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Here’s a splash of colour for that afternoon nap or a beautiful room make over! Made with pre-cut charms and 2-1/2″ strips, plus a little yardage for good measure. This traditional feel quilt goes together piece by piece, just a few half square triangles and away you go off to nap-land!
It’s almost time to “Deck the Halls”! I love to decorate for the holidays and this sweet little wall hanging lets me add an extra tree to the house without any fuss. If you are very clever you can add decorations and lights to your Bauble Tree, or use photo transfer and add pictures to your baubles!
This is the perfect beginners quilt pattern. Easy straight line piecing with no matching seams. Make the quilt planned or scrappy using 5″ squares. Step-by-step instructions are included for both. This simple design goes together quickly and easily. Experienced sewist will make this in an afternoon. A great first quilt for a lucky baby.
Sometimes a big beautiful Bloom is all you need to feel joy. These blooms are created with Half Square Triangles made eight at a time! This fun simple technique speeds up the process for making HSTs so you can enjoy the quilt even sooner. The style of the quilt is your choice scrappy or organised. It’s all just part of the fun.
These elegant designs consist of layers of petals and sweet little blooms. They can be made using yardage or a combination of pre-cut strip sets and yardage. Let your imagination be your guide – a warm Autumnal combination, a classic blue and white or a vibrant bouquet of spring colour. Enjoy the journey as you make your Blooms.
When its time to head out the door grab your bucket bag and go! This little cross body style bag carries all the daily essentials. A back zipper pocket keeps your keys or phone at your finger tips. The zipper method is easy creating a beautiful fully lined bag. Quilt it if you wish, mix and match the placement of fabrics to create your own unique look.
This is an easy to make, small bag. Perfect for carrying just the essentials. Make it with the button closure as shown or a magnetic snap if you wish. These bags are so handy and easy to put together. You’ll be making one for your best friend too! Quilting is optional!
Watch the butterflies flitter across the field on this simple quilt. Make it with just two fabrics or use fat quarters to make six different colored butterflies or go a little scrappy and use 36 different fabrics to make each butterfly a different color.
As the stars sparkle close to the equator, the moon rises over the tropic of Capricorn and the air is filled with the heady perfume of the Plumeria blossom. Its a perfect tropical night. That balmy tropical feel is the inspiration for this quilt.
Your stars/blooms can be all the same, or just like nature you can go a little wild and wonky! Instructions for both looks are included.
A simple “Stitch and Flip” technique is all that is needed to make this design, so its a beginner friendly quilt to make.
Style is what this small tote is all about. A velcro® closed, boxy outside pocket keeps your keys or phone handy, while the inside compartment has a simple slip pocket to help keep things organized. Optional: Add a magnetic snap to keep the bag closed so everything is safe and sound.
Let me introduce you to Chic, Ken and Fluffy. These handsome chickens make great sewing companions (mine are filled with rice and a little soft stuffing – perfect for pincushions). Each small element is easy to do – appliqué, optional embroidery and hand sewing. Make one, make a dozen, add an egg or two. They are lots of fun to make and have around.
PS. I can finely answer the age old question….the egg was first!
Here’s a little holiday season wall hanging or candle mat. This 3D Holly Wreath and Berries can add a touch of Holiday spirit to a small space as a wall hanging or a candle mat. Get creative and add a little birdie, bow or ornaments to make your wreath your own.
As you contemplate the night sky in the cooler evenings, wrap yourself in your own personal Cosmos quilt. Covered in stars you’ll feel at one with the Universe.
This multi layered design will give you a challenge. Many of the elements are simple and just like the Cosmos the entirety is something very special.
Take your favorite cut to classes and guild meetings in style in this gorgeous little cup carry case. Inside is a pocket for tea bags, coffee sachet or creamer and another pocket for a teaspoon. This little bag has an optional magnetic closure. It’s so darling you’ll want to use it as your everyday purse!
Inspired by Moroccan tiles, this little table topper brings a touch of elegance to any home. I really love the way the outer edges of the diamond disappear into the background, leaving you wondering how it is done.
Made using just rectangles and squares this is surprisingly quick and easy to put together. Straight line piecing is all you need to make it! I hope you enjoy it.
Add a little color and cheer to a small space with this delightful pair of coordinating table runners. Each made with just two fabrics, the graphic style of this design can work in bright and bold colors, softer pastel or country tones. The choice is yours.
