TGIFF – a quick curve finish

LauraQCR5 Comments

I like big blocks and I like fast blocks… and I LOVE curves. In quilts that is… And you know I love my free-motion quilting. So while the photos are terrible, this Quick Curve Ruler block from Sew Kind of Wonderful turned into the most beautiful cushion. I used a navy shot cotton I picked up in Bali and some Kona … Read More

Bandung and Lombok

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In January, I headed up to Indonesia to brush up on my language skills and visit a town I’ve never been to before – Bandung in West Java. Bandung has long been on my wish-list for a number of reasons. It’s known as the Garden City of Indonesia and being located up in the mountains, it’s a lot cooler than … Read More

TGIFF Scattered Tula

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Well it’s been a while since I posted! 2016 has been HECTIC so far! I started quilting when I stopped teaching and now I’ve restarted teaching I’ve been questioning whether I’m ever going to get any sewing finished ever again! But TGIFF gives me the kick up the butt I need and (drum roll please!) I have a finish! Despite … Read More

Winding ways…

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I’ve wanted to do a winding ways quilt forever. I bought the Quick Curve Ruler pattern, I bought the fabric… After a lot of cutting and cursing… I resorted to a friend’s accuquilt dies… Let me tell you, this quilt is NOT going to happen. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fabric choices. It’s the squew-wiffiness I can’t stand… … Read More

And some more sewing finishes…

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Some of you may remember that I am going back to Indonesian teaching this year. Two cultural icons of Indonesia are batik and wayang kulit, which are Javanese shadow puppets, intricately carved out of buffalo hide. Javanese colours of batik tend to be brown and cream, two colours which do not feature in my wardrobe, but a few years ago, … Read More

Happy New Year!!! TGIFF

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first TGIFF of 2016! We’ve announced some changes to TGIFF and the signups are open for 2016 hosting, so head on over to the blog and check it out. I have a heap of little finishes. Firstly, my second Mini Quick-Curve-Ruler Xmas tree table runner got finished just after Christmas. This one was … Read More

Sew What? The dressmaking edition

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I hate photos of myself, so I hope you realise how rare this is… And it’s really hard to get a good selfie… Occasionally I buy around 3 yards of fabric with the intention of making a dress. I have one favourite go-to pattern, and a couple of others knocking around. For the dresses here, I used two patterns and … Read More

Sew What? The Skirt Edition

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While you are recovering, I’ll show you what I’ve been up to lately. This is going to take two or more posts, because I have gone slightly and obsessively mad sewing clothes… The house looked like a fabric bomb had exploded for a while and I churned out 7 items of clothing in a week. Yup, that’s seven. Yes, you … Read More

Merry Christmas!!!

LauraQCR5 Comments

We are all ready for Christmas! The doggies have their Christmas collars on. Table runners have been made (my Quick Curve Ruler Mini has had a workout). This one’s for me. Lucky trees are meant to look organic. Some of that wonkiness is deliberate – let’s say it all is. Oh it was fun quilting all those swirls again after … Read More


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Has the last month flown by for anyone else? Since the end of October, I’ve accepted a new job for next year, resigned my current job, been to Indonesia for a 20 year reunion, booked another trip to Indonesia… and on the bus to my LAST DAY at work today, I realised that: It’s December It’s the first Friday of December It’s … Read More