Monday, September 27, 2010


In fact, I'm very bad!

You can find out why here & here .
Please forgive me :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Catching up with Tessellations

Earlier this year I signed up for the Brigitte Giblin Tessellations BOM from Material Obsession & was really falling behind having only completed the 1st block here back in April.

So I decided it was time to get a move on with these and catch up as Block # 8 is winging it's way to me as I type! I've loved working on these as the fabrics are fussy cut & English paper pieced to create the design which is then appliqued to the background.

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5 & 6 below ready to be appliqued to their backgrounds

and Block 7 below also ready to be stitched together

Hopefully this weekend I'll have the time to complete these last 3 and be up to date with this project which has been a pleasant distraction with all the bright vibrant colours.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Something new.....

Lucy joined me in the garden last weekend as we made the most of the fine weather to prepare quite a few of these.......I had ordered the templates & papers form here quite a long time ago but just hadn't got round to using them. My mother, knowing I have a weakness for tins & containers gave me this lovely old one below she no longer needed which is just the right size for keeping all the bits & pieces together.
Stitched together these slices make lovely pies (calorie free of course!) for the Pies & Tarts quilt designed by Sue Daley of Patchwork with Busyfingers. I know it's another EPP project, but this time instead of basting with needle & thread I'm glueing the fabric to the templates using a fabric glue pen by Sewline, which saves alot of prep time. See Sue's mini tutorial here.

I'm blaming the lovely Shirley of Stitcherydo for enticing me into starting this by showing her gorgeous pies here so we are now both working on this project & finding it as addictive as the Klosjes, Clamshells & Hexagons. I've been gradually building a little stash of red, blue & shirtings fabrics this last year which are perfect for this design as I've wanted to make a quilt using these colours for some time now. This pattern is also ideal for using up lots of different fabrics helping to reduce those piles of scraps we all collect.

The Quilt Room in the UK have started this as a BOM from the 1st September, so we reckon there are going to be quite a few out there stitching pies & were wondering if there's anyone else working on this design who would be interested in a Pies & Tarts club? Drop us an email or comment if you're interested.
Have a great weekend :)