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September 17, 2021
Material Girl from Wendy's Quilts and More

I have another finish to share with you today.  



This is "Material Girl", a quilt that I started in a class with Anna Maria Horner back in November 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand.  It's based on Anna Maria's pattern called Cross Country. 

My plan was to use a lot of Anna Maria Horner's fabrics in this quilt, but somehow I gravitated back to my Kaffe Fassett favourites as you can see below!




I spend so long dithering over what to put in the large side triangles.  I eventually decided on Cactus Flower by Kaffe Fassett and I ...

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March 27, 2021
New Quilt DesignLove of Quilting May June 2021 issue features my... from Living Water Quilter



New Quilt Design

Love of Quilting May June 2021 issue features my new quilt, Lazy River!

Get a copy at Fat Quarter Shop.  The pattern is beginner friendly.

Love the colors? It’s made with Free Spirit  Kaffe Fassett Collective Fabrics. Some my favorites are  OMBRE LEAVES, MAD PLAID and SHOT COTTONS.

NOTE: Free Spirit provided the fabrics for this project.

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It is quilted with  Westalee Design Spin-e-Fex Snowflake templateThe template series has several shapes. This quilt features the circle.

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Check out my video on how to quilt the design featured in the quilt.

Bonus! Join me LIVE Friday ...

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February 5, 2021
The Say Yes to Kaffe Collective winners from Wendy's Quilts and More

Free Spirit Fabrics have announced the winners of the Say Yes to Kaffe Collective online competition, and I'm thrilled to say that my Turkish Coffee quilt was one of the winning quilts.  

The aim of the competition was for fans to make any quilt from Kaffe's Quilts in Burano book in their own choice of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics. Then the Kaffe Fassett Collective team chose their favourite quilts and the winners will receive some Kaffe fabrics from his upcoming 2021 release.  


You can view all 10 winning quilts here on Free Spirit Fabric's Facebook page:

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September 11, 2020
Turkish Coffee quilt from Wendy's Quilts and More

This week I've been working on my Turkish Coffee quilt from Quilts in Burano by Kaffe Fassett.  And watching the US Open of course.  It's really weird with no spectators, but I'm getting used to it, and at least it's keeping everyone involved free from COVID.  The French Open (rescheduled to start on 21 September) is going to allow some spectators so that will be interesting.  



There are so many lovely quilts in Quilts in Burano.  Free Spirit Fabrics are running a competition called "Say Yes to Kaffe Collective" and encouraging people to make quilts from ...

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August 14, 2020
New Kaffe fabrics from Wendy's Quilts and More

One of my local quilt shops, Busy Bee Quilt Shop, posted a photo of the new Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics on their Instagram feed yesterday.  




With a bit of uncertainty in the air here in New Zealand, I decided that I needed to race our there this morning and buy some.  Just in case.  These are the ones I bought from the new collection. 







They hadn't even put the fabric onto bolts yet, but the lovely staff never mind cutting fabric for customers.  




I also bought a few from previous collections because I like these ones too:


Free Spirit ...

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May 26, 2020
Memorial Day 2020 ~ 3:00pm from Life in the Scrapatch







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December 31, 2019
The Daily Blog for 2019 ~ Day 365 of 365 from Life in the Scrapatch



Today is the last day of the year,
 a time to reflect, give thanks and look forward.

At the beginning of 2019 I decided to challenge myself:

"I am going to make an effort to post everyday for 365.
Most days may just be a photo or short message.

My plans are to take things one day at a time
and one stitch at a time for 2019.


I have resolved not to make any resolutions 
but to sew and stitch whatever catches my interest at any given time ... 
which is pretty much what I always do in my sewing ...

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November 29, 2019
Anna Maria Horner (and the Peacock Party) from Wendy's Quilts and More

This week was so special.  I got to attend a lecture AND a class with Anna Maria Horner.


New Zealand really is a very long way away from all the quilting action in America, so when a quilting celebrity chooses to visit our country we all rejoice.

Anna Maria Horner with the quilt I made on her behalf

On Monday night I went to the lecture and heard about how Anna Maria journeyed from Art School to designing quilt fabrics.  Unlike many people who would give their right arm to be signed by Free Spirit Fabrics, Anna Maria didn't ...

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November 22, 2019
Neptune and the Mermaid (and the Peacock Party) from Wendy's Quilts and More

Last month I showed you the blocks that I started in my hand piecing class at Symposium.  Well,  here they all are, finished.  I used some really fun fabrics called Neptune and the Mermaid, designed by Tokyo Milk for Free Spirit Fabrics.  I've added in some Tula Pink fabrics because they work so well with the Tokyo Milk fabrics.











That's nine big 18" blocks finished.  I can hardly believe that I hand pieced a quilt this quickly! I've really enjoyed making these blocks. I'm quickly becoming a real hand piecing convert and actually prefer it to ...

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October 4, 2019
Shuttles quilt (and the Peacock Party) from Wendy's Quilts and More

Another finish!!! They're coming thick and fast at the moment.  

Yes, I've finished my Shuttles quilt from Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco book. 

It is square - it was just a bit breezy when I took the photo

I love all the crazy colour in this quilt.

I really went to town when I decided to use Brandon Mably's Jumble in yellow for the borders:


And Philip Jacobs' Feathers in gold on the back:


Never mind the decision to hand quilt it with bright yellow Aurifil thread!


 And the final touch was using Jupiter in red for ...

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