Roman Pavements Quilt Pattern

Roman pavements quilt

The Roman Pavements quilt pattern arises of course from my recent visit to Rome.  It is not based on designs that I saw there, but rather on two blocks which both have 'Roman' in their name.  I've used nine blocks which are 18" square finished size - … [Continue reading]

Visiting Rome – Italy – Photos

Visiting Rome

Visiting Rome was a real treat.  It's an enchanting city and I'm very aware that there is much more to it than I managed to see - after all they say that Rome wasn't built in a day! Rome was founded in 735 BC.  You must know the legend of … [Continue reading]

Sewing Curved Seams – Drunkards Path Cushion

Drunkards path cushion cover

Sewing curved seams worries many quilters, but it really only takes a bit of care.  You need to sew the seam slowly and adjust the fabric as you go.  I find this easier than coping with lots of pins all along the seam. This Drunkards Path cushion … [Continue reading]

Oslo Norwegian Quilt – Free Pattern

Oslo Norwegian quilt

I made the Oslo Norwegian quilt based on my recent travels.  The block for the central part of the quilt comes from a floor tile design that I saw in Oslo Cathedral.  It measures 76" square. I wanted to brighten up the design and make it fresh … [Continue reading]

Wedge Shaped Cushion Cover Tutorial

Wedge shaped cushion cover

Recently I was asked for an article on making a wedge shaped cushion cover.  Most cushions we cover are square, rectangular or round, so this was a good opportunity to look at making covers for cushions of irregular shape.  I bought a wedge of foam … [Continue reading]

Friendship Bouquet Wall Hanging Pattern

Friendship bouquet wall hanging

The Friendship Bouquet quilt block was a request.  It is such a pretty block that I decided to make four of them to form a wall hanging.  At first glance it looks quite a complicated block, but as usual it is far more simple when you look at it in … [Continue reading]

Large Daisy Quilt Block Pattern

Large daisy quilt block

The Large Daisy quilt block probably has several names, but I couldn't find any so I have named it myself.  It really does look like a bright and cheerful daisy to me.  It is classified as an eight patch block, which is not as common as four or nine … [Continue reading]

Floating Diamond Quilt – Free Pattern

Floating diamond quilt

In the Floating Diamond quilt I have used the sashed four patch quilt block as an alternative.  Both are very easy blocks and I think they go well together.  I rather like all the secondary designs that form within the quilt. The blocks are 12" … [Continue reading]

Visiting Reykjavik – Iceland – Photos

Sunrise in Iceland

Visiting Reykjavik was an enchanting experience.  My daughter and I had gone there specifically to see the Northern Lights, but the whole area is unbelievably beautiful. We passed this lake at sunrise and the views were quite breathtaking.  The … [Continue reading]

Christmas Gift Storage Bag

Christmas gift storage bag

The Christmas gift storage bag could of course be used at any time for general storage and tidying up.  However I thought that at this time of year it would be a useful idea for transporting Christmas gifts to their various destinations.  No doubt … [Continue reading]