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Preview of NEW Blocks of the Month

Well I just couldn't wait any longer to show you our new Blocks of the Month. This first one is called Pockets of Posies designed by Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched, Australia - finished size 73in x 73in. It is a fabulous combination of applique, English piecing [...] Continue Reading

Workshop Programme Now Out – Phew!

It is always a bit of a panic to get the Workshop Programme out in time and this year has been especially manic. It seems to get half way done and then little things need finalising so it is always a mad rush at the end. Nicky has been working all weekend to get [...] Continue Reading

Sandown… and my feet are still hurting!

We have just finished the National Quilt Championships at Sandown which was a really good show this year. It is however incredibly tiring and to make matters worse I had to get back to Cornwall for this morning so I had to have a really early start and I left [...] Continue Reading

Meet my chooks!

I did promise to introduce you to the new members of my family. Here are Nadine, Kimberley and Cheryl - named after members of the girl band Girls Aloud which seemed appropriate! Cheryl has the black tips to her tail and the other two have white tips. Cheryl has the [...] Continue Reading

I did say matching tape!

I should have put this photo in the blog yesterday but I forgot I had it.  When I mentioned matching tape, it didn't sound quite as exciting as I wanted it to sound and then I remembered this photo that Nicky took when we were on the Seven Islands' stand in [...] Continue Reading

A short break from work

Look at these gorgeous bags! They were on the Japanese Seven Islands stand at Quilt Market to display their fabrics. We have ordered some of their lovely fabrics which are ideal for bag making as they are a slightly thicker weave. They also have matching tapes for [...] Continue Reading

New Range from Blackbird Designs

We are particularly fond of the fabrics from Blackbird Designs and have probably stocked all of their ranges over the years. In fact the quilt on my bed at the moment is one made from Rhubarb & Ginger. I made it from one of the Moda University patterns and I [...] Continue Reading

Summer at Last

It is so good to feel the sun on your face. I have to admit to having a very nice Sunday lunch in the garden. A siesta afterwards was called for and I fell asleep for half and hour or so with the sun on my face. Not a good idea I know but it felt so nice. The last [...] Continue Reading

Dog Blog

Nicky has now returned to Surrey and is back at work and I should explain that I live most of the time in Cornwall now. My husband Nick and I have found a little piece of heaven in Cornwall and it is getting more and more difficult to drag ourselves away from it. [...] Continue Reading

More Sneak Previews

                               Nicky has been getting very enthusiastic with her camera work and I hope you can see the little yellow flower peaking through the [...] Continue Reading