Stashbusting & Vintage Home quilt

I ended last year with a pledge to use my sewing stash and stop buying fabric, patterns and sewing supplies.  How did that go, I hear you ask?  Badly.  I did halve the amount I spent, so that's something, but the fabric drawers are crammed full and it's just ridiculous really.  I'm too embarrassed to … Continue reading Stashbusting & Vintage Home quilt

Emily Notman workshop

I've admired Emily Notman's work for ages, so when I saw she was teaching at the gorgeous Make at Monteray I booked myself a place.  Emily uses mixed media and embroidery to build up her beautiful landscapes.  It's a different style to anything I've done before, so I was excited (and a bit nervous) to … Continue reading Emily Notman workshop

Butterfly birthday quilt

This is my second quilt from Animal Quilts.  I knew I wanted to make the butterfly as soon as I saw it, and thought my sister would like it for her birthday.  She agreed, and chose the dark purple (Grunge Fig) as the inspiration colour. I used scraps of Alison Glass, Grunge Spot, Moda Lustre … Continue reading Butterfly birthday quilt

SWMQG Showcase 2018

I'm a member of the South West Modern Quilt Guild, and we are holding our first exhibition this month - exciting!  I thought I'd share a few pictures from the hanging day on Monday. I was very much looking forward to seeing the blocks from our Rainbow Challenge.   This was Charlie's idea, and we were … Continue reading SWMQG Showcase 2018

Vintage Home BOM – Egg cups & ‘Royal’ mug

This month on the Vintage Home quilt along the blocks are egg cups and a commemorative mug - great timing with a royal wedding next week! Jo included an embroidery design for the mug which is lovely, but I wanted a cross stitch design to go with the caddy's I've already made.  I found a Queen Bee pattern by … Continue reading Vintage Home BOM – Egg cups & ‘Royal’ mug

2018 Pantone Quilt Challenge

I shared my plans for the 2018 Pantone Quilt Challenge with you last month, and my quilt is now finished!  The challenge was to use the Pantone colour of the year, which for 2018 is Ultra Violet. My inspiration came from Roman mosaics, and I also wanted the quilt to look like a picture, so I … Continue reading 2018 Pantone Quilt Challenge