Monday, 24 March 2014

Weekend fun

I've been beavering away with my final City and Guilds quilt, but gave myself some time off at the weekend to catch up with some blocks for the Rainbow Challenge. I hope to find some time before the end of the months to make some half square triangle blocks, I've got enough aqua scraps, but just not enough time.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Taking a line for a walk

I've been spending a great deal of time recently on my final quilt for the City & Guilds qualification. The design is based on an exercise we did in class called 'taking a line for a walk'. I've developed the result of the exercise into a quilt.

There's still a great deal to be done to it before I finish it, but I'm really pleased with how it's coming on. 

Friday, 7 March 2014


Today I've made the Coco top, a new pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. It's the first time I've sewed with knit fabric, and this pattern was brilliantly easy to follow, along with the very helpful online tips. I had to do just the tiniest bit of size tweaking, made all the easier by the instructions on how to do so. I'm delighted with the end result and will certainly be making another soon.

I'm horrified looking at these photographs to see that I haven't opened the lounge curtains today! And I think that I need to take about an inch off the sleeves.


My son and his partner moved into their first bought home last year, and have been steadily furnishing it. One of their first purchases was a lovely glass table that seats six and fits into their kitchen. They've chosen an orange colour scheme for the kitchen, so I made them some table mats.

They're quite large as they have bought themselves some rather large dinner plates. I managed to get four made before we visited them a few weeks ago, and the next two are still in the pipeline. I'll hopefully get them made and posted off over the next week or so.