Koi Crossing

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The best thing – actually, possibly the only thing – about having a bunch of WIPs in your sewing room, is when you need a quilt to gift, and don’t have heaps of time to start from scratch.  A couple of weeks ago, I pulled my Koi Crossing top out of my pile and gave it basting treatment.  It then sat on the back of the lounge for a couple weeks longer, before I quilted and bound it last week! This was one … Continue Reading »

The Fast & Furious Baby Quilt

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When you deliver two quilts to a friend/customer and tell her you bought some gorgeous “boy” kind of fabrics in Tassie, and she says “Oh good!  I have a new nephew as of last night!”, you promptly get to work on requested baby quilt.  I had already put thought in to the kind of design I wanted to  use these specific fabrics in, so I got to work straight away! I started with the measurements I found for a “Plus quilt” HERE, then worked … Continue Reading »

June #aussieaurifilclub – Purple Reign

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If you follow me on social media, you would know I was heartbroken by the recent passing of Prince.  His songs are like a soundtrack to my youth, and I have been a massive fan of his since I first overheard his music being played by my older sister and her best friend on their tape deck, way back in the 80’s!  For decades, I have had his music on my walkman, discman, and now my iPod, and have walked, run and danced … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – I’m Not Dead

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Oh hi there!  Remember Me?  I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t! Firstly – apologies for my apparent disappearing act.  It’s a really long and (mostly) boring story, that I will get the gumption to write a post about one day.  But basically, I’ve been super busy. Secondly – Part of that busy period has been spent in Tasmania!  I took my Mum away for a week of day tripping around our Apple Isle, to celebrate her 70th birthday.  I’ve been there twice … Continue Reading »

#aussieaurifilclub – May’s Teen Spirit

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A few months ago, I handed my Aurifil colour card to my then 12 year old daughter – Chelsea – and told her to choose four fabulous colours for the #aussieaurifilclub.  She very carefully pondered for longer than I expected, and then exclaimed she was done!  So in celebration of her 13th birthday today, I present to you – It’s as bright and bubbly as my gorgeous girl, with a POW of purple and a POP of orange. Mix them in with a … Continue Reading »

On A Wild Goose Chase!

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A little while back, my lovely friend Keera asked if I would be interested in making one of her new quilt patterns to help her out?  I very happily said YES and pencilled it in to my diary.  In between pencilling and the impending date, I had a panic and thought “there’s no way I’m going to get this done”!!!!  I contemplated pulling out and letting Keera down, but I just couldn’t do it – so I committed to myself that I would … Continue Reading »

Aussie Hero Quilt #2 – Blue, Grey & Cream – What A Dream!

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I didn’t plan on making a second Aussie Hero Quilt so soon after the first, but when You receive an email each week, with a list soo long of requests from our service men and women, it’s hard to say no!  So a few weeks ago, I saw a request from a service woman, with the only requirements being that it was “blue, grey & cream”.  I could that easy peasy!  As soon as I got the go ahead, I raided my stash … Continue Reading »

Modern HST Sampler QAL

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If you pop on over to Blossom Heart Quilts today, you’ll find the block I have designed for the Modern HST Sampler QAL! Formation is a super simple block, aptly named as it reminds of the formation of a flock of birds!  Or Beyonce.  You choose! I cracked open my F8 bundle of Carolyn Friedlander’s Carkai range for this little baby, and then convinced myself I had enough time to fit in another QAL for 2016….. so here are the other blocks in … Continue Reading »

Tula Grande

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It’s taken a little time to get this baby finished, but she was a grande old dame, who deserved some grand treatment!  There was never any doubt that someone else had to quilt her, because her stature was a little more than mine could handle!  So, a week ago, I picked her up and endeavoured to get her finished.  And here she is…….in all her glory…… Isn’t she lovely?  Photographing her proved a little difficult also, but I took the small window of … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash & Dash

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It’s a Sunday “quickie” today!  I had a delivery from Hawthorne Threads a couple of weeks ago, which was a joint order between a few Aussie Charm Swappers and myself!  You’ll see a bit of a theme here….. Yard cuts of a variety of Bari J prints!  These have all now been sliced and diced ready to add to the Bari J #aussiecharmswap. And whilst I was ordering, I made the most of the joint order!  I grabbed that grey and white print … Continue Reading »