Trees & Foundation Paper Piecing

I’ve been inspired to make a tree quilt ever since I saw the wonderful quilts made by Leila over at Sewn by Leila. So the idea has been sat there in the back of my mind just waiting until…

A wonderful opportunity presented itself to be involved in an exciting project & make a tree. So I’ve found the perfect pattern, it’s a free download from Craftsy, and then the procrastination set in. It’s paper piecing, yikes!!!

Now I’m not very experienced in paper piecing, but I do “get it” but only for the first 30 minutes after it’s been explained to me. There lies the problem!

But I have just discovered a wonderful YouTube video that makes it crystal clear. Hooray for Amanda from 3and3quarters 🙂

Now to make some practice blocks

Happy Sewing xxx



My quilting mojo is back!!! It reappeared at about 5:30 this morning, I know an unnatural time to be awake

I’ve been plodding away in the background starting quilts, getting bored & not finishing them. Keeping up to date with blogs & YouTube videos, but not feeling any original design spirit. 

That’s all changed this morning. A friend of mine, Rosemary, issued a Christmassy HST challenge & I’ve been wracking my brain as to what to make. I now have 2 ideas all sketched out & hopefully I can get needle to cotton very soon

Watch this space, interesting times are afoot!