A hand-pieced Wedding Quilt

Earlier this year, I finally gifted a quilt to my brother-in-law and his new wife for their wedding. It was a little late by about a year, but not bad by my normal standards! I don’t know about you, but as much as I love making things, I am quite careful about who I actually create for……some just don’t appreciate the effort that goes in to making something, and there’s…

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The Clip’n’Pincushion

Hello! Today I thought I’d talk about the inspiration behind the clip’n’pincushion that was launched a few months ago. To be honest, this mostly came about as a result of my lack-lustre sewing habits!!! I love using wonder clips as I find them so useful…do you ever use them? Mine are in constant rotation – holding thick layers of fabric together, keeping pattern pieces together for quilting and dressmaking, keeping blocks…

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Gem Quilt

I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you one of the secret sewing projects that I finished a few months ago! It’s a foundation paper-pieced quilt and I cannot pinpoint exactly where my inspiration came from…..I was playing around with different block ideas one day and loved how the use of colours/shades of each of the sections could create completely different patterns within the one quilt top. And…

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A Green Quilt: Green fabric and Green wadding

A while ago (longer than I really wish to admit!), Boy 2 asked if he could have a ‘Green Triangle quilt please, Mummy’. Of course, other things kept coming up and although I kept buying green fabrics when I saw them, I didn’t really make much progress!!! At the beginning of this year though, I decided that now was the time! I pulled out all the fabrics, looked at the…

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Go Orange! Patchwork Cushion raffle for MyelomaUK

*** RAFFLE IS NOW CLOSED*** Nearly six years ago now, my Mum was diagnosed with Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma. It’s a blood cancer – one I’d never heard of before – accounting for only 2% of all cancers and is treatable but not currently curable. If you would like to read more about it, please check out the Myeloma UK site here. Mum continues to receive amazing treatment from the NHS,…

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