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The Attention Seekers of the Fabric World

The Attention Seekers of the Fabric World

Shadowplay Quilt Until now, in all the years I have been quilting, I can count on one hand how many solid (plain) fabrics I’ve used in a quilt. In fact, I can count on two fingers. My fear of using solids began soon after I made my first […]

Dainty Bess

Dainty Bess

Bright fabrics continue to lure us as our weather gets chillier. This bundle of beauties followed me home last week and were perfect for the Dainty Bess quilt. I love it when the fabrics do all the work. Dainty Bess uses half square triangles, similar […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clowning Around For a Happy Birthday

Clowning Around For a Happy Birthday

Once upon a time in a faraway shire, the circus arrived with a beat of the drums and the roar of the lions. Clowns with big clown shoes, and monkeys on horseback bedazzled one and all. When the show was over, and all that was left was the elephant poo, a […]

Hand Made Makes A Merry Christmas

Hand Made Makes A Merry Christmas

This week I have been busy stitching small projects. Quick and easy projects are so rewarding. A couple of hours at the sewing machine and a little treasure can be whipped up. The first one is a little Christmas Tree that I designed a few […]

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow

Having to choose a favourite quilt is like having to choose a favourite child, but if I had to choose one, Moon Shadow is high on my list of my favourite quilts  — just don’t tell my other quilts. The simplicity of the design made it […]

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

Believe it or not, I don’t have a large stash of fabric. My fabric gets used very quickly as I mostly buy what I intend to use. Having said that, sometimes I do have a few odd pieces left over and that’s when I will try […]

Simple Quilts – Woven Bliss

Simple Quilts – Woven Bliss

When I first dipped my toe into the wonderful world of quilting, the traditional blocks were the most popular. How times have changed. These days the simplest block designs, combined with a clever use of fabric, can create wonderfully appealing quilts. These quilts can often be whipped up in no […]