Hi there! I can't believe we are in February already. Christmas feels like it was six months ago and already my New Year's resolutions are starting to slip. The fact that this year's resolutions have dissolved into thin air got me thinking about resolutions that I had actually accomplished over the past few years. A … Continue reading My First Art Quilt
I'm just going to geek out completely for a minute and tell you about my favourite Christmas present. I'd been eyeing up this book, Wild Colour by Jenny Dean, for a while; it was being reprinted at the time when I wanted to buy it, which, although I had to practise patience for a while, … Continue reading Wild Colour
This project involves using an iron with Bondaweb (or similar), To make a picture similar to this, choose some bright fabrics and add some Bondaweb or similar to the reverse of each. Follow manufacturers instructions for this. Cut some background fabric and a piece of wadding. Mine is 6 inches square and I … Continue reading Little Fabric Collage
Would you like to take part in our next competition? The YQ AGM Challenge is open to all Young Quilters aged 5 to 18 years old. The 2019 YQ AGM Challenge theme is 'Magical Adventures'. This theme is inspired by Region 10 where the AGM will take place in Nottingham. Region 10 has a history … Continue reading Magical Adventures
Of course many of us make personal resolutions for the new year but what about making a quilting resolution? Why not set a creative goal for yourself this year? Finish that project you've been meaning to complete or learn something new! We'd love to hear your resolutions, leave us a comment below telling us what … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I was unwrapping my tree decorations and when I got to this one, I thought of you! I bought him at a church fair when I lived in Scotland and just had to have him. He is really easy to make; just 6 different triangles. This one is made of cotton, but he could also … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
The big day is almost here and I'm frantically getting the last few little things ready. We have family round on Christmas eve and it's such a wonderful evening of food, games and laughs. I love how life slows down at Christmas as it means I can really get my craft on! I'm already planning … Continue reading 1 day till Christmas
If you want something beautiful, spectacular, colourful and starry to look at, check out the Hubble Space Telescope advent calendar .... Woah. Plenty of inspiration for colour palettes here!
So the weather is absolutely awful at the moment, and it's dark all the time! Time to get baking, because what else is winter good for if not for eating, right? These are my favourite cinnamon rolls: 500 gr flour sachet / heaped tsp dried yeast 250 ml milk 50 gr butter (unsalted if you … Continue reading 3 days till Christmas
If you are anything like me, you've not even started wrapping your presents yet. So allow me to suggest wrapping with fabric! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp9a13Xg7xs/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=27p1tu5zv1yn https://www.instagram.com/p/BlS7eVKjMl8/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1g7veo1a87l5 https://www.instagram.com/p/BrWk6ZznenX/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1po491ubfliuq This gorgeous technique is called Furoshiki. It's a Japanese method of wrapping items for transport, but it also makes a beautiful way of wrapping your gifts. And in the … Continue reading 4 days till Christmas