It seems that events are conspiring still to keep me away from quilting.  Not that I am complaining too much, as they are mostly enjoyable and necessary diversions….      I am using my powers for good….enjoying the last warmth of the autumn sun here in the northern hemisphere, making jam, designing a 40th birthday invite, […]

saturday sharing

Today’s post is not really about stash busting, but I want to share with you, the prettiness that is the Moda Bake Shop.  What’s that, you say?  Baking? When you arrive there, it certainly takes a moment to adjust, especially if you are not familiar with the world and terminology of pre-cuts – fat quarter,  jelly […]


The sunshine here this weekend prompted a burst of productivity in the studio – things long overdue.  The mending basket was emptied, trousers were hemmed, buttons were sewn on and projects (poncho cushion) were completed.     I made some more pot holders… tutorial to follow…            and I finally ordered some lovely moo minicards. […]


Finally, quite by accident, I have found “my” style of quilting magazine.  Not only are there quilts that I would like to make, in modern and vibrant colour combinations, but there are step-by-step tutorials for all of them too, plus lots of useful information and history.  It it is put together in such a fun […]

saturday sharing

What’s it like where you are today?  The view from my studio looks like this: grim! But on a brighter note, today I would like to share the lovliness of Worn and Washed Fabrics with you.  Isn’t that name special?  Everything about it evokes quiltiness in all it’s glory.   I was first drawn to Kim Porter’s […]

Under the frankincense tree

Copywriter by day, aspiring children's author by night. Part-time student, full-time mum. A publishing journey.

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stash busting patchwork and projects

Does my bum look 40 in this?

stash busting patchwork and projects