Free motion quilting the treasures from the scrap bin quilt part two

Free motion quilting the treasures from the scrap bin quilt part two

November 22, 2019 1 Comment

I have been moving on with quilting the treasures from the scrap bin quilt. All the stitch in the ditch is done, now it is time to decide on a plan for the free motion quilting that will add to the fun of this little quilt........
Sew along Week six. Its all about the quilting

Sew along Week six. Its all about the quilting

November 14, 2019 3 Comments

These last six weeks have flown past, I have loved writing about the 'Treasures from the scrap bin quilt', seeing everyone's progress and reading all the comments. This week is all about quilting the quilt. Although I feel the quilting part of making quilts is not my strongest point, I do quilt all of my quilts......
Sew Along Week Four

Sew Along Week Four

November 07, 2019 3 Comments

Adding the borders, it always amazes me when the next step is added, how the choices of fabric can change the look of the quilt. This is true for the first inner border, although it is only a small addition it is a game-changer. The applique adds another dimension. Read more about the borders and techniques............

Treasures in the scrap bin sew along week three

Treasures in the scrap bin sew along week three

October 31, 2019 23 Comments

Wow! it has been so great to see what you have all created, I have loved seeing all your fabulous blocks. This week we are going to start off with a wonderful giveaway from Sentimental Stitches, they have kindly sponsored a giveaway for one of their fabulous PDF patterns. All you need to do is leave a comment here.....
Sew Along Treasures from the scrap bin. Week Two

Sew Along Treasures from the scrap bin. Week Two

October 24, 2019 3 Comments

Today I am going to start making my Shoo Fly blocks for the Treasures from the scrap bin pattern in my book Autumn Bouquet. There are a few things I would like to mention about my thought process. Firstly I do not cut all my fabrics in one go, I cut for each individual block. I have more tips to share here.............
Sew along ! Treasures from the scrap bin Week One

Sew along ! Treasures from the scrap bin Week One

October 17, 2019 4 Comments

Hello Everyone Choosing fabric is a big topic to cover, there are so many options. I am going to go over how I choose my fabrics, and how to re-create the look of the quilt in my book Autumn Bouquet. Although please feel free to go with whatever fabric combinations you desire. I am so looking forward to seeing what you choose.

Sew along ! Giveaway time

Sew along ! Giveaway time

October 10, 2019 35 Comments

Well, it's a good week for a giveaway! Martingale Publishing has been very generous to offer the first giveaway, which is, of course, an Autumn Bouquet book. Yay! For New Zealand winners you will get a printed copy in the post. For overseas winners, Martingale will email you a digital copy.
Sew Along ! Treasures from the scrap bin

Sew Along ! Treasures from the scrap bin

October 09, 2019 4 Comments

Hello, everyone, I am excited to get started on a sew-along from my book Autumn Bouquet. I have given a lot of thought as to which quilt to start with, one of my all-time favorites is the treasures from the scrap bin pattern. As I will be re-making the quilt, this is the one I have chosen. I hope you will join me.
Auckland quilt symposium 2019

Auckland quilt symposium 2019

September 30, 2019

The symposium starts this week, with the quilt exhibition open tomorrow and classes starting on Wednesday. I have been busy getting organized for the class I am teaching on Sunday. I am teaching applique, the sample quilt being Sharon's surprise. You can find this quilt in my new book Autumn Bouquet.

Ever wondered how to remove the applique freezer paper templates, without cutting the background fabric ?

Ever wondered how to remove the applique freezer paper templates, without cutting the background fabric ?

September 01, 2019 3 Comments

While working on a new quilt for my soon to be born granddaughter I decided to do a tutorial. On some quilts, especially those with pieced backgrounds, I like to remove the freezer paper as I invisibly machine stitch down the applique piece. Instead of cutting away the background afterward. This little tutorial may help you.......
Nine Patch blocks and an update on your book orders.

Nine Patch blocks and an update on your book orders.

August 24, 2019 2 Comments

The books have arrived ! They had a slight hold up in customs, which has caused the delay. But all good now! All the books are signed, if you pre-ordered Autumn Bouquet you should have it very soon. I have packaged and sent away all your orders. Read my latest progress on the Nine Patch blocks......
I have a copy of my book 'Autumn Bouquet' in my hands and I can't wait to share what's inside.

I have a copy of my book 'Autumn Bouquet' in my hands and I can't wait to share what's inside.

August 03, 2019 5 Comments

It's here !  It feels so different to actually have a printed copy to look through and see the final outcome of all my hard work.  The book has instructions and lots of pictures for the two main methods I use for applique in my quilts, I hope you will give them a try. Read more.....


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