After deciding last week to make my sampler quilt bigger, I’ve been searching out some new block designs and making a few. First is the Polk Block by Carolyn Friedlander (you can find it on CreativeBug). It took me several hours to make with all those little pieces, but I love the result and I’ve… Read More More quilt blocks – and an app recommendation
My original plan for this quilt was a lap quilt to keep me cozy when I’m hand sewing. Then Kerry published an extra tutorial for partial seam sashing, which I love and it fits in with the scrappy look of my quilt very well. Partial seam sashing increases the size of the quilt though, and… Read More Simple Sampler qal – my quilt is getting bigger!
My Mum loves purple. I don’t – or didn’t. After making this quilt, I’m coming around to the idea! It was truly a pleasure choosing the fabrics to make a lap quilt for her birthday, and I love the way they work together. I added in some pink from my stash, but everything else was… Read More The quilt of purpleness
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