Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Circle Game Quilt

Since attending a workshop earlier this year with Jen Kingwell I have been slowly plodding away at my Circle Game Blocks.  These are a mix of both hand and machine piecing. All of which scare me as they involve curves :)





All together ....... 

Still another 6 blocks to go and I am loving to process of each one.
I am also seeing a new addiction forming ..... hand piecing, just don't tell my Sewing Machine.

Until next time,
hugs Sharon

Monday, 18 May 2015

Introducing "Chuck"

2001 Nouveaux Blocs de Patchwork
by Chuck Nohara

affectionately known as


Something new and a little different has been slowly coming to life in my sewing space.
It all started with some intriguing little blocks appearing on Instagram and then a very casual Quilt Along started.  Before I knew it resistance was futile and the book was ordered.

I had also been in Anna Maria Horner's "A Monthly Gathering Club" for three months so decided that I should put these fabrics to good use and make my "Chuck" using only AMH fabrics and some solids.   This book is also a little different. the blocks are just pictures. You pick your own method of construction and your own size!  In the picture above you can see the original size of most of the blocks. You then increase the size to what you choose to work with. I've chosen 5" finished but there is nothing stopping you from making them much bigger.  So far I am not regretting my size.




These are the blocks that I have made so far.

If you would like to see more blocks pop on over to Instagram and search
#chucknohara and #chucknoharaQAL
Mine are all hashtaged #lilabellelaneAMHchucknohara

Addictive little blocks they are.

Until next time,
hugs Sharon

Saturday, 2 May 2015

A "Cosy" Finish

"Cosy Blanket"

It was quickly claimed by Miss Lily!

This baby finishes at 73" x 61"
or 185cm x 155cm

I cast on an extra 60 (I think) and continued an extra 14 colour changes beyond the pattern.

hugs Sharon

Friday, 3 April 2015


Last week Camille and Bonnie released pictures of their new line coming out in August


With every new fabric range comes new patterns.
I instantly fell in love with Camille's new pattern
So I went stash diving and pulled out some fabrics

then I set to cutting ...

ready to roll

Addictive 9" blocks they turned out to be.

The Pattern calls for thirty blocks

At this stage Lily decided that this would be a great new quilt for her bed
but it was a little short so I let Lily go diving into my Bonnie and Camille Scrap boxes
and pick some fabrics for another five blocks.

I do love the stained glass look

I also went scrap diving for the borders and I LOVE how the scrappy borders look.

I started this quilt last Saturday morning. Worked on it again Sunday, didn't touch it Monday and finished it on Tuesday.  There is just something so satisfying about quality time with pretty fabrics and a sewing machine.

hugs Sharon

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Who's looking?

One fun bit about the Instagram community is all the fun swaps that you can partake in.
One I signed up for recently was a Zipper Pouch swap.
The idea is to use the Free Tutorial over at Noodlehead and make one of the three sized Zipper pouches for your assigned secret partner. (Tutorial can be found HERE)

I have been stalking my partner, which is also fun 
and decided to add a bit of Paper Piecing to her Zipper pouch. 

I now have a problem.
 I LOVE this, it's going to be super hard to give away. 
Better get to making one for me now :)

If you are interested, this is the pattern that I have used and it can be found HERE

Now, what goodies to put into her Zipper Pouch for her?

hugs Sharon