Custom made quilted bed runners

I absolutely love to make baby quilts and one of the main reasons for this is because I had one when I was a child. My one was more of a coverlet than a quilt as quilts were not really available here in Ireland when I was younger, well I don’t remember seeing any. I Read More

I decided Etsy wasn’t a good fit for me

Some of you might know me through my machine quilting for other quilters but others might know me through what used to be my Etsy shop.  I decided to ask my website developer the fabulous Karen from KM Media to set up an online shop on my website.  Etsy is certainly a good place to Read More

Selling some Fat Quarter Bundles

I have so much fabric but I’m kept so busy with machine quilting that I rarely get time to use up my fabric.  I am going to slowly start selling off some of it in Fat Quarter Bundles.  It’s a pity to just leave it sitting there when it’s just too pretty not to use Read More

Snowed in sew time

So Ireland has been getting some severe snow this past few days.  Maybe not severe for some countries but quite severe for Ireland.  The whole country has almost come to a complete close! It has however meant that I can work on my longarm quilting and my piecing.  I had some lovely left over polka Read More

This baby corners like it’s on rails!

I have had my longarm machine since 2010 and over the years through use the rails wore down.  They actually got so bad that I started sanding them down to try to keep them smooth.  I recently changed my rails, well when I say “I” what I actually mean is my husband changed my rails.  Read More

Christmas Quilt

It’s rare that a quilter or longarm quilter will ever make a quilt for themselves. I’m sure lots of people will find this hard to believe but it’s true. I make quilts for friends, family and for customers but I almost feel guilty working on something for myself. Christmas 2016, I decided I wanted to Read More

Wide backings can be a scurge to longarmers

Don’t get me wrong, I love a great deal as much as the next quilter and I can understand the surge in people buying wide backings. Why wouldn’t  you? They are good value and with the added bonus of not having to piece your backings. I quilted a very large quilt for a customer that had Read More

Honestly!, this is their first quilt

My latest customer quilt was this adorable sampler quilt by Laura Dixon. She took a beginner quilting class in St Colmcille’s Adult Education, knocklyon by teacher Deirdre Carroll.  I think a lot of hard work went into this quilt and you can understand why Laura came to me to quilt it for her, as it is Read More