Sewing World Magazine, UK craft blog

Like a Test Post, Only Weirder

So. Long time no see, eh? I’m sorry about that. We moved, and also I have been having ups and downs in the realm of depression. It’s awesome. But pottering around my new house is cool, and feeding the birds makes me happy, and I haven’t managed to kill any of my orchids yet, so I guess things are looking up.

Seriously, though, things haven’t been all bad! The wonderful editor of Sewing World magazine, Julie Briggs, has ever so graciously put my quilt on the cover of this month’s issue!

My cover!

So, this quilt was a ‘brain project’. I couldn’t really mock it up on EQ7, so I just did the maths and made it. I don’t recommend that for every quilt, but it seems to have worked this time.


I have been teaching though, and it’s quietly keeping me sane. This term we did a sampler quilt to learn different techniques. Some of the blocks I actually finished, some of them I stuck in a drawer. So here’s my sampler:


And I’m off to the Fat Quarterly Retreat this weekend! I’m a little nervous because *people* and *different things* and I’m crap at social stuff, but the sewing sounds fun and I kinda need a mini-holiday. So maybe I’ll see some of you in a few days? 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Like a Test Post, Only Weirder

  1. I’ve missed your posts! Glad you are heading out for some fun, I wish I could come too. Boohoo. I do love that pretty quilt & hope I’m able to find a copy of the magazine once it finds it’s way to the states

  2. Great to see your post and to hear your settled in your new home!
    That sampler is stunning!
    Can’t wait to meet you at fqr, I’m really nervous too!

  3. Hi Jenna, so sorry to have missed you at the weekend. It would have been very cool to meet “in person”. Still there’s always next year!!! Love that quilt and how excellent to be on the cover of a magazine 🙂

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