If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time-Billy Joel

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Tutorial Correction

My sincere apologies. If you have downloaded the tutorial in my previous post please go back and re download. I was just making another quilt with the same layout and discovered that one of the strip measurements was incorrect. The same link will still work. 

Today has been a beautiful Autumn day, hardly a cloud in the sky. I have put together a Bridie's Blossoms keepsake  package to be sent off to the parents of an angel baby.

I am currently working on my last unit for my Diploma of Family History. I am researching my last essay and must knuckle down and get it down over the next week as it is due the first week in May.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

New Window Box Vintage Flowers Illusion quilt pattern and tutorial uploaded

My new lap quilt that I have titled Window Box Vintage Flowers Illusion has been in the making process for a week or so now. Yesterday I finished piecing it and I have also written a tutorial for it. I have stitched the 52 inch square lap quilt using the Vintage Flowers set from Hatched in Africa and have made the embroidered centres 8 1/2 inches square so that the same dimensions can be used with many sets of embroidered designs. I thought the designs looked like vases of flowers and the setting makes them look like they are sitting in window boxes, hence the title for the quilt.

You can download the tutorial from HERE

Friday, 14 April 2017

BOM's finished and all instructions written

I hope that everyone is having a restful Easter break.

I had another check up with my oncologist a week ago and thankfully all is well and the next one is not scheduled for another four months.
HIA Enchanted Garden BOM with 5x7 design size

HIA Enchanted Garden BOM with 6x10 design size

The two quilt BOM's I have designed with the Hatched in Africa Enchanted Garden design sets have been completed and all of the instruction files have been uploaded to a Google Drive folder. The link to that folder will be removed on Saturday Apri 22nd. If you miss downloading them you will have to email me for them. You can download the instructions from here

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Our Strahan Mini Break

Last weekend we traveled to Strahan on the West Coast of our fabulous little island. On Saturday we rode the magnificent West Coast Wilderness Railway and were well and truly pampered. 


 On Sunday we traveled the Gordon River on board the Harbour Master catamaran to view the beautiful Macquarie Harbour and the temperate rainforest in the World Heritage area.


Friday afternoon we took a trip out to magnificent Ocean Beach. What a view and it is so hard to believe that there is no land fall until you reach South America. 

Back to sewing and more blocks in the Hatched in Africa's Enchanted Garden BOM.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

HIA Enchanted Garden BOM

I have finished the first two rows of each of the quilts I am doing with the Hatched in Africa Enchanted  Garden sets. The red black and grey one is stitched using 6x10 sized designs and the black background with the Firenze collection from Connecting Threads is stitched using 5x7 sized designs. After a great deal of stress and returning emails I have decided to upload all blocks to Google drive from now on and people can download them from there. All the blocks we have done to date are now there. You can download the blocks from HERE. This will be the only time I post the link so you will have to return to this page to use it each time. At the end of the BOM I will remove the link.
HIA Enchanted Garden BOM.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Tutorial uploaded for Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder Quilt 4

I have quilted and done the binding on the Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder Quilt 4. This is the fourth quilt in this series of One Metre Wonder quilts and follows on from One Metre Wonder Quilt 3 I posted in my previous blog post.
Bridie's blessings One Metre Wonder Quilt 4

You can download the tutorial from HERE.

Also had a bit of help ? from my ever present black cat.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

New One Metre Wonder quilt tutorial uploaded.

I have been working on some more of my  Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder quilt designs. I call them that because they only use 1 metre or 1 yard of a focus fabric. We all have those single pieces of fabric in our cupboards and hate to cut it into small pieces. These quilts are a great way of showcasing those special  fabrics we have.  Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder 3 has a finished size of approximately 48 inches x 48 inches. I chose to embroider the beautiful Redwork Hearts from Hatched in Africa to go with the heart fabric. These quilts are ideal for charity donations.
Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder 3 

You can download the tutorial HERE

There will be another One Metre Wonder quilt tutorial uploaded in the next day or so.

 I have sent out two  blocks in the  Hatched In Africa Enchanted Garden BOM. I am doing two colourways with this one. Please email me if you wish to be  apart of this free BOM. Block 3 should be sent out by the end of the weekend or early next week.