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. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wake Up Kona Blog Hop - My ode to Kona - SPLASH!!

I would like to take the time to thank our wonderful sponsers and the admirable ladies behind the blog hop who have made it a success. Hats off to you girls. 

I love Kona solids. I also love precuts.

I love the fabric so much I enjoy perusing my Kona colour card for just the right solid. 

When I saw the request to join the Wake Up to Kona blog hop I could not resist. I had a Kona brights jelly roll. Why not make a dint in my stash. I also raided my Kona stash for the backing and binding.

The best thing about using pre cuts for me is that I love that when you use a pre cut there is not much waste. My quilt top was made with no waste. I was able to use up the entire jelly. Each strip made 2 blocks. I had 82 blocks for this quilt. I used 81 on the top and 1 for the label on the back for something different.

Drum roll please!!!! Introducing SPLASH!!

This quilt top reminds me of splashes of colour. I joked with one of my girlfriends that she would need a pair of sunglasses for this one. My husband agrees with me

The quilt finished at 56" Square. I used a Kona new Brights jelly roll, Kona Peacock for the backing and Kona Coal for the binding.

It was quilted using straight line quilting with Wonderfil 50wt variegated thread.

Whilst you are perusing another Kona inspiration, go and check out some of the ladies posting on this day was well.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

End of year finishes

It's never too late. So I ended 2013 with some finished quilts. 

Firstly I finished my layer cake lemonade quilt. It's now gone to its new home just prior to the end of the year. 

The top. 

The back and quilting. I love quilting on my Janome Horizon. 

Secondly, I completed a twin set. I made 2 quilts with 1 layer cake and some black solid fabric. All in my stash. I even found backing and binding too. I quilted using wavy lines in variegated blue Aurifil thread. They measured a good lap size just right to top a single bed or to snuggle with. 

I'm very proud and my little girl was happy to give the quilts as birthday gifts. The recipients loves their presents too.