New Patterns

A New Pattern - Pickled Orange Peel

A New Pattern - Pickled Orange Peel

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:29pm

New Patterns
I have been very busy working on a new version of my Pickled Orange Peel Quit.I have always wanted to make a scrappy version of this quilt ever since I first made ita number of years ago.Here is the original quilt.To plan this new version I first played with my coloured pencils.I then choose the fabrics. I knew I wanted to use low volume fabricsand contrasting brights.Then I did a test block and loved the black centre!Then it was cutting time. This alone took me a week with templates and scissors!Then it was basically lots and lots of sewing!Foundation piecing can be a slow process but I do love how acurate the technique is.Once all the foundation pieced arcs were completed it was time to assemble the 64 blocks!I lay all the elements of the blocks out first. I really didn't want any of the same fabrics next to one another.Lucky I have a lounge room floor thats big enough!Once the quilt top was complete I decided that I really wanted some special quilting.I asked Carolyn from Free Bird Quilting and she said yes.I am so happy with the quilting, Carolyn did an amazing job.After I completed the quilt I decided that it would be much easier with templates,so Creative Abundance and I made some.This will make cutting all the pieces from this quilt so much easier.I just wish I had them before I started mine.The finished quilt size is 203cms x 203cms (80" x 80")The pattern is available as PDF downloads from my etsy store.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
Bronte's Stars a new version

Bronte's Stars a new version

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:05pm

New Patterns
I've been meaning to write this blog post to show my new version of Bronte's Stars.This qult has been made using Alison Glass's fabric range, Chroma.You can see the original version here.I love how different a pattern can look by just using different colours!The finished quilt size is 185cms x 185cms (72" x 72")All the patterns are available as PDF downloads from my etsy store.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Bronte's Stars

A New Pattern - Bronte's Stars

May 31, 2017 - 2:53pm

New Patterns
I was lucky enough to be asked by Jodie Carleton from RicRac to design a new quilt using her fabulous new range of fabrics called Rockpool.I wanted to design a fresh bright quilt and also wanted to use stars. It's been a while since I have incorporated stars into my quilts to I was looking forward to the challenge.So first I got out my graph paper and pencils.Then once the fabric arrived I started sewing like the wind!Then basting!I had just recently moved to Melbourne so it was a good opportunity to see if I had room to baste. Lucky I did!I wanted to quilt it quickly but I also wanted to do lots of straight line quilting. I was working and teaching at this time so I had to quilt late into the night.Then onto binding. I decided to bind with a black and white stripe - my favourite!I named this quilt after my gorgeous girl Bronte. She is a 13 year old Golden Retrieverand unfortunately couldn't make the move with me to Melbourne.She is staying in Ballarat with my parents as the move would have been to much for a change for her, not to mention the lack of fences at my new place.I think about her everyday and really wanted something to remember her by.The finished quilt size is 185cms x 185cms (72" x 72")All the patterns are available as PDF downloads from my etsy store.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Gemstone Tumble

A New Pattern - Gemstone Tumble

Sep 6, 2016 - 10:01am

New Patterns
I had been holding onto a bundle of fabric for such a long time, waiting for the stars to align to give me a block of time to make something from it.The fabric is called Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman.I had an idea for a block for some time that involved foundation piecing.This is my test block!The colours are so wonderful in Blueberry Park I really wanted to do them justiceand also create a rainbow quilt of course!Lots of cutting and lots of sewing was involved but I enjoyed working with fabrics so different from my own.And finally the quilt top was finished.I just needed to decide how to quilt it.In the end I choose to do lots and lots of straight lines diagonally across the quilt.Simple yet very effective.For the backing I choose a Carolyn Friedlander fabricand another Blue Berry Park fabric for the binding.The finished Quilt!The finished quilt size is 2.05cms x 2.05cms (80'' x 80'')All the patterns are available as PDF downloads from my etsy store.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
3 New Patterns - Outback Blooms, Southern Cross Stars & Bush Gems

3 New Patterns - Outback Blooms, Southern Cross Stars & Bush Gems

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:59am

New Patterns
My new range Matilda will be arriving in stores very soon.I wanted to share with you my new quilts that I designed using this bright zesty fabric.The first quilt is called Outback Blooms.It features basic piecing and raw edge applique.The quilt has been simply finished with straight line quilting and a touch of free motion.The finished quilt size is 153cms x 153cms (60’’ x 60‘’)The next quilt I made is called Southern Cross Stars.It is made using squares and half square triangles.I think this quilt would also be very well suited to being a scrap quilt.Again I quilted this quilt with my walking foor using straight lines.I find this quilting to really suit the style of the quilt and very easy to achieve.Finished Quilt Size: Finished Size: 183cms x 183cms (72” x 72”)The third quilt is a study in colour and negative space and is called Bush Gems.I have had the idea for this quilt in my head for some time and was waiting for the perfect fabric to complete it.Bush Gems has been quilted using vertical lines and I love the effect!!Finished Quilt Size: 198cms x 206cms (78” x 81”)All the patterns are available as PDF downloads from my etsy store.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
3 New Patterns - Whirligig, Melways and 3 Cushions

