Attic Windows Quilt Pattern

Attic windows quilt

I've made the attic windows quilt pattern using fabric patterns to represent the view outside the window.  You've probably seen the quilts where a picture is built up outside the window, but for this pattern I just wanted to show you the basic … [Continue reading]

Botanical Gardens – Tenerife – Photos

Botanical Gardens Tenerife

The Botanical Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, are stunning.  They were set up in 1788 by order of King Carlos III of Spain.  He wanted tropical plants from his overseas territories for his palace in Madrid.  These plants needed somewhere to … [Continue reading]

Rolling Star Quilt Pattern -My Variation

Rolling star quilt

I had the Rolling Star quilt block in mind when I began this quilt design, but then I changed it so much that it's probably no longer correct to call it a rolling star.  Do tell me if you can think of a better name!  I'm really pleased with the … [Continue reading]

Valentine Heart Lavender Cushion

Heart lavender cushion

This lavender heart cushion is perfect to celebrate Valentine's Day.  I still have some dried lavender left from last summer so I thought that I would make a small cushion and fill it with a lavender mix.  Then I decided to put a ruffle on the … [Continue reading]

Puerto de la Cruz – Tenerife – Photos

Puerto de la Cruz

Last week I visited Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife for some much needed winter sunshine. The first thing that struck me (after the sunshine and the warmth) was the lovely colours used on the houses.  Many of them were delightful shades of ochre, … [Continue reading]

Scottie Dog Quilt Pattern With Sashing

Scottie Dog Quilt

For this Scottie Dog quilt I wanted to design a really simple quilt block in order to showcase the sashing with stars that I have used.  The Scottie dog is obviously based on a dog!  The sashing is based on a floor tile design that I have adapted and … [Continue reading]

Ashby de la Zouch – Leicestershire – Photos

Ashby de la Zouch castle

Ashby de la Zouch - the name of the town has always fascinated me.  I was convinced that there was some deep rooted French connection there, but I was only partly right.  The town was already known as Ashby as far back as the Domesday Book.  The name … [Continue reading]

Pinwheel Diamond Quilt – Free Pattern

Pinwheel diamond quilt

My pinwheel diamond quilt pattern is made with just two simple blocks - and I think it's really attractive.  The pinwheels are placed in the middle with a circle of gold diamonds around them. The quilt measures 58" by 70", made with twenty 12" … [Continue reading]

Owl and Pussycat Table Runner Pattern

Owl and Pussycat table runner

I thought that the Owl and Pussycat table runner would make a fun addition to any table.  I have used the same templates that I used in the owl and pussycat quilt but sewn in a column and with the addition of two pea green boats in the middle of the … [Continue reading]

New Dawn Wall Hanging – Free Pattern

New Dawn Wall Hanging

My New Dawn wall hanging is designed to welcome in the New Year.  I thought I'd go for a small project as I'm sure you are as busy with Christmas preparations as I am. My intention is to give you ideas for your own simple wall hangings.  If you want … [Continue reading]