Its been a time between posts.

Its been a long time in between posts, it’s been a crazy year.  I finished this baby quilt a few weeks ago now.  These tiny triangles are the left over corners of my lantern quilt.  I have kept them by my machine and have been using them as leader and enders. All the patterned fabric is Japanese lawn. This quilt is for a gift for a friend. The quilting is a modern lollipop.P1030321


Flannel bunny backing


Floral Japanese lawn binding


Lollipop quilting



Vintage 1970’s barkcloth with modern cube quilting

This length of uncut vintage barkcloth was given to me by fabulous friend.

Modern Cubes

It’s a 1970’s, unused piece of bright barkcloth.

I love the heavy rough texture, it’s enjoyable to work with.

Vintage Barkcloth E2E

Quilted Edge to Edge with a modern cube pattern.

I love the crazy colours in this vintage textile.

Modern cube block edge to edge quilting

Modern cube block edge to edge quilting

Vintage textile, vintage fabric quilted vintage barkcloth

Vintage barkcloth

Working through the UFO’s

This quilt top was made from 1930’s reproduction fabric. The block is a large double X block.  The top was pieced about 8 years ago and has been waiting patiently in a box to be quilted. The large rounded daisy compliments the 1930’s fabric. I have made a promise to myself not to start any more quilting until I have completed some UFO’s.  This one was relatively easy as it was already fully pieced.  There are numerous others that need the piecing completed .Numerous being the operative word, all you quilters will understand that statement. One UFO down, a lot to go!

1930's Reproduction fabric

1930’s Reproduction fabric

Binding for Isobel's 1930's Repro quilt

Binding for Isobel’s 1930’s Repro quilt

1930's Repro fabric Double X block quilt

1930’s Repro fabric Double X block quilt

Double X Block quilt in 1930's Repro

Double X Block quilt in 1930’s Repro

1930's Repro fabric quilt. Double X block

1930’s Repro fabric quilt. Double X block

1930's repro fabric, double X block

1930’s repro fabric, double X block

Daisy quilting

Daisy quilting

Daisy quilting

1930’s Repro fabric double X quilt block


Loose lips sink ships


This gorgeous piece of vintage ship fabric is high on my favourite list in my ever expanding vintage textile collection.  The selvage had the name ‘Hastings’ inked on it. I did a water style edge-to-edge quilting pattern on it. In the fabrics previous life it was a curtain and is still in perfect condition.  Hastings now lives on the spare room bed.

Loose Lips sinks ships

Quilted up-cycled vintage ship fabric

Hastings vintage ships up-cycled fabric

Quilted, Vintage ships fabric


Cushion Love

I finished these modern patchwork cushions a couple of weeks ago.  They are made from low volume & 1930’s reproduction fabrics, leaders and enders. I uses a 5 ply DMC thread for the hand stitching around the blocks to give it some definition. These cushions are a great way to use up your scraps from other quilts.


Modern patchwork cushions

Modern patchwork cushions


Vintage Barkcloth. Racing car print

My obsession with Vintage Barkcloth continues.

I acquired this fabulous vintage curtain on one of my recent oversea’s travels.

I soon as I clapped eyes on it,  it screamed ‘Dad’ at me. He has a car just like one of these.  So guess who is getting this for Fathers Day?

Vintage Barkcloth

Vintage Barkcloth

I just love the racing car print on it. I quilted a modern line with circles across it.


Vintage Barkcloth - curtain

Vintage Barkcloth

The quilting is a bit of fun goes perfectly with the rally cars.

Vintage Barkcloth - curtain

Vintage Barkcloth. Racing car print

Vintage Barkcloth - curtain

Vintage Barkcloth


Finished in the Nick of time

I started this quilt as a gift for my Mother in Law’s 70th Birthday last year.  It’s nearly a year late!




I finished it a few days ago and the pressure has been on as we fly out to Ireland tomorrw to visit her!

Just in the Nick of time! Phew….

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The pattern is called Flower Girl by Camille Roskelley from the Fat Quarter Shop.

I was attracted to the large square in the middle as I thought it would show case the gorgeous Tilda prints.

The green spot for the leaves is also used on the binding and frames the quilt.

The white on white spot fabric used for the sashing brings a fresh crispness to the quilt.



All the fabrics are from the Tilda range except the white.



The quilting pattern is an E2E of hydrangea’s. I had intended to custom quilt it but leaving myself ridiculously short of time to complete it, this was not an option in the end.



I acquired this cross stitched vintage doily from an op shop and used it for the label.

I hope she likes it!