The Humble Half Square Triangle

The Humble Half Square Triangle

July 26, 2019 1 Comment

The Humble Half Square Triangle unit is the basis for many great quilt blocks. Let me take you down memory lane, with some of pictures of my quilts, and tips on what I have learned so far. ( I am always learning, changing and trying out new things. )

The first method I learnt as a beginner quilter was the traditional method, sewing two triangles together to make a square unit. Read more....

New Pattern ! Cat's Cradle Quilt

New Pattern ! Cat's Cradle Quilt

July 20, 2019

The Cat's Cradle Quilt Pattern is now added to the website. I know there have been some of you asking about this pattern, I apologize for taking so long getting the pattern ready for release. I made each Cat's Cradle block in a different colour, then when I put them all together I loved the result. Read more....
Nine Patch Quilt Progress

Nine Patch Quilt Progress

July 12, 2019 2 Comments

The recipe for the nine patch blocks is available as a free PDF download here

How cute is that. Warning ! they are addictive........


Layering Flowers Tutorial | Invisible Machine Applique

Layering Flowers Tutorial | Invisible Machine Applique

July 06, 2019 3 Comments

While sewing the flowers on the border of the Feathered Star Quilt, I thought it would be great to share my method

Here are the steps I used to complete the flower and stitch it in place.

For each flower shape, use freezer paper templates and iron the edges over the freezer paper. You can find more detailed instructions about this in my e-book Applique! Creating and Stitching here

There are two types of flowers in the border, I will start the Tutorials with the Pink and Red Daisy flowers.                   

Exciting news about my book Autumn Bouquet !

Exciting news about my book Autumn Bouquet !

June 28, 2019 11 Comments

This is so exciting ! Every since I started designing quilts I have had the dream of writing a book to share my designs. It has now become a reality, dreams do come true afterall. Being an avid collector of quilting books, always curious about the authors and their methods. I now finally will have a book on my book shelf that is written by me. Take a look at whats inside my book......
Scrap Bin Treasures and One Block Quilts

Scrap Bin Treasures and One Block Quilts

June 21, 2019

I have decided to take the challenge again, this time using a nine patch block.  I would love to have you follow along with my process, you may even like to take up the challenge yourself and join in on the fun..... 

Invisible Stitching around leaves.

Invisible Stitching around leaves.

June 13, 2019 4 Comments

I am always getting asked the question of what thread do I use, or what stitch do I use. When sewing invisible machine applique. So here is a little video that shows me stitching around a leaf, read about my thoughts on threads and stitches I use etc
Feathered Star Quilt | Applique Borders

Feathered Star Quilt | Applique Borders

June 07, 2019 6 Comments

The border for my Feathered Star Quilt are pieced blocks, using neutral fabrics with applique on top. Because the feathered star blocks use many fabrics, placing a single printed light background fabric under the applique would just stand out too much. Take a look at my process for mixing up the fabrics in the applique borders.
The Feathered Star Quilt has stolen my heart.

The Feathered Star Quilt has stolen my heart.

May 29, 2019 2 Comments

I have always loved Feathered Star Quilts. I have finally got around to starting a new design that includes these beautiful blocks, and it has been so much fun working on this quilt. I have worked out how to sew the block I have without any Y seams, how great is that. ! Take a look at my progress so far...

Stitching around applique circles

Stitching around applique circles

May 07, 2019 10 Comments

After being asked the question regarding how I sew around applique circles, I gave this some thought. It happened that I was working on some applique with circles in it and gave the video on my new phone a try. Wow! it worked fabulously. I had so much fun making the video I now have many more planned. 
Looking back and finding treasures in quilt cupboard.

Looking back and finding treasures in quilt cupboard.

April 09, 2019

Lately I have been sorting through my pile of quilts and have come across some of my long lost treasures. I thought I would share some of my memories of making these lovely quilts, cushions and table runners with you.

First on the list is the Wreath cushion, made quite some time ago now. I loved making this cushion from start to finish. It was one of those projects where everything seemed to fall into place just the way I had imagined it.

New Book! Autumn Bouquet

New Book! Autumn Bouquet

March 20, 2019 3 Comments

I can finally tell you all what has been keeping me so quiet !........ Iv'e been working really hard on projects for a book. I am so happy to show you the cover of my new book (Autumn Bouquet) coming out in August this year. Its been such a wonderful experience, something I have always wanted to do. It is filled with a great selection of projects with a range of small and large quilts, with applique techniques explained in detail. I will be so proud to place this book on my shelf along with all the other quilt books I own.