The last Japanese skirt

Back in 2014 my husband had to travel to Japan and he came back with some some awesome fabrics. With the black fabric I made a Chinese style shirt, which sounds great but was not very comfortable to wear. The…

Swimming Pool Bag

Not a very glamorous project but one of those to complete in an hour or so and which gets the job done. My sister sometimes goes to the swimming pool for a few laps and she takes a plastic bag,…

Mexican embroidery

It’s been a while since I last posted as it’s been harder than usual to find time to sew and even harder to photograph or write about it. Since the summer, apart from a big finish (more on that to…

Ellie's baby quilt

The newest addition to our family (my niece Ellie) was born in February. Of course I immediately thought about making her a baby quilt, but I wasn’t sure which pattern to choose from, what colors, what her parents would like….

Key rings revisited

Now that I am off work for the summer I find time to experiment; not only do I sew everyday, I have also tried new recipes and have time to do more things with the kids too. A few years…

Triangles Two Ways

A long time ago I made a quilt with a bundle of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for my grandma. This is going to sound sacrilegious to many of you, but I did not love the fabrics. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen…

My Threads of Resistance piece

You may be familiar with the “Threads of Resistance” exhibition that will premiere at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA on July 15th and then travel around the country. The call for entries stated that it would feature “work created…