Saturday, April 30, 2011


There has been a change of plans for my quilt-making class .....

Beehive quilt - quilt centre

I will now be teaching The Monday Scraptacular at Amitie every Monday afternoon.
Values quilt - Detail

It will be a class where you can bring in your own scrappy quilt projects and I can help with designing, piecing and finishing your quilt tops.

log cabin

You can learn techniques for making scrappy quilts including:
  • String quilts
  • Flying geese
  • Log cabins
  • Postage stamp quilts
  • Half square triangles 
  • And LOADS more!!!

blocks detail 2

You can read more about it here.
I hope to see you there!!

Andi xx

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A quilty finish

Aaaaaaaahhhhh .... back to my usual bright warm colours!

Values quilt - Detail

I finally finished this quilt started way back last year.

It has been sitting in my UFO pile for way too long, basted, just waiting to be quilted and bound.

Values quilt - quilting

Of course, once I got going, it was a pretty quick finish. Just a day or 2.

Values quilt - Front

It ended up pretty big .... 78 inches square.

Values quilt - binding

I went for the fancy shmancy binding again after using it on this quilt.
I really like the effect of this technique!

Values quilt - strewn

For the backing, I have used a gorgeous Kaffe Fassett floral print.

Stack o quilts

It sits very happily in the quilt stack in our lounge room, waiting to be snuggled under on a cold wintry day.
I fear these are coming all too quickly. Where did you go Summer?

Andi xx

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Not my usual pallette

Cushion on angle

2 matching cushions for my niece and her husband (who each had birthdays in recent weeks).


Their house is decorated mostly in neutrals.
I used a newspaper print for the backs.


And I couldn't resist a touch of red!!!!

Quilting detail

Happy birthday Kim and Stu!!

Andi xx

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Keep your eyes peeled

For this bag, stolen from Nikki's stand at the AQC this week.


It has great sentimental value!!

A pox on the thief!!!

Andi xx

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quilting - From Little Things .... Check. It. Out.

Sarah Fielke is not only a seriously clever quilt maker, fabric designer and blogger .... she's a fab book writer type person too!!

She's half of the creative duo that brought us MO and MO2, but now she's a solo authoress with the mostess too.

The newest yummy book
I don't know about you but these days I don't actually buy quilting books for the patterns.
I buy them for the pictures ... the colourful inspiration that gets me out of my comfy chair and up to the sewing table.

For example:



I soooo want to crawl into Sarah's fabric stash and wallow in the colourful goodness.



But what took me by surprise about this book, is that I was actually REALLY interested in reading the patterns. The concept of the book is so very clever. 10 different quilting techniques, each illustrated with a dolly quilt pattern (in case you want to try it out before committing to a larger project) and a larger bed-sized pattern.


Great illustrations and well written patterns.
I really HAVE to make this quilt (LOVE the little 3D tabs in the border!!!) .....


So .... do yourself a favour and go check out this ACE new book!!

Want to find out more? There's a whole week of bloggy-touring to enjoy.

Details are:


Andi xx

Friday, April 8, 2011

An apple for the teacher

I also accept Mint Slices and all forms of chocolate!!

I'm teaching a class at fabric heaven starting next month!!! Can't wait!!


You can read all about it here.

Interested in coming? I'd love to see you.

Andi xxx