Oh Jane

Welcome 🙂

How lovely to have so many visitors to my little Blog hop entry, and how lovely to have so many comments – it’s really encouraging to know that others enjoy my little ramblings!

So the winner of my little Tilda giveaway is:


Well done Gloria, please email me your address details and I’ll get the parcel in the post for you.

My Dear Jane seems to have been on the back burner  recently while I worked on my Cross and the Crown quilt but as that is now nearly finished (I’ve been doing bits of quilting in my lunch hour at work so it’s progressing nicely) I really need to get on with Jane again.

Here are a few blocks which I did a while ago but didn’t post about.


A& Dad’s Plaids – pieced, appliqué and reverse appliqué, nice and straightforward.


A9 Cabin Fever – foundation pieced, not quite so straightforward!


B7 World Series – appliqué.


B10 Jud’s Trophy – foundation pieced.

Hope you all have a great week end – here in the UK we have a Bank holiday on Monday and I’m planning a bit of decorating.

Until next time,

Chris x


Welcome 🙂

A big congratulations to Jen of Norfolk who is the winner of my little give away, and a big thank you to everyone who entered.

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Remember you can always make a little needle case and thread catcher for yourselves -they’re not hard – promise 🙂 (the link for the needle case is on this post and the link for the thread catcher is on this post).

Until next time,

Chris x

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Taking Over and a Give Away Winner

It’s been one of those weeks when my hobby has taken over the house (my family will probably be rolling their eyes and saying when isn’t it one of those weeks 🙂 )

Apart from my mini hexies I’ve made a big start on sewing a couple of Advent banners for my church. I’ve had the fabric for a while, I’d even cut it all out so it was ready to go but I just needed to wait until I was ‘ready’ – ever get that feeling?

The banner is patchwork using simple squares arranged into a pattern, so very straight forward to sew but it’s BIG!

It sort of goes without saying that my sewing room (dining room) was out of action to everyone while the sewing was happening, and the kitchen, where I have my ironing board set up, was a little bit disrupted.

But I also needed a large space to lay out all the pieces – so that was the hall out of action too and that meant that everyone had to press themselves against the wall and creep round the outside of the hall on tiptoes to try to avoid the fabric. Either that or take a running leap over it! It was a bit like a James Bond movie 🙂

James bondcollageIf there are any of my church family reading this – see what I put my family through for you 😉

Does anyone else have any awkward (or annoying!) places where they lay out their quilts?

I have now finished one banner (just the front – not even thought about lining it yet) so guess what I’ll be putting my family through again next week 😀


Thank you to those people who entered my give away last week to win two of these hexie mats,



Drum roll please…


and the winner is…..

Wendy from Sugarlane Designs

congratulations 🙂 , please email me with your address and I will send the mats to you 🙂

Until next time,

Chris x