Cross Stitch Rainbow Block 7

Cross Stitch Rainbow Block 7 Free Chart

Somewhere over the rainbow… your dreams are waiting to be found… Gold at the end of the rainbow… those good things are out there… Rainbow after the rain… no matter what hard stuff we go through, there’s a “rainbow” waiting at the end for us… The concepts associated with rainbows make me smile almost as […]

Everyday Baby Quilt Tutorial

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 […]

How to Baste a Quilt

Tutorial: How to Spray 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 […]

UFO Challenge August

machine quilting lines

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 […]

Quilting at Craft Retreat 2012

half square triangle quilt

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 […]

Quilt Binding

baby quilt charm squares

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 […]

Japanese Quilt

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. […]

Christmas Star Quilt

log cabin star quilt

I seem to be drawn to stars in fabrics and quilts, so when I saw a pattern for this log cabin quilt with stars I knew it was on the “To Do” list. This is another of my UFOs that I mentioned over at And Sew We Craft and there a little story behind this […]

I Spy Quilt Tutorial

ispy 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 […]

Planning a Doona Cover

robot doona fabric

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 […]