Adventures in Patchwork

I’ve finally bitten the bullet and decided to try my hand at making a patchwork quilt. I’ve fancied it for a while but been reluctant, I’m not even sure why really. I’d love to do a really graphic striking and intricate design but that may be some years down the line. For my first attempt I am using large squares in a variety of scraps, broken up with a pale blue and red polka dot.

So far I have managed to cut out enough squares to make a decent sized quilt and have laid them out to make sure the design works. I am actually starting to really love the mix of colours and patterns. Plus each scrap reminds me of a different project or shopping trip. It’s been quite a lovely experience so far. I’ve machine stitched a couple of rows together and now can’t wait to see the finished product! 



In other news, a recent trip to Belfast resulted in some fantastic vintage fabric buys, including this beauty which was promptly made into cushion covers for our sofa. 



Take a Look Tuesday

Take a Look Tuesday


This is a new concept to me. As far as I can tell, it is to promote your own blog/website/shop on Twitter with the hashtag, #TALKT. That’s all very good and I am sure a great promotional tool. However, I want to share what I’ve been looking at too. Some of my favourite blogs, shops, websites, anything really. So, here’s today’s TALKT choices;

Image from Modflowers

A blog I read a lot is Modflowers I love the style of the blog. The photographs are great and it’s written with a lovely mixture of humour and information. Not to mention, the items she showcases (and sells) are beautiful. I am such a sucker for vintage fabric and she finds creative ways to refashion old fabric into new pieces which retain the original vintage charm.

Image from K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique

If you’re ever in Edinburgh, do yourselves a favour and pay a wee visit to K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique on Victoria Street. It’s a very lovely little shop, choc full of the most delicious yarns. They also offer classes, though I’ve yet to attend one (shame on me). If you can’t make it to Edinburgh they do have an online store and when you are in the shop they are super friendly and helpful, I’m sure they would be just the same online.

So there we have it. Two to take a look at this Tuesday.