Friday, May 29, 2015

Latest Project

My latest project using my pile of fat quarters is this lovely pin cushion /thread catcher. A free pattern can be found here.…/SMSPincushionOrganizer.pdf
I now have a colourful collection to organise all my bits and pieces for my next sewing weekend away.
I still have quite a collection of fabric left, even a few whole fat quarters so if you have any suggestion for my next project, then post them here, or if you have something you want to see made up in hand dyed fabrics let me know and I will see what I can do.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Quiltarama Project 2

Today project is made using Liz's Folio pattern
As you can see, there is a theme to my pieces and one big mistake in this piece but I can live with it. I am into recycling, up cycling at the moment so used a cornflakes box to line my folio. The machine had no problem stitching through this, but as we know, paper blunts your scissors, so you can assume it will do the same to your needle so use one that you are ready to replace, or keep a separate needle for the purpose.
All these pieces are made using the fabrics dyed in the pictures posted on 21st with the addition of a bit of stamping and decorative stitching. Don't forget to check out if you would like to come along and dye up your own lovely pile of fabrics.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Project 1

First project from my fat quarter stash is this bag and zipper purse using the Monica Poole Bambino bag pattern, tweaked a bit to accommodate my fat quarters. I am quiet amazed at how far a pile of fat quarters will go!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quiltarama 2015

It is that time of year again and yes, I have been a very bad blogger as my last post was about this time last year!!
All the information for this years Quiltarama can be found at
This is going to be an exciting year, with a change of venue and more workshops on offer.
This year I am doing another dye workshop but focusing on colour theory.  All the details can be found on my tutors page
As I have said over on the tutors page, I have set myself a challenge to use all the 21 fat quarters in a variety of small projects, which I will show you over the next few days.
For today, here are a couple of photos of the lovely colours that will be dyed up at the workshop.

I also have a facebook page, where I will be doing regular posts where you can add comments or ask questions.

You can also always message me here in blog land and ask too.