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August 20, 2019
The Seedling Quilts Book – Elderberry from Blossom Heart Quilts

About two years ago, my dear friend Jodi and I were chatting about writing our quilting books while our kids were mucking around outside in the garden, wondering how we were going to get it all done with families and businesses to take care of too. And now here we are, with our books are about to be released at the same time – mine being Mini Masterpieces, and her’s being The Seedling Quilts!

EPP quilt book

The Seedling Quilts is packed full with 11 English paper pieced (EPP) panels and quilts, all beautifully photographed in the Australian bush. I love a book ...

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August 14, 2019
the seedling quilts book from Charm About You

The Seedling Quilts book, english paper pieces

I want to make every quilt in this book. The Seedling Quilts book is one to be savoured. I was thrilled to be asked by Jodi of Tales of Cloth to join the book tour as she has been an inspiration to me since we became blogging friends. I have always admired her sewing style, the way she combines fabrics and I LOVE her writing (so much I have actually embroidered a poem she wrote). She is endearing, interesting and very talented. 

It's no surprise then that this book is full of all that - gorgeous quilts, excellent advice, tidbits ...

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July 3, 2018
Hand Applique Stitches for EPP from Charm About You


Hand sewing is my happy place, time I can relax and take it slow. At one point I never thought I would say that, unconvinced that I would enjoy what seemed like laborious and quaint methods. Yet here I am, about to show you how I appliqué my hand sewn English Paper Piecing (epp) by hand. So if you're thinking to yourself 'it's not for me' or 'I am not about to do more hand sewing', let me assure you I have felt the same way and encourage you to at least read through this post...

I'm ...

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