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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Quilt The Book [Progress #1]
ocean waves quilt by wooden spoon quilts

Yesterday I listened to Carolyn Friedlander’s Hand Work is Fun Webinar (which I loved!).  It got me thinking about the applique quilts in Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration and how, given how slow I’m likely to be, I really should make a start on them. So today I spent some time going through the […]

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