A Purple Patch or the colour purple.

Some time ago I blogged about a quilt I was making.  I didn’t show the finished quilt as I was giving it to my sister for her 70th birthday and at that stage I hadn’t been to visit her.  I can now let you see the finished quilt.  My sister was born in Canada so…

Desperately trying to reduce my mound of scraps

This is just a sample of some of the scraps of fabric that I have.  These are just the small pieces.  I also have shoeboxes with even smaller pieces of fabric which I just can’t bear to throw away!I’m not sure why I keep all the fabric scraps that I do but I seem to…

Cut it, rearrange it and put it back together!

I always have plenty of fabric for quilting. In fact I have probably got too much fabric, making it difficult to make choices when selecting colours for a quilt. Yesterday I spent the time cutting the fabrics for a quilt construction and checking my scant 1/4 inch seam allowance on my sewing machine. It is…

Home is where the heart is

For my sister’s 60th birthday I decided to make a lap quilt. I always have scraps and this quilt made use of many of those scraps. My sister’s husband is Japanese/Australian and so I included Japanese fabrics too. The patchwork hearts were machined together and then all the hearts were hand sewn onto the quilt…

Material possessions!

I am absolutely hopeless when it comes to keeping my hands in my pockets when I visit any kind of fabric or wool shop.  I know I shouldn’t buy anything as I already have plenty of fabrics and wool but I am always tempted by the beautiful fabrics and yarns.  This was the case when…