Monday, 30 September 2013

2013 Designer Mystery Quilt

Once again, I signed up for the Designer Mystery BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop.

Block One - Strawberry Picking by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts 

Block Two - Bows and Baskets by Sandy Gervais of Pieces From My Heart

Block Three - Wildflower Bouquet by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts

Block Four - Radiance by Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way and Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms.

The patterns for these quilts are always easy to follow ... I love the pressing instructions for every seam. Fat Quarter Shop is also very generous with the amount of fabric included with each block.

Saturday, 28 September 2013


I am a BIG fan of Camille's patterns and fabrics. I recently purchased her latest book and ...

this week started my Fresh quilt. I love Camille's version made from Marmalade. It is constructed from 2 layer cakes and lots of white fabric. I only had one Marmalade layer cake but had enough other bits to cut out the extra squares. You cut the layer cake into four 5 inch squares so charm packs would work well for this pattern too.

So far I have made four blocks ...

with each finishing at 24 inches.

 They are big ... 

actually huge is a better description!

Twelve blocks to go ... I am hoping to do at least one a day while on holidays.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Patchworks Plus

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Opening of Patchworks Plus. (For those who are wondering I tacked a weeks leave onto the upcoming school holidays .. I wasn't wagging!)

Sarah has been running a successful online store for a number of years and recently decided to open a 'bricks and mortar' shop.

This beautiful quilt, Dilly Dally, hangs beside the counter                      ... love all the Marmalade fabrics.

                                    Sarah has kits, ...

                                         fabrics ...

                                          and lots ...

                                           and lots ...

                                        of patterns.


There are many lovely samples scattered around the shop ...

and a very pretty Tilda section.

 Patchworks Plus is located at 14 Anne St, Georgetown, Tasmania. Sarah also offers a machine quilting service.

Now of course I didn't come away empty handed, splurging on some Fig Tree ...

 and Thimble Blossoms patterns.

Regular readers would be aware it's been a while since my last post. Thanks to those who emailed wondering if I was okay. Apart from a few personal issues, I have been super busy work wise and had little time or energy to sew or blog.This week I have started a new quilt ... pictures coming soon. Bye.