10 November 2018

something sweet

I've joined in with the Fat Quarter Shop for a quilt along to make another sweet shortcut quilt - the Layer Cake Custard quilt :)

well, I've actually made two quilts - that's how shortcut they are !! I couldn't decided between using my Cotton and Steel stash and my Tula Pink stash so I decided to make one of each.

I'm really excited about this pattern - the "cake" block allows for showing off some of those amazing fabrics and then you can use basics for the "custard" blocks.

As I said they were really quick to make - I'm sure you could put one or a couple together over a weekend - and I saved even more time by not sub-cutting the strip sets until after I sewed them onto the blocks which worked well.

I think this is the first quilt that I've made that uses nice big chunks of fabric and I love being able to use the amazing art of Tula Pink and the (original fab five) Cotton and Steel designers - they make such gorgeous fabrics for big block quilts !!

I'm looking forward to doing some free motion quilting and I already have a plan using Angela Walter's dot to dot designs - just need to organise some backing !!

The FREE Layer Cake Custard pattern includes instructions to make a delicious quilt that finishes at 63” x 88”. It makes a great gift and is very beginner friendly!

In the video tutorial Kimberly shows you how to make the two main blocks that make up this timeless beauty.

So pop over to the Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber to check out the other wonderful quilts in this series - there are quick links to the pattern and the video tutorial too !

28 April 2018

its a Cubes quilt !

I joined in with the Fat Quarter Shop this month and made the Fat Quarter Cubes quilt - its another fun and fast quilt in their Shortcut Pattern series and it makes big blocks to show off some fabulous fabrics !!

19 April 2018

2nd quarter - 2018 finish-along

well after a successful first quarter (hey I got one finish - I'm definitely calling that a success !!) I'm gearing up to see if I can get another finish or two this quarter.

10 April 2018

Houston - we have a finish !!

Yes, an actual finish in the first finish-along of the year !! so I've just proven that miracles do in fact happen and I'm excited to share with you my sweet little sewing machine cover that I finally made.

16 January 2018

first quarter - 2018 finish-a-long

its a new year which means the start of another finish-a-long !! and as in previous years, I have another long list of hopeful finishes !!

2018 Finish-A-Long information

05 January 2018

Double 9 Patch Quilt Along

Its time to show you my version of the Fat Quarter Shop's Double 9 Patch Quilt - its one of their new patterns in the Classic & Vintage series.

02 January 2018

December Quilty365 blocks

Happy New Year !!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year - I loved having my first Tassie Christmas in quite a few years :)

I've been seeing a lot of round up for 2017 and planning for 2018 posts around the internet and while I haven't thought about doing those posts yet, I am happy that I'm only two days late in posting the final linky in this year's Quilty 365 !!

07 December 2017

November Quilty 365

oh my - its the second last month of our Quilty 365 blocks - of course I'm late in posting but we'll overlook that, shall we !!

06 November 2017

see ya Tumba - hello Tassie !

well its official - I'm finally going back home !

after years on the mainland and the past 16 and a half years in the little country town of Tumbarumba in New South Wales I'm heading back to Hobart, Tasmania, and I'm so excited !

I'll miss Tumbarumba and the friends I've made here, but with the announcement of the merger of the Tumbarumba and Tumut Councils last year I knew I needed to make my dream of going back to Hobart a reality.  From my point of view, the NSW Government got it so wrong with the council mergers and its been a pretty exhausting time !

I'll also miss seeing the gorgeous Mt Kosciuszko and Snowy Mountains all covered in snow...

view of the Snowy Mountains from Chisholm Street Tumbarumba

01 November 2017

October Quilty 365

Its the first of November - wow - another year almost disappeared ! its also my mum's birthday today so happy birthday mum xxx

and its time for another month of quilty 365 blocks