Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Honeydrippers

Remember Robert Plant? Led Zeppelin? A 1960's group? Then he formed a group called The Honeydrippers - they had a hit with "Sea of Love", a typical 1980's romantic tune. That's what inspired the name for this quilt (along with a hint from Tiramisue.....!!!).
Pattern is available now, from ebay or etsy and will be on my website soon.
More news, I will be doing a Make and Take session at 2pm. each day at the AQC, Melbourne, in April.
Here's a photo of the project.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. I'm playing with batiks at the moment.......

Monday, February 9, 2015

Small Things

"Small Things" is a new pattern available now from Teddlywinks
Two delightful stitcheries, each one measuring 5.5" X 7.5". They have been designed to be put into frames, but can easily be incorporated into other projects such as a cot quilt, wall hanging, 
bag, even a birth sampler. 
Iron-on transfers are included in the pattern.
The instructions also include a page of helpful embroidery tips to get you started.
Stitch Joyfully!
P.S. The bumble bees are coming......

Monday, January 12, 2015


The froggies have arrived! My latest pattern, Ribbit. It includes iron-on transfers and makes use of a jelly roll - how easy is that!
Here are a couple of close-ups of two of the stitcheries, and the completed quilt is 30" X 31", so I'm sure it will find a place somewhere in your home!
It will be on my website soon, and in the meantime it can be found on Etsy or Ebay.
Happy New Year,
P.S. Small Things soon.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Forget-Me-Not Garden

Ernie Dingle has been a very excited little bear over the past few months. He has been helping me choose fabrics and threads for my new BOM, "Forget-Me-Not Garden" (he likes to think he's the one in charge). Those Cottage Garden Threads are just gorgeous and the colours that Ernie chose go perfectly with the Tilda fabrics.
He took great interest in how the quilt was put together and .......
..... helped with the pinning (although at times he got a bit carried away - hence the pin in his ear) ......
..... and watched carefully during the quilting process. He was quite taken with my quilting discs .....

..... and viola! Here's the completed quilt. Let me know if you would like to find a patchwork shop that is running it as a BOM, and I will assist!
P.S. The frogs are coming.......

Monday, October 13, 2014

A New Block of the Month Soon

Here are a few sneak previews of my newest BOM - it should be ready for the AQM in November.
It is said that we work better under pressure, but I'm being frustrated by the lack of availability of a certain piece of green fabric. There is some on its way (I hope) and the rest should be arriving in Australia in November. I should be able to complete the quilt using the piece that is winging its way to my PO box ....... I hope!
Lots of flowers, some birds and bees, a ladybird, and other "gardeny" thingies.
Now I need to think of a name for it.
A couple of new patterns that are available from my website are Lily's Cushion and Nick Nack Bag (both below).

Go to my website for details.
Happy Stitching!
P.S. Any suggestions for a name for my new garden quilt?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Karen's Quilt

I just had to show everyone this lovely cot quilt, made by Karen, using the stitchery design from my pattern "Bassinet Quilt". It is of some teddies sitting on a toadstool. Karen has added extra borders to make it bigger and I think it's gorgeous! That's what you can do with a pattern - change it to suit the purpose and it also makes it more personal.
P.S. I'm working on a new block of the month, and when I get my act together you will see some photos.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ernie Dingle at Workshop

Ernie and I had a wonderful day at The Patchwork Tea House last Saturday, with a group of lovely ladies from a quilting group from Sunbury. First item on the agenda was morning tea - Gary's scones with home made jam and cream! We needed a nap after that.
Ernie watched intently while I took the ladies through a workshop of needleturn applique, blanketstitch applique, backstitch, satin stitch and several other tips to improve their sewing techniques.
I think he was a little nervous while the iron was on.
Here are some of the ladies at work ...... I think they're working ...... there was so much chatting and laughter that I wonder how much actual stitching happened!
It was a busy but very satisfying day, with a very appreciative workshop group.
P.S. Hope to see you all at The Patchwork Tea House again soon girls!