Category Archives: Quilting

Splendid Sampler 2

Over the weekend I finally finished all the blocks for my Splendid Sampler 2 quilt. Last week when I showed you my progress I wasn’t sure if I would just make another four blocks, to make a rectangular quilt, or … Continue reading

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Splendid Sampler 2

I finally dug out my Splendid Sampler quilt box again, it’s been on a bit of a back burner for a couple of months but I’m in the mood for a couple of finishes – I seem to have rather … Continue reading

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Marching Down the Rabbit Hole

By jove I think I’ve got it!! I think I’ve finally cracked this hand-quilting lark and now I’m cooking on gas – though it probably helps I’m on the home run! This quilt was the Sarah Feilke BOM for 2017, … Continue reading

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Coming Home

My sewing room has been looking a bit like a building site for the last couple of days. I’ve been working on my Coming Home quilt and I had fourteen houses to build! This border is being stitched over about … Continue reading

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Skirting Round the Rabbit Hole

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, this is the king size quilt I decided to hand quilt in a moment of madness! I’m glad I’m hand-quilting it, honestly, it’s just an awfully big … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

We’re nearly half way through August already so I thought I’d better see how I was doing with my nineteen challenges for the year, so this is the end of July report… July was a busy month as I worked … Continue reading

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A Trio of Workshops

In June I traveled over to Halifax to Fabbadashery for a workshop, it takes about 1.5 hours to get there on buses or trains, but they have some pretty good embroidery courses, so having worked out how to get there … Continue reading

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A Copse or Two

I’ve just finished this month’s applique for my Coming Home quilt, a BOM by Sarah Fielke. Last month took a while as there was a lot of fiddly stitching to do, with suns, stars birds and such like, never mind … Continue reading

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A Happy Spring Dance

I’ve just finished my Spring Wreath quilt, I’m so pleased with it. It’s a BOM by Andrea Walpole of Raggedy Ruff Designs, I first saw the finished quilt on facebook and fell for it a few months ago! It’s been … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect…or not!

I’ve been trying to decide how to quilt my Spring Wreath quilt, Andrea (the designer) hand quilted hers with simple diagonal lines but recently she has densely machine quilted other quilts. I didn’t want to hand quilt it and as … Continue reading

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