If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time-Billy Joel

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

My Helpers

Those of you who follow my blog know that a few years ago we adopted two cats from the RSPCA. They were in the in the same pen together and we could not take one and leave the other there. Misty the black cat is my cat and Hallie the tabby is my husbands. Misty sleeps at my feet on our bed and Hallie sleeps at my husband's feet. Most of the time they get on very well but there is often a turf war as to who gets to sit in which spot in this window of my sewing room.
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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Whirligig Hexagon Table topper-tutorial uploaded


I have just uploaded the new Whirligig Hexagon Table Topper.  My apologies in the few days delay but I have been working on Bridie's Blossoms packages.



You can access the tutorial HERE

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Whirligig Hexagon Table Topper

I have complete another hexagon table topper, this time it has pieced strip sets giving yet another design dimension. The tutorial for this will hopefully be on the blog tomorrow at some stage.


Whirligig Hexagon Table Runner



Elizabeth has completed her  Friendship Star Table Runner in autumn tonings.

Sandy has completed her runner in Purple and mauve tonings. Both look wonderful.

You can find the directions to download this runner HERE

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Reflections on Hexagons -Tutorial Uploaded

I have completed the tutorial for my Reflections on Hexagons Table toppers. I have included instructions for both toppers. Also included in the tutorial are measurements for making toppers from different sized strips of fabric.



You can download the tutorial from the link HERE. Before downloading please read the conditions for download on the right hand side of the blog.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

More Reflections on Hexagons Table toppers

Both of the Reflections on Hexagons Table toppers are finished. Now it is off to write up the instructions. It was hard trying to decide which layout to go with for the smaller topper from the many layout possibilities that you can come up with.



Reflections on Hexagons Table toppers




Apart from looking lovely on our inside tables they are also perfect for a small outside table as they stay firmly in place even when the wind is blowing. 

Hopefully the tutorial will be up on the blog over the weekend so keep an eye out. It was hard trying to decide which layout to go with from the many layout possibilities that you can come up with. You do not need a 60 degree triangle template to make these toppers.

Sewing With Nancy has the first of two videos about quilting in the hoop with an embroidery machine.
You can find the video HERE

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Reflections on Hexagons Table Toppers

I have just finished the first of my simple no fuss, no special ruler Reflections on Hexagons table toppers. I will not be writing up the instructions into a tutorial until I explore a few more size options and layouts. The topper measures 40 inches across the widest point. Stay tuned for more updates over the next few days.

Monday, 23 January 2017

New Table Runner Tutorial

I have spent the last few days designing and making this new table runner that I have called the Friendship Star table runner as it uses the Friendship Star quilt block. I noticed that it gives the same sort of twisted effect as my Pole Twist table runner when I was doing the last BOM.





The finished table runner measure 541/2 inches long and is 20 inches wide. Of course it can easily be made smaller or longer.

You can download the tutorial from HERE.


Make sure you read the conditions of download on the right hand side of the blog.

I will be working on a new table topper over the next few days so keep tuned.