Back Pack

I have branched out into making bags, but this is the first back pack I have made, I was very lucky and had a parcel of fabric in my Christmas box off my in laws. I just love this pattern, I will make lots more of these.

But this particular one is joining me on a trip to Bahrain in February when I fly out to visit my daughter and her family.

You can get the free pattern here:

Chloe Backpack IMG_0285 IMG_0284


December 20, 2013 Posted by | Quilting, Sewing | , , , | 2 Comments

Bargello Quilt

Latest Quilt

I started this quilt years ago, then it got stuck in a drawer for a couple of years I forgot about it and made my daughter a quilt, forgot all about this one and used some of the red in my daughters, when I finally got this out… guessed it, not enough to finish it. lol so I cut it in half and matched the flow then used borders to make it big enough, just got the borders to quilt then the binding to do. it will be finished in a couple of days. Ready for my husbands birthday.

May 11, 2013 Posted by | Quilting | , , , | Leave a comment

New Starburst Quilt

My latest Quilt, the pattern came from
A special present for my friends 60th birthday . This is Anne opening her quilt at her birthday party.
Anne opening her quiltStarburst QuiltCorner close-up

April 20, 2013 Posted by | Quilting | , , | Leave a comment

New Quilt

I have just finished this quilt, I made it for a very special member of my family, I want to hand this over personally to see the reaction, they have no idea about it, it’s going to be a total surprise.!!
I found the pattern on the pattern is called Belle Fleur.

The quilt is now in the hands of my Brother and his wife, they love the quilt and were very surprised to receive it. This quilt means a lot to me as my brother has terminal cancer, I hope this will bring him comfort on the days he feels really bad.

If any of you decide to have a go, I suggest you number your fabrics and also your blocks as you make them, it goes together like a jigsaw puzzle, looks daunting when you study the pattern, but once you get into it, it is not hard.

The biggest problem I had was how to quilt it without it detracting from the pattern, in the end I decided to follow the design, it worked a treat. This was made and quilted on my Janome Memory Craft 6600P, which was bought for me as a 60th birthday present from my wonderful hubby. I am now considering making it again in a different colour way.

I am entering this quilt into the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

Belle Fleur

January 13, 2013 Posted by | Quilting | , , , | 2 Comments

Mothers Day Gift

This lovely item was made by my daughter Claire especially for Mothers day, unfortunately due to problems with the post it came late, but better late than never I always say. 🙂
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March 8, 2008 Posted by | Sewing | , , , , | 5 Comments