Tumbling Blocks have landed.

I have finally finished a quilt that I started a few years ago.  I have posted previously about this particular quilt and you can check it out here and here. I spent a wet weather day recently hand sewing the binding to finish off the quilt.  I decided to make the binding out of scraps…

Flying geese with rabbits and ducks and kittens

I have managed to get a bit of quilting done recently and the quilt I made was a cot quilt. I already had the fabric so it was good to make something useful with the pieces I had. The wadding that is there is only so I could get the size correct.  It was wadding…

I read most of them. . .

  Way back in January I wrote about some books I borrowed from the library.  I read five out of the seven.  The two I didn’t read were Dear Teacher, I started it but found it to be really twee, and the other book was Play Abandoned, I just didn’t open it before the books…

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…