Category Archives: Quilting

A little bit of liberty

This has taken far far too long to finish but I’m really pleased with my quilt top. Tonight’s task is to go to Liberty and buy some backing fabric.

What do you all think?

I made a dress!

Inspired by the GBSB I decided to veer away from work sewing and quilting and try my hand at dressmaking.

Stuff for little people is much more fun to make as well as being quicker and cheaper. One of my regular fabric haunts (Plush Addict) had a competition to win a pattern and the fabric to make it up with. I didn’t win but ventured along to the Compagnie M website and fell in love with several of their cute items especially the Lotta dress.

I bought and assembled the pattern, identified stash fabric and a recipient and got sewing!  It was fun. The instructions weren’t always clear. I discovered how cool the automatic button hole feature in my sewing machine is and made one major cock up which was attaching the bodice inside out but otherwise it was uneventful and I am delighted with the result, I don’t know if it fits yet, but don’t knock my bubble! 



An overdue project

I have been using an old pair of shoes to prop open my bedroom door (essential to allow daylight into the dark and dingy hallway) since I moved into this flat.

In October 2014 I bought 

cheap rice to fill a doorstop.  I have finally got around to making the doorstop today! I used an online pattern.  It was a quick and easy sew using up some of my lovely Mormor fabric stash. 

My only complaint is that it is a bit smaller than I anticipated – only about 11cm high.  Next time I think I would scale the printing to make it a bit more substantial – all the better to hold a door open with!

Choices choices

I’ve finished my latest quilt top after declaring last weekend a stress busting sewing weekend.
It is a modabakeshop pattern from their flashback Friday series called windy days. It was nice and easy to out together and I’m really pleased that the pinwheels a re markedly better than those on my first ever quilt!
Now I’m swithering about colours for the binding and background. It is Christmas fabric but not overtly so. I’m contemplating mirroring the bright green or bright blue? It is destined for a home with small children so I fear grey may be too pale!



My quilt is famous!

Or so it seems.

I sent my big rainbow quilt off to the lovely Kay Bell (who trades as borderlinequilter) and she has blogged about it on her lovely blog.

I am delighted with her quilting and massively chuffed to see my work on her site.