Stargazer Quilt

I dream of a stack of blue and white quilts 🙂 In pursuance of this I decided to make up this simple free pattern from Edyta Sitar, available at her website, Laundry Basket Quilts. i had bought a layer cake of her new fabric line, Perfect Union. Combined with some low volume fabrics I already had, and a few more […]

Neon Lights Pillow

Worked on this pillow kit from Edyta Sitar’s Laundry Basket quilts over the last week and it was a wonderful introduction to English paper piecing. I really appreciated the convenience of having the fabric cut out for me. I made a few mistakes in the layout, but it doesn’t really matter in the end. The kit doesn’t include the pattern […]

Playing with orange peels

Trying out my new sewing machine (Janome MC6650!) and wanted to play with machine quilting fusible collage elements. I love the shape of orange peels, so combined colourful appliqués with warm monochrome backgrounds in scrappy four patches. I added the central circle to tie the blocks together. I used the free orange peel template at Charming Peels at Moda– the […]