Modern Medallions

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After a harrowing couple of weeks at work, I managed to take a day off and sew with friends. I decided to tackle a couple more Mod Medallion blocks with my Quick Curve Ruler. It has been noted before that I like red and black and white… So does Melody, being a tricolour. (Well, I’m not exactly sure if dogs … Read More

TGIFF – Earpod fcase

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There’s a birthday coming up so it was a good excuse to whip something up. But being perennially indecisive, I couldn’t decide which fabric to use. Red? Or pink? These little earpod pouches from Dog Under My Desk’s Earbud pouch tutorial are phenomenally quick to whip up. I still can’t decide which I prefer! Maybe I should just let the birthday … Read More

WIP Wednesday: What Cancer Cannot Do #2

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Quilting. For those of us who are addicted, it gives and it gives back. I really needed a break from thinking  this last weekend, so I spent Friday night debating fabric choices and Saturday sewing … and not thinking. I love this panel. It’s from Block Party Studios and there is also a free downloadable pattern to go with the panel. The sentiments … Read More

Mondrian Madness – TGIFF!

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Wow wow wow!!! This has been a LONG time coming! But I am happy to announce that my Mondrian Madness quilt is finished! Well, almost. Melody is pointing out that I have missed a bit… We are not impressed… Even though we are the honoured quilt dog for this project, being mostly black and white… But I am writing this … Read More

Gifted – Negligent Style

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I’ve been gifted… I have been meaning to post this for a while… A few months ago, I admired a pouch the lovely Vera at Negligent Style made. “If you like it, you can have it” she said… Did I even have to THINK about the answer? So it made its way from the Czech Republic to the West Coast … Read More

Aviary pouch

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  I have finished my one piece exterior pouch using  Vera from Negligent Style‘s tutorial – hurrah! Isn’t it cute!  I love the Aviary fabric – have a couple of bits left from years ago… I found the tutorial really easy to follow. Vera used cm instead of inches, so once I’d translated that in my head, it was all good. The thing … Read More

TGIFF: Soul Blossoms

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Hello hello! And welcome to the first TGIFF of 2015! Doesn’t it feel strange writing that? It’s a big finish for me – size wise and lengthwise – as this is one of  my longer projects… Amy Butler’s Soul Blossoms is one of the first fabric lines I fell in love with. I ordered the FQ bundle off E-bay – … Read More

Of birds and bird-dogs

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It’s nearly the end of the year! I’ve had visitors for the Christmas-New Year’s break which has made things quite chaotic around here… They’ve been mostly crashed out on the couch with the occasional rampage around the garden and daily trip to the park. I’ve also done a little sewing. This is a pre-Xmas project that hasn’t quite been finished. … Read More


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It’s hard to believe it’s my last linky party of the year… Better make it a good one. I have FINALLY finished my Quilt-As-You-Go-Free-Motion-Quilt-A-Long!!!   I’m still not happy with my block joining – yes there are a few wonky seams there. There’s got to be a better way. I used Leah Day’s method this time – big improvement but … Read More