This surprising quilt was inspired by a single large block repeated, now broken down into three smaller blocks. The design looks elegant made in tone on tone or brilliant in red, white and blue. This is a great skill builder. The techniques are easy to master. You’ll make Flying Geese – four at a time, set blocks on point and do a little strip piecing. At the end of all that you’ll have a beautiful quilt.
Emma is my niece. She is a bright and shining star with so much going on in her final year of high school. Just like Emma, this quilt is full of surprises, when you think you know whats coming next, something changes.
Each block is made of many elements, some simple and some more complex. Like a fine wine, this quilt is not to be rushed. Points need to meet, to achieve the intended look. Step by step and easy does it is the way to go. This is a challenging and rewarding project.
Scoop up all your goodies for a picnic at the beach, or grab your colorful tote for a quick market run. This fun loving tote will not disappoint. Embroider, appliqué, paint, quilt, embellish to your hearts content. I named this tote after my niece who loves all things creative and colorful, she would add pink and sparkles to the center panel, what will you add?
Here come the bunnies. Meet Fab and Billy Bunny. This fun loving pair have big feet, small fluffy tails and big bunny ears. These easy to make, cuddly little guys will fill your house with fun and laughter (and more bunnies if yu are not careful). Full-sized patterns included.
Sometimes I have a plan or vision of what I want to design and then there are other times when I just start playing with fabric. This is one of those times! I started with Fat Quarters, squared them down a bit, then away I went. The techniques used in this design are easy. And I think the results are gorgeous. Using multiple tones of the same colour, or a rainbow of colours, there is plenty of fun to be had creating this little quilt.
Here’s a little fun. Make a fat quarter into a bag in an hour or less. Make two fat quarters into a tote in no time at all. These bags are fast and fun to make, unlined and very functional. Great for a quick Halloween candy run. Keep a knitting or crochet project together and ready to go. Have one with you for that emergency fabric shopping opportunity! Fast to make and cute to carry.
There is something really beautiful about a walled garden. Perhaps it has been squeezed into an unexpected space and it is working within those confines or because its a secret garden, and that makes it unexpected and special. That and my Mum, (an avid gardener) are my inspirations for this quilt.
The design has a focal square, on point, surrounded by the walls of the garden. Working with a theme, both the focal blocks and sashing feature Square-in-a-Square elements. I hope you enjoy my little view of Florence.
More than just a basic tote this classic bag has an outside pocket and an inside slip pocket plus plenty of room to carry something special. The magnetic snap closure helps keep your goodies inside while the Soft and Stable or In-R-Foam gives it its structure. All you need is three fabulous fabrics and you have your own Gorgeous Tote.
This adorable little guy will keep you company while you sew. Fill him with crushed walnut shells and use him as a pincushion. Use him as a weight on sewing patterns, or fill him with resin and take him bowling! He’s a great little buddy to have around.
Peeking through the hole in the ice, what do you spy? A fish! Now catch it if you can.
This graphic quilt is fun and easy to make. A great project for a quilt retreat weekend, or a quick gift.
Plus the stylised nature of the design creates amazing quilting opportunities.
This little backpack is practical and gorgeous, just like my niece that I named it after. Inside pockets keep things organized and easy to nd, while the large main compartment will hold a binder, sewing project or anything else you need to carry. A magnetic snap keeps the flap closed so everything is safe and sound.
This is a surprisingly roomy backpack. Just like a backpack you buy in the stores, it has adjustable straps, a big outside pocket, and a large zipper compartment and a hanger loop. There is enough space to pack a serious lunch, drink and snack, or a change of clothes for a sleepover. Yet it is small enough for little ones or parents to carry.
Add a Drink Bottle Pocket to the Kinda Backpack.
Have you made, or are you making the Kinda Backpack add a useful bottle pocket to the side panel, and your little one will always have a drink when they need it.
As if the backpack wasn’t cute enough ! I hope you find adding a pocket for a drink bottle to be a useful add on and a nice surprise project to do !
What a stylish handbag. Designed with an adjustable strap that takes it from a high shoulder bag to a long style. An easy to install zipper closes the top of the bag. Inside you’ll find another easy to make zipper pocket, plus on the outside there is a slip pocket and yet another zipper pocket. You’ll have everything you need right where you need it in this gorgeous bag.
