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The Gower 

I love the Gower. The coastline is one of the best in the UK, sandy beaches that are quiet even at the peak of summer, blue seas and green lush countryside. On the western side, you can even catch some breakers and try surfing but my favourite beach is Oxwich Bay. You drive down from…

Makower Sail Away

I’ve been sent a wonderful collection of fabrics from Makower called Sail Away. Consisting of 9 different designs in different colour ways. There is also a double edged scenic border and a panel 24×44 containing 6 different designs. On the reverse of the illustration is also 4 free patterns you can download. A picnic/lap quilt,…

Gullivers Christmas Adventure

2 weeks before Christmas I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write them one…

FREE MOTION QUILTING WITH SANDRA

Now we have finished the first part of the sampler and covered. Hump Back Feather, a Spiders Web, Pebbles, Checker Board, Mama bear- Papa bear- Baby bear, Clam Shells, Part two of the sampler continues with the second set of stitches commonly used in Free motion quilting,  starting with the poppy stitch, I explain the…

Stash busting idea – hair scrunchies

This is the third blog in my stash busting series and this time I’m looking at trying to use up some pre-cut and left over fabrics from other projects. Looking at my fabrics, I found some jelly roll strips and left over quilt binding which were collecting dust. The jelly rolls are (when cut correctly)…

Introduction Blog – Jenny

Hello all, this is my first blog, so a little bit about me. My Name is Jenny, and I have done sewing and crafting since I was a child, but I did not start doing patchwork still 2016. I was only piecing tops at first for a friend’s project, they were passed onto other people…

Selvedges, Scraps and Allsorts

Two of my many failings are that I cannot resist a bargain, and I cannot waste anything. It used to be cardboard tubes, yogurt pots, bits of string: now it is fabric scraps, ends of thread, and selvedges. So, imagine my delight when I found for sale in a basket half hidden under a stall…

Stitching at Sea! 

Thank you Sylvia for inviting me to write this post about cruising and stitching at sea. For those of you reading this and wondering who I am …I have taught patchwork and quilting internationally for nearly 20 years ( gosh that makes me sound ancient!) and up until November last year I was a regular…

Wrapt in Love for Piper

Many of us start a quilt having no idea who the quilt is for. But I have discovered that when you know who you are quilting for, each stitch takes on new meaning. As soon as I saw WIL, released as the 2019 free BOM by Esther Aliu, I knew I would be making it.…

On holiday

Now that I am retired  each and every day feels like a holiday! Nevertheless  I went on a proper holiday to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for November and December, what a luxury, I know! view from our balcony The weather was amazing! One would constantly forget it was Christmas time. We spent our days being lazy,…