Holm Sown: Tilda Pinwheel Quilt // four at a time half square triangles // quilt top

Pinwheel Quilt in Tilda Fabric

Rather shockingly I started planning this quilt in May 2013….yes, FOUR YEARS AGO!!!  It had been intended as a wedding gift for somebody but I started to have doubts about whether or not they’d like it, and then for whatever reason it got put away.  Fast forward to last year when I dug it out…

Holm Sown: A Speedy Baby Jungle Quilt

A speedy Baby Jungle quilt

I’m often asked in the shop if I stock panels for baby quilts but I’ve found it difficult to source contemporary panels and often suggest to people to try a whole cloth quilt using a fabric they really love.  So when I saw the Baby Jungle range by Makower I new that I had to…

Tilda Sweetheart Nine Patch Quilt | Holm Sown

Tilda Sweetheart Nine Patch Quilt

As a follow up to my ‘Home is where the heart is quilt’, I wanted to show just how versatile a deconstructed nine patch quilt can be to inspire you for our new quilting evening class.   You might need to look closer to see that the pattern is the same, but that by using print…

DGMQG Pieced Pup Bee Block | Holm Sown

DGMQG – Pieced Pup Bee Block

Although I’m only just sharing this now I did have it finished in time for our August Modern Quilt Guild meeting. Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine had just come out with three fantastic foundation paper pieced pup designs – a basset hound, a scottie, and a boxer. The actual paper templates are downloaded from the…

DGMQG June Bee Block // Happy Happy // Holm Sown

DGMQG – Happy Happy Bee Block

Earlier in the year myself and Katie (from Verily Vintage) set up a local branch of the Modern Quilt Guild – Dumfries & Galloway MQG.  We meet monthly and as part of it we take turns in nominating a block that the others in the group have to make for us and bring to the…

Sum It Up Quilt Tutorial

Following on from my Bearly Brown Sum It Up Quilt I shared a while back, I’ve drafted a high-level tutorial for my Sum It Up Quilt if you would like to make one yourself.  This is a great beginner’s quilt as it comes together reasonably quickly, and there aren’t a lot of fiddly points to…

Bearly Brown Sum It Up Quilt // Holm Sown

Bearly Brown Sum It Up Quilt

So this quilt was never actually planned. It came about as a result of a failed attempt at making Bear Paw blocks from a tutorial I found online. After cutting out all the fabric I found that they were proposing a really tedious method that would involve a lot of trimming and wasteage. So all…

Beginners Patchwork & Quilting Workshop // Wonky Log Cabin Quilt // Holm Sown

Wonky Log Cabin Quilts

Our first Beginners Patchwork & Quilting Workshop ended at the beginning of the month.  It was a 6-week evening class aimed as a complete introduction to patchwork and quilting for those who had never tried it before.  I decided on the Wonky Log Cabin design as it is fairly quick to sew up and doesn’t…