I’m still here!

Phew that has been one busy week. Manic work schedule and mostly full of cold still but I have managed to get some bits done…

UKBA Border Bee

Finally finished my border on Wendy’s quilt for the UK Border Agency Bee. This is the last border and it will be going back home to Wendy! It has been a trial coming up with something as each idea I tried refused to work so in the end I incorporate a few ideas. Needle turn applique, squares and flying geese. Just hope Wendy likes it!

Dresden Platess EPP

Finished piecing (epp) the chrysanthemum that is going to be part of my table centre piece. Now what to add to my quilting on the go box?!


Jelly Roll Progress

Close Up Heart Block

Dug out some WIP blocks from the Cabbages and Roses Jelly Roll quilt I started many many many months ago! It should hopefully be finished in time for Christmas to gift to a sibling (in theory).

Ready to Play Blocks

And today.. been plotting and cutting out some blocks. One for the Jelly Roll quilt, another to go as part of a friend’s birthday present (deadline end of November!) and the final one to be a centre of a quilt for me. The other blocks are going to be based on a Farmers’ Wife block and with the help of my fellow Bee Europa members it should be ticked off quickly!

Hope everyone is having a good sunday? Don’t worry there are plenty more Come Quilt With Me posts coming up very soon!



Not been up to much over the weekend apart from studying and patchwork…

Huge to do list and not much time but I’ve made progress on two of the block bee/swaps I’m in.

First up a completed 9 patch for the Quilt Together over on the Popular Patchwork forum. I hope it looks alright?! Just ignore the couple of quirky imperfections or I will have to redo…


My swap partner over in France specified soft reds and creams- hopefully delivers?!

Next up is two out of five blocks from the Hexy Hive on the 4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee on Flickr




The idea is to make the same block but five times in each others specified colours and swap. The top one is tangerine, lemon yellow, lime with a background of medium grey or coal.

The bottom one, navy, pink, green with a background of white.

I’m hoping I’ve caught the colourways right all I need to do is sort out the background and some other hexy applique I think. I’m calling this my wonky version of the hexy logcabin.

Last but not least is an idea for my next (yes another!) project. It’s going to be a blanket for a moses basket. Just need work out sizes and whether fleece backing or thin wadding and cotton backing. (Any help here will be appreciated 🙂 )


Sorry for the fuzzy photo but the light was going- brief pink and cream with a vintage style feel. That’s my rough pattern sketch I think 🙂



Hello January 2013!

Wow is it 2013 already?

Time keeps being gobbled up quick lately! My little Christmas break and early January has comprised of frantically trying to finish some presents, family stuff, birthdays and sorting out my assignment that was due this morning. Juggling full time work and the final year of a degree is not easy and zaps me out a lot of the time but I will be making time for myself each week.

My Button

To keep me motivated I’m linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes and entering this project…..

Wonky Star Quilt WIP

It’s going to be a wonky star quilt and has been in my ufo pile for a couple of months. 3 out of the 9 blocks are completed and the only cutting left to do is some Kona Snow squares, borders and bindings. Hopefully the finished project will look great! But my aim is to finish piecing it this month!

I’m also setting myself more goals for January…..

Think that’s more than enough for me to get on with! What about you any projects?



After what seemed to be a slow and laborious week I think I’m finally getting somewhere…

Despite working Payroll I’ve lost a semblance of mathematical ability this week how did I think these blocks would match in my head??

But I am almost there with this border… look at all the bows ready to be sewn in one long strip!

So… what are your recent craft disasters?

This afternoon I’m taking a break from fabrics and delving into Christmas papercrafts… see these lovely goodies to play with?

I’ve even resurrected a kid’s classic for baking… but with a more grown up and healthy twist any guesses?