Candy Swirls quilt and mini

A while ago now I finished a quilt which I’ve been itching to show to you, and today is finally the day! A few years ago, I made a cushion for Fat Quarterly magazine using Gardenvale fabrics. Trying to channel my inner Jen Kingwell (!) and with the theme being curves, I played around with Drunkards Path block, splitting the quarter circle with a curve and called it the Drunkards…

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A new Messenger Bag using waxed cotton

A few years ago now, I made a messenger bag that I have absolutely loved and used so much it’s actually gone thread-bare in parts!  I’ve been debating making another one for a while because it was such a fun make, and decided one would be perfect for my Girl for her birthday. I also thought I’d have a go at using waxed cotton fabric for the fun of it…

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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…

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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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