A chip off the old block

Tilly had a sleep over last night. So you copy Bamma and get up in the morning…and  first thing you do is a little Drapplique.

How many stitches.?

How many stitches in the small of your back does it take to render you an invalid.  10… unexpected stitches in the back and 10 in the leg… The problem is, they won't come out for 3 weeks and I will have to do it myself…!!! Well the leg will be OK,  the back… interesting.!!…

It’s almost Easter.

Download It's almost Easter via pamhollanddesigns.typepad.com It's almost Easter and I'm chatting on my podcast about the trials and tribulations of camping with 15 children and the quilting of the Rhino Quilt….!!! ooh, how the fabric moved.

Block 18 is a little different.

How did I make it? well I cheated, I already had the flower and the rabbit on the piece of black felt… I don't even remember why I did it really. I don't even know how old it is… I just found it as I was cleaning out… via pamhollanddesigns.typepad.com Do Rabbits chase birds?…. well…

Block 18 is a little different.

I'm going to be away over Easter so this is my Easter block, I'm getting in early and once again, the block is bigger than 6"  it's 17" X 14". It's a little Folk Art in a way, a bit Fu Fu and I used fabric, wool and felt. If I felt so inclined I…

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Students work.

One of the nicest things about being a teacher is the interaction with Students. One of my students in Mexico has made a super quilt with inspiration from class in San Miguel Allende. It was lovely in class and now it's finished. It's just great. Take a look. Quilts and threads blog It's a huge…

Thanks on Mothers behalf.

You know, I guess we take it for granted that our parents do things… Mum embroidered all her life… I thought "every Mother does that" Just like all my children thought that every Mother had a shed and went out there to play with fabric. Joshua, aged 33, had one of my books in his…

Block No 17 completed.

Beginning with the lips, and a rayon thread, I first began quilting with a straight stitch and very quickly changed to a free motion zig zag. I change the stitch to 1.5 stitch width and 1.5 stitch length, feed dogs up, free motion foot on the machine and go for it… You will the width…