Monday, August 15, 2016

That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2017

The 2017 That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar is out and my Twinkle Twinkle quilt is July!! I have one to give away. Leave a comment here, or on Instagram, by Sunday evening (Western Australian time) and I will randomly pick a winner!

Edited to add: The winner was the lovely Kris on Instagram.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Chatting with Pat Sloan!

I had a great chat with Pat Sloan this week on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast. You can download and listen to it here!

Simplicity 8101

I made Simplicity 8101 a few months ago for Olive and it is on high rotation so I thought I should make a few more. I used some beautiful Dear Stella fabric for this one and a scrap of some Moda fabric for the pocket.
This Hello Kitty fabric was an excellent find on the bargain rack at Spotlight. The pocket is some new Cotton and Steel fabric.
I made my own bias binding for the pocket and neckline, so much nicer to use than the bought stuff. Once you have made one of these they are very quick and easy to do. I'm sure there will be more.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Glam Clam Quilt

I've always wanted to make a clam shell quilt, but knew I would never finish one that involved small shapes and hand sewing, so when Latifah Saafir came out with her clever Clammy ruler I knew I needed it. I used the 8" sized ruler and her free Glam Clam pattern. 
I enjoyed every moment of making this quilt top. The ruler was very easy to use and the cutting did not take long.
The curves are quite gentle and not hard to sew.
I didn't rush the process and only managed a row most days.
I love it. I bought the 12" ruler as well and can't wait to experiment with some of the different shapes you can make with them.