More quilt blocks – and an app recommendation

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 … Continue reading More quilt blocks – and an app recommendation

Simple Sampler qal – my quilt is getting bigger!

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 … Continue reading Simple Sampler qal – my quilt is getting bigger!

Simple Sampler Quilt Along

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 … Continue reading Simple Sampler Quilt Along

Make + Review – Hexa-go-go by Tacha Bruecher

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 … Continue reading Make + Review – Hexa-go-go by Tacha Bruecher