3 New Patterns - Whirligig, Melways and 3 Cushions

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:54pm

New Patterns
I just heard today that Melba is arriving into patchwork stores!I am so very excited and can't wait to see what you make from the range.I have made 3 new patterns to be used with Melba.Introducing Whirligig.A fat quarter friendly quilt made with quick piecing methodsand a great way to showcase a fabric range.Finished Quilt Size: 170cms x 170cms (66'' x 66'')Next up is my Three Cushions Pattern.This patterns includes instructions to make three very different cushions using the same fabrics. You can create a cushion with a flange, ruffle or piping, making a fabulous addition to any lounge room.Finished Cushion Size: 40cms x 40cms (16'' x 16'')And finally Melways.Melways is a fun quilt designed to showcase a feature fabric! This pattern also includes the use of arrows which would make it perfect for a boy's quilt. Easy instructions and detailed diagrams make creating this quilt a breeze.Finished Quilt Size: 158cms x 158cms (62'' x 62'')Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Ampersand Quilt

A New Pattern - Ampersand Quilt

Oct 7, 2015 - 10:32pm

New Patterns
I am so happy to be sharing this new quilt with you.The Ampersand Quilt has quickly become a favourite of mine featuring the & sign with raw edge applique.I used the gorgeous range of basics fabrics from Ella Blue Fabrics.The inspiration for this quilt came from the lovely Janelle Wind.All the Ampersands were cut out by hand but there is a template set from Creative Abundance that makes tracing them out so much easier.All the Ampersands were appliqued using the wonderfull Aurifil Threads.The finished quilt size is 170cms x 170cms (66'' x 66'') Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Lovely Liberty

A New Pattern - Lovely Liberty

Aug 20, 2015 - 12:50pm

New Patterns
It's been a long time since I have done any needle turn applique or hand quilting! I totally enjoyed making my Lovely Liberty cushion and hope I can find some time to make another one soon.First I selected my fabrics.Who dosen't love Liberty fabrics, the colours the and the designs made it hard just pick 16 for this cushion. Millrose Cottage is where I purchased these fabrics, they have a ROOM full of Liberty fabrics, the largest range I have ever seen in one place!Then it was time to start the applique. I used silk thread and Jeana Kimball size 10 straw needles.Once all the applique was complete I hand basted the cushion front ready for hand quilting.For the batting I used Hobbs 100% wool batting. I love this batting as it is very easy to needle and had a high loft that really shows off the quilting.I also loved using my clover hoop, this is much smaller than my usual quilting hoop but was perfect for this small project.Once I finished quilting I decided to make a button back for the cushion using some of the left over fabric to make covered buttons.And here is the finished cushion!   Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Petal Cushions

A New Pattern - Petal Cushions

Aug 13, 2015 - 3:31pm

New Patterns
This pattern is a favourite of mine!It combines gorgeous fabrics, raw edge applique and detailed quilting.The requirements include enough fabric to make three co-ordinating cushions just by changing the colour placement. This project is a great introduction to raw edge applique because the work area for a cushion is small enough to manage on a domestic sewing machine.The finished cushions measure 18'' square.The reverse of the cushions feature a button up back.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Ella's Scrapbag

A New Pattern - Ella's Scrapbag

Aug 13, 2015 - 2:55pm

New Patterns
I love making quilts with half square triangles and Ella's Scrapbag is a perfect example. Made using The Linen Cupboard, 60's Scrapbag and Ella's Basics this is a easy, fun project that would be perfect for beds or as a quilt to keep on the couch.   The quilt measures 183cms x 183cms (72'' x 72'')I used an Art Gallery Pure Elements fabric for the background and the colour is called Moonstone. Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Meadow Tracks

A New Pattern - Meadow Tracks

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:49pm

New Patterns
Meadow Tracks is a modern quilt design that is also fat Quarter friendly and includes easy instructions to make piecing a breeze. Would suit all the fabulous modern ranges of fabrics and would also be striking in solids.This quilt was made using Leah Duncan's range of fabrics called Meadow.The quilt has been quilted simply using a walking foot and straight lines.Finished quilt size: 163cms x 203cms (64'' x 80'')        Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Australis Diamonds

A New Pattern - Australis Diamonds

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:37pm

New Patterns
Australis Diamonds is a new quilt design made using 2.5'' strips. Jelly rolls are perfect for this project.The pattern also comes with instructions for a pieced star backing.I use my first range Terra Australis to make this quilt, and teamed it with a hanky linen in a silver colour. It has been quilted simply using a walking foot and straight lines.Finished Quilt Size: 177cms x 203cms (69 1/2'' x 80'')      Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop. 
Flying South

Flying South

Feb 25, 2014 - 11:29pm

New Patterns
Just before Christmas I started making a quilt out of the brighter colours from Terra Australis.I wanted to design a new quilting using the flying geese block. I love triangles at the moment!I had fun putting the colours together on this quilt. After I finished the blocks I decided that the quilt needed a border of more triangles!!I quilted this quilt quite simply, just stitching with my walking foot in the ditch.I also pieced the back using strips of 4 different kangaroo print colours. This quilt is now availble as a pattern from my online store.I think this quilt would also look great in scraps and would be a great stash buster!!
Rainbow Row by Row Quilt

Rainbow Row by Row Quilt

Nov 4, 2013 - 7:13pm

New Patterns
As many of you know I am just slightly in love with rainbows. I have made a few rainbow quilts but this time I wanted to incoprorate the old row by row style of quilt. This quilt has 13 rows (lucky for some) of rainbow goodness. Great for using up scraps, or a good reason to buy some more fabric.Rainbow Row by Row Pattern available here!
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