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

Pincushion swap

Union Jack pouch and teacup pincushion made by Granny Maud's Girl

At Rebecca’s suggestion, I signed up for the Instagram pincushion swap (#IGpincushionswap). Rebecca knew even before I did that I have a pincushion problem. Now that my parcel has safely arrived at its destination and I have received mine, I … Continue reading

Compass Quilters: Domestic Deficit Disorder

Polaroid patchwork blocks

Sadly, Compass Quilters is in its final month. All good things must come to an end. Tanyia from Domestic Deficit Disorder is our queen bee in March, and she asked for tiny Polaroid blocks. We did not have to make the background … Continue reading

Compass Quilters: Shauna’s World

Patchwork cross blocks

Compass Quilters keeps moving along, and in January, Shauna of Shauna’s World is our queen bee. Shauna asked us to make 6-inch cross blocks, and she wrote simple instructions for the block on her blog. Each block was to have a bright centre and a … Continue reading

Compass Quilters: Red Delicious Life

Scrappy string patchwork blocks and round pincushion

Compass Quilters is in its third month (yes, already!), and Diana from Red Delicious Life is our queen bee in October. Diana asked us to make 11½-inch string blocks, broken by a solid white stripe, and she explained her method on her … Continue reading