Saturday, April 18, 2015

Oz mini quilt swap

This year I decided to join in on a few swaps. This week the #igminioz swap is wrapping up. The swap was basically a mini quilt swap for Aussies on Instagram.

I am so thrilled with the things I received from Luelle (@strange_stitches) . She made me the most beautiful mini quilt based on an image from a Tula Pink print. The quilting is stunning! I just love looking at it!

I am a huge Star Trek fan so she made this mug rug size mini which reflects that perfectly! I am going to hang it up with some of my other mini's.

The other little extras are all favourites of mine too - mini charms of Sweetwater ranges, a spool of purple Aurifil thread and a special little pack of mini charms.

For my partner Kate (@jemimaquilts) I made a mini using a Thimble Blossom pattern called Mini Puddle Jumping. I used Bonnie and Camille fabric. I can't believe I forgot to take a photo of the mini quilt before I sent it! So I am using a screen shot of the picture Kate took.

I also made a Mini Sew Together bag using the same fabrics. The full size Sew Together bag is a pattern by Sew Demented and the mini conversion is done by Elizabeth at

And I made Kate's little guy a book cushion. The space fabric has parts that glow in the dark. The embroidery design is from Urban Threads and is such a fun design.

This has been such a fun swap!

Bye for now, Jess


Friday, April 10, 2015

Why so long? And Millefiore fun.

I was looking at my blog, this blog, a few days ago in search of a quilt to see when I had started it and I realised that I might come to regret not blogging for so long. So, it is time to start again.

So much has happened in the however long it has been since I last blogged seriously. I think I will just fill in the blanks as I go rather than try and cover it all in one huge post.

One of the biggest projects I have started in the last year is the La Passacaglia quilt from the Millefiore book.

I ordered the book from Quiltmania when they had a 60% off sale, bargain! And got my paper pieces from Paper Pieces in the US.

I started making the quilt on our big trip to Melbourne in October 2014.

I have made the first rosette, which is the only completed round cog.

The first big rosette took me 3 months to complete.

And I am half way through my second big rosette. There are three of these.

I decided to mainly use Tula Pink and Cotton & Steel fabric with a few solids and other fav prints thrown in.

I have to admit and am really dawn to complicated patterns!

Bye for now,


Monday, October 13, 2014

Envelope Cover Tutorial

Hi all,

Sorry I have been absent for so long. I just popped in to add the Tutorial for the Envelope tablet cover to the Tutorial page.

If you go to the Tutorial Page and click on the picture it will open the tutorial as a PDF.

Please let me know if you have any problems. I would love to see pictures of your project too!

BTW - the cover is approximately 10" x 8" finished. So check the measurements of your tablet and adjust size to suit!

Bye for now, Jess

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Indelible Datura Blouse

Hi all,

This week, inbetween many other things, I managed to make another Datura Blouse.

I used the gorgeous Indelible range, and I didn't prewash the fabric...I hope it doesn't come back and bite me!

I have a little stash of premade bias and used this cute black with white polka dots for the hem. And I found three of the dark teal buttons in my stash too. So this blouse was made completely from my stash! Winning!

In other news my Clowns Choice quilt is in the 2015 Quilters Companion diary, yay! When I get one I will share a pic.

Bye for now, Jess