Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Weekend achievement

Last weekend I managed to complete a quilt top for an impending arrival. 

All fabric was from my collection. 

Now to quilt and bind. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014


I'm so naughty with my blogging posts. 

I thought I would share some of my recent activity in my sewing room. 

My scrappy trip using a jelly roll and a neutral solid.

My sew together bag. 

A couple more quilt tops

A sewing retreat with amazing friends at Indulge with Stitches. 

More progress in the sewing room for a quilt with fabric brought by my SIL for her B and B business. 

Catch you all again soon

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Superpower Blog Hop

I decided I needed to participate in another blog hop organised by the lovely Madame Samm and Pauline of Quilt n Queen.

Why this blog hop. Well its all about superpowers. Superpowers you say.

So I sat back and started to think about my superpowers as have many others who are participating in this blog hop.

So in considering my inspirations and where my excitement and energy comes from I would like to acknowledge the humble hexagon as the strength and drive of my superpower. I pay homage and respect to this beautiful shape that inspires inspiration and devotion.

So in light of my hexagon I consider myself to have super powers in english paper piecing. I love to EPP. But in light of this, my EPP projects are always WIP (works in progress). So here are some of my current EPP endeavours.

This quilt is finished and waiting to be hand quilted. I have to wait for the weather to cool down again so that I can get stuck into it.

Oh and I have been busy working away on a cushion top for this coming christmas. My beloved hexagon gets a view and some hand quilting using DMC thread to add extra pizazz. GO ME!!!

So go and visit my fellow bloggers as they reveal their own super powers

Friday, March 21, 2014

Trips, binding and the next phase

So in keeping with my trip around the world theme, I have complete another quilt top. This one is for my son. 

I have also made up the binding. My little girl decided to go with the yellow fabric in her quilt for the binding. The green is for my little man. It's his favorite color. He likes to gravitate towards green things. 

Next phase. The baste and quilt. I have a couple of ideas. Will see how they pan out. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Still tripping

I've spent today sewing together more scrappy trip blocks in blue. 

Here are my 10 new blocks. 

My total blocks together. 

My new pile of strip pairs. 

I love my Friday 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


I haven't been very good at blogging again. But I have been busy. 

Firstly my lovely children started a year of school. 

My little man started school this year. He started at our amazing specialist school and is settling in well. He also turn 5 this week. Where has the time gone??

Mostly, I have been juggling work, family commitments and craft time. I have made some great quilt tops with the Trip Around The World pattern. It was fun to sew together. This pattern uses strip pieces and can be found in this book. 

I have pieced a WIP from 2006 (I know) and have been destashing. 
My WIP using 3" strips. 

This one uses 2.5" strips. It fits a twin bed (single bed). 

And fabric for another one using 2.5" strips 

I have also been playing with 2" strips in blues creating some scrappy trip blocks. I have 9 out of 121.

Until next time.