Category Archives: Patchwork Quilting

Quilted Love

Quilt Architextures

A few months ago a friend and I had a day trip to Tikki in Kew. Oh my. I was in fabric heaven. Whilst there I picked out some of the beautiful Architextures line by Caroline Friedlander made by Robert Kaufman. This fabric had just come out at the time so I was thrilled to find it. A friend of mine had just given birth to a darling boy whose father is actually an architect! It was perfect.

Those of you who follow on instagram (fiftytwocreate) will have seen the photographic progress over the following months.

Quilting Collage Architextures

It went pretty quickly and smoothly until I got to the binding. I halted. I didn’t want to hand sew. My hand stitching is slow, uneven and ugly which equals to a miserable time for all. After a chat with my quilting friend she showed me how to sew it by machine. To top it off, that weekend I was treated to a surprise trip to see Kaffe Fassett‘s exhibition. He is amazing. I was reved up and so inspired that I came home,  sat down and with the quiet buzz of the sewing machine I finished that quilt that very same evening. Now the gift has been gifted I feel I can share it here.

Quilt Front Architextures

So there it is in all its wonky glory!

Happy quilting friends

naomi x

Quilting & Ironing

Up to now I have been using a small IKEA ironing board. It did the job but was low to the ground and after many years had lost its padding so any ironing showed up grid marks.

Finally I found a TV table to convert into a new ironing board. It is perfect. Easy to store and it folds out at the same height as my sewing machine table.

I bought an ironing board cover and felt pad at my favourite Aldi supermarket.

Here’s a quick how to:

TV Table Ironing Table

TV Table IRoning Table cut

TV Table Ironing Table string

Ironing board cover & felt pad

and here is the end result:

TV Table Ironing Table 1

Excuse the loose threads which need trimming

TV Table Ironing table

In action:

TV Table Ironing Table Final

It has just make ironing that little bit more enjoyable.

naomi x

Quilting Mini Series – Un Problème

I haven’t forgotten to post on my Patchwork Quilting Mini Series its just that I’ve had a little hitch that has set me back.

(If you’re new around here and have no idea what I’m talking about – here’s a couple of little links:

How it started


Mini Series Video Tutorial

I recorded some film (is that too old school?) – video of the next steps and then sat down to dutifully record a voiceover. Then shucks and low and behold. This Mac Mini has no internal mic. And there I was talking at my computer for several minutes whilst it sat there and did nothing, no recording, da nada. Can you tell I’m new to this videoing malarkey (this is not my first videoing hurdle).

I hunted around for some headphones because I have faint memories of using them in my stereo to sing along to Ace of Base or East 17. Yep. Yes I did. Baby don’t go awaaaayyyy. *cough*

This little, tiny box is giving me a lot of headache

This little, tiny box is giving me a lot of headache

So, I wanted to let you know I’ve not forgotten – I’m having a mini hiatus so that I don’t pull my hair out too many nights in a row. Plus uploading a video with Fireman Sam background noise and my Minou giving me a commentary of our task (yep you’ll see me with 3 arms when I finally post it as she wanted to help make her quilt!) isn’t the best viewing experience you’ll ever have.

Any of you out there techno super heros? Is there a simple way around this that doesn’t require me buying a USB headset?!

To be continued…

naomi x

Mini Series Live

My patchwork quilt series is now live! The first video is up to view: Mini Series part 1.

Patchwork Quilt Design 2

Happy Good Friday!

I hope you spend it happy wherever  you are and whoever you are with x

naomi x

Patchwork Layout Decisions

Help me little blogging community.

This will be my first patchwork quilted blanket. The fabric is gorgeous. And I have sewers block.

This is always the hardest part of a project for me. The getting going. Once the first cut or stitch has been made, I’m away and you’ll have a job to tear me away from the machine for the next few hours. But getting going-argh!

So, a haphazard quilt? (Please excuse the quality of the photos)

Haphazard Patchwork Quilting

or a structured layout?

Structured Patchwork Quilting

Please make a little click below to vote x




Thank you!

naomi x