The cats meow – or, how I made a quilt

I am a great aunt. Not a ‘brilliant, super funny, laugh a minute’ great aunt, but a blade mantilla, pince nez, bath chair type of great aunt. And yesterday was my great neice’s first birthday. Now tHe first rule of quilters is ‘every baby needs a quilt’ and while a little tardy, I rose to…

Fair enough

To the vintage fair… Not as a member of the paying public no, but as a fine upstanding member of the stall holding community. I say upstanding, of course, that’s only my version… I spent most of the day bobbing up and down sitting on my chair because my foot was hurting so badly. However, peeping…


  A slogan I can live with…finally.


  I had to share…despite this blogs name it’s been a while since any true stitchery has graced the virtual pages of my life…but here, here is my latest creation. It’s a fundraiser for Little One’s pre-school. I was up ‘tail 3am this morning as today is the summer fair. My best friend, The Child…

Cotton tales

Remember Spoonflower? I designed some fabrics and had samples printed ages ago. Well, I’ve chopped them up with a view to making some sample Quilts. Here is stage one completed. I got blisters from all that cutting!

Take my breath away

I know that I am slightly weird about quilts. I feel so attached to them when they come to my door. However, this recent shipment has quite literally taken my breath away. Here are a a few initial pictures. I really don’t think I can sell the Schoolhouse one, it is absolutely gorgeous.

London buses

Typical. You wait for a quilt and then loads come along at the same time. My poor postman. All of these will be posted to either eBay or Etsy shortly. Let me know if you’re interested…


I had this vintage cushion cover sitting on my sofa for months held together with safety pins. Well tonight, I sewed it together and added some funky Felt decorated corners. It’s kept its character but is a lot more presentable now!

Thursday’s child

…has far to go. Here’s a well travelled example for a wet and windy Thursday. Completely wrecked but beautiful anyway. It even has an odd Block included because only God can create perfection. Feel the stories this quilt could tell….