Wednesday, April 18, 2012


On my recent visit to the UK, I made some purchases in advance from various quilt shops, as I knew I would not have time to visit at least one shop!
I ordered these threads from Angela, who did you know has recently opened a shop in Cheadle, Staffordshire. The one on the left I use for piecing (Prescencia 60/3) and it does go a long way. Still only half way through the one I bought last time (but you can never have enough in stock!!) and the other is King Tut, which I will use for quilting on a long awaited Pineapple Blossom quilt, with fabrics purchased also from Angela, a while back!!!
And now onto "Saturday Morning", this was a kit I purchased from The Quilt Room, along with the Kaleidoscope Double Strip Ruler.
And here is a picture of the fabrics that were inside the pretty packaged box.
and a close up of the red fabrics from Rouenerries Deux fabrics by French General
I have cut all the strips and started to cut the wedges using the ruler, which with the help of the video by Pam Linott which is on their website, makes the work of cutting them sooo much easier than the normal method. I am not normally one for buying these rulers (Oh I did by a Tumbler Block ruler recently), but I am so glad that I bought this one.
And here is one block already made
Only another 47 blocks to go, but with this method of cutting and speed piecing, it shouldn't take too long to finish. She says!!


Do you all remember the cushion I made here, well you are now able to purchase some of the Schnibbles patterns online as a pdf file from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co, via this link. It is great news as you can purchase and download straight away and not wait a couple of weeks for them to come from the USA. I really love her patterns and they are easy to follow.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DD project

DD has been busy these Easter holidays, making this small hand applique wall hanging. She admitted that she enjoyed doing the blanket stitch by hand (sorry Ana!) and wants to do some more!! Thanks Ines for the gift and coming up with the idea.

I wonder what will be next. But it will have to wait for a while as DD is back at school and this last term will be very stressful. So sad that in this day and age that a child of 11 has so much school work and tests to prepare for, but a bit of patchwork may come in handy to stop her getting stressed out and worried.


I mentioned the other week that I had been making a quilt, but couldn't show it yet, as it was a gift for someone special, my Mum. Well here is a picture of the finished quilt, that I hand delivered to her this last week.

I hope that it keeps her legs warm, as it isn't easy for her to walk a lot these days. My DD helped me choose the fabric. It was a layer cake by Moda called Strawberry Fields, that was out last year and I really loved the collection (still have a jelly roll to use up!!) DD said that it was Grandma's colours. The free motion quilting was of hearts and loops and in this particular quilt, I decided that it didn't need a border, I went straight to binding.
Mum was very pleased to receive the gift.