Archive for July, 2016

A little tip for you

I like to use a dry piece of soap to mark up quilting lines on dark fabric. The drawn lines show up clearly, don’t rub away like chalk can and don’t harm the fabric in anyway either. You can easily sharpen the soap with an ordinary table knife and if your soap happens to be […]

Wildflowers quilt-a-long

We’re half way through our wildflowers quilt-a-long already! Here are our flowers so far, one for each month and more to come. If you’d like to join in, it’s not too late simply sign up for my free newsletter and you can be creating your own wildflower quilt too.       Sign up here […]

Joe’s quilt

My eldest son Joe (14) after years of refusing to have a quilt on his bed suddenly asked me if I would make one for him. Well, I didn’t need to be asked twice! He chose the fabric himself from my Moda collections and asked for a simple zig-zag quilt. After much thought and consultation […]


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 […]

Lori Shawl

July 11th, 2016 | Knitting | 4 Comments

Did you know I trained to be a knitwear designer? Well, I did and back in the day could design lace, intarsia, cables and garments and all sorts. These days I still love to knit but always chose simple, off the shelf projects that require no thought from me whatsoever and the Lori Shawl fits […]

Archive Quilt

One day I had the brilliant idea of making an ‘archive quilt’ with my Moda fabrics. I thought traditional English paper piecing would be the easiest and most enjoyable method for this long time in the making quilt. One hexagon in every print in every colourway of every fabric collection I ever design.  And so […]