Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sew-Along
farmers wife fabrics

Have you heard the news? There’s going to be a Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sew-Along! In fact, there’re going to be TWO sew-alongs running at the same time, one organised by Kerry from VeryKerryBerry and the other by Angie from Gnome Angel. If you’re making the quilt then you can join both sew-alongs! I’m so excited to be […]

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WIP Wednesday
sugar loaf blocks

    I’ve been experimenting with my Sugar Loaf block lately. First of all I tried setting it at a slight angle. I made the two blocks at the top before giving up on that idea. Maybe I’ll come back to it or maybe not. Sometimes I try something new and I just don’t love it as much […]

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Rainbow Clutch

This month it’s Deb’s turn to receive pressies in our birthday club swap.  I made her the Rainbow Clutch from Anna Graham’s beautiful book ‘Handmade Style’. The front pocket is paper pieced, making it the perfect spot to include some favourite fabrics. I started with the Lizzy House Twinkle Twinkle fabric in burgundy for the main part of the pouch, then added coordinating prints from […]

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Quilt the Book: Wagon Wheel Quilt finish!
Wagon Wheel Quilt

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 […]

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WIP Wednesday
Wagon wheel wip by wooden spoon quilts

The winter school holidays ended up being a sew-free two weeks. I hadn’t intended to take time out from sewing but it turned out to be a welcome break. So welcome in fact that even though the kids went back to school on Monday, I still haven’t done any sewing. I have been playing with fabric though, […]

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Finish Along 2015: Third Quarter Goals
floral appliqué by wooden spoon quilts

Last quarter I finished two of the nine items on my list of goals. Not exactly inspiring numbers but I finished several other projects that weren’t on my official list and I certainly did a lot of sewing. The two items from my list that I finished were my 2015 Pantone Challenge Marsala Quilt (I […]

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Lizzy House Down Under Meadow Tour
Ella bucket bag for wooden spoon quilts

Registrations are open for Lizzy Houses’s Down Under Meadow Tour! I could not be more excited! I was so disappointed when I missed out on Lizzy’s Meadow Class at Quiltcon, I can hardly believe that she’s coming to New Zealand! If you’re interested in taking a workshop while she’s visiting Down Under make sure you hurry […]

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In Print
pipi quilt by wooden spoon quilts

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 […]

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Sewing with friends

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day sewing with friends. As always it was a day full of laughter, great food and even a little sewing. Our very first sewing day was just over a year ago, but it feels like we’ve been getting together for so much longer. There’s something about sewing with friends that means […]

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Birthday Club Sewing
lone star by wooden spoon quilts

Last weekend I finally made a start on my overdue birthday swap item for Rachael. After weeks of indecision I decided to make a pouch. Thank goodness, with that decided, the decision making got easier!  I’ve been wanting to make a mini lone star pouch ever since Melissa (clothwork on Flickr) made this incredible one for me in our swap last […]

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