Tuesday, 30 September 2014


Obligatory Cat Post...
Lucicat cooling the unders!
I've always loved her spotty tum but she hates you touching it.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

On Exhibition.. and a shark!

My Quilt "Hidden" is on exhibition in the USA!
You can find pictures and my artist statement  on Stretching Art here:

I am really proud of this piece of work.

And here is the
Shark pencil case I have made for my grandson's birthday. From a free pattern on Craftsy designed by Patchwork Posse

Putting in the zip was tricky!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Serpentine Curves class

Here are some pictures from my class.
First there was a lot of cutting out ..

Then a lot of arranging.
Half blocks were stitched together and more arrangements of designs made...

Soon a variety of ideas were emerging!

I do love it when the students develop ideas that the teacher hasn't yet tried!!
Aren't these just wonderful?

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Thread bunnies

Here's a small indication of how many seams I sewed when working on the newest Oakshott quilt A Walk in the Woods... these are my thread bunnies, and when you consider that there was a lot of chain piecing going on too, hmm.

well they do make nice card toppers for emergency card making!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

New fabric

I came home after my week of grandmothering and quilt retreat to find a lovely parcel from Hancocks.. all excellent quality fabrics in soft modern colours and only $3.99 a yard!
I really ike the feature fabric with the birds printed on it and the soft grey print is just beautiful: coincidentally I saw an interesting hexagon quilt in these fabrics this afternoon on Pinterest.

And here is what I was working on at Quilt retreat:
another version of my Serpentine Curves quilt in Oakshott Autumn Colour Pack.
I'm calling this one A Walk in the Woods.
Gorgeous rich shott cottons with just a few dappled batiks to give a sense of shade.
This has joined the queue for quilting at Mandy Parks' The Quilts Whiskers. Which is a shame as I hoped to have it as another sample for the class I'm teaching at Fleggburgh on Saturday... Oh well a photo will have to suffice.