric until I had used all my existing fabrics up.  Well I have to say I have made this pack with myself before, but this time I am pretty … Continue reading Spode Tapestry – Complete

Sews Metallic Thread Like A Dream

OMG, I thought the thread cutter was the best thing last night, but no, that has been set to the second best thing.  Metallic thread just sews on this machine, don’t need to do anything special.  I have been trying all my metallic threads from the expensive stuff to the cheap stuff and it just … Continue reading Sews Metallic Thread Like A Dream

The New Machine Has Arrived

I am so excited.  I was going to video unboxing the new sewing machine, but just couldn’t contain myself so you will need to wait a bit longer to get a video. So it started with picking it up this afternoon from the shop.  We had a bit of fun fitting the two large boxes … Continue reading The New Machine Has Arrived

My New Baby Has Been Ordered

So I have bitten the bullet and ordered my new Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000 v2.0  I am so excited!!!!  Hoping to get it next week. I have down loaded the user manual (here is the PDF if you want to take a look), it was a little hard to find but Janome Japan had it, and … Continue reading My New Baby Has Been Ordered