Pineapples
Pineapple quilt block bay Wooden Spoon Quilts

The pineapple block wasn’t a pattern that I loved when I first saw it, but then I came across this version by Amber and I started getting a little obsessed. I love the illusion of circles that appear between the blocks, they really soften all the prickly angles. When Melissa started posting pineapple quilt blocks in beautiful inky colours, I offered to make […]

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Three Christmas Pillows
Gift Wrapped by Wooden Spoon Quilts

I had so much fun making my Great Pillow Fight Swap pillow recently that I carried on and made two more pillows using the same block design. I’ve been patiently waiting for all three pillows to arrive at their new homes so that I could share them here. This is the original version, made for Debbie in the Great […]

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A small boy’s quilt
July Stars quilt by Wooden Spoon Quilts

A few weeks back I dragged my small boy’s July Stars quilt off his bed and outside for a photo shoot. I finished this quilt a year ago. When I finished it, I wasn’t sure I really liked it, but seeing my small boy tucked up with it every night this last year has completely changed my mind. What was I […]

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Gift Wrapped Pillow {block tutorial}

I’ve finished my Holiday Pillow for The Great Pillow Fight Swap on Flickr. It’s always good to sew those last few stitches on the binding. Here’s a little sneak peek… I wrote about the Denyse Schmidt fabric that was the inspiration for the pillow in this post. Edited to add: I’ve now made three pillows with this block, see […]

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WIP Wednesday ~ making progress
Envelope quilt block by Wooden Spoon Quilts

I’m on a mission to make a dent in my WIP list before the end of the year. I’ve dug out a few long term WIPs and I’ve put them to the top of pile. As a reward to myself, I’ve also made a start on something new… An Anna Maria Horner feather quilt has been on […]

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A year in envelopes
envelopes by wooden spoon quilts

I’ve made a lot of envelopes this year! This is most of them, but not all of them! It’s been a lot of fun taking part in the Sealed With A Kiss (S.W.A.K.) swap but I have to say I’m really thrilled to have finished the last envelope! Mel organised us all back in January and we’ve been sewing up […]

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WIP Wednesday ~ One or two WIPS
gift wrapped pillow wip by wooden spoon quilts

I have so many WIPs on the go at the moment, I’m determined to finish a few of them.  My Pillow Fight Swap pillow has been sitting nearly finished for the last couple of weeks. Last night I knuckled down and finished the quilting, I think I’d been procrastinating because I wasn’t sure about how […]

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Bloggers Quilt Festival ~ Original Design Entry

There’re now only hours left to enter Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Yes, I’ve left my second entry to the closing hours! It’s been a busy week in my household, with Ballet rehearsals followed by two Productions and today is my daughter’s 8th birthday. Luckily I’m out of bed before everyone else so I have a little time to write this post! My […]

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival ~ Mini Quilt Entry

I’m really excited to be entering Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival for the first time! If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome to my blog! I’ve been around on Flickr and IG for a while and two months ago I started blogging. My name is Rachel, I live in New Zealand and I’m mad about quilting. My Quilter’s Palette […]

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Holiday Pillow Swap 2014 ~ WIP
Girt Wrapped quilt block by Wooden Spoon Quilts

Pillows are, almost definitely, my most favourite thing to make. Last year I took part in my first holiday pillow swap, and I loved it.  But I really needed more than one Christmas pillow, so it was an easy decision to sign up for the holiday/winter pillow swap on Flickr again this year. I pulled these fabrics for my partner with a […]

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