A Lovely Year of Finishes + Giveaway Winner

I could say that my goal for this month is to finish my city sampler, but I would feel a bit like I’m cheating as it is already finished. You must be sick of hearing that by now, but no honestly it is!!

Here’s a hint:

city sampler quilt - finished

So instead I thought it would be nice to get started on the bucket list.

At the end of the month very excitingly I am travelling down to the big smoke and meeting with my Strip Bee quilty friends…yay!

My goal is therefore split in two….. Continue reading


Quilty Bucket List!

There’s a great blog hop that’s just started.

Yes, you guessed it ‘Quilty Bucket List‘ over at The Tilted Quilt.

I LOVE lists, I am a list kind of person. It’s my way of trying to organise my very unorganised brain! I’m not sure how helpful it actually is as I tend to make a list, look at it once, forget where I’ve put it, things change, I revise list…and so on!!

I’m hoping this will help sort things out.

1. Improv Sampler Quilt

First on the list is an improv sampler…..like this beauty:

Heather Ross Improv Quilt by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt

This pic led me to the hop as Heidi of Fabric Mutt is one of the first stops. I just LOVE it!

I’ve done the old City Sampler (no finished photos yet sorry!) so I’m looking for something more relaxed and a bit haphazard (in a good way)!!! Continue reading

One year on……blogiversary and a giveaway!


Bit late…(no surprises there)….but last week was my blogiversary, yay!

One year on and I can’t believe what I’ve managed to cram into a year.

Here’s what kicked things off………..

This top and thoughts of more quilting led to my best purchase ever, my lovely Janome.

Janome enabled me to produce this baby….. Continue reading

Giveaway Winner!!

So we have a winner for the giveaway!

giveaway fabrics

I searched out the random number generator and it came up with this…


The lucky winner is Julie Taylor who said……….

“Well done on getting so many followers. My favourite fabrics are anything organic (I notice you’ve a couple in the giveaway!!!), but Liberty comes a close second. I follow on Bloglovin”

Congratulations Julie!

I hope you enjoy your organic fabrics, I’m sure you will use them to make something lovely. They will be on their way soon!!!

Thanks all very much for your comments and recommendations I will be keeping them in mind. There were definitely a few clear favourite fabrics not surprisingly Liberty rated very high.

Hoping to be back soon with an update on the constellations quilt…fingers crossed!

A Lovely Year of Finishes – October Goals

This month I have one rather large-ish goal and a couple of little ones.

My main goal is to finish my nephew’s quilt.  We’re going over the end of the month so it should must be done by then.

close up - star quilt

I don’t think that’s too big an ask as I have it all worked out in my mind which is the main thing! Continue reading

A Lovely Giveaway and Year of Finishes Win

I can’t believe this week…it has to be my luckiest week ever!!

Not only did I win one giveaway, but I won ANOTHER with A Lovely Year of Finishes. I know amazing right?! So now I have $15 to spend at Stitches ‘n’ Giggles on some more beautiful fabric. The excitement is getting a bit too much for me now….I’m not sure I’m going to cope!

Anyway there’ll be more on that another day it’s time to give something back so onto my giveaway.

First a step back in time……

Finished quilt.

My first quilt.

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – September

Before I get started on the finishes I really must say a couple of big thank yous for some lovely surprises this month.

First, this great bag that Jen aka Glinda Quilts made for my little girl. Isn’t it gorgeous? I happened to mention she liked one of the fabrics and in super fast time the bag was waiting for me my daughter complete with said fabric.

jen bag

This was another hit with little O and as she’s just started dance classes it’s perfect for her kit. So thanks very much Jen!

Then, on top of this, today I checked my emails to find that…..shock of all shocks….I’d won a giveaway! Seriously I have never won anything in my life, but thanks to the lovely Teje @ Nero’s Post and Patch that’s changed…yipee!

I now have $20 to spend at Pink Chalk Fabrics which makes me VERY happy….good times!!

(Plus if you haven’t seen Teje’s Forest quilt you really should check it out, it’s beautiful).

Annnd *deep breath* keep an eye on my blog over the next week because I will be hosting my very own giveaway to celebrate reaching 100+ followers. Continue reading