Tuesday, 22 May 2012


This is Jane's quilt for a friend made with Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda. I love this fabric which I'm using for my Swoon quilt and I love this quilt.Jane's friend wanted a simple pattern so we kept the quilting simple in a very pale blue which is almost white.

You can see that it was very windy when I took this photo on Monday.

Fabric: Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda
Pantograph: Popcorn
Thread: Morning Sky

Now I'm going to finish quilting my Swoon quilt which at 80" square could take a while.

Sunday, 20 May 2012


Another of Liz's quilts from recycled shirts. I believe this was a pattern from one of the UK patchwork magazines.The weather here is very wet today so I took some photos in my daughter's city inspired bedroom. I think it would look very nice in there permanently.

Quilting pattern: Popcorn
Thread: Freedom from King Tut range by Superior Threads.

Time to load one of my quilts onto the machine.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Summer Breeze

This quilt was made by Jenny for her friend Babs using a Moda summer breeze jelly roll and a pattern written by the Lintotts, jelly roll quilt experts extraordinaire. The colours are so fresh. we decided to try a new pantograph - Rebekah's rose which worked very nicely.

Jenny now has a month to add the binding and sew the binding on. The backing was a decorator weight fabric and I'm not convinced it was cotton, so it will be a challenge to hand stitch that binding.

I have another quilt to share with you once Lizzie brings my camera back from school. I'm having a few problems with my Prostitcher so Sunday I'll have to bite the bullet again and clean everything and check connections before starting the next row on Liz's stunning union jack quilt made from shirts.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Farmers Wife May 2012

There's no point pretending that I'm keeping up with two blocks a week, because I'm not. With only 21 blocks to complete, you'd think my progress would have picked up its pace, but it's dwindled to almost nothing. however here is my latest block.

I have ordered some fabric for the sashing and half triangles which I hope will look nice together with the blocks once the fabric arrives. Still waiting impatiently for a bolt of grey Moda dotty backing. I think they've underestimated the popularity and have run out of stock as it was released in February but still hasn't arrived in Jersey.