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How Liquorice Allsorts made a Dream Come True

When I first started quilting I never in a million years thought I would get to a point where I would design my own patterns or have anything I made appear in a magazine, but today sees two of those things happen in such an amazing way that it brings a tear to my eye if I stop and think about it. Nearly 2 years ago I woke in the middle of the night having dreamt of a quilt pattern inspired by ... Read the Post

Fat Quarter Shop Star Crossed Sew-along

When the team at Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I'd like to be involved in the Star Crossed Sew-along I jumped at the chance. I'm such a sucker for a good patchwork star and I loved that this one doesn't use two half square triangle blocks to make the "sparkly bits" (technical term) off the centre star. We were able to use the pattern in whatever way we wanted and so I decided to do something I'd ... Read the Post

Aussie Aurifil Club May Blogger Bundle Reveal

May is my birthday month (so you'd better have the cake ready!) and so it's a fabulous treat to also have May as my month in the Aussie Aurifil Club. I'm so thrilled and honoured that Melissa (of Ms Midge) asked me to be the blogger to launch her amazing Aussie Aurifil Club (no pressure!). Do you know the pressure of having to choose just 4 colours from the amazing 270 colours currently ... Read the Post

WIP: SMITTEN PATCHWORK

Have you ever been so obsessed with a project that you find yourself thinking about it at all times of the day? That's how I find myself with Smitten. Smitten is a quilt pattern by Lucy Kingwell (daughter of Jen Kingwell). I picked the pattern up and met the fabulously cool Lucy while I was in Melbourne in March. When I purchased the pattern I hadn't really given much thought to what fabrics ... Read the Post

MY CHARMALONG AMH PROJECT

A couple of months back Melissa (of Ms Midge) ran another of her charm square swaps, this time she was swapping Anna Maria Horner charms. I had watched on from the sidelines (with envy) the last time Midge had run a swap and berated myself for not participating when I started to see all the amazing projects that were being made. I had never thought about the impact that certain designers ranges ... Read the Post

HAZEL HEDGEHOG QAL LINK PARTY

Today is all about sharing your fabulous Hazel Hedgehog creations with everyone (and going into the running to win some prizes!). I've had so much fun seeing everyone's creations and making my own and I'm really looking forward to seeing them all in one place. I have two $25 vouchers on offer from  Gotham Quilts and Cotton Factory for the two fan favourites. All you have to do is link up you ... Read the Post

HOW TO SCRAPPY IMPROV ANY PATCHWORK BLOCK

Two weeks ago I happened upon an episode of "Sewing with Nancy" that featured Victoria Findlay Wolfe and her amazing quilts.  Victoria Findlay Wolfe spoke about her technique for using scraps to improvisational (improv) piece together fabric and then use that fabric to make traditional patchwork blocks. I was so struck by the process that I found myself thinking about it for days on end until I ... Read the Post

FAT QUARTER SHOP SNAPSHOTS QUILT-ALONG

Last year I participated in my first ever quilting bee and it was so much fun, however this year I'm forgoing participating in Bee's in favour of doing more Block of the Month (BOM) sewing. I figured I could still have all the excitement of sewing along with all my virtual sewing buddies and make something new and fresh each month without the pressure of a mailing deadline (or being accurate). ... Read the Post

SCRAPPY BEAR PAW MINI QUILT

I'm so excited to share my first finish for 2015; my scrappy bear paw mini quilt. I pledged that I would get this mini quilt finished as part of the January "A Lovely Year of Finishes" and it seems I accomplished just that - finished it in January 2015 (which is handy as it was part of the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap Round 3 and needed to be finished ASAP!). I'm so thrilled with how ... Read the Post