Sea Breeze Mini Quilt Along

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Hello! We are up to day four of the quilt along and I am loving all the beautiful quilts being made! I’m chuffed to be one half of today’s stops on the blog hop – be sure to also see what  Penny at Happy Spider Knits Podcasts is sharing today as the other half of the day four hop stop. I love quiltalongs and group projects –

finding direction

Wow. So. Holidays. That was a thing that happened. I got some creative time in during the first week – three pairs of pants sewn, a dress finished and a mini quilt made. the second week was taken up with travel. A big thanks must go to Cate for guest-hosting the Saturday Night Craft-along over on Instagram while I was away. I have to say,

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

I hope you are all having a fabulous break over the school holidays. Featured posts return next week (and I know I’m behind on commenting too). In the mean time, the linky is extended for the whole week for all your holiday WIP posts. Have you been creating something this week? Link up with your WIP posts (please link the actual post, not your main

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

Hello, holidays! Lots going on around here – including racing to finish this little project for And Sew We Craft. In honour of the holidays, and the chance to bust some WIPs and limited time to blog about them, I’m leaving the link up open *drum roll* alllllll week *gasp*. Have a fabulous week! ~~~ Have you been creating something this week? Link up with

holy orange overload batman

It’s been a long time coming, this quilt. A special request from Boy2, I thought my plan was simple enough. Until I found myself with a dining table covered in 240 small pieces that took an age to piece together. Quilt camp 2012 saw progress, before it stagnated. And then, because I really am the queen of blindingly, brilliantly stupid ideas, I decided I would finish

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

My crafting time this week has been pretty focused. I had a project in mind and powered through to get it done. Which means most of my WIPs have been ignored…making it the perfect time to add a new quilt to list, don’t you think? I was going to use this layer cake for Beetle’s capsule quilt, but in the end decided I would rather

improv piecing :: a beginners guide

There’s something about the ordered chaos of improv piecing that appeals to me – sticking out in my mind especially are this crochet hook roll and these journals. I’ve long wanted to try it, but I wasn’t quite sure where to start, and a search for a tutorial or how-to turned up pretty much nothing. Over the last week or so, I’ve been planned and

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

One of my favourite things that’s quickly coming out of running the Aussie WIP Wednesday is that it’s giving me a good kick to actually DO something on my WIPs so I have something to show you! Yesterday, with the big children off to nanny and poppy’s for a sleepover, and the grumpy baby tucked up in bed asleep, I pottered about the studio. A

spring dolls quilt

Oh man I am ever so late in blogging this! The lovely AJ organised a dolls quilt swap last year, with a random draw recipient after all quilts were received and and open theme of “spring” I pulled my inspiration from Pinterest, and using this pattern (pinned here) that I purchased as a starting point, I extended the outside and added in this pattern (a free download

a rush of a quilt

I must admit, I’m not stranger to flashes of inspiration followed by bursts of insane productivity resulting in a final outcome within a short space of time from the initial idea. One such flash hit me in January, when I decided one Sunday night that I would make a quilt for our neighbour who was due to move away. On Tuesday. I’ve done this quilt-in-a-day