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

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  

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

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

Patterns, patterns and more patterns.

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.

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

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