Wonky Squares Finish

I am excited to be sharing my first finish for the year and my second quilt – Wonky Squares. Finished size is 60″ x 75″, so a good decent sized quilt.


I quilted this one myself too with random straight lines and using a grey thread. Quite the experience on my little machine!

I decided to make the quilt reversible and pieced the back. For the binding I used the same navy solid as the quilt.


It feels good to have a finish🙂

Quilt Bucket List



Although new to quilting, I already have a bucket list of quilts I would love to make. Stacey from The Tilted Quilt is holding a blog hop and link up for people to share what’s on their bucket list and I thought it would be fun to join in.

1.  The Scrappy Trip Around the World – I loved seeing all the amazing quilts last year during the ‘trip’ frenzy that seized blog land🙂

scrappy trip along quilt (13)Picture from Simple Girl Simple Life

2. The Scrap Vomit – terrible name isn’t it.

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3. St Louis 16 Patch – I have already picked out some beautiful Tula Pink fabric for this and hopefully it will look fantastic!

DSC_1185Picture from Sew with Sass

4. Scrappy Granny Square Quilt – such a traditional block and not just for quilting.

ePicture from Blue Elephant Stitches

I realise I am drawn to simple, scrappy, traditional quilts, but I think this is a reflection of what I feel comfortable making at this time.  I hope that as my confidence and abilities grow I will get more adventurous🙂  Who knows… I might even sew a triangle!

Link up here to share your quilt bucket list.

Needle Book

I had so much fun making my 16-patch pin cushion last week, I decided to make a little matching needle book.

I used this wonderful tutorial by Amy from NanaCompany – it’s very easy to understand with lots of great pictures to follow.


I kept the layout for the front and the back the same – it also matches the layout I used for the pin cushion.


I went for fun green felt pages. I don’t have any pinking shears or scallop scissors, which I think would make a pretty decorative edge.


And here they are together!


I just love how they both turned out🙂

I am linking this up to ‘Finish it up Friday’ over at Crazy Mum Quilts.

16-Patch Pincushion

I received a HUGE bag of the most wonderful scraps this week from Jane – who blogs as Quiltjane.  She is a fabulous source of inspiration and I just love her blog.

I am slowly collecting scraps to eventually use in a Scrap Vortex quilt, but I couldn’t wait that long and had to dive into the bag straight away🙂  I made a little 16-patch pinchusion.


These little squares were cut at 1.5″ – I haven’t sewn with anything quite this small before and a few of my points are a wee bit off.


I quilted this using straight lines 1/4″ apart, another first for me.  Because the whole panel was so small, 4 3/4″, I didn’t baste it and it did pull out of shape a little in the top left.


For the back I just used a plain grey fabric – also from the scrap bag.

And my Ta-dah moment…


I just love it!  Am I wrong to feel ridiculously happy over such a small accomplishment.

Simple Patchwork


I am making a simple patchwork quilt for my daughter and have finally finished piecing the front.  She wanted something with a vintage feel.


The fabric is a mix of Avalon and Honeysweet, both by Fig Tree.


I used 5″ charm packs for the main squares.  The 1st border finishes at 2″ and the outer border at 6″.


Just need to start on the back now🙂

Fabric Stash

I am slowly building my fabric stash and am so excited with my latest purchases from Westwood Acres.   First up is a FQ bundle of Acacia from Tula Pink that I have been eyeing for ages!  It is super gorgeous in person.  I am thinking a St Louis 16 patch quilt for this maybe.


I also picked up a bundle of Mixteca from Cloud9, primarily because it was on sale for $1 per FQ.  I will need to hunt for the right pattern for this.


Finally a couple of Happy Go Lucky mini charm packs.  I love Bonnie & Camille fabric and think I will need to add some April Showers and Scrumptious to this and make a scrappy Granny Square quilt.


Now I just need to sew🙂

The Start


My husband bought me a sewing machine about 9 years ago.  I think I used it about twice to mend something or other.  And so it sat… languishing… for years.

Last year while blog surfing I came across a quilting blog – can’t remember which one – and I liked what I saw.  I started looking for more and even started following a few and I was sucked in.  I made my first quilt using a free tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew – Baby Bliss – a simple quilt using a couple of charm packs.

I hunted around and found a local shop who quilted it for me… and so a new addiction was born.

Currently I have 5 different quilts, all in various stages of completion, hence the name of my blog. I admit I am hopeless, but I can’t seem to help myself.

I will keep you updated🙂