Category Archives: Blossom Heart Quilts

Modern HST Sampler QAL

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 »

The Bee Hive – Shine Bright

Like a diamond!  You know, Rhianna and all that?  #earworm Welcome to my turn on the great Bee Hive Quilt Block Tutorial Series by Blossom Heart Quilts!  I was thrilled when Alyce asked me wayyyyyyyy back at the beginning of the year if I’d be interested in joining in.  I actually got to work straight away with my design, basically by playing around with different shapes.  In the end, I had a quilt block I really loved, which has an “aztec” feel about … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Tokyo Part One

It has been two weeks since I returned from my trip of a lifetime to Tokyo.  I had many a plan to blog about my trip earlier than this, however, it took me a week to actually recover from my holiday!!  It was literally exhausting – but incredibly exhilarating!  The one question everyone asks me when I tell them I went by myself on a holiday to Tokyo is “Why?”  Well, I am lucky enough to have a handful of amazing friends I … Continue Reading »

Bright Sky QAL – Ms Nightshade

A few months ago, Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts asked me if I would be interested in joining her Bright Sky Quilt Along?  Sure, I said.  No problem, I said.  And really, it wasn’t a problem – I just got my skates on and got the quilt top made incredibly fast! Seriously, this is a super quick pattern to put together! But I then had to leave it languish in my pile of WIP’s, because, Tokyo. Anyway – today is my stop on … Continue Reading »

Fairytales Continued….

Last week, I shared with you the beginnings of a new project.  I kept plugging away at it, and have now finished all the blocks required!   Sleeping Beauty – She was super tricky!!  Pattern by Quiet Play.   Cinderella in her pauper days…… She looks like she could be the Grim Reaper’s long lost cousin, but it really is a mop!  Oh, and I messed up with her hairline…..Just one teeny tiny little piece!  Pattern by Quiet Play.   And last, but … Continue Reading »

T.G.I.F.F. – No seriously – Thank God This Week is Over!

Things have been awfully quiet here in my home this week.  My sewing machine has been sitting dormant, there have been no loose threads attacking everyone’s clothing and nobody has stepped on a pin.  You see, I spent the first few days of the week either sitting in our local Emergency Department, or in a hospital ward wondering what on earth was going on with my insides!  To cut a long story short – I had a pretty impressive pain in my abdomen … Continue Reading »

T.G.I.F.F. – June Bee Blocks

I’ve had a reasonably productive week – especially considering I had my four year old niece on Tuesday and spent only half days home yesterday and today!  Winning!  I decided I would get on to the June Bee Blocks – seeing as though there’s only a couple of days left in the month….. This is the block I chose for my month as Queen in the paper piecing bee I am a part of.  When I saw Quilt Jane had made this block … Continue Reading »

Who knew? Not me….

So I’ve been reading hysteria filled posts for months about the fact that Google Reader is closing down. As I read them, I thought “Hmmm, never heard of it” and wondered for a few seconds each time how I read my blog posts and why it wasn’t on Google Reader?? Fast forward to a few days ago, when a lovely reader commented that they couldn’t find my Bloglovin’ follow button thingy, but added me anyway.  And press that fast forward button again to … Continue Reading »

Kate Spain Blog Hop – Stopping Here Today!

Last week, I wrote about my love for Kate Spain in THIS POST, today I’m showing you my latest project using a gorgeous little FQ bundle of Cuzco!  I finished this a couple of weeks ago, so it has been very difficult for me to keep it to myself, waiting for my turn on the Kate Spain Blog Hop!  I hope you’ve been keeping up with the hop over at Blossom Heart Quilts?  You can find all the dates HERE. So – what … Continue Reading »

A Kate Spain Homage!

Today is the day of the Kate Spain Blog Hop – over at Blossom Heart Quilts – where everyone can link up their favourite kate Spain projects!  I have sat here looking through photos and really just could not choose one favourite……so here is my homage of sorts to my love for Kate’s fabrics, and how it sort of began…… When I started out sewing little one’s clothing for my Ms Midge business, I soon realised there was a whole world of fabric … Continue Reading »