Big Cushion

Finally finished the cushion i was making. It’s REALLY big. I made it without thinking what the finished size would be which ended up about 24″ by 15″. Usually i would make a cushion insert from calico and fill it with feathers but i found in Bed Bath & Beyond a pillow insert with a gusset. It fitted exactly so i was chuffed with that find.





There’s a little brass door knocker as promised to Grehta on the middle house!
Next up will be a companion cushion  in different colours. Smaller…definitely smaller and different but with houses on a grey background…

Until next time,
Linda 🙂



Wall Hanging

Hi, I’m having the most boring day doing GST and every now and then i look at the old photo’s on the computer to give me a break. I thought i would put a picture of the table topper i made …or a wall hanging maybe on the blog. It was from a book Scandinavian Stitches and finished at 40′ x42′. I made it smaller and gave it to my son. A rhyme for children past on from generation to generation and good fun to make with Brandon Mabley’s  fish fabric.



Thought I’d put a picture of the back. Echino…so lovely all by itself.
Until next time, Linda


Kaffe Fassett Quilt

Hi there, Finally finished my Kaffe Fassett  quilt from a class i did a while back. I bought autumn colours for my daughter in law and then it was decided that spring colours were wanted instead…lucky for me because this quilt’s really grown on me and it will be good to keep it. I wish days were 30 hours long with only 4 hours work a day. All the rest for sewing and sleeping!
Until next time,  Linda



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A New Quilt

Hello there, Going back to some UFO’s i found a project i was working on. I was enjoying it but for some reason stopped and put it away. When that happens it’s because something’s not quite right?After a change or two it’s all back on ………..and enjoying myself all over again!



Until next time, Linda:)


15 Minute Purses

Hi, Does anyone fully understand google+ in circles? I click on buttons to find out what they are and delete things and the whole thing is frustrating…..that’s the trouble as you get older…it’s like learning to drive when you are 50+..I need lessons..plenty of them.Step by step learning. I think i should just sit and sew instead anything new about sewing and the brain just lights up . I have been making purses. Made about 12 so far for my future daughter in-law. They should be called 15 minute purses….just two 8.5 x 10.5″ pieces of fabric. One for the purse and one lining and batting the same size.


For a rounded edge mark 2″ both sides from the corner. Line up a plate against the pen marks and draw round the plate. Put the two pieces of fabric right sides together and place on top of the batting. Sew around with the usual 1/4″ seam leaving a gap near the bottom to turn inside out. Trim the corners. The gap will be top stitched so no need to hand sew closed.Turn out and press.


Turn the bottom up 3 1/2″. Top stitch all around the purse.


Sew a poppa on the inside and a button or bead on the outside of the purse on top of where the poppa is sewn. I know everyone knows how to do this but for a quick present with a soap..tissues or whatever they’re not bad.
Until next time, Linda


Kaffe and Brandon Class

Hi, I did a class with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mabley at All things Patchwork last Monday. I didn’t want the day to end it flew over so fast. It was fantastic and i got some good advice from them about colour. We did a nine patch quilt which is a lovely easy quilt but it does take some thinking about to sort what fabrics go where.
I took some nice photos ..


I think we were all clicking our cameras in this one. Not sure who the quilt belongs to but it was very nice.


Here is the lovely Gail with her lovely quilt. She always does nice things.

The book signing i managed to snap a quick pic as there was quite a queue.

Until next time, Linda


Modern Quilts

Not much going on around my place of late. I did have a go at a modern quilt. I loved how quickly it came together and the open space is great if you want to show off hand quilting. As you can see in the photo that’s as far as i got!


























Until next time,