Everyday Baby Quilt Tutorial

A couple of years back I made two quilts for two beautiful babies. Their Mums are two of my best friends so quilts were the perfect baby gift. I wanted simple but not too simple and I had found two great sets of fabric to use for them. One was super pretty in pinks and… Read More»

ModernQAL: Binary Block

This month for the Modern Blocks Quilt Along we are making a block called Binary. This one is so simple! I love how it gives a chance to feature just snippets of fabric on lots of background. It would be great to fussy cut the coloured pieces from a medium to small scale print fabric.… Read More»

How to Baste a Quilt

You’ve finished piecing a beautiful quilt top and now it is time to make it into a beautiful finished quilt. The next step is to baste the layers together ready to quilt it. The quilting is just sewing through all three layers – the quilt top, the wadding in the middle to make it fluffy… Read More»

ModernQAL: Parisian Star Block

Time for another Modern QAL block and this month it is my turn to share the tutorial. I’ve chosen Parisian Star because I love star blocks and this one has the perfect place to feature my favourite fabric. You might remember that I liked that about the Spool block, too, a few months back. You… Read More»

Modern QAL: Everything Equal

It is time for another block in the Modern Blocks Quilt Along series with the girls from And Sew We Craft. I think I’m loving this quilt along as much for the fabric I’ve chosen as for the blocks. Each time I see the blocks in my craft rom they make me smile, especially  the print… Read More»

Top Sewing Posts of 2013

Yesterday I wrote about the most popular Crochet posts of 2013 so today I have the top sewing posts for you. Sewing might be my favourite craft just at the moment and I’ve done quite a lot of new projects this year, but it is interesting to find that the most popular projects are older… Read More»

ModernQAL: Crosswalk Block

This month Amy is hosting our ModernQAL block and it is gorgeous! I love how mine turned out but I’ve also seen a couple of others and I love those too. I think it is the way that this block, called the Crosswalk block, allows you to feature fabric. You could have a large square… Read More»

Jelly Roll Quilts from Craft Retreat

Each year at Creative Craft Retreat we offer some classes. The past couple of years I have taught patchwork quilting classes (you can see the pictures here and here). This year the class was taught by Di from Quiltitis. She taught a jelly roll race quilt with a little twist. These quilts have been around for… Read More»