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Test: Cupcake Table Runner

I was lucky enough to be able to try out one of Sally Giblin’s lovely Rivendale Collection patterns – the ‘My Little Patty’ cupcake table runner. While the photographed sample is based in pale floral pastel colours, I decided to use vibrant fabrics as a stark contrast in the hopes to make it a bit … Continue reading

Test: Patchwork Beach Blanket

The other day, my Mum and myself were going through our beach towels, throwing away the ones that we never used. That’s when my Mum had an amazing idea: to make a beach blanket out of the towels! As she normally waits on the sand, this was the perfect option to allow her to sit … Continue reading

Kitchen Window Quilt

I finally have my quilt back from the gammill and am very excited to show you all the nearly finished product! For the quilt pattern, I used the “Kitchen Window” pattern from the Quilting Book that I have used since starting my quilting adventure: For this pattern, instead of making it random, I made it … Continue reading

Log Cabin Quilt – Literally!

I have always found the names of quilting techniques funny such as log cabin, flying geese and broken dishes so I decided to make something that represented this. In the form of a quilt, I have decided to create a landscape with a log cabin house in the mountains and a goose flying over the house … Continue reading

Test: Hexagon Paper Piecing

A couple of weeks ago, I bought some hexagon paper piecing templates after receiving Tacha Bruecher’s new hexagon paper piecing book: Hexa Go-go. Finally, I have had the opportunity to have a go at it! As I read Tacha’s basic instructions, I was very pleased as they were easily set out with lovely visuals that … Continue reading

Valentine Quilt

Today I was able to finally finish the binding on my first “proper” quilt – the “Valentine” quilt design from the book The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. I followed the instructions to complete the binding which suggested using a type of slipstitch in a coloured thread the same as the binding. Unfortunately I did … Continue reading

The Near-Finished Quilt

Yesterday I was able to get my first “proper” quilt back from Hobbysew.  They did the machine quilting, sandwiching my quilt top, wadding and backing altogether in a lovely butterfly and flower design. I am very excited with how my quilt has turned out: To make my quilt, I used a Robert Hoffman Bali Pop- “Pink … Continue reading