Everyday Baby Quilt Tutorial

A couple of years back I made two quilts for two beautiful babies. Their Mums are two of my best friends so quilts were the perfect baby gift. I wanted simple but not too simple and I had found two great sets of fabric to use for them. One was super pretty in pinks and… Read More»

How to Baste a Quilt

You’ve finished piecing a beautiful quilt top and now it is time to make it into a beautiful finished quilt. The next step is to baste the layers together ready to quilt it. The quilting is just sewing through all three layers – the quilt top, the wadding in the middle to make it fluffy… Read More»

UFO Challenge August

Remember those UFO’s (Unfinished Objects) that I wanted to get on with? Remember how I thought if I put it out there to the Blogosphere it might make me accountable enough to actually complete some of them? Well, it hasn’t worked quite as well as I would have liked but I have made progress. In… Read More»

Quilting at Craft Retreat 2012

Last weekend I had a fabulous time teaching a patchwork and quilting class out at Creative Craft Retreat. I’ve been talking about this retreat off and on now all year as I planned my class quilt and then when I finished my Christmas Triangles Quilt. My class basically created a half square triangle quilt out… Read More»

Quilt Binding

I’ve realised that I love striped quilt binding! I can think of at least 3 or 4 quilts that I have finished with stripes around the edge. It just looks so cute! This quilt binding was done a little differently than I usually do it so I thought I’d share. Generally I start by cutting… Read More»

Japanese Quilt

I’ve been writing a little this week about the quilting UFOs I have stashed away. Today I have another one – in fact, one of my favourites. For a number of years, I collected Japanese style fabrics as I came across them and wondered how I was going to do them justice in a quilt.… Read More»

I Spy Quilt Tutorial

My kids each have a quilt that sits on their bed and this is the one that I made for Mr Happy. It is called an I Spy Quilt because there is a collection of novelty prints that encourage kids to look for things or play “I Spy” with it. It is bright and colourful… Read More»

Planning a Doona Cover

Kids bedding is so much fun! Bright colours. Great prints. Cute accessories. Fun! But sometimes you can’t find just what you’re looking for in the stores. That’s where I come in. I’m planning a doona cover for a lucky little boy. (For my international readers, a “doona” is what we call a “duvet” here is… Read More»

Baby Quilt Collection

I love making baby quilts. They are so quick compared to larger quilts so they satisfy my need to finish a project and admire it. I like the idea that a baby quilt becomes a toddler quilt and continues to be special for so many years. When my own children were babies, I was only… Read More»