Beginner Paper Piecing Tips Thank you Sam Hunter from Hunter’s design studios, for planning this series of tutorials and tips. There has been some really good reviews on a lot of the tutorials. Today is my day for some tips on paper piecing for beginners. A lot of people who think about paper piecing shudder in revulsion or fear. I promise you, paper piecing is not difficult. There are various skill levels in paper piecing and my tips for today, will be for the very beginner. For those who has never paper pieced before, or is still very new. TOOLS The right tools is veryRead More →

Christmas Caroling Row Along We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Hi eveyone, Today is the start of the Christmas Caroling Row Along. When Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew announced this years row along, I had to take part. Who doesn’t love Christmas. Thanks Marian, for hosting another brilliant Row Along. I chose the Carol, We Wish You a Merry Quilt Along. And this is what I came up with; We have some wonderful sponsors for this Row Along. First is Northcott Fabrics has been a sponsor of this event for all three years this Row Along has been held. In the first rowRead More →

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block Four Plus Prizes Before I get to block 4! Did you know, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 4. This block is designed by Jennifer Fulton from The Inquiring Quilter (click this link for the pattern download page). It is a Christmas Memories block. Fabric selection for this block. I chose my shiniest fabric IRead More →

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 2 Plus Prizes Wow! I was completely blown away by everyone’s Snowflakes these past 2 weeks. And I am so glad that some of you are quilting as you go with me. Super awesome. Before I get to block 2, did you know! Beside the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 2. This block is designed byRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block One Plus Prizes Hi everyone, Welcome to Week 1 Block 1 of the Quilt Along. It has been so much fun designing for this quilt along and who doesn’t love Christmas. Without further ado, here is block 1. A snowflake, I just could not resist making a snowflake. You see where I live in South Africa our Christmas falls in summer. And I would absolutely love to see a snow white Christmas. For the snowflake I decided to design an applique pattern. It is super simple and easy to make. You can download the pattern here. PlusRead More →

A quick and easy block. Today I share a finished block of Majestic Lions. This block is a free pattern on Fandom in Stitches. Jennifer Ofenstein posted for help, asking for sewn blocks of the Broadway Lion for a quilt she is making for a young man moving into his own apartment. I was more than happy to help, the block is very quick and easy to make. And I had fun making him. Mine went of in the post this morning and hopefully will reach her in about 2 weeks. What else have been up to? I finished off a commissioned quilt for aRead More →

TTMT 67 Packages, UFOs & Other peoples UFOs Hi everyone, Today’s video contains mostly UFO’s and a work in progress of the Pink Geometric quilt. It is busy being quilted right now. And a tiny peak of my new extension table. More on that next week. What I also wanted to say in my video, is that I wish I could meet all of you in person. It is definitely on my bucket list for the future. Looking for the Geometric Quilt Pattern? Here is some links; Etsy or Craftsy: Or if you would like to follow or would like to join our group ofRead More →

I want to believe X Files Quilt Geek alert! As you know by now, I am love my Geek, Fandom and Nerdy stuff. So when this gorgeous Quilt and Stitch Along started last year, I just could not resist, it is called the I want to believe X Files Quilt. And I love this quilt so much. I just finished the quilt top and will be hanging out with my other UFO’s will be quilted later. UFO! Whahaha, how ironic. Oh Yes! You want to see what it looks like. Here is my quilt top And some close up photos of the blocks. In thisRead More →

POD Quilt a long 2015 It is with great excitement that the new Project of doom Quilt a long (POD Quilt a long 2015) for 2015 was announced late last year. The super vibe that swept through the Facebook Group Project of Doom, (click on the name or here to go through and find out about this fantastic quilting project) was and still is awesome. The POD is based on the Harry Potter Movies. Yes it is still very popular. On 7 January 2015 we received our first pattern Week 1 on the Fandom of Stitches Website. Once a week every Wednesday we will getRead More →

Scrapbusting Quilts A recent return from a heart-wrenching trip early in December, inspired me to make a “Remembrance” Quilt, not sure what to call it. After color sorting through the scraps brought back from my trip, I decided on a lovely purple scrap quilt block. Deciding against making a full-sized quilt, I made a runner, the accent piece you put at the end of your bed? Here is the pattern. The entire block is 20 inches x 20 inches. Each little purple scrap is 2 inches x 2 inches. With all the measurements, you need to add a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Just measure theRead More →