This week, first week back at school and first week back at the gym at 5.00am! Even though we don’t really have seasons here in Zimbabwe, you can sense a change in the weather. My sons in the Northern Hemisphere are beginning to enjoy a rise in temperature and longer days. While here in the… Continue reading Changing the seasons.
The Easter holidays have arrived, and I am excited to get started on some quilts for the Zimbabwe Patchwork and Quilting Show, which is on later in the year. Before I could do this there was another job I needed to do. I am spending Easter weekend with some friends at their lodge on the… Continue reading Piece by Piece
In a life full of work, quilting, friends and blogging, sometimes, something has to give, and with me last week it was the blog! The last ten days have been so busy, involving among other things, taking students for athletics training every day in preparation for the annual Interhouse Athletics. This took place last Saturday,… Continue reading Light at the end of the tunnel .
There was a lot of activity in Savannah, Georgia from 23rd-26th February with the annual Quiltcon exhibition taking place. There were some spectacular exhibits and you can see them all on the Modern Quilt Guild page but I thought I would give you my top ten. Truth be told it was difficult just to chose… Continue reading My Top Ten Favourites from Quiltcon 2017
Another week passes in the blink of an eye, and I like to think that I have used my time effectively. I work long hours and with the run up to the Interhouse Athletics Meet, this is not going to change before March 11th. So I get very little time in the evenings and then… Continue reading “Everyone Needs Deadlines- Walt Disney
One of my challenges for early 2017 was taking part in the Mitzie Schafer Mystery Sew Along . Mitzie is the designer behind Together Feather Studio and this was her first hosted Mystery Sew Along. I first came across Mitzie on Instagram, which if you are a quilter or any other sort of creative, and… Continue reading My First Mystery Quilt, not perfect, but finished!
December 2016 saw Natalie and Niamh’s first birthday. I wanted to make them something useful, and in my local supermarket I found some nice quality plastic cutlery. So I thought I would make them a placemat each. I trawled through Pinterest but found the idea for the mats in an advert for the book “Quilt… Continue reading Pretty placemats.
I can’t believe that the babies that set me on the quilting road, and prompted me to make my first quilt turned one on the 1st December 2016. Ten quilts later, and I am totally addicted, always searching for that special piece of fabric, chatting with my new quilting friends about all things quilty. … Continue reading Time flies when your quilting!
So, my foray into Paper Piecing did not go well, initially! I watched a you tube video from Jennifer Mathis at Ellison Lane which was simple and easy to follow. But then when I started sewing I couldn’t get my head around the fact that the finished work would be reversed. So I started removing… Continue reading Back to the drawing board!
My Boogie Woogie Baby quilt was well received by my friend last week. So this now gives me time to press on with my first mini quilt. What is a mini quilt? I hear you ask.Well it’s a quilt that measures no more than about 24″ x 24″, it is often then used as a… Continue reading The perfect mini?