MMSC- Almost a Snail’s Pace…

Oh dear… not much progress at all since I last checked in. Hopefully by admitting it will give me some oomph to get going!


My 30s repro lap quilt.. this is all stitched so far and a few diamonds basted but a load more repros have made it into my stash since so need to cut and baste… This is a pet project so keeps being put back..


Another pet project… which I’m trying not to share til I finish it… but all I need to do is the border.. see that cutesy flower print yup a lot of hexies, half hexies and partial hexies to go on then then its done. I’m thinking of hand quilting this one too. It’s intended to be a nursery wallhanging…


This a more recent one… is an prototype to a pattern idea I have now once i finished adding those two diamonds do i applique or epp the rest!

Decisions… decisions.. and I can tell you not much sewing again today! Yesterday I managed to watch a massive 7 episodes of Grimm over mums and be catching up on a few more today.

Linking up with Monday Morning Star Count over at Life Under Quilts.




Yippee… internet back this week so finally catching up on a few things! Didn’t think it would take me this long to get settled after moving house but not quite there yet.

My sewing mojo however is creeping back although mostly that’s due to the Sewing Directory event that happened in Exeter last saturday- more pics etc here.  Please don’t ask me where I am as I hate all photos of myself and thinking why oh why did I wear that?! It was a lovely day and I ended up making this eventually…

2013-09-14 16.20.27Not overally original… but love the fabric combo and my brain was frazzled from work.

Anyway……. in a bid to try and motivate myself here are some of my current WIP/UFOS…


Labour of love…. hexies epp. Just the border to add to the top then quilt bind and work out how to sew wallhanging tabs!


The “Everyday” tablecloth… hexie flowers in progress and if anyone has any of those fabrics especially the Timeless Treasures teacups pretty please throw em my way?


Supersecret hexie projects…. need cutting into shape quilting and finishing etc.

Erm yes theres a theme so far… handsewing hexies but that’s all I’ve been able to do/feel up to! I do have a ton of other stuff to finish too.. couple quilts for christmas, a cushion or two and a fair few blocks for bee commitments.

Now onto some droolworthy fabric pictures…….


Heaven and Helsinki! Painstakingly built up with a FQ here and there… cannot wait to start ” Spring Carnival” epp pattern (Katy Jones) to do a really cool wallhanging.


This was a seriously cute impulse buy… except it’s not my care bears aka the ones I grew up with 80s. No idea what to make with this- anyone?

Hope everyone is managing to bust their WIP list better than me! Until next time…….



A Lovely Year of Finishes- February

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A new month… a new goal!


These hexies were left over from a project last year and are currently staring at me from the corner all forlorn. So for this month’s Finishalong I will do something with these!

Thinking perhaps a nice quilted bag?

Before I forget have you signed up to the notebook/diary crafty make and swap? Details here….