Shabby or chic?

Teal X block

Winter storms have lingered into spring, and I pottered about in my sewing room while it rained. I made some more flowering snowball blocks, so I now have 64 blocks, enough for a 96-inch square quilt. I need to sew them together, … Continue reading

A bit of this and that

Teal Dresden plate quilt block

Life got in the way of sewing and blogging all through May. I was busy working and moving my grandmother into residential care and out of her unit at short notice, a move that has been exhausting and stressful but … Continue reading

Compass Quilters: Ella and Nesta’s Little Room

Cross-stitch quilt blocks in warm colours

Compass Quilters is in its second month, and Nesta from Ella and Nesta’s Little Room is our queen bee in September. Nesta asked us all to make 6-inch cross-stitch blocks using this Pile O’ Fabric tutorial. She asked for yellow, orange or pink … Continue reading

Compass Quilters: One Wee Bird

Hummingbird pattern by Red Pepper Quilts made by Granny Maud's Girl

Possum Magic is not the only group I joined as part of the 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop. A group of quilters from almost all points of the compass got together and started a block-based monthly quilting bee, Compass Quilters, and August is … Continue reading