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September 29, 2020
Too Coo’ for School: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Pigeon patchwork block colours at Clever Chameleon

School’s out for a fortnight. Time to play!

The Chameleon’s on Term break. The Arkaroola “school house” is closed. The tables have been reclaimed as sewing spaces. It’s time to catch up on some sewing, writing and other activities that have been on the backburner so long that they might just have mutated into new life forms.

To celebrate, I’ve started with sewing the next batch of blocks for my Garden Party quilt. Did you catch last week’s quilt blocks in the “It’s A Garden Party” row along and blog hop? I released my ...

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September 24, 2020
It’s A Garden Party Row Along! from Clever Chameleon

pigeon in a bird bath paper pieced quilt block designed by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Welcome to Day 6 of the “It’s A Garden Party” row along!

Please excuse the pigeon. He says he’ll be with us in a moment.

Once a year Marian of Seams to be Sew hosts an amazing event – a huge row along where lots of designers come together on one project. This year we have each designed a garden themed block for you to collect – mix and match them into a project that you love!

Garden Party row along

If you follow along with this event, you will find lots of beautiful gardening blocks, flower blocks, garden produce blocks and fun critters ...

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May 26, 2020
Yellow Butterfly Hijinks: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Yellow Butterfly Hijinks colour board at Clever Chameleon

The little blue flower that started a neighbourhood dispute…..

Or was it the yellow butterfly? Or someone else entirely…..?

Watching the local pollinators compete, you would be forgiven for thinking that flowers are scarce in Arkaroola right now. Which, I think you probably get the idea: they are not. The cooler weather, plus the months elapsed since our big rain, has resulted in a bloom of both flowers and insects. Wanted and otherwise.

But apparently some flower locales are more desirable than other blooming addresses. Even within the best Cattle Bush Restaurants there appears to be premium tables where the ...

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April 6, 2020
Time to Quilt - A 'Quiltalong' with Northcott / Banyan Batiks / FIGO from Daphne Greig

Northcott will be posting FREE block patterns daily to make an awesome lap quilt
from April 8th through May 1.

I'm in! And I'll be using my Banyan Batiks Tapa Cloth collection along with essentials coordinates to make my blocks.

You can use any Northcott, Banyan Batiks, or FIGO fabrics - or even fabrics from your stash!

You'll need about 1/8 yd of 48 fabrics (or 1/4 yd of 24 fabrics). 

But wait, it gets better! Show your best blocks each Friday for the chance to win a fabric bundle.

Need inspiration? Print off this handy-dandy ...

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March 19, 2020
Fast, Beginner-Friendly Fat Quarter Pattern Modern Rainbow Bargello – Reflection from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

The design for Reflection came to me in the middle of the night while feeding my newborn daughter. It was back when life was normal, and I thought a rainbow bargello would be a fantastic way to highlight the beautiful color transitions in Midsommar by Pippa Shaw for Figo.

Now that we are all stuck indoors for the foreseeable future, I feel like a bright rainbow quilt is the perfect antidote to the blues that can come with social distancing. And since it is a quick project, you can snuggle under it and feel better soon when it is done ...

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February 28, 2020
The Tree of Wisdom – OBW #74 from If These Threads Could Talk

The fabrics shown in this post were given to me by Northcott Fabrics.

I just couldn’t help my myself. I love trees, and these are my colors!

When I saw this panel I just had to make a One Block Wonder (OBW). The Tree of Wisdom fabric line was designed by Kerry Darlington for Northcott Fabrics. Tree of Wisdom can be found at your local quilt shop and at Keepsake Quilting.

When I approach making a OBW using panels, the first thing I want to know is how wide the panel is. This panel is 24″ including the borders ...

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January 20, 2020
Easy Fat Quarter Quilt with Half Square Triangles and NO POINTS to Match! – Geometric Garden from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I am just in love with this month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern and the fat quarter bundle we used to make it, Flora by Marisol Ortega for FIGO Fabrics.

As always this pattern and every other one we have designed for the Stashin’ with Stephanie series is FREE for members. But you can also download it individually and get kits if you haven’t joined yet. Just scroll to the bottom for links where you can get the pattern and kits.

The bright, vibrant and rich colors and modern floral designs make it perfect for the Geometric Garden quilt ...

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