Saturday, 21 March 2015

Signs of Spring 2015

On a trip to Killerton House in Devon, yesterday, there are signs of Spring everywhere from the daffodils and primroses to the blossom appearing on the trees. It was the first day this year when I didn't need a coat!

Love Mrs Jones x

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Patchwork: Winter's Lane

Well, it has been a while in the making, but I have finally completed the Winter's Lane 8 point star quilt which was supposed to be finished by Christmas. So what if it's nearly Easter now - the nights are still cold enough to warrant snuggling up under this on the sofa!

Back in September, I posted a tutorial on how to construct an 8 point star block, which you can find here.

I used a really thick wadding for this quilt as the plan was for it to be used in Winter - I am not sure that I would use such dense wadding again as it was quite a struggle for my little old machine. 

You may have noticed that I took a little unintentional blogging break - fitting everything in with working full time has been difficuly and something had to give, but I feel a renewed energy now that we are actually seeing daylight at both ends of the day!

Happy Mothers Day!
Mrs Jones x