Friday 1 May 2015


Since I posted some of my April projects here, I don't want to repeat too much. I do have a couple of updates which has resulted in April not being too shabby.

My biggest project was Lucy's row for her quilt in the Bee a Brit Stingy row by row Bee. Lots and lots of foundation pieced geese.

I very much wanted to make something for a friend's birthday this month and woke up one day knowing exactly what would fit the bill - a 241 Tote using Noodlehead's pattern.

 Here it is ready with its Denise Schmidt lining ready to go in. The outer bag is a linen look cotton with a sweet design.

and the finished bag..............

I made a very large Granny, (24")

and then last week, I was reading a past copy of Love P & Q and was interested in Julie's take on Disappearing Nine Patch. You know that way, when you see something, and you just have to try it ?

I had a go, using some of my pre cut 2.5" scraps and added in a few newly cut ones too. Most of the fabrics used are pretty old and traditional but many hold memories of where and when previously used. I loved the random placement and direction of the blocks. The finished cushion fits in nicely with some of my other scrappy cushions.

I always quilt the backs of my cushions, joining them first of all to the front before actually quilting - I raked about in my stash for something suitable and found a linen look tea towel and instantly recalled buying it in Cairns, Oz, back in 2012. There's a memory in everything it seems.

Linking up for the first time in ages, to Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day.


  1. Those Geese are brilliant, what a great strip. And what a lucky friend to be receiving that 241 tote!

  2. A great "link up"
    You're so creative :) The 241 Tote is brilliant.

  3. The geese look lovely! Nice bag pattern and fabrics! Also love the cushion. Always astonished what you can do with scraps.

  4. I love the strip for Lucy! Who's next for you?

  5. Love the bag Sheila, I really must check out that pattern!



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