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Jan 19, 2017

Finished Busy Book for My Granddaughter

Tween Busy Book

Finished this fabulous busy book just in time for my granddaughter's birthday. I have photographed each page and in time I will be posting a line drawing of each page on the site for you to use as a pattern.

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Jan 15, 2017

Photographing your quilts

DrapeFence Photographing Quilts

I was doing a browse on the internet about photographing your quilts and came across this great article by Shayla an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker. She offers good information, tips and tricks helping you get the best photograph whether your quilt is big or small.

I'm looking forward to being able to take better photographs of my quilts and hopefully get rid of that trapezoid look by getting parallel to them first.

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Oct 27, 2016

My Baby Batman Quilt

Baby Batman Quilt

My latest quilt for my new granddaughter that arrives in 4 weeks! I've had so much fun making lots of wee Batman themed accessories for her room. Isn't it fabulous having grandchildren!!

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Aug 15, 2016

My Lady Bug Page

Quiet Book Veggie Garden Page

This is my second lady bug page for my granddaughter's busy book. With the ladybugs attached by cord it creates another level of problem solving for her!

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Aug 01, 2016

More Quiet Book Pages Completed

Quiet Book Rabbit/Dog/Mouse Page

My granddaughter now has her quiet book and loves it! I have added all the completed pages in her book to my site.

Now to make some more pages...

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Jun 29, 2016

Vegetable Page

Quiet Book Veggie Garden Page

I loved creating this vegetable garden and made carrots, turnips and beetroot made from felt. My granddaughter loves playing with all the veggies!

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Jun 21, 2016

Bella's Quiet Book

Quiet Book Cake Page

I have almost finished creating this adorable quiet book for my grand daughters 3rd birthday. I wanted to make a book that could have more pages added to it or have pages removed to be cleaned, mended or just the ability to alter the book. I'll post a wee video once it is finished. Above is one of the completed pages within the book.

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May 25, 2016

Another 5 Heart Blocks Completed

Appliqué Heart Quilt

I'm on a bit of a roll at the moment so here are my latest heart blocks.

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May 24, 2016

More Wee Heart Blocks Completed

Appliqué Heart Quilt

Here are a few more heart blocks added and a great solution to sort out those few misbehaving blocks.

May 21, 2016

More Appliqué Heart Blocks

Appliqué Heart Quilt

Here are a few more heart blocks to add to my collection.

May 17, 2016

My Appliqué Heart Project

Appliqué Heart Quilt

This wee appliqué project is a little fill in project using old business shirts and fabrics from my stash. I have no idea at this stage what size quilt I will make but I do know that I want to make a stunning border that will probably have graduated heart blocks in it.

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Mar 16, 2016

Super Cute Quilted Dolls House

Quilted Dolls House

Jane Coughlan designs gorgeous patterns for children and adult alike. I loved making this dolls house of hers and my grand daughter loves playing with it!

I have a link to her website on the page where you can browse through all her creative patterns.

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Mar 14, 2016

My Modern Doll Quilt Set

My Modern Doll Quilt

Here is a wee update to the gorgeous wee doll quilt set I made my grand daughter including photos!

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Dec 02, 2015

My Modern Doll Quilt

My Modern Doll Quilt

This is the wee doll quilt that I have just made for my gorgeous granddaughter in her requested favourite colour!! I am now gong to make a few extra bedding items to go with this - so much fun!!

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Aug 01, 2015

Thread Tension

Thread Tension

I came across this great diagram today about tension problems on Sara Lawson's website. It is the best description I have ever seen describing tension like a tug of war between the top and bobbin threads. When they both pull with the same force you get a nice stitch.

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Jul 23, 2015

How to make a Mini Snap Bag - Quilting Tips & Techniques

This video shows how to make a fun Mini Snap Bag. These are great fun to make and make great gifts.

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Jun 10, 2015

Stacking Squares Quilt Creates Stunning Effects

My Stacking Squares Quilt

I loved making this quilt top from my Kaffee Fassett scraps. It is based on a quarter log cabin block and ends up looking like the squares are stacked one on top of another!

