May 20th: Simple Cross Quilt Progress!

Current obsession: making as many Simple Cross blocks as I can in one day! Today’s record is five in one afternoon! Woo! This has become quite an unexpected Work-In-Progress that I’m thoroughly enjoying! I love rummaging through my basket of solid fabrics and choosing the next bright colour to work with and then matching it […]

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September 23rd: TUTORIAL // The Mountain Block!

It’s been a while in the making, but here it is: The Mountain Block tutorial! FABRIC Wildwood by Elizabeth Olwen for Cloud9 Fabric, in Wild Flower. Prima 100% Cotton Homespun, in White. MEASUREMENT & CUTTING From the white solid fabric cut: x1: 8.5″ square From the print fabric cut: x1: 8.5″ square FINAL UNIT SIZE 6.5″x8″/17cmx21cm […]

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September 15th: The Start of a New Quilt!

I finally got the chance to cut and play with these gorgeous Wildwood fabrics today! Yip-yip!! This range (mine, unfortunately, is incomplete) was designed by Elizabeth Olwen for Cloud9 Fabrics, is 100% certified organic cotton and is an absolute dream to work with! I love it so much!! …Am I the only who keeps the […]

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‘Quilt-Along-With-Me!’ Part One: Block Prep & Piecing!

GET THE PATTERN SHEET : QuiltAlongWithMe – PartOne Hello! Welcome to the first instalment of my ‘Quilt-Along-With-Me!’ series! I’m so excited to get started and I hope you are too! In part one, I introduce the block we’ll be piecing together (which is the Father’s Choice block!) along with showing you the way I like to prep and cut […]

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Tutorial: The Pinwheel Block

Good Afternoon to you! With a comforting mug of tea settling next to the keyboard and my written notes laid out before me, let’s explore the latest instalment in my quilt block tutorials – the Pinwheel Block! Inspired by a block in the book ‘500 Quilt Blocks’ by Lynne Goldsworthy & Kerry Green, the Pinwheel Block […]

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TUTORIAL: The Maple Leaf Block

Adding to my stash of quilt block tutorials is this one: The Maple Leaf Block! I thought it would be fit to dedicate this particular block to all of my friends (that’s you!) who live in the Northern Hemisphere who are welcoming the coming months of fall/autumn! I hope you enjoy the cooler months! #totesjealous […]

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TUTORIAL: The Sailboat Block

Boy, these tutorials sure are coming on thick and fast! (Oh my, that was not intended to sound as rude as it does!) Ahem! Moving on… This week’s tutorial is The Sailboat Block! It’s a wonderfully versatile and super-simple block to construct that has deep traditional roots but still possess an edge of modernity to […]

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When life gives you lemons…

…you make a soothingly warm lemony drink powerful enough to banish all unwanted weekend sniffles. Yes, that’s right, all my weekend plans went out the window when I was struck down by one of those pesky not-yet-a-head-cold-but-soon-will-be yucky feelings. So I pumped my body full of some good ole vitamin C, a healthy dose of […]

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Friday Equals Sewing Day!!

Aren’t Fridays wonderful!? They’re like an open window: you look through and see the shinning hope of what the weekend will entail! For me I’m fortunate to have Friday as an extra sewing day. And that’s exactly what’s happening on this crisp autumn afternoon! I’ve been itching for a spare bit of time to crack […]

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TUTORIAL | The Plus-Sign Block

I present to you another one of my Quilt Block Tutorial videos! When I’m browsing on Pinterest (which is practically all the time!), I always seem to come across beautiful quilts made with this block. And they’re always so pretty and effective! I ummed-and-aahhed between calling this block the Plus-Sign or (Modern) Crosses block as […]

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