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

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

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  

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

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

Hexi Coaster – Similar But Not The Same

So I posted yesterday that I was going to sew the Log Cabin Hexi Potholders.  I decided to use the idea but not make it a potholder, but a coaster for my sewing table.  In insight should have stuck with there method of construction, but I wanted to try something different and leant what not … Continue reading Hexi Coaster – Similar But Not The Same