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The Tula Pink Charm Along!

I’ve finally got myself sorted, and organised the Tula Pink Charm Along!  If you’re a newby here and wondering “What the heck is a charm-along?”, here’s the low-down: This Charm-along is open to everyone internationally. Get out your Tula Pink charm squares. If you didn’t participate in the latest #aussiecharmswap, have no fear – You can still join in! You just HAVE to use Tula Pink  5″ charm squares. So get out your fat quarters and yardage, and cut them up! Once you have your … 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 »

The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sew Along – #13 Belle – Paper Piecing Y Seams!

Welcome to my first block tutorial in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sew Along!  When I was allocated Belle, I really didn’t look at the difficulty of it until I actually sat down to sew it – last week!  And it was only then I realised it involved Y seams!  Gulp.  I know there is a lot of anxiety surrounding Y seams – let alone paper piecing them!  So I have put together a little tutorial that I am hoping will relieve some of … Continue Reading »

DIY Block Design by Alyce Blyth

One of my very best quilty friends – Alyce – has published her own book!  And even better than that headline, is that it’s a DIY Quilt Block Design book!  Alyce teaches you in the book, about the mathematics of quilt block design, which will help you to design your very own quilts! So on top of being really excited for her, I was even more excited when she asked if I would like to share my own block designing tips!  The excitement … Continue Reading »

Heather Ross Mini Quilt Swap

Many months ago, the call went out for interest in a Heather Ross Mini Quilt Swap.  I hummed and ahhed over it, then decided I HAD to  participate!  I mean, I’ve been collecting HR here and there over the past few years, and still hadn’t really done anything with it, so this was the perfect opportunity!  But with the acceptance of taking part came the realisation I had to decide what to make!  This took far longer….. In the end, I couldn’t go … Continue Reading »

The TULA PINK #aussiecharmswap is FULL!

The sign ups are now officially open for the Tula Pink Aussie Charm Swap! *** Edit – The swap filled up in less than two hours!  So I’m sorry, but there are no spots left. *** Tula Pink is an amazing fabric designer, who has earnt herself an almost cult following! The range of colours and prints is seriously phenomenal, and the thought of mixing 112 of them together is rather mind boggling! If you’re in the #aussiecharmswap FB group, you will know that … Continue Reading »

Brown Sugar!

When I first thought about starting a thread club, I really was very unsure how it would be received.  I mean, was everyone as obsessed with threads as I?  Would there really be a market for delicious parcels of thread delivered monthly to your door?  Well – it seems that yes, the obsession is real.  And yes, the market for thread deliveries is real!  I’ve been thrilled with the reception, and have enjoyed working with some of my favourite bloggers to bring you … Continue Reading »

TBT – Enclosed Zipper Tutorial!

Welcome to another “Throw Back Thursday”! Once a month, I’m going to throw you back to one of my most popular blog posts, which hopefully you will find terribly exciting! The reason I’m doing this is not because I have nothing to write about (Nobody has ever accused me of being lost for words), but because since moving from Blogger to WordPress, a lot of my older blog posts have become rather “dodgy” in their set up, and really do need re-writing and … Continue Reading »

The Cotton + Steel Charm-Along

In what has been the most fast and furious #aussiecharmswap yet, Cotton + Steel proved to get our swappers all excited and the swap was over and done with before I could blink!  We’ve all now had our charms for a few weeks, so it’s time to do something with them! As usual, you have the whole world of ideas at your fingertips, including our fabulous group Pinterest board – CHARM SQUARE LOVE. You can also check out the link ups from our … Continue Reading »

The Heather Bailey Charm-Along Linky Is Now Open!

It’s been a whole month since we started the Heather Bailey Charm-Along, and now it’s time to pull yourself together and link up to be in the running for some fantastic prizes!  I know, I know – you think you’re running out of time?  You’re not going to finish in time?  Your dog ate your homework quilt?  Nope.  Get your charm squares all sorted and link on up!  Here’s a reminder for what you’re playing for….. 1/2m Bundle of Bella Solids from The … Continue Reading »