Monday, October 13, 2014

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Monday, September 15, 2014

New Web Design

Hello and happy weekend!
Just popping in to say that my new site is up and working – feel free to drop in! I feel very grown up now I actually have an About page. 
You might need to update your feed (which is if you're using a reader. 
Some things are still a work in progress (my photos all needed resizing, which is a pain and something I’ll have to work on bit by bit) but the majority of it is bright, happy and very functional – everything I was looking for.
It’s going to be a busy week on the blog. I have a blog hop post coming up, then a tutorial with Sew Mama Sew to direct you to and finally a sneaky project I worked on with a yet-to-be-released fabric line from Cloud 9 Fabrics. Happy Days!
Enjoy your weekend and happy sewing!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Queen of Diamonds

OK you guys - are you ready for the queen sized version of Diamonds in the Deep?

You absolutely must go over to Kim's blog, Leland Ave Studios, and see how her test of the queen sized version of the pattern turned out. You'll love it! (and make sure you tell her)

I'm so proud of Kim because she was apprehensive about making such a large quilt but she powered through it like a trooper.

Again, as with the lap and twin sized testers, I love the colours and prints that Kim chose. I don't want to give away too much, but here's a hint:

sneak peekery.

Pop over to Kim's to see it in it's complete glory!

Monday, August 25, 2014

More Diamonds in the Deep

This time around I'd like to show you the lap and twin sized versions created to test my Diamonds in the Deep pattern.

Firstly, Tina teamed some Malka Dubrawsky fabrics with an RJR Fabrics Quilters Sateen (in Midnight) to make this beautifully bright and happy lap-sized version.


Such a great colour combination.

Then we have Melissa's elegant version in pink, yellow and cream batiks with a cool pop of green in the centres.


The best part of the testing process for me was seeing what the testers came up with - how they interpreted the pattern and applied colour in their own way. I love all the versions and I'm ever so grateful that these ladies took the time to test for me.

Thank you Tina and Melissa!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Diamonds in the Deep (Daffodils in the Deep)

Hello everyone, we're on the slide down into the weekend. Yay for Fridays!

As I mentioned in my last post, I had four wonderful sewists offer to test my Diamonds in the Deep pattern. They each took a size to test, from crib to queen.

Today I'd love you to check out Susan from PatchworknPlay's amazing yellow/low volume version.


Isn't it stunning?

Make sure you pop over to Susan's blog where she has many more photos to share.

And make sure you have an amazing weekend!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Diamonds in the Deep

Hello All,

I'm very happy to announce my first quilting pattern, Diamonds in the Deep, is available for sale!


I have a new Pattern Shop (you can see it up there in the menu) where you'll find it listed.

Diamonds in the Deep uses various log cabin blocks to form an asymmetrical colour gradation across the quilt (phew, that sounds technical).


The pattern is a downloadable PDF (not a physical, paper pattern) and contains lots of instructions and cutting guides and diagrams.


Diamonds in the Deep comes with instructions for four quilt sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.

You can easily make the pattern with yardage or scraps and yardage (as I have here) or completely from scraps. We are nothing if not versatile ;)


I had four wonderful and talented testers make up a version in each size and I can't wait to show you what they made. But more on that through the week.

This being the first time I've sold a pattern, I think I've got all the different shop/payment/delivery interfaces set up properly. If you do decide to buy it (1000thankyous) and experience any problems at all, just shoot me an email and I will sort it out.


Thank you and happy sewing!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Little Bit of Liberty

Today I have a little interview and an embroidery tutorial up on the Liberty Craft Blog - be sure to check it out if you are a lover of Liberty fabric.

For those visiting from the Liberty blog - you can find my embroidery hoop wrapping tutorial here.


In other news, I received some fun mail this week - a copy of The Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making.


I was asked some time ago if I'd like to contribute my Modern Chevron Baby Quilt to the book and of course, I said yes.


It's a little surreal to see something of mine amongst the works of so many talented quilters.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. It's Saturday morning here and it's bucketing down - perfect quilting weather!


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