#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 »

Cushion Cover Marathon 2016

Cushions, by far, are the quickest and easiest gift for that someone special, and each year, I tend to make thousands of them!  Ok, maybe 20?  There’s a special tag for these posts here on my blog – cushion cover marathon – so here are the first two cushions for 2016!  This first one was a special order from a dear friend of mine.  Living in Japan, her eldest son is finishing at Kindergarten/Day Care, and has had the same wonderful teacher for … Continue Reading »

HAWKS Aussie Heroes Quilt Tutorial

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I promised you a tutorial, and I’m keeping my promise!  This is a fairly simple quilt to whip up, and if you ever want to make an Aussie Hero Quilt, (or a quilt for service men/women from your country!) then this will give you the perfect measurements.  If you wish to make it bigger, then of course, just make some more blocks to add to the width and/or length!  But for today’s tutorial, we will end up with a quilt measuring 42″ x … Continue Reading »

March #aussieaurifilclub – Summer Breeze

March’s #aussieaurifilclub bundle has been revealed! Beautifully curated by the talented Jess at The Elven Garden, this quartet of colour has been named “Summer Breeze” and makes you wish Summer would never end! Comprising of two stunning variegated threads, as well as the perfect yellow and apple green, this bundle will inject some serious colour in to your thread stash! If you’re already subscribed, you will receive this parcel mid-March, and if you’re yet to sign up – subscriptions are ALWAYS open!  Sign … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Hostess with the Mostess!

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When your quilty friend tells you they’re up to pussy’s bow in glitter (Ok, so their schedule is bursting!) and they need you to fill their shoes, you go out and get yourself some All Stars, pour yourself a drink and prepare to be Hostess with the Mostess! Molli is busy this weekend, so you have me to guide you through your Sunday Stash! I’m almost embarrassed to say I have a few little goodies to show you this week.  There’s been a … Continue Reading »