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

Vintage Home BOM – plates & all the blocks so far

This time the  Vintage Home blocks are plates, using the porthole technique, which I hadn't tried before. The instructions in the magazine were very clear and I'm pleased with the results.  I especially like the one with the boats fabric! There is also a larger plate with paper pieced petals around the rim, and I really … Continue reading Vintage Home BOM – plates & all the blocks so far

Warm hearted quilt in the snow

Regular readers will know I'm on a stashbusting mission this year.  When I saw Tales of Cloth's Warmhearted quilt in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine I thought it looked like the perfect home for a pile of orange, green, teal and navy scraps. It was so much fun to make.  The hearts are two jewel … Continue reading Warm hearted quilt in the snow

Organic Textile Company bundle – show & tell

My plans not to buy any fabric this year only lasted until mid February!  Never mind, tomorrow is another day and so on..... The purchase I couldn't resist was one of the Organic Textile Company's mystery remnant bundles - they had a blue and black one that I had been eyeing up for a while.  … Continue reading Organic Textile Company bundle – show & tell

2018 challenge and scrapbuster string quilt

I was having a bit of a stocktake one day and realised I have rather a lot fabric scraps.  I do love a bag of scraps, but I'm becoming increasingly interested in quilts made of solids and/or a more limited palette.  As one of my goals this year is to use my stash, what to … Continue reading 2018 challenge and scrapbuster string quilt

Finished! Simple Sampler Corfu Quilt

I started this quilt at the beginning of October last year, as part of The Sewing Directory Simple Sampler Quilt Along. I hadn't made this type of quilt before, and most of the patchwork techniques were new to me.  Kerry explains them so clearly, I really enjoyed the process. The fabric I chose was inspired … Continue reading Finished! Simple Sampler Corfu Quilt