23 May 2016

Triangle Challenge

I have decided to join Pat Sloan's second triangle challenge. I love the Dandoy Delight pattern and have decided to try a bigger 4 x 4 version using some of my Australian fabrics. There is a very good chance I will not make the deadline but it is worth a shot.

19 May 2016

Not quite finished

I thought this was a finish but have decided it is not. The pattern is from the across the sea quiltalong. I added extra blocks so I thought this was a finish. Now I have had some time to look at it, I think I will add the border after all.

I used Kate Spain Horizon which is gorgeous as all Kate Spain fabric is.

16 May 2016

Austin modern quilt

I finished my top of my Austin Modern Quilt by Carolina squirrel and I love it. It was a great pattern to put together and it looks great. It finishes at 50 x 60 so is a good size too. Not sure when I will actually quilt it but I think straight line quilting will work with this design so I should be able to quilt it myself.

12 May 2016


I made this for a friends son. He is studying architecture and loves orange so buildings with an orange binding seems perfect. He has made me two great quilt racks so I wanted to make him something.

06 May 2016

fabric pull

These are the fabrics I have decided to use for my Austin Modern quilt. I was limited as I don't have a lot of yardage but I found these which should go with my Eden fat quarter bundle bought to make quilts etc for the master bedroom.

03 May 2016

May is for makers

I am going to join the May is for makers campaign started by Lindsey at LRstitched.

May Is For Makers | LRstitched.com

My first buy is the Austin Modern quilt pattern from Carolinasquirrel. I love it and cant wait to start it. Some colours need more than a fat quarter so I will probably have to wait! I am going to go through my stash later today.

PDF Pattern AUSTIN MODERN Quilt Pattern from Quilts by Elena

30 April 2016

Mini Wonky Quilt

My husband loved the quilt I made for my brother so I made him a mini in the same fabrics for our wedding anniversary. It will hang on the wall in my sewing room so it is a joint anniversary gift!
I used the tutorial for a wonky mini charm at Twiggy and Opal. I love Jayne's work and find myself wanting to make all her tutorials.