Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Catch yourself a Patchsmith Butterfly Bargain


The Patchsmith’s Butterfly Patch Mug Rug pattern has just become even better value.  


I've updated the Mug Rug pattern to include perfectly sized templates to make a 6” Butterfly Patch quilt block. 


And the good news is - the pattern still costs only $1.99.
So what are you waiting for?   Flutter over to my Butterfly Patch and catch yourself a butterfly today. 

(p.s. If you've already purchased the Butterfly Patch Mug Rug Pattern go to your Craftsy pattern library and redownload it.  The updated version will include the additional templates.)

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Mother's Day


Sometimes all it takes is a little something 
slipped into a card
to say ....


..... I LOVE YOU xxx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Simple Square Sampler Quilt Block


Sometimes you will find yourself one or two blocks short for a sampler quilt.  Look no further than the Simple Square – it’s quick to make but very versatile.

It is also a very quick 6" block to match with one of the fun sidebars from my One Block pattern book:
Available for immediate download from Craftsy
or in paperback format from Amazon

To make a 6” Simple Square block (finished size) you will need:
One 3½” for the center square.
Two 2” x 3½” outer rectangles
Two 6½” x 2” out rectangles. 

To make a 12” Simple Square block (finished size) you will need:
One 6½” for the center square.
Two 3½” x 6½” outer rectangles
Two 12½” x 3½” out rectangles. 

As I said it is very simple to put together .....

And the clever thing about this block is it can look different every time you make it - perfect as a Sampler Quilt filler.  
I saw the first daisies of the year today - but not this many!


Sunday, 12 March 2017

My Favourite Splendid Sampler Blocks

One of my favourite Splendid Sampler blocks

Following on from the little competition last week to guess my favourite and least favourite Splendid Sampler block I can now share with you my favourites:

From top to bottom, left-to right
Wings (2); Coneflower (52); Snug as a Bug (7);
Dedication Rose (55), Happy Happy (4);
Stitch-in-the-Garden (44) and Stitching Fashion (28).

My least favourite block of all was Shell (54) – not because of the design or technique but because of the fabrics I chose.
Block 54 - Shell.  A lovely paper-pieced block but not a good fabric combo.

I also struggled making these four although there is no denying Inchy Hexagon Club looks very pretty: 
From top to bottom, left-to right
Lemonade (34); Inchy Hexagon Club (36);
Pincushion Love (43) and Oval (69).

And the winner of the $30 Fat Quarter Club gift card is Orange Kitty Mom who managed to guess one of my favourite blocks and my least favourite.  Very well done. 

Until next time .......

Saturday, 11 March 2017

St Patrick's Day Mug Rug

St Patrick's Day Mug Rug in Spring colours
My coffee table is dressed ready 
for St. Patrick’s Day.  

And my bedside table has a pretty addition too.....
Are you ready for the fun? 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Splendid Sampler Finale and Giveaway


The Splendid Sampler has come to an end.  I didn’t make all the blocks as I left some of the embroidery blocks out. But I did make the Birthday Cake bonus block and these final twelve blocks: 
The Splendid Sampler 'Birthday Cake' Bonus Block

The Splendid Sampler Block 85 - Flow

The Splendid Sampler Block 86 - Unity Star

The Splendid Sampler Block 87 - Shining Star

The Splendid Sampler Block 89 - Love from Colorado to the Mid West

The Splendid Sampler Block 90 - Juggling

The Splendid Sampler Block 91 - Double Bees

The Splendid Sampler Block 93 - Tiny Miracles

The Splendid Sampler Block 94 - Skyscraper

The Splendid Sampler Block 95 - Sunshine

The Splendid Sampler Block 97 - First Purse

The Splendid Sampler Block Block 98 - Fleur de Lei

The Splendid Sampler Block 100 - Centered

Next week I will share with you my most favourite and my least favourite block from all The Splendid Sampler blocks I've made.  

But until then, pop over to my Splendid Sampler Pinterest board and see if you can guess which block is my most favourite and which is my least favourite.  Leave a comment below and I shall pick a winner from the correct guesses to win a $30 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate.   (Leave your email in the comment so I can contact you - competition will close on Saturday 11th March 2017.)
THE COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.