This sweet little bag has an outside zipper pocket for keys, a back pocket for easy access to your phone, and inside it has two compartments. One large on for your wallet and other essentials, and a padded one just the right size for an iPad or e-reader, or anything else you might want to carry. I use this bag everyday and I love it.
Ever needed to make a quilt in a hurry? Or wondering what to do with those enticing 2.5″ strip sets. Do you just want an easy project to whip together in a weekend? This quick little quilt design is the answer. Using 20 strips and a little yardage you’ll have a beautiful throw quilt without too much thinking. The perfect retreat project, emergency gift.
This elegant quilt is so simple and quick to make.
The design plays with the use of light and dark shades. You could use fabrics in the same color family or use high contrast, they all work.
You’ll be amazed by just how quickly it comes together using a pre-cut strip set and some yardage to complete the look.
This adorable little dress is so quick and easy to make. Perfect for the little one that is near to your heart. No need for perfect measurements, this clever design has elastic around the chest and an adjustable tie around the middle. Designed for children from 39″ (98cm) tall to 48-1/2″ (122cm) tall.
Everyone should have a casual shirt. Perfect for BBQs or a day of fun by the pool or beach. This cute little shirt is designed for children 38-1/2″ (98cm) to
43-1/4″ (110cm) tall. Approximate ages 3 to 5 years.
Chest size: 21-1/2″ (55cm) to 23-1/4″ (59cm). The style has a relaxed fitting, ideal for freedom of movement for your little one.
These super cute long shorts will keep your little one well dressed all summer. The long style shorts have a mock hem that looks totally cool folded up as a cuff or left down for taller toddlers. The elastic waist makes fitting easy. Pattern makes two pairs of shorts in alternating fabrics.
The name says it all for this quilt. The clever magic square does all the work.
The pattern uses seven different background fabrics! This gives the quilt a scrappy designer feel. The results are simply stunning.
I hope you enjoy my Magic Square quilt pattern.
These two little totes are just perfect for a run to the store, or to keep little-one’s cards and finger puppets in. The easy to make design will have you making more than just one for you and one for junior! Simple un-lined tote in 2 sizes. One for you and one for “mini” you!
Here’s a small bag to carry just what you need for a night on the town, or your daily essentials. the zipper pocket on the flap is ideal for keys and coins, while the slip pocket keeps your phone in easy access for answering calls. Pop everything else in the main compartment or the small inside pocket.
There is something a little bit formal and a little bit fun about this quilt – like High Tea at the Ritz. So that is where the name comes from the room where I had High Tea at the Ritz in London. Enough of that lets talk about the quilt. These are nice big blocks so you don’t need to make too many of them, just six of each. Quick techniques are used to make the Flying Geese and Half Square Triangles.
All the blocks lock into each other with lots of points and seams to match. Take your time to make this special quilt really sing!
This fun little bag folds flat for easy storage so you’ll always have it with you when you stop at the market or shops. Make one, make ten and save the planet as you go.
If you use a solid fabric across the center, its the perfect opportunity to personalize your bag with a little embroidery or embellishment.
This is Penny Pig. She is a sweet girl right to the end of her curly little tail. It is very easy to make her, simple sewing, appliqué and embroidery is all it takes. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself making an entire her of piggies. Also included is a baby safe alternative to the large button nose.
Who doesn’t love a chubby little penguin. This is Pete. He has big feet so he can swim fast, and a large beak for catching fish. I’ve made him in snuggly flannel, but he would be just as cute in flat cotton. He’s fun and easy to make so don’t be surprised if you find yourself making an entire family of penguins.
This Pineapple Plantation wall hanging will add a warm and welcoming aspect to your home. Make it in bold or subtle tones, the sunny feelings of a pineapple can not be denied. These tiny half hexagons are a little challenging, so take your time and enjoy the process. Use the “Hex-n-More” ruler to assist you if you have it otherwise full size templates and step-by-step instructions are included.
Pinwheels pinwheels everywhere!
This elegant two colour throw quilt is surprisingly easy to make. Two easy methods are used to make all these Half Square Triangles. Plus two different layouts are included in the pattern. Make one with a dark background and one with a light background for the warmer months.
I hope you enjoy the pattern.
This cheeky little sun hat has a soft fabric crown and brim just over 3″ wide. There is even an optional drawstring that you can add to keep the hat on in a stiff breeze. I made mine using medium weight cotton (quilting cotton) and I even made one out of laminated fabric for the Portland rain – hence the name.
