Wednesday 16 April 2014


My design wall seems a bit full at the moment! But I guess that's good as it means I am actually working on finishing some things!

First up, some hexies! Very slow progress here! Although swimming lessons have started again and this is the project of choice to take along!

Playing with Hexes

Next up is a Christmas wall hanging I started many years ago. I am trying to finish a block a month. It is appliqué using steam-a-seam and then button hole stitched around the edge. I used to do a lot of this kind of sewing by hand, but don't seem to find the time now, or maybe my interests have changed! So I have been doing this on the machine!

Christmas Quilt

I have also just started a mini swoon wall hanging - like I didn't have enough to keep me busy! This has been on my list of things to do for a while. So I finally cut the pieces for the first block from some very pretty scrumptious fabrics by Bonnie & Camille

Mini Swoon first block

Although not on my design wall, this WIP is very much on my mind! The Mario quilt. It's been sat patiently waiting for me to quilt it! I now have two threads to choose from. My fabric mule bought me an aurifil #4670 last weekend and I have a Mettler variegated thread in aqua/grey. So there really is no excuse. Plus the Boy turns 8 next month so it would be good to finally finish it and give it to him, before he completely outgrows Mario!

Mario Quilt

I have made no further progress on the Doctor Who blocks! 

Linking up with others at Freshly pieced and The Needle and Thread Network.


  1. That mini swoon is going to look fab, I love Swoon. Yet to make a mini though. Busy week for you!

  2. That Mario quilt is great! I have seen a few different patterns for the pixel Mario's and it is on the "quilt to make" list. Hopefully I will get to it before my boys out grow Mario too. =)

  3. Nice projects! Especially those hexies are so pretty!

  4. Everything is great Jo!! But I really love the lego grandsons would adore that one!!!

  5. I love your choice of fabric for the swoon quilt. It's such a fresh and cheerful fabric range.

  6. those hexies are gorgeous! I love them on the neutral background.