Back to patchwork

Well I’ve been busy, sewing blocks for my version of the Epic Quilt made by crazymomquilts.

I started sewing the blocks some time ago, but the project had been on hold with only 30 blocks made; I’m now up to 100! only 10 more to sew, then to do the layout and join them all together ready for quilting. I have a very nice backing fabric bought online from the USA, which I’m considering using…

But meanwhile,

the final 10 blocks
the layout
the first 2 strips
nearly finished!

I had a lovely day working on my Epic Quilt; I hope to finish the top today. I still haven’t thought of a name for it though..  Its important to get on with it, as there’s along queue of projects building up behind it.






Crocheted wreaths are popular in blogland; here’s my autumn wreath made 2 or 3 years ago.

( full disclosure: the blackberries are knitted 🙂 )


The same but different

I am still making zippered pouches, I can’t seem to stop! There’s something so appealing about small projects like this; they use small amounts of materials, and therefore don’t require a shopping trip, the pieces are easily handled, and the finished item is ready after an hour or two. And there’s something extra satisfying about making three dimensional items (to me, at least); plus, they have the illusion, at least, of being useful. How many zip purses can one person use?

With all that in mind, I tried a slightly different approach. I was lucky enough to get hold of some free offcuts of leather from an upholsterer’s shop, and decided to try making my usual pouches with that…


It was quite easy to sew using a special leather needle, and I rather like it.


I think I prefer this one, denim and leather though; more stylish?


All in all, a success. Now I am making blocks for another quilt.