Quilting Expo | The Low Down

Quilting Expo was yesterday! Yay! 

I had a wonderful time teaching, chatting, eating (and sewing!) with a lovely group of ladies.

I showed them how to make four classic quilt blocks paired with some yummy and fresh modern fabrics.

Four Classic Quilt Blocks
Four Classic Quilt Blocks

The big block winners of the day would have to of been the colour-blocked Log Cabin…


and the Lone Star block (my personal favourite!)

A Pretty Lone Star!
A Pretty Lone Star!

With the Lone Star block, I’m planning to make a sweet lap quilt out of it – stay tuned for that idea to hopefully come to life!

The other blocks we tackled were a Flying Geese variation and the-always-easier-than-it-looks Dresden Plate.

Patiently Machine Appliquéing the Dresden Plate
Patiently Machine Appliquéing the Dresden Plate

There were a few other projects that had been planned but time got away from us and they went undone…*insert sad frowny face*

The view of my very messy work space! Oh dear...
The view of my very messy work space! Oh dear…

It was a great day all around and I was definitely warn out by the time I got home! (It was a rare early night into bed for me!)

This coming week I’ll be working on a side commission for the BFF and then I’ll get back into piecing together my Mini Double Wrench Block Quilt as well as the many other numerous things that need to be planned and done! 

Happy Sewing Friends! xx


A Modern Approach

This week I’ve been getting stuck into the Gumnut Babies Quilt – playing and experimenting with a modern Log Cabin block design. The quilt top is now finished – yay! – ready to be basted and quilted.



I purposely made the quilt top look patchy especially with the grey block fabric as I wanted to really embrace a modern approach and thinking towards constructing this quilt. Personally, I think it adds character and whimsy to the overall design. I’m really happy with where it’s at and can’t wait to get stuck in quilting it.

For the back of the quilt, I’m going to make my first pieced backing with some of the left over fabric strips I used for the Log Cabin blocks and again just play and experiment my way through to the finished product!

Let’s get into it!

Happy Sewing! xx