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