I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014


I haven't made as much progress as I would have liked with the EPP star border for the 2014 Quiltmania Mystery quilt.  I have been distracted by preparations for Christmas.  Nine stars are complete and I have twenty-seven still to go.  I am hoping to make some progress over the holiday. 

We've had some lovely cold and crispy winter mornings.  I couldn't resist taking my camera into the garden.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

OK, So it's December

I have been trying to get into the mood for Christmas.  I put the tree up about 10 days ago, as my baby grand daughter was coming for a visit.

I thought I'd work on a few little Christmas projects.

I saw the pattern for these tree ornaments in the Winter issue of Quilter's World and couldn't resist.  I hadn't tried cathedral windows before, so it was a relief when they turned out looking similar to the ones in the magazine!  A great way to use up scraps.

I have been looking at the pattern for the Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher project on the Crafty Quilter blog for a few days and had to make several.  They will look good on small tables over the festive holiday. 

Even my tiny scraps haven't gone to waste.  I made up some coasters from them.

I'm busy with EPP for the Di Ford Mystery Quilt.  I've got a long way to go  with 216 diamonds, but am enjoying the process.