Creating interesting backgrounds for applique

Creating interesting backgrounds for applique

August 07, 2018 2 Comments

This morning I am sewing the border fabrics together for the top and bottom borders of the Roses quilt. I have selected and range of tone on tone prints some light and some with a little bit of color to give a bit of interest. I love to mix up the fabrics, using a large selection. 
Early morning thoughts and Roses Quilt progress

Early morning thoughts and Roses Quilt progress

August 02, 2018 3 Comments

I am not in a hurry to get to the finish line with this quilt, I love the whole process, every step, and stitch. This week has had me finding the perfect fabric for the birds. 
Today's Quilter Magazine and Vintage Nine Patch Quilt Pattern

Today's Quilter Magazine and Vintage Nine Patch Quilt Pattern

July 25, 2018

It's been a great mail day today! I have received my copy of the Today's Quilter Magazine (issue 38) with my Vintage Nine Patch quilt pattern inside. What a treat it is to see all the lovely pictures they have taken of my quilt.

Time Out !

Time Out !

July 19, 2018 5 Comments

I have had some time out from the blog......and all other social media. Taking a break from cyber space while I work hard on some secret squirrel projects. I can't wait to show you all the things I have been up to, but unfortunately you will have to wait a while.

However I am getting excited about getting back to some of the projects I have had to put on hold. I will be making some class samples which will be fun, I have several classes booked for later this year. I am looking forward to getting out and about, and sharing with you all. 

Block of the month 2018 block four

Block of the month 2018 block four

June 05, 2018 3 Comments

I have made a lot of progress on my blocks for the BOM 2018 quilt. Making all four corner applique blocks. I now have all the blocks done, ready to sew the quilt top together. 
BOM 2018 Block Three

BOM 2018 Block Three

May 03, 2018 3 Comments

Well would you believe we are up to block four of the BOM 2018 ! Where does the time go........ I love seeing all the wonderful pictures of this quilt in progress over on the Sharon Keightley Quilts Facebook group. Your quilts are all so wonderfully beautiful, love the colours you have chosen. 

Sewing Snowball Blocks Tutorial

Sewing Snowball Blocks Tutorial

April 01, 2018 3 Comments

I have been busy making Snowball Blocks for block Two of the BOM 2018.  Take a look at my tutorial for my method of making the Snowball Blocks.
Today's Quilter Magazine and the Cat's Cradle Quilt

Today's Quilter Magazine and the Cat's Cradle Quilt

March 27, 2018 3 Comments

I am trilled to have another quilt in the Today's quilter magazine issue 34. The quilt is called Cat's Cradle, it used the cat's cradle block hence the name. Today's Quilter have done an amazing job of the photo shoot for the quilt and I am so glad I can share these gorgeous photos with you.
BOM 2018

BOM 2018

March 07, 2018 8 Comments

I hope you are all busy starting block one for the BOM 2018. I can't wait to see your progress. I have my fabrics chosen in very traditional colors for this quilt.

Grandmothers Star Quilt Pattern

Grandmothers Star Quilt Pattern

February 27, 2018

Grandmothers Star Quilt Pattern is the latest pattern for the Small Wonders Quilt Pattern Club. This little quilt is made from a simply cute little block called Grandmothers Choice. A few more simple small blocks and careful colour placement finished off the quilt design.
Flying Geese

Flying Geese

February 14, 2018

I have been missing in action for a few days....... do you get withdrawal symptoms when you don't get to sew?... I do. Seriously I'm addicted!

Today is a good day, I am in my happy place at the sewing machine. My machine is cleaned and oiled, with a new needle and I am ready to go. 

Gorgeous fabrics in the mailbox for my Vintage Nine Patch Quilt

Gorgeous fabrics in the mailbox for my Vintage Nine Patch Quilt

January 24, 2018 4 Comments

Loving the way this fabric fits perfectly with the Nine patch blocks I have been busy making. Love the subtle colours. I think I'll call this quilt  'Vintage Nine Patch'. 


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