Saturday, January 26, 2013

Postcard for a Special Person

No progress on the double pinwheel quilt yesterday.  It was shopping day and in the evening I was turning up trousers for Mr B.....not my favourite sewing task but it has to be done.

I did make a fabric postcard for a very special person who is retiring from the music therapy charity, Nordoff-Robbins........this charity is dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults through music.

I have a new, electric fan oven (my old one was a gas oven) and it's a whole new experience for me! Playing around with the temperatures is quite a challenge!! To test it I made a Victoria sponge cake last I set the temperature to 170c or 180c??  I set it for 170c.  It cooked very well but I think this weekend I will try again and raise the temperature to 180c.  What do you think will happen?

Here's last week's cake

.......have a good weekend, the sun is shining here but it's still very cold.  The snow is finally off my car.

...........'til the next time, keep quilting

Friday, January 25, 2013

Double Pinwheel Progress

Having sorted out all my stash since Christmas, I was astounded at the amount I had accumulated over the years!  Now I can see them all and my plan this year is to use as much of it as I can in order to claim back some space!!

Here's the progress of the Double Pinwheel quilt.  I sewed the 12 blocks adding two and half inch sashing.  

I don't have a plan or pattern.  I'm making decisions about the next step as I go along.

............'til the next time, happy quilting

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pinwheel Progress

I've made 12 pinwheel blocks now, so I'm well on the way.  This is the back of the block where you will see a tiny pinwheel in the centre.

....and a closeup of the tiny pinwheel

.............have a good day and keep quilting

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Double Pinwheel

Today I'm making double pinwheel blocks.  It looks an interesting pattern.  I'm using pastel shades, but I think it would have quite an impact if black and white was used.'s back to the sewing machine now...........'til the next time

Keep quilting xx

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Card for my Friend

Here is my latest fabric postcard that I made for my friend Glenda

............'til the next time, keep quilting

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Popular Patchwork have started a new fabric postcard swap for 2013 and the theme for January is France.  I sent my France postcard to Katy........

............'til the next time, keep quilting

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Under the Sea ATC

Popular Patchwork's theme for January ATC is Under the Sea and this is what I made for Claire..........

...........and this is the ATC I received from Fiona...........isn't gorgeous!

...........'til the next time, keep quilting

Monday, January 14, 2013

Gorgeous Hand Dyed Fabric

I, and a coach full of like minded patchworkers, went to the Farnham Quilters Exhibition at the Maltings in Farnham yesterday.  It was a brilliant day with so many gorgeous and inspirational quilts, bags, small journals and demonstrations.  Plus there were loads of traders there too.  I bought some beautiful hand dyed fabrics from Alter Ego 

.................and two books 'Simply Creative Quilts' by Maya Chaimovitch and '50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars' by Carol Doak.

I also looked out for Karen from The Running Chicken ..........Hi Karen, it was great to meet you.

I have one or two projects planned to do for early this year, so until the next time

..................keep quilting xx