Patchwork, Quilting, Sewing

Patchwork fan block quilt

I received some lovely Japanese Florals fabric by The Craft Cotton Company and decided to do a fan block quilt. I must admit was a little daunted about all the curves - I don't think I have ever sewn so may curved edges before, however, I made sure I took my time (I'm terrible for… Continue reading Patchwork fan block quilt

Patterns, Sewing

A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….

I've been looking at folded star/pine burr quilt designs for a little while now and have been wanting to see if I could make one. I received some gorgeous floral fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and decided it was now or never and would give it a try by making a cushion cover. I… Continue reading A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….

Patterns, Sewing

Mosaic patchwork cushion tutorial

Following on from camel bunting, sprocket cushions and camel toys I also used the Moroccan Bazaar fabric by The Craft Cotton Company to make a mosaic effect patchwork cushion. I would have loved to make a quilt in this pattern but it would have taken me much longer than the time I had, especially since… Continue reading Mosaic patchwork cushion tutorial

Patchwork, Quilting, Sewing

Bambi fabric mini tumbling blocks quilt

When I saw this Bambi fabric by The Craft Cotton Company I knew it would be perfect for making a quilt, I have been looking at doing a tumbling block pattern on a quilt for a while now and decided now was time to give it a go! I have always stayed clear of the… Continue reading Bambi fabric mini tumbling blocks quilt

Sewing

Patchwork door stop sewing tutorial 

I recently put together a tutorial to make a sort stop for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely Just Bake fat quarter set.  I was fighting a loosing battle against the wind and trying to keep a door open today until I remembered I had recently made this - problem solved! It also reminded… Continue reading Patchwork door stop sewing tutorial 

Patchwork, Quilting, Sewing

New binding challenge completed with this jelly roll quilt! 

 I've had some jelly roll fabric for a little while now and have been wanting to make a quilt with it, but just didn't have time.  Finally I've had a chance to put it together!  I haven't made my own quilt binding before so I went a bit out of my comfort zone on this… Continue reading New binding challenge completed with this jelly roll quilt! 

Patchwork, Quilting

From a mass of 128 paper and fabric triangles emerged this bright and cosy quilt 

A few months ago I was asked by The Craft Cotton company if I would be able to make a patchwork quilt for them using the new Ombre trends range by Heather Jacks. I jumped at the chance to do this, firstly because I enjoy making quilts, second I love the Using The Craft Cotton… Continue reading From a mass of 128 paper and fabric triangles emerged this bright and cosy quilt 

Quilting

In a vain attempt to try and use up some of my fabric scraps before they completely take over the house I am making some more quilts 

I got the idea for this quilt from a quilt I saw in Love Patchwork and quilting magazine issue 19. I really liked the way of adding patchwork detail to a piece of fabric by stitching on patchwork designs made using the English paper piecing technique, this created a quilt effect which was a lot… Continue reading In a vain attempt to try and use up some of my fabric scraps before they completely take over the house I am making some more quilts 

Patchwork, Quilting

I didn’t think I was going to do it but after some very late nights I did manage to get the final quilt finished just in time for Christmas!

The final Christmas quilt I made was a square blocks quilt, I'm was so glad I managed to get it finished in time - I was getting worried it was going to have to be gifted late. Luckily I didn't encounter too many problems with this one, although being squares you would think it would… Continue reading I didn’t think I was going to do it but after some very late nights I did manage to get the final quilt finished just in time for Christmas!

Patchwork, Quilting

Third quilt down only one more to go, this arrow quilt was so much easier to make than it looked too, so glad my fears were unfounded! 

I saw this pattern in Love patchwork and Quilting magazine issue 20 and really wanted to make it as a gift this year, however, I was really nervous to get started on it as it looked like it would be quite complicated to make - especially with the problems I have encountered and had to… Continue reading Third quilt down only one more to go, this arrow quilt was so much easier to make than it looked too, so glad my fears were unfounded!