March 23, 2020
I am so excited to share my Vintage Crosses quilt with you all, starting on the 1st of April 2020 I will be writing a series of blog posts sharing tips for piecing and applique while I hope you all join me in a sew-along to make this beautiful quilt. Please share this post with your quilting friends.
March 16, 2020
Ayla is my beautiful new granddaughter, how wonderful it is to have a new addition to the family. This has inspired me to make a bassinette quilt for her, and since she has definitely stolen my heart. I am making her a heart quilt. Just in time for Valentine's day. Take a look at the sweet quilt for a sweet little baby.
January 24, 2020
Well, that is my quandary this week, as I sort through all my quilts trying to find places for them in my home. I have come across some favorites that deserve a special place. The quilt I am going to focus on in this post is my Vintage Crosses Quilt. You can find it on the website here this week I have decided to have a 10% discount sale on the pattern. In turn each week I will be doing this for each of my patterns and writing about each quilt.
January 17, 2020
Now that the holidays are well and truly over, and we have started the year 2020. I am back in my sewing room while the house is peacefully quiet, my process for starting the new year is to finish some of the quilts that did not get finished at the end of 2019. One of the quilts to finish is the Treasures in the scrap bin quilt from the sew along, and as I am working on it I would be like to share my thoughts with you.
December 20, 2019
Last night I had a wonderful impromptu visit from my lovely friend Anna she brought me the most beautiful bunch of flowers from her amazing garden. Such a special gift, I am truly blessed to have her as my friend. Which made me remember a block inspired by her Roses called Anna's Treasure from my Rambling Ways quilt.
November 22, 2019
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........
November 14, 2019
These last five 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......
November 07, 2019
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............
October 31, 2019
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.....
October 24, 2019
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.............
October 17, 2019
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.
October 10, 2019
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.