Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Don't you just love it when you discover something really clever that is really simple?
I am quite a lazy quilter...there I have said the sense that I like things to be done quickly. I'm impatient what can I say! It's probably why I like simple piecing.

I am pretty lazy when it comes to pressing's time I could be sewing quite frankly. The downside to that is that it actually takes me longer to sew the pieces together in the first place as I have to align things up more carefully. The conclusion is, there is no such thing as a short cut!

However I was intrigued when I came across this link on Pinterest of Tips for Flatter Blocks.

It is brilliant!
I have never had such flat blocks!
And sewing them together was a breeze, which is no mean feat when most of them were on the bias.

Go check it out for yourself and you will be pleased you did!

And while we are at it...what are your Go To magic tips for making quilting easier? I would love to know!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

venturing North...

Firstly let me wish you a very Happy New year.
2015 is full of promise of an array of very exciting things...which is a good job as it hasn't started all that clever.

My dear Grandma passed away last week after not having the strength to recover from falling and breaking her hip on Christmas Day. Whilst she was 96 and had a wonderful life - she was married to my Grandad for 72 years...I can't even imagine that!...and between them had 3 daughters, 8 grand-children and 17 great grand-children - she was my beloved Grandma and shall be sorely missed.

Grandma gave me my love of sewing so this year, with all I have lined up already, will be done with her at my heart and with her proudly looking down and cheering me on as if she was here.

One thing I have lined up that I am very excited about, is a weekend of workshops and An Evening with Karen Lewis at My Bearpaw and Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild.

I won't tell you about the workshops as apparently they are all sold out, thank you Edinburgh!

However, if you would like to come and hear my story about my journey to where I am, I would love to see you! For more details and to book a ticket go right here.

This year is set to be full of adventure and excitement and that, my friends, is what life is all about.

Happy 2015 and l'chaim x