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Been Busy Lately…but

29 Sep

Got to missing my sewing machine over the summer, but managed to piece this to keep me sane…

it was fun to do and I was really pleased at how the circle turned out




Oilcloth Wallets

24 Jan

Friday is my sewing day, and a friend recently asked me to make a wallet for her, inspired by this I made another today.



Think my old one is going and this will take its place:)

Enjoy your weekend.


Chinese Whisper Challenge Continues…

17 Jan


Today I completed my second A4 Quilt top for our local quilt group challenge.  The top quilt in the photo above was the inspiration and the bottom my interpretation of it.  It couldn’t be more different, I tried to follow the lines of the quilt for the basis to it, not sure.  Not sure I succeeded, it certainly changes the direction for the next quilter in line.

Linking with Nina’s ‘Off the wall Friday’

and Richard and Tanya Quilts

Enjoy your weekend.


Winner of Quilters Gallery Give Away on Dianna Jessie…

15 Mar

It has been fun reading all your colour combinations of the moment.  I’m going through a bit of a rainbow phase, just loving the full spectrum.

We do have a winner….

Janet from Caribou Crossing Chronicles who said:

‘I’m with Richard – loving orange and grey together right now.’

Congratulations Janet I shall get in touch via email to get your postal address details.

And a big thanks to all who visit, you are welcome back when ever you fancy.


Blog Hop Party and Give Away Week With the Quilting Gallery…

8 Mar

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

‘Beat the winter blues’ with a blog hop.  What a great idea, this is always a fun event hosted by Michelle of the quilting gallery, always well frequented and we are all bound to bump into our virtual friends as well as make some more through this blog hop:)  So to all of you who have come over to visit, welcome, enjoy, if you are new here I would love for you to have a look around my blog which is filled with my sewing adventures beginning with oilcloth then venturing into the world of quilting and hand dyeing my own fabric, thanks for reading.

With out further ado’s here is my give away:

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Three hand made oilcloth items by me:)  A shopper measuring approx. 10″ by 12″, a makeup bag to match measuring 7″ by 6″, a gadget case designed to hold an e-reader or tablet of 7.5″ by 6″ and lastly two complementary oilcloth pieces of approx. 1 yard for you to try your hand at working with this fabric.  It does make up great accessories.  (be sure to look up some handy tips on how to sew with it in this blog.

  • I will leave the give away open until the 14th of March midnight GMT
  • Ship internationally
  • Choose a random winner using Random

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me which is your favourite colour combination to work with.

Be sure to join the blog hop over at the quilting gallery

Good Luck.


De-stashing Oilcloth Sale

24 Jan

For someone who claims to have NO stash of fabrics, I seem to have uncovered a huge pile of oilcloth which I’ve been hoarding for far too long;)  So here’s the deal, I would love to share some of this oilcloth to any of my readers and the likes, who might fancy a go to sew with some of it.  It does make up really pretty bags, cases, aprons and more – let your imagination run with it.  I have a few tutorials on things I’ve made as well as some tips on how to sew with it.  Best to use a teflon foot as it has a tendency to stick and can be detrimental to your sewing machine, but failing that, some masking tape stuck to the underside of your machine foot does the trick pretty well.




I’ve listed my oilcloth on etsy and will be selling it in bundles – have a look see if you are interested…

Thanks for stopping by.


The Last Project of Last Year Finished

5 Jan

I finished my stained glass quilt – pleased I have too, I can then get on with some new things when the kids are back at school.  I thought I would take some close ups of my free motion quilting.  I had lots of fun with it and feel like at least I’m accomplishing more with it and my stitches are’t all a mile long;)

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Not great light for the photo’s, but hopefully you get the idea.

Does any one else struggle to get the quilt to lie flat!?

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Thanks for stopping by.


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