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

The final finish and looking back, up and forward

Final Finish – Here is my final pre-Christmas project finished and ready for collection.  A couple of tote bags made to the design I’ve gradually developed, based on various tutorials and pattern instructions. Looking Back – So, the end of 2015 is well and truly in sight.  As I’ve been preparing for Christmas, sometimes smiling, sometimes not, my thoughts have wandered over the past year. Back in January I … Read more

Little projects for busy times

The craziest thing happened last week:  I ordered a patchwork and quilting book from Amazon; it duly arrived; and I didn’t look past the book’s cover for three whole days! Distraction levels must be turned up very high indeed to prevent me making a cup of coffee and sitting down to enjoy a browse through a book full of tempting, inspiring projects!   But that has been the case … Read more