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May 29, 2015

Flying Geese in Up-cycled Denim Quilt

Amys Up-cycled Denim Quilt

I love the addition of flying geese to this up-cycled Denim Quilt made by Amy of 'A Quilting Sheep' for her son. The personalised panel at the bottom is perfect!! You will find a range of flying geese tutorials when you click through below.

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May 22, 2015

Up-cycled Denim Rag Quilt

Up-cycled Denim Rag Quilt

This is a lovely variation of another denim rag quilt I found on Pinterest. These quilts are quick to make and lovely to use. At the moment my 9year old grand daughter is making her own rag quilt and loving the challenge of sewing on my machine and watching her quilt evolve! Click below to download my free ebook showing how to make your own rag quilt.

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May 22, 2015

Mini Quilts

Mini Quilt

Here's a great post on mini quilts by wombat quilts. I always thought of mini quilts as being quilts for dolls but this is obviously not the case. Be inspired and maybe join a mini quilt swap group!!

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May 15, 2015

Heart Applique Upcycled Denim Quilt

Up-cycled Denim Quilt

Isn't this a fabulous quilt!! I love the up-cycled denim with the addition of appliqued hearts. Below is a link to a pattern I designed that is very similar to this quilt.

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May 08, 2015

Rag Quilts

Denim Rag Quilt

Continuing along the theme of recycled denim, here is a fabulous example of an applique rag quilt. Click below to download my free copy of my ebook detailing how to make one.

My Free Rag Quilt ebook

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May 04, 2015

Denim String Quilt

String Quilt

I've been coming across a lot of projects that use old jeans lately on Pinterest. Here's one of my favourites - a sting quilt that captures a 3D quality. By clicking below you will be taken to a video by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company showing how to make a string quilt. Enjoy!

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Apr 18, 2015

BOM Seeing Stars Block

BOM Seeing Stars Block

This is my latest (and last for a while)BOM project that I have made to be used later this year with my quilting group. Again I love the secondary design that is created when multiple blocks are sewn together. This block is an original design of Marcia Hohn. Enjoy!

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Apr 13, 2015

BOM Four Winds Block

This is my latest BOM project that I have made to be used later this year with my quilting group. I love the secondary design that is created when multiple blocks are sewn together. Enjoy!

BOM Four Winds Block

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Apr 05, 2015

My Memory Quilt For My Mum

Here is the quilt I made for my mum out of all her silk fabrics that she had collected over the years. She passed them on to me before moving into a retirement village.

Memory Quilt

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Apr 03, 2015

BOM I Spy Star Block

Who doesn't enjoy making and using an I Spy quilt with a wee child! Here is my latest BOM project for my quilting group and also for you - pattern and BOM sheet can be downloaded to use.

BOM I Spy Star Block

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Apr 01, 2015

BOM Depression Block

If you are looking for a great BOM project for your quilting group then check out my latest block - pattern and BOM sheet can be downloaded to use.

BOM Depression Block

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Mar 21, 2015

Grid Pop a Free Motion Quilt Tutorial by Lori Kennedy

Lori offers weekly tutorials in free motion quilting. I love this grid pop and how easy her tutorials are to follow. I hope you enjoy them as well.

Grid Pop Quilt Tutorial

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Mar 19, 2015

How a Bobbin Works

Here's a great video showing how a bobbin works. So clever and yet so simple!

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Mar 18, 2015

Red and White 1910 Vortex Quilt, Part one

I just came across this stunning 3D quilt with a free tutorial detailing the process of making one and in only 3 parts - I'm in!! You have got to love Pinterest for inspiration, I do.

Red and White 1910 Vortex Quilt

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Mar 12, 2015

Garden Cat Quilt FREE Pattern

Here is a FREE pattern for you and your friends to download. My daughter Katherine and I designed this quilt in 2014 and we have just completed the pattern. We have worked on a lot of quilts together but this is the first pattern that we have written together. Enjoy!!

