I finished my first quilt! Very very happy with it, and I loved the whole process. The pattern is the Union Jack Quilt from Hexa-go-go by Tacha Bruecher. I especially like the combination of hand sewn hexis (sewn in the evening mainly, in front of the TV) and machine sewn borders (because there came a… Read More Union Jack Quilt – finished!
I was on holiday in Corfu when Fiona announced the Sewing Directory Simple Sampler Quilt-Along. I love the sampler quilt look and there are some interesting techniques I haven’t tried before. Colour inspiration was all around me. Blues, greens, sun bleached stone, bright pink flowers, and some sparkle. I’m also including the amazing teal/sea green… Read More Simple Sampler Quilt Along
I’ve started my quilt! I don’t usually show you works in progress, but I’m so excited about this one. Plus, it’s going to take months to finish, and I can’t keep it quiet that long. Mr D was working on Saturday, and I took Hetty to a dog show in the morning. So I had quiet… Read More Hexagon Union Jack quilt
I’ve been wanting to make a quilt from my many, many bags of scraps for ages. But I use my sewing machine for work, and for making clothes, and I don’t really want to spend more time on it. It was a chance remark from sewing friend Sue about hexagons that made me wonder if… Read More Make + Review – Hexa-go-go by Tacha Bruecher
I took some patchwork hexagons along as my project to the SewingDirectory meeting in Exeter in March. And this is what they have become! I used Simplicity 1549. The rest of the rabbit is made from felt, and I blanket stitched most of the pieces together instead of sewing them together on the wrong side –… Read More Patchwork Easter bunny
A big thank you to Kelli of True Bias for organising the 2013 Ornament Exchange. A lovely start to the holiday season to have such beautiful ornaments arriving through the letterbox! My contribution was a mini patchwork stocking, and here is how to make one. You will need: Red felt Scraps of fabric with small… Read More Mini Christmas stocking tutorial