Monday, April 22, 2019

Millefiori Quilt

When I saw Willyne Hammerstein’s quilt many years ago, I knew I had to do it! The pattern was beautiful, although I didn’t really like the colours she used. That’s the great thing about quilting. You can change things up and make it your own.

I finished this quilt March 29, 2016. (I can’t believe I haven’t looked at my blog in that long!)
Here are a few photos to show how it came together.

Superheroes Quilt

My son was turning 9 and loved Marvel superheroes. He also told me it was time I made him a new quilt.  So I made one for him he could treasure forever. (I know if my husband had this quilt when he was young he would have held on to it forever!)

I started with a Pinterest search of marvel superhero paper piecing patterns. These images are copyrighted, so the lovely person who made these patterns cannot get paid for them. She has generously put them on the internet for everyone to use! A simple search will turn up almost any character you can think of. 

Here are some really bad iPhone photos that show how it came together. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Well I've jumped in and have started a new project. La Passacaglia quilt. 
I just love all the pics on the Facebook page and winter is perfect timing for couch sewing. I've finished all of my other hand sewn projects (which I'll be showing you later) so it's on with the new! 

Here's a few rosette centres I've put together. I still need to get the fabric for the star points, as I've decided to keep them all the same.  I'll be adding to these rosettes soon. 
 I'm excited about it and can't wait to show you the progress. 

Only thing I can't decide is if I want to paper piece or hand sew without the paper. I did this one without paper and it went fast, but I had to focus a lot more on the actual sewing. So I'm not sure. 

Also in the world is the works is a Marvel superheroes quilt for my son. More on that soon!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Crazy Hexies Quilt Finished

Here is my first completely hand pieced and hand quilted quilt. 

(Look at that cute quilt holder)

It's a good lap/baby size. 

A while ago I cut up all my scraps from the past few years into 2.5" squares. I used a lot of them for this quilt but still have more. 

It's kinda grown on me. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but in the end, I do. 

I quilted around the hexagons in a flower shape. You can only really see it from the back, which is nice because it needed something interesting. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Endings and beginnings

I've finished hand quilting two baby/ throw sized quilts and have made the bindings to finish them off. Pics to come soon. 

And I've finally started my son's quilt. Can you guess the theme?

Iron man's face is a little off. I must have messed up when I was enlarging the pattern. But I'm sure my sons won't even notice. Mum's the word!

Also, if you haven't made anything pumpkin flavoured yet, then you need a taste of Autumn. These pumpkin cheesecake bars from ( are awesome. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Sometime last year I saw the cutest thing on mmmcraft ( 

They were the cutest little mice living in an old altoid tin. I knew that all my little nieces would love this type of thing.  They love little things. So I made a bunch and have them all ready to go to America with my mom later this month. Just in time for Christmas. 

They are all girls except for one. And he had a green Hulk bear. 

They all wrote a little note to their new friend and have special instructions to whisper to the mouse anything they want Aunt Sarah to know and pray about and the mouse will tell me. 

They were fun to make.  Instead of altoid tins (not easy to find here in UK) I bought some cute little tins off of ebay for £1. I forgot to take a pic of the top, but each set of sisters has a different colour mouse and tin so they know who belongs to whom. 

Yay for some Christmas gifts done in October!

Monday, October 5, 2015


A friend asked me to make a triangle quilt, which has been on my "to try" list for a long time. 

I only have the two pictures she sent, because I forgot to take some before I sent it to her, of course! 

But it was fun and easy!