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March 30, 2019
Love with a Twist Graceful Glider Swan Balloon from Clever Chameleon

Swan Balloon appliqué from the Love with a Twist series by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Autumn is here in Adelaide

The weather here has finally, finally turned. Autumn in Adelaide always gives us some of our very best, most beautiful and serene days, and it’s my favourite time of year weather-wise. It’s calm, gentle and soothing. The gliding swan of the weather world, perfect outdoors weather.

Of course, Autumn weather in Adelaide can hiss and spit too, like an enraged swan. Paul and I deliberately chose Autumn for our wedding many years ago, only to cop weather so bad it nearly cancelled our reception. In our wedding photos I am visibly white from ...

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March 11, 2019
Quilting a Checkerboard Tiles Block on a Home Machine from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Our Checkerboard Tiles block is ready for quilting and after all that piecing, that’s quite an achievement! See how I am keeping the quilting design very simple with straight lines quilted on my Singer treadle machine:

Click here to find the pattern for the Checkerboard Tiles quilt block. The best thing about this Friendship Quilt Along is you can make the quilt exactly the size you need. Pick from crib, throw, twin, queen or king and make the corresponding number of blocks you need to make your quilt.

Click here to find all the Friendship Quilt Along tutorials I ...

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February 24, 2019
Love with a Twist Signature Block from Clever Chameleon

Love with a Twist signature appliqué block Lasting Love Balloon by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon Quilting

It’s only the 24th of February and I have completed this month’s planned Love with a Twist February blocks. And even better, the patterns too! Wonders never cease!

Today’s Love Balloon pattern is the second option for the large centre block of the Love with a Twist throw size quilts. You’ll also need it for the twin size quilt. It’s an easy block, I think the fastest so far. It only has two fabrics and no extra details to embroider.

Grab your pdf pattern download below, take a quick look at the assembly order and ...

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February 12, 2019
Dancing a Jig to a little Ditty: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Ditty fabrics from Island Batik colour scheme at Clever Chameleon

Introducing Ditty

Ditty is the name of one of Island Batik’s latest fabric releases. The colours are as cute as their name… Kind of a pastelly sunset. Actually, I don’t easily recognise them as pastels but I guess that is what they really are, since they are nowhere near colour-saturated. Is there such things as bright pastels? If there wasn’t, there is now.

I received 10″ precut squares of Ditty and two pieces of yardage from the collection in my Island Batik Ambassador allowance. I hope you have been following along and already know what I am ...

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January 20, 2019
Love with a Twist: Balloon Poodle from Clever Chameleon

Balloon Poodle appliqué by Dione Gardner-Stephen at Clever Chameleon

Balloon Animal Block 1A – Pretty Poodle

Love with a Twist 2019 quilt along at Clever Chameleon

Finally, it’s here – the first appliqué for the Love with a Twist quilt along! You will find the free downloadable balloon poodle appliqué pattern within this post. And a short pictorial on how to put it together too.

You know how I have always had every intention of this quilt along being a little relaxed and random in its delivery?…. Well, that is still so. But I didn’t really intend for it to be quite this long between the throw-size quilt construction instructions and the release of Block 1A. Apologies! But with ...

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November 20, 2018
Sneak Peek of Our New Friendship Quilt Along from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Yep, it’s time for a new quilt along and this year is all about Friendship! I can’t wait to piece and quilt these super scrappy quilt blocks with you. Click Here to find the first Friendship block pattern.Friendship sampler quilt king size

Yes, we will be going back to our traditional format of monthly blocks coming out the first of each month, just like our Sunrise Surprise and Flower Festival quilt alongs of 2015 and 2016. But here’s the thing: it’s not a mystery this time! You’ll see the finished quilt and for the first time ever, you’ll ...

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