Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Back in 2010 when I first started dabbling with patchwork, this was one of the first books I bought & was totally inspired by this lady's amazing patchworks all done by hand which is what started me with my love of English Paper Piecing (EPP)
I have read this book many times from cover to cover & had one day planned to make this iconic quilt of hers........ The Patchwork of the Crosses
Well that day has come & I've finally made a start. 
For this quilt I've chosen to work mainly with Civil War reproduction fabrics from my stash although a few extra fat quarters may be acquired along the way, well we always need a bit more variety, don't we?

Here are the first few blocks: 

These 2" squares below are great for using up small scraps & really fun to fussy cut. They form the centres of what I call the connecting blocks or even could be considered as cornerstones between the main blocks 
Hmmmm..........I'm already seeing another quilt design forming using these fun squares, Watch this space!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

La Passacaglia is growing....

Having way too much fun finding new designs to fussy cut for these rosettes.

At this stage I'm having to plan the colours & am finding a black & white image handy for deciding on value as well as colour placement.

Here are individual shots of the latest rosettes added to the main piece:

Tula Pink Fox Field range

Tula Pink Elizabeth range

Tula Pink Birds and Bees range

Tula Pink Birds and Bees range

Tula Pink Saltwater & Nightshade ranges

Tula Pink Fox Field range (pink rosette)

Tula Pink Birds and Bees range (blue/green rosette)

Tula Pink Moonshine range

Tula Pink Saltwater range

Tula Pink Prince Charming range

Tula Pink Fox Field range (centre & stars) & Elizabeth range. 
Wasp fabric Gregory's Garden by Jane Sassaman

Tula Pink Prince Charming