A new project and the sketchbook challenge update

I am going to start with an apology to all those who have subscribed to my blog for the radio silence of the last couple of weeks. It probably appeared that nothing was happening the studio but this is far from the truth. I was asked to produce some kits and classes to introduce patchworkContinue reading “A new project and the sketchbook challenge update”

Continuous Line Quilting.

The zoom classes for the Ambleside quilt have been going well and it is now time to think about the quilting. Some quilts have to be quilted when all the piecing has been done and the quilt top is complete. Others, like this one, can be divided into smaller, more manageable pieces for a domesticContinue reading “Continuous Line Quilting.”

It was February – now it’s March

The last couple of weeks have gone by in a flash, The weather was quite mild for a while, so I took the opportunity of spending some time at my allotment. I am still harvesting carrots and parsnips and am starting to plan this years crops. I was very surprised to see my small peachContinue reading “It was February – now it’s March”

A Fabric Basket

What do you do with left over blocks? Do you make them into cushions, bags, or something else? Sometimes, when I am designing projects, I have sample blocks left over. I had a block left from the Newlands table runner pattern, which I thought would make a lovely fabric basket or tray to compliment theContinue reading “A Fabric Basket”

Newlands Table Runner

I can’t believe that it is Friday already, Where has the week gone? There is never enough time in the day to get everything done. But I started the week with a pile of fabric and have ended with a new table runner. I name my patterns after places in the English Lake District andContinue reading “Newlands Table Runner”

12th Night and Three Kings Day

January 5th, or Twelfth Night, is by tradition the time for the Christmas decorations to be taken down. I find it quite a sad day in our household as all the decorations are packed away for another year. Walls and corners or room seem bare as the garlands and the tree are taken down. RoomsContinue reading “12th Night and Three Kings Day”

Sunday’s Sewing

I now know how the contestants on the Sewing Bee feel, when presented with instructions which could be written in ancient greek. I thought that I would finish the jacket for Robyn and everything was going well until I came to finishing the sleeves. The instructions tell me to pull the sleeves through the gapContinue reading “Sunday’s Sewing”

New IGTV Channel

Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on a series of patchwork basics videos which I am releasing both on my new IGTV ( Instagram TV), bevmayo_quilts, and YouTube. I will be covering lots of patchwork blocks and techniques which will go together to make a modern sampler quilt. Videos already releasedContinue reading “New IGTV Channel”

Christmas is Coming

All the block swap block are finished and I am still clearing out the studio. Things always seem to get more messy before they get better but now it is time to turn my attention to this years Christmas Gifts. Each year I give hand made gifts to my family. Table runners, sculptures, jams andContinue reading “Christmas is Coming”