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May 24, 2019
My project bag - and the Peacock Party from Wendy's Quilts and More

Aurifil and Free Spirit Fabrics sent me three beautiful Anna Maria Horner Passionflower fat quarters, and a spool of Aurifil thread to play with.

I decided to make a project bag to store my hand pieced Dear Jen blocks in.  The Dear Jen programme runs for a whole year, and I certainly don't want to lose any blocks along the way, so now they are safely stowed away in my new project bag.

I used a free pattern from byAnnie for the project bag - it's in her Fall 2018 catalogue (still available to download for free from her ...

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March 23, 2019
Bowl Me Over Bag from Wendy's Quilts and More

My Bowl Me Over bag is finished and I love it.

The front

The back

The pattern is Bowl Me Over byAnnie, and the fabrics are Skylark by Margot and Elena for Tokyo Milk - part of Freespirit Fabrics.

I've used the same fabric in two different colourways throughout the bag, with a complementary pink trim for the bindings. I machine quilted the panels with hot pink Aurifil before I started to assemble the bag.

I included the easy access pockets on one side of the interior, but skipped the zipped pocket on the other side of the interior.  I ...

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February 14, 2019
Five DIY projects for your car from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Meow and Forever Fabric

Oh my goodness!! I just love this line. Its fishes just make me giggle. The cat whiskers and ears flood me with nostalgia because they make me think of a staple in my home growing up, muisjes (the American word would be sprinkles). Bread with butter and dark chocolate sprinkles was a totally acceptable breakfast for my Dutch parents. And don’t get me started about those cat heads. My Mind’s Eye created all of these mischievous fabrics for Riley Blake Designs. That green and pink combo has been enchanting all of my sewing projects ...

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August 2, 2018
Open Wide bag from Wendy's Quilts and More

Well, I finished my quilt for Capital Quilters' exhibition and handed it in last Saturday.  It was a major relief to get it finished in time.  I can't show you a photo yet, but all will be revealed next weekend. 

If you live in NZ, then do try and make it along to our exhibition at the brand new Lower Hutt Events Centre 11-12 August.  It's going to be a great exhibition with 200 quilts, pop up shops, and a cafe!

So, after I'd finished hand quilting my exhibition quilt, I had a great feeling of freedom ...

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