HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It’s 2016! Christmas is over – how did that happen?  And how come all the preparation and the big day itself are already fading memories?  It really does seem a lot longer than just seven days since 25th December!  Despite the time whizzing by there have been happy, peaceful, ‘enjoying the now’, family times for us and for those moments I’m very thankful. Here in the UK we have … Read more

Wired for balance not random

This weeks finish is a large cot quilt.  The fabrics were chosen by a friend who searched for fabrics that were suitable for a baby girl – but didn’t feature the colour pink – whilst referencing the family’s love of the seaside and sailing.  Moda’s ‘Daysail’ fitted the bill perfectly! I stuck to a simple design using two charm packs of the Daysail fabrics. Laying out the charm pack … Read more

Memories in a quilt…

Modern day patchwork quilts are very often made using newly bought fabrics – most of the ones I’ve made certainly have been.  Of course, traditionally, patchwork quilts were pieced together from left-over scraps and fabric reclaimed from worn-out clothing or bedding.  Those true scrap quilts hold lots of memories for whoever made and then used them as the fabrics were direct reminders of people who had worn the clothing … Read more