Entries by Carolyn Forster

Pre Cut Fabrics

  I just love the look of all the pre cut fabric bundles that are so popular in the shops at the moment! It is a step on from buying the co-ordinated fat quaters or eigths. The 10″ squares or ‘Layer Cakes’ are taking my fancy today, but the one I brought I am loathe to […]


I really want to sew one of these blocks. I have seen the block called some different names, from ‘Wheel of Fortune’ to ‘Rising Sun’, so it comes under many guises. This quilt is from a class by Sue Ross, in Australia at the Material Obsession shop, so I won’t be able to just sign up! I […]

Quilt shops

  I have been on a short break to New York. I just love it there. Each time I visit I wonder if I will still love it, and I do. It does not disappoint. I went (predictibly) to the quilt shop, The City Quilter. And of course I brought some fabric! The fabrics are […]


I meant to be doing important stuff before I go away later this week, but I am easily distracted! Usually when I putting off things I do a bit more sewing, but in this instance I am reading this booK. It has some great ideas and metods to sew some great quilts! And if you order it […]


I think these are the colours of Autumn. Not the bleak grey rain which coming down outside at the moment. Although it is cosy inside, and a good time to get on with some quilting. Yesterday I taught at Thread Bear, South Croydon and I expect those ladies might be sewing away now. Their task […]

Jumping in!

Friday 26th Sept, 2008  Autumn is a time when thoughts often turn to quilts and patchwork. Something to do with all the dewy mornings and the evenings drawing in I expect. Thoughts turn to cosiness and the need for something to do with our hands if we are watching TV! For me it is the time […]