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Tag: Helen Draper

Berry Bliss Quilt

Berry Bliss Quilt

The exquisite Berry Bliss Quilt is another delightful addition to our Curved Piecing Collection. An overlay of applique petals form a lattice over the sixteen curved blocks and is an enjoyable project — especially for those who love to cut and stitch by hand. Stitching curves […]

The Best way to get Things Done is Simply to Begin

The Best way to get Things Done is Simply to Begin

At the end of every year many of us curse ourselves for leaving things to the very last minute. We then spend our days furiously sewing instead of taking our time to enjoy our projects. Well, I declare this year will be different (yes, yes, I know I say that every […]

Listening to the Fabric

Listening to the Fabric

It has become apparent that my quilts want to design themselves. Each of my quilts begin with the fabric and, by listening to the fabric, the quilt design comes together. It will take just one fabric to grab my attention, then another one will want […]

Sew Sew Sew the Row Gently Down the Seam

Sew Sew Sew the Row Gently Down the Seam

This week I was inspired to design my Sew the Row quilt around some pretty pale-blue pieces that were hiding in my stash. The delicate fabrics were perfect for blocks that were understated with simple shapes. As I was designing, I was thinking about the muddles I got into […]

Moon Shadow’s Magazine Debut

Moon Shadow’s Magazine Debut

It was exciting to receive the latest issue of Australian Patchwork & Quilting to see my Moon Shadow Quilt in it. It’s always thrilling to see one of my quilts in a magazine. This issue is great for those of us who like to stitch by […]

Easter Egg Bunnies Wall Hanging

Easter Egg Bunnies Wall Hanging

Share the joy of Easter with the adorable Easter Egg Bunnies wall hanging. The cute bunnies with their big floppy ears and big bunny feet are easy to make with fusible webbing and a simple blanket stitch. Are they Easter Egg Bunnies or Easter Bunny Eggs? […]

Stunningly Simple

Stunningly Simple

The planets aligned last week so I was able to spend time in my sewing room making a small quilt that was inspired by Maxine Rosenthal’s book, One Block Wonders. This dazzling quilt is a kaleidoscopic explosion of colour, movement and pattern. My quilt was cut from just 1.8m (2yds) of fabric (a […]

Kiku Blossom is True Love

Kiku Blossom is True Love

Many quilters will tell you that they have one or two fabrics that they love way too much to use. These treasures are safely tucked away for safe-keeping, just like granny’s good china. Some of the fabrics in my Kiku Blossom Quilt are some that I’d been saving […]

Welcoming 2015 by filling bobbins in advance

Welcoming 2015 by filling bobbins in advance

Before Christmas I cleared my sewing table of all the clutter that had accumulated over the past year. In the clutter there were a couple of piles of fabric still waiting for inspiration. One pile was my collection of warm greys and citron greens. With just these […]

Garden Pleasures

Garden Pleasures

Fragrant air and a warm breeze signal that spring is almost here. Yesterday I was drawn outdoors to take some photos of our first spring day. My pleasure was immense and it reminded me of my Garden Pleasures Quilt. This quilt hangs in the entry […]