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Chapel Street Quilt

Chapel Street Quilt

Oct 30, 2021 - 9:37am

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I am so excited to share with you my first ever English Paper Pieced quilt, Chapel Street.I will also admit now it will probably be my only one! I loved making it but for a designer that has limited time to work (full time caring of a nearly 3 year old) it just isn't the method for me. Lucky this design can also be machine pieced and I will take you through the steps in future blog post. The story behind my Chapel Street quilt is pretty simple. We were living in Melbourne last year during the lockdowns and I walked a lot. So much so I didn’t put petrol in my car for 7 months!! A least a couple of days a week I would make the walk to my local supermarket in Balaclava and on the way I passed a building. It had a tiled front and I always thought it would make the perfect patchwork block. The name comes from the location of the building, Chapel Street. The plan to turn in into an I Spy quilt came from the fact Henry was with my every time I walked past the building, just hanging out in his pram and because the playgrounds were closed this was the most exciting outing of his day. The fabric used in the quilt is mainly older Cotton and Steel fabrics and some newer Ruby Star Society prints. The black and white stripe is a 1/4" stripe from Riley Blake Designs but any 1/4" stripe would work. The pattern is 5” Charm Square, Fat 16th, Fat 8th and Fat Quarter Friendly. It can also be made using your stash and left over scraps. The pattern is available as a PDF download and Printed paper version. The pattern comes with requirements and instructions to make two sizes. Cushion Finished Size: 22" x 22" / 56cms x 56cmsQuilt Finished Size: 66" x 66" / 170cms x 170cms There are also acrylic templates as well as EPP kits for both the cushion and throw size.      I decided to make the cushion completely differently to the original quilt. I paired low volume prints with bright solids. I then choose a big bold stripe for the back and switched the directions so I didn't have to match the stripes!I think it looks very stylish, especially with the matching self covered buttons. The instructions to make this cushion back are included in the pattern.    Both the quilt and cushion were just simply quited using straight lines, my go to for modern quilting.I have a blog post on how I quilt if you are  interested here. I hope you like my new quilt pattern and already have ideas for fabric choices. I love that the quilt can be made from small scraps and the design perfectly suits that eclectic look. The pattern, templates and EPP papers can be purchased here. Wholesale orders from Creative Abundance and Checkers Distributors.
Kiss Goodnight Quilt - The Other Two

Kiss Goodnight Quilt - The Other Two

Oct 8, 2021 - 1:32pm

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First up I am going to share with you my Tula Pink Linework Kiss Goodnight Quilt.I decided to pair the range of black and whites with a selection of Tula Pink designer solids. Here are the colours I choose: I spent a lot of time planning the layout of this quilt before I even started sewing which is something I rarely do.I also must say, what did we do without camera phones. How handy are they to take a photo of the final layout so you don't forget! How lovely are those colours all piled up and ready to sew. I don't often use plain fabrics but this quilt has defintely made re-think that and I will be planning some more in the future. I choose to quilt this version using horizontal lines. I used Aurifil 40wt in colour #2606.  It's a mid grey and it worked perfectly on the black, whites and colours. The next version I made from lots of old Cotton and Steel and Ruby Star Society fabrics. I decided I wanted to use a different low volume fabric for each block so I raided my stash and found some perfect ones. I tried to make this version as scrappy as possible and used most fabrics onlu once. Some of my favourites were used a little more. I quilted this one with diagonal lines as it was my plan to have a different finish on each version of Kiss Goodnight. I hope you have enjoyed having a closer look at my two Kiss Goodnight quilts. I think it shows how versatile the pattern is and the endless possibilities. The pattern is Fat Quarter friednly and comes with instructions to make 6 different sizes, from Baby up to King.You can purchase the pattern here as either a PDF or Printed pattern from my online store.Wholesale orders from Creative Abundance and Checkers Distributors.
Kiss Goodnight Quilt - The True Kisses One

Kiss Goodnight Quilt - The True Kisses One

Sep 27, 2021 - 2:41pm

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I haven't been the most reliable blogger over the past couple of years but my new plan is to at least write and share my new quilts. First up is the original Kiss Goodnight quilt, which has been made using True Kisses by Heather Bailey. This pattern is fat quarter friendly and comes with instructions for 6 different sizes. Starting with a Baby size and going up to a King size! It also comes with a colouring sheet which comes in handy at the planning stage. The pattern comes together very quickly with half square triangle blocks and squares. The sashing is a great way to showcase the blocks and highligh the fabrics. It's a great design to showcase a collection but is also very suitable for scraps. Grab the pattern from my online store HERE! Next up I'll share the Tula Pink version!
A New Pattern - Pickled Orange Peel

A New Pattern - Pickled Orange Peel

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:29pm

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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.Grab the pattern here!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")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

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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.Grab the pattern 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")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

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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.Grab the pattern here!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")Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
New Patterns from Eureka

New Patterns from Eureka

Dec 2, 2016 - 9:08pm

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Whenever I release a new range of fabrics I have always been busy making new projects for you to make from the fabrics!These are the quilts and projects that I have made using Eureka, my new range of fabrics due out in January 2016.Wheels of FortuneFinished Quilt Size: 2.15mts x 2.15mts (84’’ x 84’’)Go With The FlowFinished Quilt Size: 185cms x 185cms (72’’ x 72’’) Triple TrianglesFinished Cushion Size: 45cms x 45cms (18’’ x 18’’) Money Bags Finshed Bag Size: Height 18cms (7") Width 14cms (5½")Little CrossesAvailable finished sizes in pattern:Cot Size: 92cms x 127cms (36'' x 50'')Throw Size:165cms x 165cms (64'' x 64'')Queen Size: 2mts x 2mts (78'' x 78'')Gold BullionsA free pattern download available here.All the patterns are available as Paper and PDF downloads from my online 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

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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.Grab the pattern here!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'')Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance.
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

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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”)Grab the patterns here, Outback Blossoms, Southern Cross Stars and Bush GemsWholesale 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

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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.Grab the patterns here.Whirligig, Three Cushions and MelwaysI 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.
A New Pattern - Ampersand Quilt

A New Pattern - Ampersand Quilt

Oct 7, 2015 - 10:32pm

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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. Grab the pattern here!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.
A New Pattern - Lovely Liberty

A New Pattern - Lovely Liberty

Aug 20, 2015 - 12:50pm

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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! Grab the pattern here!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.
A New Pattern - Petal Cushions

A New Pattern - Petal Cushions

Aug 13, 2015 - 3:31pm

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This pattern is a favourite of mine!It combines gorgeous fabrics, raw edge applique and detailed quilting. Grab the pattern here!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.
A New Pattern - Ella's Scrapbag

A New Pattern - Ella's Scrapbag

Aug 13, 2015 - 2:55pm

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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. Grab the pattern here!   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.
A New Pattern - Meadow Tracks

A New Pattern - Meadow Tracks

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:49pm

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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'')  Grab the pattern here!       Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. 
A New Pattern - Australis Diamonds

A New Pattern - Australis Diamonds

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:37pm

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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

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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. Grab the pattern here! 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. Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
Rainbow Row by Row Quilt

Rainbow Row by Row Quilt

Nov 4, 2013 - 7:13pm

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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.Grab the pattern here! 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.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance.
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