Decisions & Choices! - December 9th, 2016

Before I get left behind too far with the mystery quilt which is already

at the 2nd week, I had to decide on fabrics.

This year I really wanted to use something different from the suggested colours.

Finally I am going with this as my constant

and I should have enough if I want to use this for the binding

depending how big it ends up,




as for the remaining fabric selection they will be chosen as needed.




I’ll spend a few hours this afternoon stitching these units together

and hopefully some of the four patch from week one.

Using my trusty little Husqvarna from the seventies.




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New Projects & Fabric Sorting! - December 2nd, 2016


Its that time of year when my sewing rooms needs to be reorganized,

to sort the fabric stash and to play prepare for new projects

in the new year.




These have been pulled from the stash, for something in the not too far future.




Its also that time of the year that many of us start a mystery quilt.

Not sure of my colourway yet, as I’m wanting to use something different

from the suggested colour palate.




Although I did grab these from my neutral fat quarters,

but won’t go with the brights.



Hopefully will have made my mind up before the next clue.


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December 2nd, 2016 | 3 Comments »

AQM – Australian Quilt Market! - November 24th, 2016

Last weekend was spent at AQM,

catching up with lots of lovely store owners

and meeting new ones from here in Australia & overseas.

One of my latest designs “Primrose Manor” was on display

created from the latest Tilda range “Bumblebee”.




Also new, “Floribunda” – tote.




Will post more of my new designs over the next few days.


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November 24th, 2016 | No Comments »

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of October

and yet we still need the heater going.

Overnight temps as low as 3°C with rain, hail and some places snow.

Stitching by the fire


The perfect weather to be inside stitching.

This quilt just back from the quilter needs to be bound.



And another day, another quilt that needs binding.



 Some show and tell at Lily Lane, Gwenneth has completed her version of Winter Blooms.



A close up of the stunning quilting, by Jennifer at Lily Lane.



Another very pretty version of Winter Blooms, with the applique completed.





Some wildlife from the Aussie bush, where we are staying.

The kangaroo has a joey in her pouch but unfortunately didn’t come out for us to see.

The magpies are residents that we see all the time.


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October 31st, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Baltimore Garden Class! - October 6th, 2016

Month three of Baltimore Garden at The Sewing Bee Cafe

and the ladies are bringing in their completed blocks

from the last two classes.




We also had show and tell with this bright and cheerful version

of Winter Blooms. Love to see my designs in totally

different colours and fabrics and this one makes me smile.




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October 6th, 2016 | 2 Comments »

Now on Instagram! - September 13th, 2016


Look who now is on Instagram.




In a previous post, I was making this quilt.

Quilt, pattern and photo now completed.

Jardin Parisien pattern & kit now available at The Patchwork Tea House.


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Weekend Workshop/Lily Lane! - August 9th, 2016


Winter Blooms has been very popular this year, with another fun weekend

planned here at Lily Lane in Rosedale.

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In this huge classroom and plenty of table space,

everyone has lots of space to spread out without being cramped.


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Along with the fun and laughter, lots of new techniques were learnt

and soon 3D petals and flowers started to appear.


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Thank you ladies for the fun weekend, would love to see your quilts.


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Camellia Blooms! - July 31st, 2016


Just a short post today,

I wanted to share these stunning camellia flowers

that were gifted to me yesterday from a friend.


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Stunningly beautiful large double flowers,

so heavy the stems can hardly hold them up.


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One flower fell off in the car coming home,

it fits perfectly in this vintage glass bowl.

Feeling totally spoilt.

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Christmas in July! - July 26th, 2016


This week I have been playing with Christmas fabrics.

These mostly have silver glitter.


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Whist these have mostly gold.


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A few Christmas tree blocks completed.


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As well as some cute present blocks.


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Stay tuned for the completed quilt top when the  pattern is released.


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Classes/Workshops! - July 23rd, 2016


Some of my classes/workshops that are coming in the near future:-

August- Baltimore Garden, if you love applique & 3D flowers then this is for you.

Contact Sonia or Debbie at The Sewing Bee Cafe for details.


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August- Winter Blooms also with applique & 3D flowers. A two day

class at Lily Lane. Contact Jennifer for more details.


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September- Steel Dahlia, mostly machine piecing with some applique.

Contact Maureen at Palm Beach Quilting for more details.




Would love to see you at any of the above classes/workshops.

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July 23rd, 2016 | Comments Off

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