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Avalon Quilt

Avalon Quilt

Some quilts, like the Avalon Quilt, are the quiet achievers of the quilt world. These quilts seem to be in no rush to get finished and will patiently wait for their turn to shine. They don’t care that it’s taken four years or that you’ve […]

Listening to the Fabric

Listening to the Fabric

It has become apparent that my quilts want to design themselves. Each of my quilts begin with the fabric and, by listening to the fabric, the quilt design comes together. It will take just one fabric to grab my attention, then another one will want […]

Welcoming 2015 by filling bobbins in advance

Welcoming 2015 by filling bobbins in advance

Before Christmas I cleared my sewing table of all the clutter that had accumulated over the past year. In the clutter there were a couple of piles of fabric still waiting for inspiration. One pile was my collection of warm greys and citron greens. With just these […]

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

Believe it or not, I don’t have a large stash of fabric. My fabric gets used very quickly as I mostly buy what I intend to use. Having said that, sometimes I do have a few odd pieces left over and that’s when I will try […]

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

After I had been teaching patchwork and quilting classes for a couple of years I was asked to teach at our local quilt store.  Happily I took on the new challenge and readily accepted the job. I then started to think about what I would teach. When […]

The Constant Thread Of My Life

The Constant Thread Of My Life

In July I will celebrate a big birthday. Believe it, or not, I am really looking forward to it.  The party invitations have been posted and I can’t wait to share the day with my family and friends.   This birthday is a milestone. As I reflect […]

Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow

  Inspiration comes in many forms. For me, as with many quilters, it is often the fabric that catapults me into a new design. Goodness only knows why we fall in love with certain fabrics and not others, but luckily for us, there is something for all […]

Simple Quilts – Woven Bliss

Simple Quilts – Woven Bliss

When I first dipped my toe into the wonderful world of quilting, the traditional blocks were the most popular. How times have changed. These days the simplest block designs, combined with a clever use of fabric, can create wonderfully appealing quilts. These quilts can often be whipped up in no […]

The First Daffodil

The First Daffodil

It feels like winter has been been here forever but, at last, the first daffodil has bloomed and brings hope that spring is almost here. Now that the  days are starting to get longer I have been inspired to shrug off the winter glums and […]