Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Latest block completed from the series, name of the block is Windmill,
other names are Dutch windmill, Turnstile or Double Pinwheel

The red fabric provided by the magazine is very thick and the center created a lump in the seams, even though its is as flat as can be. So I made the block again with my fabric stash and this time it was flatter, 

a pattern can be found here
and a wonderful how-to blog entry here


This block is Trafalgar or also known as Nelson's Victoryor End of the Day.

Turn the block for a Double Pinwheel

Monday, 23 April 2012

new blocks from magazine series

Added two more, but had to change the fabric on the second one  as I didnt get it right the first time :)

Sailboat block

Shoo-fly Block also known as Puss-in-the-corner or Kitten-in-the-corner

I also learned how important it is to iron the seams the correct direction. The block lies very flat.

Alex's Quilt progress

I have finished 5 rows of  4 blocks so far, just designed the pattern for the border on graph paper
Learning loads with this project.The blocks are 9 inches squared. I am using foundation piecing method, but find lots of fabric is wasted especially on making some of the triangular parts.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Update on projects

These are some of the fabrics that will be in Alex's quilt, she loves turquise so will add two fabrics in that colour, also black to emphasize the colours.

These will be in the center of the block, they are 3 inches, the block will be 9 inches. I fussy cut the centers.
Here you can see the turquise and black fabric.

This is Sonya's quilt, I decided on this pattern, with white borders, more pics coming soon as I have added more hexagons to it since the photo.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Kathryn's Quilt finished!!!!!!

I could only manage straight lines with the sewing machine. I would like to try hand quilting next, perhaps on the hexagon quilt for Sonya.

New Block Double Four patch

I tried this block today from a quilt magazine series.
some mistakes.....
I plan to redo it with other fabric, maybe it will be better the second time around.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

A quilt for my daughter

This is the second quilt I am working on for one of my daughters. I am making 1 quilt for each of my children ( 3 girls and a boy)/ The first one is for Kathryn ( its in the quilting stage now) , The second one is using the hexagon shape to paper piece a quilt for Sonya, here are pictured some basted. I love that this quilt can be taken with me to work on when I take the kids to their activities.

Dresden Block

I made this dresden block using the dresden ruler I mentioned in a previous post , pictured you can see more blades cut for a second one. I am planning to make pillows out of both. I need to make the centers and choose the backing fabric.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Dresden Block

I am working with the dresden ruler and found many tutorials online that are helpful

Stacy Quilt Expressions

Mary  Molly Flanders

Elizabeth Dont call me Betsy

Amy Amy's Creative side

Amy Stitchery Dickory Dock


Anne Bunny Hill

Youtube video1

Youtube video2

Bold Beginnings Quilting Stencils and

Sunday, 15 January 2012

3 sisters moda jelly roll

I am using this jelly roll for my first quilt, its Oasis from 3 sisters. I decided after making a couple of miniature quilting projects ( these can be seen on my miniature blog) to try some life size quilting. My plan is to make one for each of my children ( 4 of them :) so many projects to start with) I am a beginner so these will be my learning quilts.