Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ottobre 4/2018

I love it when a new Ottobre magazine appears in my mailbox.
I really like this hoodie for the older girls.
And this would be a great jacket for Olive. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Smitten Quilt

Slowly, slowly working on my Smitten Quilt.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Daisy Quilt Pattern

The pattern includes 2 foundation pieced blocks - the daisy flower block and the stem and leaf block.
There are 2 ways you can make the stem and leaf block. You can paper piece the entire block or you can just paper piece the leaves and traditionally piece the rest of the block.

As a bonus I've included instructions for making a 50" x 60" quilt from the blocks!

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Daisy Quilt

I'm so excited to finally share this quilt that I've been working on for the last few months!! 
I loved every moment of making this quilt. From choosing the colours of Cotton Supreme Solids to use.
To drawing it out in Electric Quilt 8.
 To paper piecing each block.

 To quilting and finally binding it.
To see more details go to the RJR blog

 Go to their Instagram page for a chance to win a pack of the fabrics I used in the quilt!


Monday, May 07, 2018

McCalls 7333

One thing my wardrobe was missing was a light weight jacket, especially one I could wear over button up shirts. Enter McCalls 7333. I found this amazing Nani Iro linen at Miss Matatabi (sold out now) and I knew it would be perfect. I made a size Large and the only adjustment was to take it up an inch as I was running out of fabric (plus you'd never say I was tall!!). It is a really generously sized pattern, I like it being quite big, but I probably could've sized down. 
I'm really happy with this, I'd definitely consider using this pattern again. 


Thursday, May 03, 2018

Sunrise Block

When I write patterns for my books I always play around with different colour combinations in Electric Quilt before I make a decision on what to use. I love the combination of oranges with a low volume cream and blue background fabric in my Sunrise quilt in Scrappy and Happy Quilts, but I always wanted to see what it would look like with a charcoal background and bold colours. 
I had an hour the other day so I tried it. I love it! I think I need to add it to the huge pile of WIPs and finish it. 


Tuesday, May 01, 2018

More Archer Shirts

More Archer Shirts. I think I can sew them in my sleep now.
I used an amazing wool/cotton blend by Gertrude Made from Ella Blue Fabrics for this one. I think this might be the most favourite shirt I've ever made. 

I also made this one using Nani Iro sateen.  I bought this not knowing how heavy it would be. It is surprisingly lightweight and has beautiful drape. So it became another Archer and it is beautiful to wear!