Quilting

Silver snowflakes – Week 1 Christmas QAYG – a -long

One of my latest quilt adventures is joining the #Iwishyouamerryqal. Hosted by a collection of lovely quilting ladies (check the facebook group for details), the basic concept is to make a different 12 inch block every two weeks.    Design wise for the quilt as a whole I haven’t made any detailed plans, not least… Read More Silver snowflakes – Week 1 Christmas QAYG – a -long

Quilting

Quilting challenge : One Monthly Goal : Snails

Quilting Challenge Reset   Ok so, being totally honest, July was a big fail as far as my One Monthly Goal challenge was concerned. The pinwheels remain in their project bag, and never even saw the light of day this month! In fact, instead of making any progress on any of my WIPs I joined… Read More Quilting challenge : One Monthly Goal : Snails

Quilting

Quilting challenge : One Monthly Goal : Pinwheels

I’ve been on quite the organisational kick for the past week. I cleaned up my sewing workspace and have identified 15 works of progress in various stages of completion. In an effort to get me motivated to finish them, I’m joining in the third quarter of #fal2017. You can read my full list here. However,… Read More Quilting challenge : One Monthly Goal : Pinwheels

foundation paper piecing, Quilting, swaps, Tutorials

Christmas Themed Economy Block Swap

Welcome to the Christmas in July Economy Block Swap. I’ve set up this blog post as a landing page with all the information you will need for our swap.   Recap of the premise: This is a low stress swap – you send your finished blocks to me and I send you back the same… Read More Christmas Themed Economy Block Swap

Quilting, Sewing, Tutorials

Pattern Hack – Personalised Lined Drawstring Bag

Welcome to my first pattern hack for the Lined Drawstring Bag The inspiration A few weeks back I joined in #payitforwardhandmade on instagram. The basic concept is that you receive something handmade from another crafter and then send something handmade on to others, who (hopefully) carry on the activity. I was very lucky to receive… Read More Pattern Hack – Personalised Lined Drawstring Bag

Quilting, Tutorials

Pinwheel Block Swap turned Baby Quilt – Quilt as you go method

My latest quilting finish is a pinwheel block baby quilt. This one is destined for Very Snuggly Quilts, a charity group based in Victoria, Australia, and I really love the idea that parts of this quilt has been made with joy by people all over the world. Pinwheel Swap Swapping is my jam when it… Read More Pinwheel Block Swap turned Baby Quilt – Quilt as you go method

Quilting, Reviews, Sewing

Raining Diamonds 💎 the #electricdiamondpattern by @sariellastudios

Earlier in March I jumped at the call Sariella Studios put out on instagram for people to test their latest free paper piecing pattern – the Electric Diamond. I’ve previously made patterns by @lillyella (one half of Sariella) including her butterfly charms paper piecing patterns which make an excellent quick accent block.  The Electric Diamond pattern is made in collaboration with… Read More Raining Diamonds 💎 the #electricdiamondpattern by @sariellastudios

Quilting, Sewing, Tutorials

Lonky -An original star block by Darrel

Inspired by the desire my partner in @shoppershaz #starblockquiltswap expressed for wonky stars and my preference for lone stars, I came up with the notion to merge the two. …and a couple of days later the Lonky was born.  So just in case anyone else is brave (crazy) enough to want to cut up a… Read More Lonky -An original star block by Darrel