Baggy Bottom ~ A favourite sewing tip
Sewing tip

My Swedish Bloom quilt has been on hold for the last few weeks. Partly because it’s the school holidays but mainly because I had to do some unpicking and I get quilter’s block when it comes to unpicking. I did my usual lazy technique for sewing the rows together, but this time it didn’t work out! […]

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A Drawstring Bag
Drawstring bag by Wooden Spoon Quilts

It’s school holidays here so there’s not a lot of sewing going on but I did make a drawstring bag just for me today. The Joel Dewberry fabric is one I purchased on a whim while on holiday earlier this year, I love the colours and the large design makes it perfect for a bag. I used […]

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Irish Chain Quilt
Irish chain quilt by Wooden Spoon Quilts

I finished this quilt a few months back and I’ve been waiting for a chance to photograph it. Today I packed it in my car, along with my camera and went on my first ever quilt photoshoot, outside of my own backyard!. My friend lives in a beautiful villa just outside of the city, with a […]

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Weekend sewing
Swedish Bloom Quilt by Wooden Spoon Quilts

My topup fabric order arrived in record time, less than 6 days from the US to NZ. I have no idea how it got here so fast! The timing was perfect as I was down to my last scrap of the Wee Wander print. I added a few extra prints to my order, Far Far Away for backing, […]

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Swedish Bloom ~ still a WIP

  I’ve been working away on my Swedish Bloom blocks this week. I’ve finished the nine flower blocks that the pattern calls for but I’ve decided to upsize the quilt so I’m making another three flowers. This will give me the length I’m after, I haven’t worked out how to increase the width, I’m thinking anything that doesn’t require […]

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Swedish Bloom WIP

I never thought I’d make a bed sized paper pieced quilt. As much as I love the look of paper pieced blocks, they can be so time consuming to make and they always seem to use an excess amount of fabric. But… I am loving making these blocks. Each flower is made up of four identical quadrants, […]

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Around the World Blog Hop ~ New Zealand
Snowflake quilt by Wooden Spoon Quilts

My friend Aylin  was kind enough to tag me in the Around the World Blog Hop before I had even written my first blog post! In fact, if she hadn’t tagged me, I very likely still wouldn’t have written my first post, so thank you for the tag and the motivation Aylin!! Last week Aylin made a fun mosaic of […]

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Raspberry Kiss Block Tutorial
Raspberry Kiss Block Tutorial by Wooden Spoon Quilts

I’m not sure if this block has an official name, I’m calling it Raspberry Kiss. Below are the instructions for making one 4 1/4″ finished square. Making a pillow If you’d like to make a 20″ pillow then make 16 of these squares (4 rows of 4) and add a 2″ border on all sides. My Aerial Kisses […]

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Starting something new…

I love starting something new, so while I’m supposed to be finishing up a big pile of WIPs, I couldn’t help signing up to The Great Pillow Fight Swap.  A few weeks back I pulled some fabrics for my partner… Then I spent a few weeks thinking about design. I really love the Aerial Grove quilt in Carolyn […]

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