Hi new blogger here, so I thought I’d introduce myself.  I’m Marti and I live in Fife in Scotland.

Having taken early retirement 3 years ago, I found myself with time to twiddle my thumbs, so thought I’d try my hand at quilting.  Oh My! Little did I know it would take over my life, my home.. not to mention my wallet!  (I’m sure many of you can relate to this)!  But it makes me happy!

I think the project on the table is always my favourite – till the next idea comes along. I absolutely loved a baby quilt/play mat that I made recently, so much so that I made 3 quilts using the same fabric.  All slightly different.  I used Makower’s Forest collection, and a panel which I cut up.  A lovely modern colourful fabric, which just seemed to ‘sing’.  I then used the scraps to make a teddy.  I had been keen to try making a memory bear and this seemed an ideal opportunity to try out the pattern.  (Melody Memory Bear by  Funky Friends Factory).  I though a nice idea to give a matching teddy  with the quilt?