Monday, December 31, 2012


laying out the blocks for this quilt is proving to be tricky
thankfully I noticed this mistake early on
it should look like this
only a couple of seams to unpick

Saturday, December 29, 2012


this mad jumble is the finished crackle blocks
now they just have to be fashioned into a quilt top
better use the walking foot on those long bias seams

Friday, December 28, 2012


I have a lot of fabric - more than some, not as much as others but enough to keep me in projects for years to come.
The layer cakes and jelly rolls are hidden behind that stash of fat quarters. I got a bit carried away in 2011.
I have enough quilting magazines to make a stack to the ceiling.
So I won't be buying any this year (except backing fabric) and all my pennies will be spent at the long arm quilter who will transform my quilt tops into quilts.
In the meantime, I've picked up the pieces of the Crackle Quilt. Remember this?
I had forgotten how tricky those bias seams were to sew.
happy stitching

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

time . . .

there alway seems plenty of it
but then there is never enough
we can make it but always manage to run out
we can't buy it but we spend it
it's precious yet we waste it

we measure it, mark it, lose it and find it

I'd just like to use it more effectively in the year ahead


Monday, December 24, 2012

merry christmas...

wishing you a peaceful christmas and new year filled with the love of family and friends
be kind to each other