slow & steady wins the race

"There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch. Hare ran down the road for a while and then paused to rest. He looked back at… Continue reading slow & steady wins the race

bank holiday weekend sewing plans

A long weekend awaits and I have plans for carving out a little sewing time, as well as fun with my daughter and friends.  First make I have to finish is the Lakeside pj's, pattern by Grainline Studio.  We bought the fabric, thread and pattern from Purl Soho last summer while on holiday in New… Continue reading bank holiday weekend sewing plans

#hexydiamondquilt

Last year I worked on an EPP quilt design for a commission and thought I'd share the design and how I do English paper piecing.  I do love hand stitching, find it very therapeutic after a long day at work.  So here's the pattern to make a baby size quilt: For my quilt I used 1… Continue reading #hexydiamondquilt

quilt binding

I have finally found the energy to bind my shimmering single girl quilt and now the hand stitching begins.  I will be super cosy on the cold nights stitching away!  The best tutorial I have found for binding is by Missouri Star Quilt Company over on you tube - Jenny is a quilting wonder!  So… Continue reading quilt binding

English paper piecing | a tutorial

My very first patchworking project was as a child at school and have made many projects using the epp method, from tiny hexagons to giant and lots of other shapes in between.  I have shared my love for quilting with friends and as a help thought I'd post a tutorial on how I epp.  There… Continue reading English paper piecing | a tutorial