“Be My Valentine” Jelly Roll Quilt – tried and tested

This post is to celebrate the completion of my “Be My Valentine” quilt designed by Helen Allison which is featured in Pam and Nicky Lintott’s gorgeous Jelly Roll Inspirations book.

This is my second quilt (first one from a Jelly Roll!) and is made from Moda’s “Summer House” jelly roll by Lily Ashbury and some white multi-coloured polka dot spot background fabric. Continue reading

My Vintage Style Knitted Tea Cosy (Cozy)

After hearing about a charity tea cosy knit for Macmillan’s, I have found my knitting needles back in my hands.

I just love the retro vibe of a knitted tea cozy and the nostalgic and dainty manner of ‘pouring your tea’. A vintage style tea cosy knit was a must!

As it is my first tea cosy I thought it would be a good idea to follow a pattern and was lucky enough to come across these 1950s pleated designs published by Patons and Bellmans.

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