I'd rather go blind-less

Who hasn’t watched a DIY youtube video and got sucked into a project that was easy and looked fantastic but when you tried it for yourself it turned out to be exactly the opposite? Well, I seem to be the last…

Home projects

My sister came to visit us in October and she asked for a few things to be done for her house. Last year when I made my Christmas tree skirt she pointed out she didn’t have one, but after seeing mine she…

Pincushions

It’s been over a month since I last blogged. I have no big finishes to write about but quite a few bits and bobs. As part of a swap at the Boston Modern Quilt I made my first ever pincushion….

Justice for the 96

Justice for the 96 is my latest quilt. It was years in the making, something I had long wanted to do but it wasn’t until May of this year that I finally knew how to articulate my feelings, and even…

Fixing a quilting disaster

My excitement over finishing this quilt (the Technicolor Galaxy) was short-lived. I am glad that I followed the instructions to photograph it as soon as it was done and then wash it. The photos came out lovely, I must admit. But…

The Chilean arpilleras

Some of you already know that I am spending some time in Chile this summer learning about an art form which developed in Santiago, Chile, during the years of the Pinochet dictatorship. At a time when censorship was everywhere and…

Victory at last

What did I tell you ? The moment the last lesson of the Technicolor Galaxy was posted I attacked it ferociously and didn’t stop until I finished it. There was a lot of trimming, 49 blocks, to be exact, had…