Sunday, May 30, 2021



A work colleague has become a first-time grandma and this simple quilt is for the new baby.

I found the pattern on Joey Blog - Simple Stripe Baby Quilt. Mine measures 36 x 42 inches. 

Lots of quilting so that it survives any amount of soaking and washing because it's a quilt that's meant to be used.

The "walking-foot" sewing machine needs a service which gives me a little time to decide which quilt top is next to be finished and how it will be quilted.

Monday, May 17, 2021



Working on a wee quilt for a new baby (not mine!). Simple row design and quilting. 

I basted this quilt using the pool noodle method but I'm not very impressed with it. The backing fabric wasn't staying smooth enough.  Perhaps I wasn't doing it right.

Thought I'd share my camellia blooms with you. They have been smothered in blooms this year.

Happy stitching . . . and gardening!

Sunday, May 2, 2021




72 x 64 inches

Pattern is Crackled by Aneela Hooey

Fabric - a fat random quarter bundle from Spotlight plus extras

Batting is 80% cotton/20% polyester

Quilted using Westalee 6in spiral ruler (blocks) 

and the 12in arc (border)

Started: January 2012

Finished: May 2021