Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bees and Monsters

I have been getting all my bee blocks done this week. The weeks seem to be passing super quickly (is that a sign that I am getting old?). These are for Jessica in Stash Bee. I was the bee angel this month so made 4 of these blocks.

I thought I had loads of orange fabrics but it seems I am running low, time for a shopping trip I think.

This next block is for Katie in We Bee Modern Too. I really like the colour scheme she chose.

And finally I made some big fat kisses for Bee Blessed. These were super blocks to put together, really fast and easy.

And as for the Monster, mentioned in the title well that would be me. We seem to be in sleep regression hell yet again. I thought they were supposed to sleep by age 3 - oh no not in this house. The best time in the world to be awake is between 1am and 3am! Off to consume another jug load of coffee - only another 10 hours until bedtime!


Friday, November 9, 2012

On a roll

I am becoming slightly obsessed with cushions at the moment. A few weeks ago inspired by Jess' fabulous blocks I made my own Tippencanoe panel.

I didn't have any plans for it, I just wanted to practice some paper piecing and have some unadulterated sewing fun (sad but true). I turned it into this cushion yesterday.

I think might make a few more!

Hope you have a happy sewing weekend. Linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Ok, so I know that not everyone is a big fan of brown. It is, I have to admit, not my favourite. But I think that is due to a childhood in the 70s and parents that thought mustard and brown were good colour combinations. Anyway, my sister (she got to wear pink and blue) does like brown. I wanted to make her a house warming gift and made this star cushion.

I actually quite like it. I used some Denyse Schmidt prints and a Starflower pattern. I wanted it to be quite sturdy but still soft so used interfacing and batting. I am hoping it will go nicely in my sisters new home.

Caroline x

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Wow, November already! My big finish this month was my Granny quilt. It has already become a favourite snuggler. I did manage to make a few other bits and bobs and so here is my quilty Octoberfest.

Linking up with Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day

Happy sewing