Fabric reformation

My next sewing project is this smocked baby outfit for my daughter’s fourth child, who is due in May. The pattern is from issue 62 of the Australian smocking and Embroidery magazine. It is a two piece suit called “The little Shepherd” and designed by…

Baby’s first smocked outfit



Pat Sloan is hosting Aurifil 2017 Designer of the month programme.  February’s guest designer is Maureen Cracknell  who was inspired by the colour purple for her block. This is my version of the colour purple. Very purple indeed.

Aurifil February Designer of the month

                  This is truly a scrappy quilt. these pieces were left over from a number of quilts from the past. I was recently tidying/sorting my stash and found these bits. I  made a decision to sew them up rather than throw them in the bin. I have difficulty throwing fabric in…

‘The best quilt ever’



A few years ago my daughter, Cait, subscribed to a Block of the month project and suggested I join her.  I decided not to because I thought I would not have stick-ability and that I would become impatient waiting for each block pattern to be…

BOM convert



We recently invested in an 11 degree wedge ruler and some beautiful fabrics from Haori Taiwan Textiles from Indigo Niche in both pink and green hues to make two circular quilts for a baby girl who is about to turn one and a baby boy…

11 Degree Wedge Quilt

1.   This is the technique I used when joining the ‘Quilt as you go’ blocks. These are some blocks I have made to use up my scraps from the Squedge quilt. I am using them to practice my free motion quilting, eventually I will…

Back to Back Technique



A Wedge + A Square = Squedge! This is the latest template/ruler that Maxine and I both purchased at one on the quilt shows last year. I had been wondering what to make with the gift of Batik fat quarters from my son and daughter in law. It was difficult…


  What I love about this quilt is the ‘Quilt as you go’ technique. I chose the blocks from the many different books I have, so thank you to all those people out there who write the many books on quilting and design that give us…

Quilt as you go