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Kaleido Stars' Big Sister.
After creating the Kaleido Stars (Mystery ) quilt pattern I started to see the potential for a more intricate design if I multiplied the amount of blocks, rotated them and connected the ‘ribbons’.| Read more... |
Kaleido Stars Quilt.
The Kaleido Stars (a.k.a Mystery) quilt pattern is now available as a single set of instructions. It was previously supplied as a set of 4 instructions plus initial fabric requirements and cutting instructions.| Read more... |
Mystery Quilt design unveiled
I’m so happy that there has been a good amount of excitement from the sew along participants for the 1st April, when the final instructions and layout of the completed design were emailed out.| Read more... |
I’m excited to show you my new quilt pattern. Since I was young I have been drawn towards ethnic and eastern designs, especially intricate mosaic tiles in places like Morocco and India.| Read more... |
Gallery of Blocks.
There have been some participants quick off the mark this month, so I thought that I would do a short share with you all of some of the great combinations of blocks made so far ..| Read more... |
Mystery Quilt Month 2 Blocks.....
I am so chuffed with all of the Mystery Quilt Month 1 blocks that have been made and photographs shared. there have been lots of lovely feedback and all seem to be thoroughly enjoying it.| Read more... |
Fantastic Blocks and where to find them.
The Mystery Quilt Along is definitely underway, with a wide array of colours and styles of fabric being used. Two people, like me, are making 2 versions - a bright one and a more subtle style| Read more... |
A New Year, a New Quilt...
I hope that you have all had a good Christmas break and are looking forward to a healthy 2022. Did you get to see family? We had a mixed time, with one side only able to do doorstep present dropping...| Read more... |
2022 Mystery Quilt...
Who’s up for a Mystery? I’ve been working on a really cool Mystery quilt pattern over the last few weeks. It’s been so hard not to show everyone any more than the fabrics and colours that I’ve used!!| Read more... |
Sew Along and more...
We had a great time in the Facebook Group during the Star Gazing Sew Along week in September. Lots of different fabric choices which make a difference to the finished look of the block.| Read more... |
Star Gazing Sew Along...
I’ve been having a lot of fun recently making up my Star Gazing Block, which has spurred me on to host a short Sew Along. It will start on 20th of September and will mainly be hosted in my Facebook Group.| Read more... |
The story part 2...
Continuing on the the theme of fusing different classic patchwork blocks, after Granny Stars Quilt and Cushions, I had a play around and came up with my next pattern. Now what to call it???| Read more... |
The story continued...
After having my Hopscotch and Rainbow Starburst patterns featured in Quilt Now magazine I was hoping that this would be the start of many more. Unfortunately as we all now know, the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and we were all put into lockdown.| Read more... |
How it all started...
Hi All. I’d like to take this newsletter to properly introduce myself and showcase some of my patterns. I’ve been interested in crafts since I was young, and like many of us have been guided and encouraged by family members past and present.| Read more... |
Time to wrap it up!
A few years ago I used to use my Etsy shop for selling items that I had made, such as bags, book and device covers. This was a great way of using up fabrics that I had bought and making a bit of money too.| Read more... |
Time for some Star Gazing.
My latest block design was inspired by Moroccan tiles, and will be featured in a full quilt pattern called Star Gazing very soon - when I've managed to fit in quilting it! I decided that it might be fun to release the block pattern for free first of all...| Read more... |
When you reach a Crossroads...
Inspired by the disappearing 4 patch method, which is so versatile with whatever size square you are starting with, I got to thinking about how it could be varied by changing the placement of colours and cutting points.| Read more... |
Your Granny always knows best!
I have always admired the crocheted Granny Squares and have a soft spot for the patchwork friendship star block, so it got me thinking about how to combine the two.| Read more... |