Monday, 8 May 2017

May 2017 - triangle time again!

I'm sorry but I don't know the name of this block. It was part of a quilt-along which Jeni Baker, of incolororder, ran in 2012.  Pop over to her site/blog here and have a read and a peep. You will not be disappointed!!!  I have Jeni's HST book and love it!!!

This pattern uses half-square triangles which are made by sewing together one white square and one coloured square using one of these methods:
  • The traditional method which is here (using 4"squares) or 
  • The alternative method which you can find on Sometimes Crafter's tutorial here (using 6" squares) 
The tutorial with all the measurements to make the block is here - it's the July Block

Whichever method you choose don't forget to trim your HSTs to 3 1/2"square before sewing them together 

Jeni uses 4 different fabrics plus a white background and we would like our blocks made in the same way.  We would like the background to be white or white on white and the coloured fabrics to be bright and modern, please, keeping the colour within the block from a similar colour group.

We don't need the blocks until just before we next meet on 10th if we had them by 8th June that would be fab.

Thanks in advance for your loyal support.  It is much appreciated.  I know Ros just loves getting her happy mail and I love getting the photographs of them when they arrive.

I hope you enjoy making your half-square triangles and if you've any questions please get in touch on

Happy Sewing

Saturday, 6 May 2017

May Brought Sunshine

I hope your weather is as nice as ours.  It has been a glorious week with both heat and sunshine and it's meant to continue until at least next Wednesday. Whoop Whoop!!

We're forging ahead with our quilts and there's a lot to show you.

I like to show you a photograph of each quilt in its various stages and then again at handover; hence any duplications in what you're seeing from month to month.  We're proud to show them off...

The Canvas Block quilt is finished and is a riot of colour.

That's a wee glimpse of Ros's pretty garden with half a quilt, on a sunny day.  We think it's going to its new owner this week but I promise to show you the whole quilt...

Thanks for all your Pinwheel Blocks.  We love how the finished quilt looks and it's definitely a block I'll be using myself in the not too distant future.  Stunning!!!

This quilt came together so quickly and has become Ros/Karen's speciality.  It makes short work of a Jelly Roll and there's another one on the go which we'll show you next month.

I love this little kiddy Hexi Quilt. Photographs don't do it justice.

We had received these centre blocks as part of a donation and pondered...inspiration came last week!  A Medallion...ish Quilt.  From time to time we make a quilt top which is just the right size for a wheelchair user's lap.  This is just the biz!!!

Some left over Layer Cake squares were quartered and joined a Charm Pack to make this quilt centre which will have pretty borders attached next month.

Poor Lisa was so frustrated that she didn't complete this quilt top on Saturday.  It's waiting for you on June 10th Lisa...

Another dinosaur in the works...

...and a boy's quilt in the making...

...finished by the girls and getting a good press.

And last but not least we gifted this quilt to a beautiful lady and pray for her speedy recovery.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to these quilts in any way, whether by making blocks, donating fabric, joining us monthly for some sewing and craic, or in any other way which escapes me...we couldn't do it without you.  

Last month's blocks are still coming in and we'll let you see them soon.  I hope to post this month's block in this next couple of days.

Happy Sewing

Our Pleasure...

I mentioned a while back that we had a couple of children's quilt donations pending.  Numero uno took place recently when we had the pleasure of handing over 12 quilts to a local Women's Aid Refuge - a very worthwhile charity .

Women's Aid offers a range of specialist services to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic violence and you can read more about them here. 

The beautiful quilts were very gratefully received and as well as providing a number of small kids and babies with warmth, they will let the mothers know that they are being thought of and supported by local women. 

 I'll show you some photos:

Women's Aid helps many expectant mothers or mums with very small children so it seemed a perfect group donation.  

Thank you to everyone who has helped with these quilts in any way, whether by donating fabric, sewing, quilting, binding or whatever.  It is much appreciated.

We hope to soon let you know about our next charity/destination of choice for children's quilts.

Happy Sewing