Our next quilt project is well underway and we hope to have a few photos to share with you soon!!

Garden Cat Quilt

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Mar 04, 2015

Patterns added for my 'Summer Fun Quilt'

I have just added all the FREE patterns to my site for my gorgeous 'Summer Fun Quilt'. I hope you like them!

My Summer Fun Quilt

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Feb 28, 2015

Summer Fun Quilt Top Finished

Here's my quilt top finished. I love the bright colours!! I'll be adding the patterns for each block soon.

My Summer Fun Quilt

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Feb 17, 2015

My Summer Fun Quilt Project

Here is my Summer Fun quilt top so far. I worked on this last year and though it's not finished yet I thought I'd still share it with you. Each block is made using foundation piecing.

My Summer Fun Quilt

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Feb 07, 2015

Double Flip HSTs Tutorial

Here's a great tutorial by Elizabeth of 'don't call me betsy'.

Double Flip HSTs Tutorial

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Jan 31, 2015

Free Quilt Pattern for Applique Sashiko Circles

Here's a free pattern designed for raw edge applique with charm squares but you could also use any scraps that are appoximately 2.5" x 5" or larger. It is offered by Crystal Stanworth of Frivolous Necessity.

Applique Sashiko Circles

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Jan 26, 2015

Valentines Day Inspiration

If you are looking for a bit of valentine day quilt inspiration have a look at my Pinterest board "Valentines Day". I have been collecting these ideas for several years now.

Valentine Quilt

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Jan 22, 2015

My Wee Crochet Summer Hat

Here is my latest finished project that I have made. It looks so cute on my grand daughter. For more information about the patterns I used click through below the photo.

Crochet Hat

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Jan 12, 2015

A Very Cute Wee Quilt

This is an adorable quilt - I kept visiting it over and over again! It was designed and made by a relative newbie to quilting. Enjoy!!

Skiing Penguin Quilt

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Jan 05, 2015

Freddy Moran

Freddy's quilting style is so inspiring. I'm in love with her free form and her use of bright colours. I'm off to delve into my stash and play!!!

Freddy Moran

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Dec 21, 2014

Yo Yo Christmas Tree Tutorial

Here's another great Christmas tutorial - a Yo Yo Christmas Tree!

Yo Yo Christmas Tree Tutorial

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Dec 19, 2014

Pop of Poinsettia

Here is an alternate colour range for a Christmas table runner. The free pattern can be downloaded from All People Quilt.

Pop of Poinsettia

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Dec 17, 2014

Candlelight Christmas

This free candle mat quilting pattern incorporates several traditional symbols of the Christmas season, like Christmas trees, candles and holly. Finished candle mat size is 22" diameter.

Candleight Christmas

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Dec 15, 2014

Vintage Christmas Sampler Tutorials

I came across this site and thought this would be a great way to make a Christmas quilt that would be ready to use next Christmas. Great for someone new to quilting.

Vintage Christmas Sampler Tutorials

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Dec 13, 2014

Free Quilt Designs

If you need some new ideas for Christmas or winter quilts, here are a few from Geta's Quilting Studio.

Free Quiilt Designs

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Dec 11, 2014

Free Stained Glass Christmas Patterns

Here's a great source of potential applique templates that would be easy to use to make into a quilt.

Santa's Sled

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Dec 09, 2014

Tis The Season

I love the colours in this quilt. The pattern is offered by Martingale in 'Tis the Season - Quilts and Other Comforts'.

Tis The Season

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Dec 07, 2014

Deck-ade the Halls Quilt

This beautiful Christmas quilt was offered last year by the Fat Quarter shop. It includes full instructions for its making! They were celebrating 10 years of The Fat Quarter Shop with 10 blocks and 10 fabrics! I came across this last month when looking for a BOM for my quilting group. It went down very well and the blocks made looked stunning!!!

Deck-ade the Halls Quilt

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