I have been working on my latest quilt “Architecture” and it is driving me bonkers. In my head it is my most simplest quilt I have done in awhile, but man has it been difficult to quilt. Do you ever find that you buy a new piece of clothing, and if you spill something on … Continue reading Taking a Break
I found this website over the weekend called Thread Mess. What a great idea, a way to sell pieces of fabric you don’t want anymore and purchase a few more. Knowing me I would end up purchasing more than I sell.
So in an attempt to stop looking at fabric and find a way to use up what I already have. I have found a site with a couple of designs that look great. The patterns are by Jeni Baker and the site is www.incolororder.com. Now I feel I should be honest here, I was looking at … Continue reading Patterns, patterns and more patterns.
You know when you can’t do something, you find you really want to do it. For me the deal I made with myself on not purchasing anymore fabric is getting rather hard to handle. I find myself looking online constantly at quilting fabrics, I guess its better than cat videos :o) I found this beautiful range … Continue reading Fabric Withdrawal
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
A few weeks ago while watching some of Melanie Ham’s videos I came across her Quilt Vlog. It totally inspired me. It still amazes me how in just a few minutes your life can take a turn, and you just feel like you need to be doing something, and a person you have never meet … Continue reading Quilt Finished
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
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
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
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
I found this project on sewcanshe.com while surfacing the web www.sewcanshe.com/blog/2014/9/26/log-cabin-hexi-potholders-a-tutorial-with-partial-seams. So I think this will be my next item to make. I can see these being a great gift for work friends and to have in the cupboard for a last minute gift.
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
While looking through different things on the net I came across this tutorial on YouTube byMelanie Ham. She creates quilts and crafts that are just amazing. Her website is www.melaniekham.com and her Youtube channel is bit.ly/MelanieHam. She has totally inspired me to start my own blog and to Vlog my work. Check her site out and be prepared … Continue reading Melanie Ham
I was in a co-workers office the other day and they had an old New Zealand flag sitting on their table. I decided to ask what they were going to do with it. It came off the work flag pole and had been replaced so was no longer usable. As you can see the edging … Continue reading Adapting Something To Be Useful Again.
After 15 years I have finally decided to replace my current Janome Memory Craft 10000 with a new Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000. to a I love using my MC 10000 machine to embroider and quilt. The software you use to create designs is great, and has just got better over the … Continue reading In The Market For A New Baby