Baby Storybook - PDF Pattern Now Available!

Remember my baby storybook that was on the cover of Homespun magazine's January 2017 issue? I finally have the pattern available digitally in my Etsy shop! And as a special introductory offer I have taken 25% off the full price until close of business Thursday, 25 May. Purchase it here.


This quiet book represents this teddy and bunny's home, so in the morning they have breakfast in the kitchen, they can take a quick shower and dry off with a towel in the bathroom, followed by a day's play, and at the end of a busy day they get tucked into their individual beds for story time and a lovely night's sleep. 💖 There is a template to add a personalised label on the back cover also, should you wish to do so.


Thanks to those of you who have been patiently waiting for me to release the digital pattern before purchasing - your support is appreciated more than I can express, and enables me to continue doing what I love to do, designing and sharing my love of fabric and sewing with all of you!

Sweet Prairie Makes Its Debut At Quilt Market

Have you been following the Spring Quilt Market which took place last weekend? This year it was in St Louis, USA - unfortunately I wasn't there, but my fabric was, so I wanted to share pictures of my little stand which was in the Riley Blake booth.


I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to my dear friend Peta from She Quilts A Lot, who not only made a gorgeous quilt for my stand, but lugged most of my stuff over to St Louis in her luggage, AND helped Riley Blake set the stand up! And also a big thank you to my pattern distributor Naomi from Creative Abundance, who brought the rest of my stuff over to market in her shipment. And to everyone at Riley Blake of course - for all their support and for allocating me an awesome spot in the booth!

Without further ado, here are a few more pics from market, and close ups of each item from my stand!


And of course, the star attractions of the stand were the two quilts: my 'Tumbleweeds' quilt (the swirly one) and Peta's newest pattern, 'Happy Harvest'.  Both patterns will be available in paper and digital format soon.


Sweet Prairie ships to shops in August! Ask your local quilt store to order it in if you would like to get your hands on some!

Patchwork Quilt Along | Amigurumi Elephant

Can't believe it's already time for the May block in Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity quilt-along! This month's block is called 'Homestead' and the pattern is now available on the FQS blog.  Download it now and don't forget to donate just $5 to Make-A-Wish if you do so!

Here are my blocks for this month - featuring a selection of pink and red Bonnie & Camille prints, mixed with a grey dot background!


You can also check out the quilts other guest bloggers are making by visiting their blogs, here's the full list:

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)

If you are inspired and would like to join this quilt along, bookmark the quilt along page on the Fat Quarter Shop blog, and visit on the 15th of each month to download that month's block pattern. Easy peasy! You can share your progress with other quilters  in the Patchwork Facebook group and post your blocks using #patchworkquiltalong on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Enjoy!


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Those who've been following me for a while will probably remember my amigurumi animal 'phase' a few years back. I just made a cute amigurumi elephant for a friend's baby and it's been so lovely to get back into it. My kids demanded some animals too so it looks like I won't be putting those hooks away anytime soon! The pattern for this cute elephant is by Amy from Little Muggles


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Last but not least, my dear friend Jemima (Tied With A Ribbon)'s first book 'Weekend Quilting' has come out, and it's just landed on my doorstep. It's fabulous, and I can't wait to sew something from it. Order yours today and stay tuned for the upcoming blog tour!


Introducing 'Sweet Prairie'


The moment I've been waiting for! Dear friends, I am delighted to introduce to you my new fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs, called 'Sweet Prairie'!


This line was inspired by my love for all things floral and also includes two blenders - mini dots and bias ginghams - which work so well to break up all that flowery sweetness. For the colour palette I strived to achieve a happy, vibrant mix of colours featuring pink, mint, sunny yellow, earthy grey, and brick red. I am extremely pleased with it and pre-sales are in full swing already - I hope you like it too!


I've received my first set of strike offs (test batch run by the factory to fine tune the colours) and they are pretty spot on! I've already cut into them to make my April blocks for Fat Quarter Shop's 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along - the pinks and reds work so well with the pink, red and grey quilt I am making for this sew along.


'Sweet Prairie' will be available in shops in the US and Europe in August, and in Australia in September. I will share a list of stockists nearer the time - if you are a shop who will be stocking them please drop me a line to let me know!

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