Saturday, 31 October 2015

Star Pattern Table Runner video 4

Although I have had a heavy cold this week it hasn't stopped me finishing the final video in the Star Pattern Table runner series.

Here I explain how I quilt it and add the binding. 

I have really enjoyed putting this series together for you and have many more projects in mind. 

If you don't want to miss any of them please subscribe to my youtube channel.

Now to plan my next project for you


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Star Pattern Table Runner video 3

This is the link for the third in the Star Pattern Table Runner series. Here I show how I add the sashing, borders and prepare it for quilting.

If you don't want to miss any of my future videos you can now subscribe to my YouTube channel. The link is at the beginning of the video. I have lots of  projects in the pipeline for you. 

Happy quilting


Friday, 23 October 2015

Star Pattern Table Runner Video 2

I am continuing the series of videos for the Star Pattern Table runner.

Video 2 concentrates on making the star pattern block using a four patch block method of construction.

I also received a photo from Cherry of her finished Parrot panel. She chose some lovely batik fabrics and they have worked beautifully for this project.

Thank you Cherry for sharing your lovely panel with us


Monday, 19 October 2015

Star Pattern Table Runner

I have been busy in the studio recording a series of videos to help you make this lovely star pattern table runner.

The first video is all about half square triangles and this is a good project if you want to try to perfect them.
It would look lovely in Christmas fabrics too.

This is the link for the video

If you don't want to miss any of the series you could subscribe to my channel


Friday, 16 October 2015

New Machine and a video

I recently received my new sewing machine, a Q'nique 14 " mid arm quilter. This has been very exciting and I have been trying it out and getting used to it every spare moment for the last week.

However today I seem to have spent as much time creating a video of my first attempts at quilting a small childs quilt as I did actually quilting it. If you would like to see my progress I have added the video and link here.

I used a vermicelli stitching pattern in the center of the quilt to check the tension.

And then doodled swirls and leaves around the border.

Hope you enjoy the video


Friday, 2 October 2015

A Last Lesson

It is always a shame when a course comes to an end and yesterday was no exception. I have had a lovely group of students on the Machine Embroidery course and each month I looked forward to seeing what they had done with the starting point ideas and techniques.

They surprised me with this lovely card at the end of the day which Mark had made and they had all signed. It is now in pride of place on my ideas board in my studio.

Although the Level 1 Machine Embroidery has finished for this year, the Patchwork & Quilting will be starting on 20th October. There are still a couple of places on the course, please email me at if you would like details. 

Mark also entered his first quilt into The Festival of Quilts this year.

Called The Festival of the Dead it certainly lives upto its name. 
With lots of wonderful embellishments it reminds me of the Mexican Dia de Muertos  celebrations.  
A great first quilt - congratulations Mark

The quilt room is slowly taking shape.
I have put some quilt tops which are waiting to be finished on the wall behind the quilt table, and will start to fill the shelves with lots of quilting things.

I am eager to get started and hopefully it wont be too long now before everything is up and running.