I must go down to the sea again …

24/06/2016 § 4 Comments

to the lonely sea and the sky …









Porthleven has worked its magic spell with stunning sunsets, hot sunshine, walks on the beach, sandy dogs, rest and relaxation.

C and I have spent the week here and it’s been absolutely wonderful.

Enjoy your weekend.

Adaliza x




Gossamer threads …

01/09/2014 § 1 Comment





Hello September!
Autumn’s in the air and in the mist. Although I’m terrified of house spiders, I love garden spiders. This morning’s walk with the girls was heavy with drizzle and laced with magical webs.

Adaliza x

Quilting sunrise to sunset …

01/03/2013 § 5 Comments

Well, not exactly!

The end of a perfect holiday

The end of a perfect holiday

I can’t believe that we’ve been home for a whole week.  Aaaargh – I need another holiday!  Working life is hectic and stressful. I’ve been finding it difficult to wind down at the end of the days; my creative energies have been slow.  I’d like to be quilting from dawn till dusk!

Last week, I was like a thing possessed – quilt ideas were flying through my head faster than I could jot them down in my little book; let alone cut them out!  I did work on one totally awesome quilt though – it’s all pieced together now, but the quilting is a challenge all of its own!  I think it will be called my Snow on the Roof quilt!  The contrasting colours are quite dramatic.

Lots of lovely strippy piecing - oranges, grey & white

Lots of lovely strippy piecing – oranges, grey & white


A new quilt design for me – you’ll have to wait for the Ta Dah moment to get the full effect!


And what’s this – a quilting extravaganza?

A pure white strippy, scrappy quilted cushion

A pure white strippy, scrappy quilted cushion

I simply had to complete this strippy-scrappy cushion.  I sewed and quilted till the wee small hours, like a thing possessed.  It HAD to be made!  I’m really pleased with it although I think it will be for sale very soon as it will clash terribly with the dog hair in our house!

Last week I also completed some quilted blocks to show how different FMQ patterns look and feel.  I think these are my 2 favourites – my own design Waves & Pebbles and Leah Day’s Lollipop Flower block.

Quilting sample blocks

Quilting sample blocks

I’ve been invited to an ‘audition’ for speakers for a Hampshire group and I’m SOooo excited.  I’m working on my presentation and the sample blocks will be handed around – there will be full size quilts on show too!

Planning notes & pieces

Planning notes & pieces

And finally, as a result of all my research on Scandinavian design and style, the greys above are destined for a very special quilt to be named Gustav!

They’re stacking up aren’t they?  All these works in progress are now in the studio, awaiting some stitching action.

But we’ll round off the post with a perfect sunset.  Taken in Cornwall at the end of last week – see the couple standing at the end of the breakwater?  Now, all sigh together, please!

untouched photo of a phenomenal sunset

untouched photo of a phenomenal sunset

Enjoy your weekend.  If you’re out and about in Winchester, I’ve been persuaded to join in with the Retro & Vintage market on Sunday.  Actually, I’m excited – do come and say Hello – you won’t miss us, we’re everywhere in the middle of town.

Adaliza x



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