Wednesday, April 2, 2014


I finished the quilting of this quilt in Killarney this weekend. I went there with a group of quilters from th Irish Patchwork Society and lots of work was done. 
I am posting a photo of the quilt which I am currently binding. I apologise for the rather busy carpet in the background the photo was taken at the hotel. 
I am now back to working on the home projects ready for our house exchange to California in June. We completed  the new fire surround in the kitchen before I left for Killarney and I aged it up with some Annie Sloan chalk paints in French Linen
. This weekend more projects in the house beckon!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

One quilt finish one almost done

I have been very poor at posting here lately. This is because I have so many projects on at present I am  kept very busy. I finished my Country Threads quilt and it is now hanging in Bishopstown library as part of a larger quilt exhibition. I have made a lot of progress on my Spell it with Moda quilt as well it is all pieced now apart from the borders. 
We are also still completing lots of decorating projects in the house ready for our house swop in June. Once these are complete I will post them here!
Have a lovely weekend!
Liv xx

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Spell it with Moda

If you did not see the Moda Fall Schoolhouse on you tube go check it out. The Moda Designers prefaced a quilt along that has now started online,  based on letter blocks. 
I fell in love with Sandy Klops version which showcased her life in fabric and I determined that with my American Jane obsession I would make a version that paid homage to her fabrics myself. 
The quilt along is in full flow now so if you want to join in there is  still lots of time. The blocks are very simple based on a flip and sew method and you could use the opportunity to highlight your own favourite fabric lines. 
 I am digging deep into my American Jane stash and I am amazed to find just how many of Sandy's lines I have in the cupboard. 
Here is the original Sandy Klop quilt and my interpretation ! 
Have a lovely weekend ! 
Liv xx

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Decorating again!

We are planning another house swop this year so the big annual decorating has begun. We have been busy painting the master bath this weekend. Will post pics of finished room when available. Next in our sights is the kitchen including making a
fire surround. I wanted a blue delft tiled look in the fireplace but cannot afford the real thing so today I tried my hand a tile painting, I am sure I will get better with practice I need lots more yet! 
Have a lovely weekend
Liv x

Monday, February 10, 2014

Home at last

Since I last blogged I have been away for almost seven weeks straight. Christmas in Dubai followed by a month in the UK . My daughter Sarah gave birth to her second child Florence a little sister for Lily on the 17th January.
I have missed my sewing machine and today I got back to quilting again. I am working on a UFO a block of the month I started last January in tandem with friends Pat and Gloria in the USA. It is available free on Country Threads website. 
Both Pat and Gloria are now working on their 2014 Country Threads quilts while I am lagging behind still working on the July 2013
blocks. Well I got one done today it is the starry spools block. Here it is along with the previous months up to July. I hope to work through the blocks over the next few weeks as I hope to put this quilt in an exhibition at the beginning of pressure!
Hope you are all enjoying 2014 so far despite the weather 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy. Christmas

Happy Christmas everyone, thanks for following or reading the blog in 2013 I am taking a break from sewing for the holidays but I have lots of quilts planned for 2014 so I hope you will visit to see them.
My quilt has been featured today Christmas Eve on sand lots of people have asked me for the pattern. There really isn't a pattern as I made up some of the blocks and some of the appliqué blocks come from a variety of sources, however I will give full details of all the blocks in the new year in a tutorial.
Have a wonderful holiday!
Liv xx

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas sewing

I have finished my Christmas quilt and today I also managed to make a little table runner for a gift for my friend Mary . I followed the table runner tutorial for the nine patch table runner on one of my favourite blogs A Quilting Life.  
Only one week to go and I will be on route to see my daughter Katie for Christmas in Dubai!