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Block Heads 3

Join in the fun with Moda Fabrics free weekly block of the month Moda Block Heads 3. This week features Janet Clare’s ‘Hampshire Star’ block which is number 12 in the series.

All in a Row Again

November 14th, 2017 | Other | 191 Comments

                          Once again, the Moda designers and Martingale have combined creative forces to bring you ‘All in a Row’ volume 2- a book packed with original and fun ideas for row- by- row quilts! My row was inspired by the two beautiful Oak […]

And the winner is…

February 21st, 2017 | Other | No Comments

I so enjoyed reading all your comments about the amazing Splendid Sampler learning curve! The winner (as chosen by the random number generator website) of the Aubade charm squares is comment 76 from Erika. Congratulations Erika!  

Aurifil Designer Challenge

February 18th, 2017 | Other | No Comments

The Aurifil designer for February is Maureen Cracknell, pop over to Auribuzz to hear all about her and to download your free copy of this lovely tulip block ‘Dutch Treat’.       This year all the designers are being given a colour from the colour wheel rainbow to be inspired by. Maureen was given […]

The Splendid Sampler

February 14th, 2017 | Other | 148 Comments

Happy Splendid Sampler Day!   Exactly a year ago today we all started on a splendidly challenging patchwork adventure.   Where ever did that year go? It’s not every year you get two presents a week, but that is exactly what happened during our Splendid Sampler year!   I have made about 40 of the […]

Aurifil Designer of the month

January 15th, 2017 | Other | 2 Comments

Hello and welcome! I am pleased to tell you that I am Aurifil’s designer of the month for January 2017. The year is off to a great start! Every year Aurifil and Pat Sloan invite twelve designers to create a special, unique block for you and host a quilt-a- long for the whole year. And […]

Pat’s mega fun book tour

November 22nd, 2016 | Other | 6 Comments

Hello and a very warm welcome to my stop on Pat’s mega fun book tour! I’ve known Pat for a few years now and she is one of the kindest, generous, supportive and encouraging quilters I know. Pat has written another (her 33rd!) book which sets out to teach us all how to machine quilt. […]


July 13th, 2016 | Other | 4 Comments

Chief of Everything and I have been going to pottery classes every Thursday morning and love it! We have a fabulous teacher called Lucy Burley who is very gentle, encouraging and generous with her knowledge. Do pop over to her website, I’m sure you’ll agree that Lucy makes the most elegant and sophisticated work.  I […]

All in a Row Winner!

June 2nd, 2016 | Other | No Comments

My sincere apologies for the lateness in announcing the winner of the free Moda All Stars ‘All in a Row’ book. The first edition was unfortunately printed in-correctly so rather than send out a faulty book I have waited for the perfect second edition which arrived last week. So without further ado, the random number […]

Splendid Sampler

March 31st, 2016 | Other | 21 Comments

Hello and welcome to my day to be splendid! I’m sure you are all enjoying the Splendid Sampler as much as I am! Thank you Pat and Jane for creating such a generous and exciting project. I have been printing the patterns out and waiting until I have a few to make and then treating […]