A fickle relationship and a ray of sunshine

I am falling in and out of love with this quilt a lot faster than the time it takes a kettle to boil! Spurred on by Jacquie Gering’s Craftsy class, ‘Next Steps With Your Walking Foot’, I marked and stitched an echoing zig-zag pattern around the edge of the quilt – I was soo in love!  Then I paused to consider how to quilt the blocks (they are already … Read more

UFOs rediscovered and some new beginnings

‘Tis the season for new beginnings.  For a reader of patchwork and quilting blogs that means gazing at the seductive posts calling us to sign up to quilt-a-longs (QALs).  I have been tempted by and succumbed to the following: Sugar Block Club 2016 by Amy Gibson at Stitchery Dickory Dock.  The first block, a twist on the traditional Churn Dash block went public on 1st of January, providing the … Read more

Storing inspiration – in praise of Pinterest!

Half-term holiday week is drawing to a close here in the UK. Although the school holidays no longer make a huge impact on my weekly schedules there is still a different feel about these breaks and I tend to be motivated to do a few jobs and activities that wouldn’t normally be attempted during term time.  More of those at the end of this post… First: storing inspiration, information … Read more