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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.
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.
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!!
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!
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...
I loved creating this vegetable garden and made carrots, turnips and beetroot made from felt. My granddaughter loves playing with all the veggies!
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.
I'm on a bit of a roll at the moment so here are my latest heart blocks.
Here are a few more heart blocks added and a great solution to sort out those few misbehaving blocks.
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.
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.
Here is a wee update to the gorgeous wee doll quilt set I made my grand daughter including photos!
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!!
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.
This video shows how to make a fun Mini Snap Bag. These are great fun to make and make great gifts.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a great video showing how a bobbin works. So clever and yet so simple!
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.
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!!
I have just added all the FREE patterns to my site for my gorgeous 'Summer Fun Quilt'. I hope you like them!
Here's my quilt top finished. I love the bright colours!! I'll be adding the patterns for each block soon.
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.
Here's a great tutorial by Elizabeth of 'don't call me betsy'.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!!!
Here's another great Christmas tutorial - a Yo Yo Christmas Tree!
Here is an alternate colour range for a Christmas table runner. The free pattern can be downloaded from All People Quilt.
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.
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.
If you need some new ideas for Christmas or winter quilts, here are a few from Geta's Quilting Studio.
Here's a great source of potential applique templates that would be easy to use to make into a quilt.
I love the colours in this quilt. The pattern is offered by Martingale in 'Tis the Season - Quilts and Other Comforts'.
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!!!