TUTORIAL: Broken Dishes Block

Hello! Here’s a great little block for all of you beginners out there! The Broken Dishes block is a classic traditional block made up entirely of HSTs*. Its design aesthetics are endless and it is insanely quick to make! So if you’re looking for an easy block design that is the next step up from […]

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A New Note.

About this title: I had a plan today to sit down and dedicate some time to my blog (I know, it’s been a while…). But at the same time, my TV decided to air a Friends marathon… even though I’ve seen all of the episodes like a gazillion times!  So due to a not-to-be-missed marathon and […]

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Ready to go!

My quilt for the 2013 Sydney Quilt Show is ready to go! I’ll ship it off tomorrow and see it next hanging at the show! I’ve just come from outside were I shot some photos of the quilt in the glorious winter sunshine we’re experiencing this afternoon. Here are a few of them… Happy Sewing! […]

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Quilty-Crosses: A Second Chance…

Last year, I bought some orange and blue DS Quilts fabric and played around with a quilty-cross technique I found on Pinterest. Feeling rather un-inspired by them, I chucked them into my ‘unfinished projects’ basket (conveniently tucked deeply on a shelf under my desk) with the thought, “I’ll find a use for them another day…”. […]

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It’s the Most Wonderful time of the Year!

Oh, indeed it IS the most wonderful time of the year! The Christmas tree and decorations are up, the chrissie tunes are on full rotation and craft-upon-crafty-ideas are wafting through the air! While visiting my local shopping centre this morning, I couldn’t help but smile to myself when I caught a lyric or too of […]

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Jacob’s Update…

So here’s an update on where I’m up to with my Jacob’s Ladder Quilt… All hand-quilting stitches have gone bye-bye and the quilt (along with my sanity and comfort) said a delightful ‘Hello!’ to my sewing machine and walking foot! I spent a good three to four days quilting  – not surprising, as this quilt […]

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First Prize goes to…

Me! All my hard work paid off and I won first prize in my category in the How Does Your Garden Grow? Competition on Saturday! Golly-gosh, I never actually thought I would be in the top three, let alone be chosen as first! I’m feeling deeply humbled and thankful for all of the lovely comments […]

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A Slow Lazy Week

It’s been quite a quiet and slow moving week on the sewing front. I’ve lazily taken the week to sew on the first border of my Jacob’s Ladder quilt while experimenting with a HST border, in an attempt to use up some of the leftover 2.5inch squares of DS Quilts fabric. I also did a […]

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It Shall Be Called: A Summer Bloom

It t’was a glorious day yesterday – at around 7.30pmish last night I finished my How Does Your Garden Grow? Competition quilt!! It was a very happy, happy moment…. stepping back and admiring the long hard hours I put into making it. And yet, strangely, all I could make myself see were the faults and […]

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