I might have been gripped by a serious sickness of mind (OK, that’s a bit extreme but you get what I mean)…I’m destashing some of my huge fabric collection. I don’t really make a lot of large quilts any more and when I do I use my favourite designers and neglect the rest of the stash. Throughout this week I’m uploading bundles and scrap packs to our webstore so if you fancy helping me lighten my stash, pop and have a look over there. As you’d expect there are lots of big name designers represented in the bundles. I’ve listed one large scrap pack so far which features all the prints I used in my You can go your own way quilt, mostly Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink, Cotton + Steel and Jennifer Paganelli, so lots of gorgeous colour in there.

Destash 1

destash 2

Catch you soon x


I returned from a successful West Country Quilt and Textile show last weekend and have finally gathered enough energy to list some pre-cut paper piece kits in our Etsy store. These are the three designs that are currently available: Tessellated Madness, Louie’s Lattice and Beads.

precut kits

Each kit contains enough pre-cut paper pieces to make the cushions as shown above without the need to re-use any pieces. The papers are a sturdy 160gsm which means they will hold up to re-use multiple times if you are careful with them.

tessellated madness kit

Tessellated Madness

louie's lattice kit

Louie’s Lattice

beads kit


I had so much fun sharing my love of EPP at the quilt show and I’m really excited to be able to put these kits into the online domain.

Mel from Sugar Bowl Crafts has been stitching up some magic with two of the kits, Tessellated Madness and Louie’s Lattice. You can find her progress over on Instagram.

I’m currently sewing up another version of Tessellated Madness using these gorgeous fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics. I’ll share pictures of the finished project in due course but if you want to see it in progress you’ll find lots here.


Catch you soon x

West Country Quilt and Textile Show 2017

We’ll be heading south this weekend for the West Country Quilt and Textile Show. The show is running from 1st – 3rd September at the UWE Exhibition centre. You’ll find us on stand 125, so please do pop by and say hello if you’re in the area.


We’re really excited to be debuting our new pre-cut English Paper Piecing kits at the show. Here are a just a couple of them, Tessellated Madness and Louie’s Lattice.


Each kit contains enough pre-cut pieces to make a decent size cushion (approx. 18″ square, depending on the pattern) and the pieces are sturdy so should be good for multiple uses if a larger project is desirable. Below is an example of the pieces for Louie’s Lattice.


There are four blocks worth of pieces in this kit, so a cushion like this one is easily achievable in a very short space of time.

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We’ll be uploading kits to our online store after the show so keep your eyes peeled for news here if you’re not able to get to the show. Catch you soon x

Fast flying geese

It’s been a busy month so far with ongoing preparations for the West Country Quilt and Textile Show featuring high on my to-do list. I’ve only just found time to edit this month’s From Nellie, with love BOM pattern. Month 8 features the Fast flying geese technique.


It’s a great, speedy technique for making four flying geese units at a time. This month’s project is a chevrons cushion.


Photo credit: Quilt Now Magazine

As usual you can find the pattern in our Payhip (UK and Europe) and Etsy (Rest of the world) stores.

Catch you soon x


I can’t believe that more than half the year has passed already! We’re on month 7 of the From Nellie, with love BOM. This month we’re playing with a very basic Trapunto technique on this cute bow design.

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This month’s project is a very pretty and functional zippy pouch. At 10 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ it’s the perfect size for toting your portable projects around with you and is very quick to make.


As usual you can find the pattern in our Payhip (UK and Europe) and Etsy (Rest of the world) stores. At £2.00 it’s a bit of a bargain.

Catch you soon x


Slightly later than intended this month it’s time for the next installment of the From Nellie, with love BOM. The pattern for month 4 is now live in our Payhip and Etsy stores. This month features the Bargello/Tube technique.


This month’s project is a Christmas sack.


I’m looking forward to making these blocks up in my Paperie and solids version.

Catch you soon x

In bloom

On a rare dry day last week I braved life and limb to pin my From Nellie, with love BOM quilt to hubby’s new shed for a progress photo. Let’s just say that hubby was less than impressed that I dared to put pin holes in his new shed.


I am totally in love with the navy print from Paperie that I am using for the background, it makes the solids sing. I’m currently debating which colour to use for the first solid border, I’m drawn to the yellowy tone solid but as I’m still a bit unsure I’m going to wait until I’ve made the next 3 months worth of blocks before committing to it.

Catch you soon x

With love

Happy Valentine’s day to you all. I’ve been working on a new EPP design over the past few weeks along with the help of a few lovely testers over on Instagram. As I’ve called it Hidden Hearts I thought today was an appropriate day to release the “pattern”.


This design is a single block that when tessellated in alternate rotation produces the hidden hearts. At least four blocks are necessary to get the best effect from the hearts. The blocks are approximately 7″ each and they go together really quickly. They offer the perfect opportunity for some fussy-cutting if that’s your thing. You can find some lovely examples from my testers on #hiddenheartsepp over on Instagram.

single You can find the instant download PDF template set with piecing guide in our Payhip store and our Etsy store. We’d love to see your version if you try it out. Feel free to send a photo to or use the hashtags #hiddenheartsepp and #nelliesniceties on social media so we can find your work easily. Catch you soon x

Dresden love

It’s the start of a new month so it’s time to release the next part of the From Nellie, with love BOM! This month we’re looking at Freezer paper template piecing and re-visiting curves to create these cute Dresden fans.


This month’s companion project is a tablecloth/picnic blanket. Why not start planning for the spring? I am looking forward to some sunnier days! You can find the pattern for month 2 of the BOM here.


I’m having a horrible time with Sciatica at the moment so I haven’t been able to start making my solids version of the blocks yet or prepare any fabric bundles. I’m hoping to get on with both of those things next week….fingers crossed. Catch you soon x

2 day streak

Blogging 2 days in a row doesn’t happen often around here but I managed to finish the medallion for the From Nellie, with love BOM today so I thought I’d pop in to share it.


I love the way the colours pop against the navy background fabric! It’s so satisfying when something you’ve had in your mind looks exactly the way you hoped it would in reality.

Catch you soon x