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”

Fabric Auditioning

Over the last couple of weeks I have spent a lot of time in the studio piecing the block swap quilt. The seam ripper was my constant companion as I kept changing my mind on border widths and fabric choices. This is not how I usually work and so was a new experience. Improvisational piecingContinue reading “Fabric Auditioning”

WIP or UFO

When does Work in Progress become an UnFinished Object? As a textile teacher I have over the years created many samples, partially finished examples, step by step pieces, and some actually finished. The samples that are finished are not the problem. The step by step examples are. They have a habit of becoming UFO’s. IContinue reading “WIP or UFO”

The End of a Busy Week.

Or is it the start of a new one? I am never sure with Sundays. Whatever it is, it is a chance to update my blog. I received another block for the block swap quilt my quilt group started during lockdown last year. I couldn’t resist getting them all out and have another look atContinue reading “The End of a Busy Week.”

Back to the Block Swap

My Big Birthday celebrations have finished – if I had an emoji here it would be a sad face. We had a lovely afternoon on Saturday, when our daughter, her husband and Robyn surprised us for a walk in our local country park. This made me realise even more that it is the simple thingsContinue reading “Back to the Block Swap”

Gosh it’s Friday 13th.

Are you suspicious? I don’t think I am but sometimes find myself acting in ways which would indicate that I am – not walking under ladders, cracks in the pavement etc. Quilting superstitions include – never make a quilt with 13 blocks, which I think would look odd even if I was tempted to tryContinue reading “Gosh it’s Friday 13th.”

The Tropical Bear Block and Maths

When I design a new block I initially don’t take into account how it will be made, the sizing or any other minor detail. That comes when I attempt to make it and write instructions, and this is one block that’s come back to bite me. I really don’t want to use templates and soContinue reading “The Tropical Bear Block and Maths”