A Scrappy Courthouse Steps Quilt
A Guide to Courthouse Steps Quilt Block Layout Options
Hellooo! I finally have some photos of my scrappy courthouse steps quilt to share with you. Hooray! This quilt has been really popular with my family over the winter months. Mainly because it’s big and it’s backed in flannel. It turns out my family don’t care at all what a quilt looks like so long […]
Cog and Wheel Quilt
I don’t usually make the same quilt twice but Courthouse Steps quilts are an exception to that *rule*. Through the use of colour/value and block orientation this simple block can be made in so many ways that keep it feeling fresh and interesting.
Photographing this quilt has been hard! I thought it was the winter light that was causing the colours to look a little weird and then I came across this really great post by page + pixel which talks about how to photograph a white quilt and how essential it is to make sure the surroundings […]
A pillow and a tutorial
Hello!! Welcome to the Playground Showcase, featuring Amy Sinibaldi’s latest line for Art Gallery Fabrics. The colours in this collection are so completely perfect; pink, coral, mustard, plum and blue. All my favourites! We were still in the thick of winter when I was planning the quilt design, the days were mostly grey and dreary. […]
Quilting From Every Angle + Giveaway
Hello! I’m back! Maybe it looked like I’d given up on blogging but I promise I haven’t! Now I can’t wait to get caught up on all those projects that haven’t been blogged (going back to November last year!!). First up I have a pillow that I made for Alison and Sami’s Instagram pillow swap a while […]
Polka Dot Tea fabrics and a pillow cover giveaway!
Today I’m thrilled to be taking part in Nancy Purvis’ (owensolivia on Instagram) blog tour for her new book, Quilting From Every Angle: 16 geometric designs. The book showcases Nancy’s pared back design aesthetic, with a focus on angled shapes to create modern quilts with graphic impact. Quilting from Every Angle: 16 Geometric Designs By Nancy Purvis Interweave/F+W; http://bit.ly/1jw4098 […]
Quilt the Book: Wagon Wheel Quilt finish!
I love it when I can cross two things from my list with just one project finish, and, hooray, that’s what I’m doing today… A while back Danielle (petitselefants on IG) and Jeannette (goneaussiequilting on IG) from Polka Dot Tea asked me if I’d like to choose a bundle of fabrics from their store. Um, yes […]
I’m so happy to show you a finished quilt! My Wagon Wheel quilt came back from the long-armer last week, Sue did a beautiful job on the figure eight quilting. It’s the first time I’ve had a computerised quilting design done on a quilt and I love it to pieces. A little trimming and binding later… …I […]
Hello, Bear Challenge [Wagon Wheel Quilt]
I’m making my first appearance in print. Eek!! You can find me in issue 6 of Make Modern Magazine which is out today. Make Modern is an e-zine put together by three talented Aussie girls, Kristy, Jane and Lara (these girls are so great to work with, they made my first publishing experience a breeze!). In this […]
Bonnie Christine from Going Home to Roost is currently hosting the Hello, Bear project challenge. The challenge is to use anything from her Hello, Bear line, which includes not only fabric but also stencils, wall decals and wallpaper. The timing is perfect because my son is in need of a new quilt and I’d been thinking how great these […]