A smart out fit deserves a smart bag. This handbag or purse is just the thing. Light weight, with a large zipper opening (thats easy to do) this bag will carry all the essentials and more. A simple slip pocket inside keeps things organized while you go about your busy day in style.
This is a generously sized apron. Ones size fits most. The length of the neck loop is adjustable, making it the perfect gift to make and send to someone far away, or share with someone nearby. Change your mood and flip your apron, or just conceal a little speck until you throw the apron in the wash.
3, 2, 1…Blast Off with your very own rocket ship. This cute and cuddly little space ship will take you up into the night sky. Add a photo of your little rocketeer in the portholes and you will have a favorite toy for all time. Clever sewing and simple appliqué build this rocket ship in no time at all.
Way back when I was little there was a dessert that was made “Layer upon Layer” and that’s the inspiration for the name of this design. I really love the way the blocks interlock to create a layered effect.
There is a good deal of matching of points in this quilt to create that layered look. So take your time with this project. I think the results are definitely worth the effort.
Shorty is a bag inspired by and designed with my mother in mind. She’s not too tall and neither is this clever little bag. Shorty has outside slip pockets with magnetic snap closures and a big main compartment with a zipper closure. I didn’t quilt Shorty, but she would look stunning with that personal touch that quilting can add.
Now here’s something completely different. This modern style quilt is super quick to make. I’ve included lots of speedy methods so you can whip this together over a weekend. Its the perfect answer to the “I really need to give a quilt away next week” situation. When it comes to quilting, you’ve got plenty of open space to really let your creativity show. I hope you enjoy this fun design as “Something Different.”
Just the project to experience a little English Paper Piecing, but not too much. Features a panel for your favorite fabric in the center or as the entire background. These Hexies and Half Hexies can be made scrappy or more traditionally, both styles are covered in this easy to follow pattern. Full-size template patterns included.
Not your average stained glass windows, this simple yet stunning design brings the classic beauty of stained glass into your home. Make it in rich jewel tones, bright and bold prints, or solids, the results are enchanting. Full-sized templates included.
Sprinkle a little stardust and let the adventure begin. This beautiful design is ideal for a bedroom or to add a touch of color to any living space. Made with two large blocks repeating. Each one made from simple elements. There are many points to match and seams to align. I hope you enjoy this little sprinkling of Star Dust.
Around the world and home again I’m guided by the starlit sky. Be it the Northern or the Southern star, they always lead me home.
Half Square Triangles, stitch and flip corners, Pinwheels and Flying Geese, this design is very make-able! Some parts are large, while others are quite small. Once they are all together the result is enchanting. And just like the starlit sky depicted on this quilt, it will lead you home.
Here she is, the perfect little bag for your everyday essentials, or iPad mini/7″ tablet. There is a pocket on the back for your phone, a zipper pocket on the flap for your keys, a large compartment inside, plus an optional vinyl pocket for your ID, lip gloss, or credit card, under the flap. All secured with a velcro closure.
Do you have a bundle of beautiful pre-cut 2-1/2″ strips just begging to be made into something? Well here you go, this design has nine different blocks, each made using strips and yardage. You can use them all in one quilt, or choose your favourite and make an entire quilt with that one block repeated.
This book style tool kit will keep all the tools you need organized and handy when you go to a class, or on a day trip. The kit closes with a large zipper all the way around, inside tools are kept in place with elastic and in a clear vinyl zipper pocket. Everything you need in one hand kit.
Ready for a busy day ahead. This medium sized tote will keep everything you need handy. Two large outside pockets keep the little things organized while the large main compartment carries everything else. No zippers or magnetic closures. Quilting is optional. This easy to make tote will be one that you love to make and use.
Wow this bag carries it all. The name comes from the fact that I was so surprised by just how much it holds.
There are two small outside zip pockets on the front, one large zip pocket on the back, a slip pocket at one end and a great big zip closed main compartment. The cross-body strap is removable on two carabiners from the local hardware store. I took it to a quilt show and I shopped until it was full! My keys, phone and wallet had a pocket each. All my purchases went inside! I love it, I hope you do too.
Sometimes I like to make quilts with many different blocks…this is one of those times. Nine different blocks make up this delightful design. Use them all or just a few. The techniques are simple and the layout adds a bit of interest. Please enjoy this fun quilt.