Life’s certainties

The only certainties in life, the saying goes, are death & taxes. Whoever said this obviously had never had a child, and so I would respectfully suggest an alteration:   “The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and newborn poo when out & about!”   When my sister-in-law recently announced she was expecting, my mind went into overdrive trying to think of an appropriate

Weekend progress

I’ve had a busy couple of days, and thought I might share a few sneak peeks of what I’ve been working on.   Firstly, the Jacob’s Ladder blocks are finished & all joined together. I’m not going to show the full quilt until I have borders on it, but here is a hint of the main part of the quilt.   And what oh what

6 blocks down!

Well, I’ve had a productive weekend. We’ve made our son a sandpit, and I finally got around to cleaning my office out & turning it into (mainly) my studio. And with my own creative space, inspiration has hit, hard. Expect to see lots of new stuff in the next few weeks!   My Jacob’s Ladder quilt is progressing nicely, I have 6 blocks completed, out

Stage Two!

24 hours on, and the fabric is cut!   One’s missing you say? After making up a mock-block to test the colour scheme, I wasn’t happy with the cream & blue fabric. The other fabrics are so rich that it looks stark, and very jarring when added into the block. So I’ll put that fabric away for another project, and head back down to the

Jacob’s Ladder Quilt – The Fabrics

I’ve been shopping! Aren’t they yummy?!! The dark blue will be one triangle, and I am trying to decide whether to use the yellow, or the cream & blue for the other triangle. I’m about to cut the peices for one block, and see what they look like made up, then decide!   ~~~   On the curtain front, they are completed, and DH has

The Bonus Quilt

Why the bonus quilt? I was rifling through my mum’s scrap stash, looking for fabrics I could use for an applique of Maisy Mouse for a library bag I was making for my toddler, who is madly in love with “Maise, Mummy!”. I came across 18 completed, trimmed, ready-to-be-joined blocks from a “crazy log cabin” class my sister and I did many years ago, more