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The Tula Pink Charm Along

The Tula Pink Charm Along

Jan 22, 2016 - 11:06am

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I love Tula Pink's fabrics, I mean who dosen't.Ms Midge who is the organiser of the Aussie Charm Swaps, announced a Tula swap and I was in! It involved buying two metres of Tula Fabric, cutting it up into 5'' squares and sending it off.A few weeks later a pile of 112 different Tula Pink charm squares arrived at my place.I then had to decide what to make!I ended up adding some of my own Tula Pink fabrics and ended up with 209 different charm squares.I decided I wanted to make a simple quilt to showcase the fabrics and all the wonderful colours.I have named the quilt "Zip It"Lots of quilting later!I still have to bind but I am waiting on a fabricdelivery for that!"Zip It" will be available as a Creative Card from Creative Abundance and a PDF pattern from my website very soon.
Wedding Quilt

Wedding Quilt

Jan 14, 2016 - 4:51pm

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The week before Christmas two of my dear friends were getting married.I decided about 3 weeks before that to make them a wedding quilt.I choose to make my Little Crosses pattern which is actually cot quilt size,so I made quite a few more blocks to enlarge it to a queen size. This is the original quilt, Little Crosses. I wanted to use modern colours with a soft grey background.Here is a photo of the first fabric pull.The fabrics are by Carolyn Friedlander, Cotton and Steel, and a few others that I added later as I needed more fabrics!The grey fabric is from the Art Gallery Fabric's Pure Elements range and the colour is Mystic Grey.I really like how the sashing is the same colour as the background fabric used in the blocks. It makes the crosses float and become the stars of the quilt!I then added a white corner block in the sashing.And a border which uses the same size squares as used in the blocks.For the quilting I just kept it simple.Lots and lots of straight lines!!The backing is a Cloud 9 organic cotton, so the quilt is extra soft.Another Cotton and Steel fabric was used for the binding.The finished quilt.I am so pleased to report that the happy couple loved it!Little Crosses Quilt pattern available wholesale through Creative Abundance,or retail from your local quilt shop.
Economy Block Along Quilt

Economy Block Along Quilt

Feb 7, 2014 - 2:47pm

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I have finished my economyblockalaong quilt!Just in time as I have to give it away on Sunday.I choose a colour palette to match my Brother and Sister in Law's loungeroom.They have a light neutral sofa and a gorgeous black and white rug.I hope they will like it as much as I do.There is a tutorial for this block on Red Pepper Quilt's blog.I made 8" finished blocks with a total of 100. The finished quilt size measures 80" square.There is also a flickr group that has been set up, you can see that here.Also see the hashtag #economyblockalong on Instagram for ideas and inspiration.
My creative space

My creative space

Feb 2, 2014 - 7:13pm

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While I am staying at my parents place - just for a little while, I am living in their bottom room. It is quite a good sized space so I have managed to fit in my bed, couch and sewing tables.Everything just fits! My fabric stash is stored on top of the wardrobe inside plastic tubs. Lucky I only have a double bed, I don't think a queen bed would have fit! It's lovely having my couch down in the room too! I also managed to fit the cats favourite scratching pole.I am very lucky that my parents are happy to have me back home. It's nice to have no pressureafter running the shop for over 10 years!
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