Tuesday, 27 January 2015


I thought I'd post a stash feast. I love ordering online, it's the best thing to get in the post! 
This week's arrival was a selection from 'Cuckoos Calling' by Dashwood studios, plus a couple of Amy Butler prints.

Then some fat quarter stacks I ordered a while ago from Craftsy on sale, that came via my Stateside little sister. Some Denyse Schmitt:
And my favourite, Tula Pink's Acacia. The stack didn't have any of the crazy raccoon print but I have some of that already!

Mmm... Now what shall I make? 

Going to link to Molli Sparkles!

Friday, 16 January 2015

2 quilts finished this week!

So this was a red letter week in sewing land. I finished not one but two quilts, one of them start to finish. 
First I finished the binding on my scandi stars quilt - navy blue. Not black or white as recommended by Mary Fons, but a dark neutral none the less. 

I included double batting and a flannel backing, so it is seriously cosy. Also my first quilt with no white- I love it! 

Second quilt was conceived of and finished in 6 days. I learned that a friend at church was in the middle of a course of chemo last weds, and thought what can I do? Make a chemo quilt of course. So I pulled fabric and had it pre washed by Friday, cut Saturday, top sewn by Monday, quilted, bound, washed, dried and delivered on Tuesday, ready for her next treatment on Wednesday. 

 I didn't use batting but quilted it onto a fleece blanket (ikea £3!) so it's small and light enough to fit into a regular bag, but still soft and warm. My friend really liked it, I hope it cheers up a boring hospital room , I wish it could magic her better too ...

I'm sewed out now, I think for the rest of the weekend I'm going to crochet a scarf just for a change of scenery! 

Linking to crazy mom for show and tell time- thank you Amanda Jean!

And Modern Tradition Quilts. Not sure if this will link through though, this blogger app is pretty basic ...