New Pattern Pinstripe Crossing Pinstripe Crossing In July, I started something new. I started a new tester group to help me test out my new patterns, plus was in the process of creating a secret Facebook group just for my testers. One of my testers Richard Eaves, tested Pinstripe Crossing for me (crib size), and I love the end result very much. This pattern was meant to be released round about 9 July 2017. But things went very pear shaped straight after that. I am only now feeling some normality returning to my life, so after I finish of some commitments with some hops andRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Five Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 5. This block is designed by Sherry Shish from Powered By Quilting (click this link for the pattern download page). It is the Snowman block. Fabric selection for this block. I chose a nice bright green for the background, white for the snowmanRead More →

Beginner Paper Piecing Tips Thank you Sam Hunter from Hunter’s design studios, for planning this series of tutorials and tips. There has been some really good reviews on a lot of the tutorials. Today is my day for some tips on paper piecing for beginners. A lot of people who think about paper piecing shudder in revulsion or fear. I promise you, paper piecing is not difficult. There are various skill levels in paper piecing and my tips for today, will be for the very beginner. For those who has never paper pieced before, or is still very new. TOOLS The right tools is veryRead More →

Christmas Caroling Row Along We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Hi eveyone, Today is the start of the Christmas Caroling Row Along. When Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew announced this years row along, I had to take part. Who doesn’t love Christmas. Thanks Marian, for hosting another brilliant Row Along. I chose the Carol, We Wish You a Merry Quilt Along. And this is what I came up with; We have some wonderful sponsors for this Row Along. First is Northcott Fabrics has been a sponsor of this event for all three years this Row Along has been held. In the first rowRead More →

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block Three Plus Prizes There really has been some awesome Christmas Tree Farm Blocks in the Facebook group these past 2 weeks. And I love them all. Before I get to block 3! Did you know, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 3. This block is designed by Laura Piland from Slice of Pie Quilts (clickRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block One Plus Prizes Hi everyone, Welcome to Week 1 Block 1 of the Quilt Along. It has been so much fun designing for this quilt along and who doesn’t love Christmas. Without further ado, here is block 1. A snowflake, I just could not resist making a snowflake. You see where I live in South Africa our Christmas falls in summer. And I would absolutely love to see a snow white Christmas. For the snowflake I decided to design an applique pattern. It is super simple and easy to make. You can download the pattern here. PlusRead More →

Startup Library Quilting Last week I was given the absolutely fantastic opportunity to gain access to Christa Watson’s new class on Craftsy called Startup Library: Quilting. Plus she gave me a coupon code to give all of you for 50% off the class price. If you are looking at learning to Quilt or am a beginner at quilting and looking to learn more skills, this is the class for you. I was very impressed at the comprehensive list of subjects Christa covered in this 6 hour long class. The class is broken up in 14 lessons, than can be paused, slowed down or sped up.Read More →

I wish you a Merry Christmas Quilt Along Hi everyone, Here is my introductory post for the first of many events coming up in the next 5 months. I am so excited to share this Quilt Along with you, because this quilt is going to be finished BEFORE Christmas. The Quilt Along starts August 1st. Every other Tuesday, a new FREE 12″ quilt block pattern and tutorial will be released. If you complete the block before the next pattern release, then you will be entered to win some AMAZING prizes! There are bi-weekly prizes and a mega grand prize too! Join the I Wish YouRead More →

2017 Year of the UFO It is sad to say, that the second half of 2016 flew by so fast, I hardly had time to post patterns and tutorials. From September to this past Wednesday I was super busy running a quilt along which was hosted by Fandom in Stitches. I blogged and posted a LOT on FIS and the Facebook page for Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along, and did not have time for my own site. This will be corrected asap. And should not have happened, but I did learn a lot from this Quilt Along, even though I prepared for it for a year,Read More →

Completed Smartphone Quilt It is done, finally! It took a couple of months, but here she is on all her glory. All these patterns and much, much more is still available for free on Fandom in Stitches in the link below. There are several layouts to choose from as well, in the end my mom decided in the Ipad layout, as this quilt is for her. And she is completely addicted to her Ipad. You can still join in with the quilt along. Even though it “ended in December”, there is still people joining in and starting their quilts. And some closeups of all theRead More →