Get ready to be charmed by the Spokes mini quilt, expertly crafted by Kirsty of Bonjour Quilts. This delightful quilt boasts a cheerful color palette that's perfect for Spring. The appliqué scraps add a whimsical touch, and the quilted cross hatch design adds a modern twist. The quadrants of each Spokes block are carefully pieced with fabrics in coordinated colors, including sunny yellow, vibrant coral, lush green, and soft pink. An easy-to-sew piece of quilted wall art!

Quilted Wall Art – a Spokes Mini Quilt

I recently finished up another Spokes mini quilt in pastel Spring colours. Quilted wall art seems to be catching my eye these days! You can see my other rainbow version of this mini quilt over here. Fabric Choices This Spring version of Spokes has a slight variation in the background. I knew I wanted to …

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The Layer Cake Loop quilt pattern made in the Unruly Nature fabric line by Jen Hewett, sewn by Kirsty of Bonjour Quilts. This is a free PDF quilt pattern by the Fat Quarter Shop with instructions for throw, lap, queen and king sizes. A very quick and easy pattern to sew up. This version here is draped over one of my side tables, next to the couch.

Layer Cake Loop Quilt

Today I’m here to give a little show-and-tell about my Layer Cake Loop Quilt. This project was a collaboration with the Fat Quarter Shop, to help spread the word about this quilt. FQS provided me with a layer cake (10″ pre-cut squares) of my choice and the pattern, and then let me go for it. …

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Organic wavy line quilting lines on a Hello Hearts! quilt pattern. This is the baby size of the Hello Hearts! pattern and the wavy quilting lines contrast beautifully with the angular heart quilt blocks.

Hello Hearts! Quilt Pattern

A new quilt pattern for you today – the Hello Hearts! Quilt Pattern. This pattern is a bit of good fun and my take on the blocky 80s style of design. The Hello Hearts Quilt Pattern has instructions for 5 different quilt sizes: Hello Hearts! Quilt Pattern – baby quilt Let’s take a closer look …

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A quilted wall hanging in my kitchen. This wall hanging is made from 9 blocks each appliquéd with scrap fabrics in one colour family. The blocks are laid out in a circular colour order with a black/grey block in the centre. The wall hanging is quilted with a cross hatch quilting design and was easily stuck to my kitchen tiles with a loop of masking tape.

Scrappy Quilted Wall Hanging

I just finished my Spokes quilted wall hanging today. This is a fab way to use up all those little scraps that you hate to throw away but seem far too small to do anything useful with. The blocks remind me of the spokes of a bike, or even fireworks. Fabric Choices These blocks are …

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A modern black and white quilt pattern - a mock up of the Colour Explosion quilt pattern in black and white only. This pattern is part of a round-up of over 30 images of lovely black and white quilt patterns. Find the blog post at Bonjour Quilts.

Black and White Quilt Patterns

With all the talk about loud colour in my last post, I thought I’d try something completely different and look at black and white quilt patterns this week. It can be fun to be a contrarian sometimes, right? Black and White Together Before I delve into some quilt patterns, let’s have a chat about black …

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The Kaleidoscope quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts in red fabrics, in honour of Viva Magenta being the 2023 Colour of the Year for Pantone. This mix of vibrant red fabrics pop against the low volume neutral fabrics.

Quilting Colour Trends for 2023

Welcome to 2023, my friends! I don’t know how 2022 treated you but I’m pretty happy it’s in the rear view mirror. Here’s hoping 2023 has some loveliness in store for us for the next 12 months. Each December various organisations and paint companies like to reveal their Colour of the Year and it’s always …

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A coral, pink and yellow baby size quilt sewn from the Sweet and Simple Squares quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. This is a simple squares quilt pattern that’s an easy quilt to make in a day. It’s scrap and fat quarter friendly and is the perfect gift for a new baby. A fast, easy quilt pattern using 5 inch squares!

Top 5 Quilting Blog Posts for 2022

Another year is almost over and it’s time to look back on what happened. What were my Top 5 quilting blog posts for the year 2022? Then it will be time to make some quilting plans for 2023, huzzah! I love planning for the New Year – sooooo much fun! But first (rein it back …

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Quilter's planning printables from Bonjour Quilts. This includes a year-at-a-glance page and a monthly planning page that's divided into weeks. Plan out how your creative year will unfold - this will help you learn, grow and achieve your most important goals.

Quilting Planning for 2023

Hard to believe, but 2023 is nearly upon us! Time to start planning for quilting for next year. [This post is linking up with Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl’s 2023 Planning Party Link Up. Also, here are some planning printables you can download:] Planners please! Are you a plan-ahead type of person or do you prefer …

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Patchwork panels to be used to sew the outer bag of a drawstring gift bag. Learn how to sew a drawstring bag with this tutorial pattern by Bonjour Quilts. A step-by-step tutorial on how to sew a fabric or patchwork drawstring bag, perfect for a gift bag. This is also a great way to use up scrap fabric in a small project.

How to Sew a Drawstring Bag

Got a bunch of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Then you need to know how to sew a drawstring bag. This free drawstring bag pattern will give you an easy way to turn your scrap pile into something useful. There’s a PDF of this tutorial available for sale in my shop right …

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A Dutchman's Puzzle quilt block, made with flying geese units and with 3 colours of fabric (and one background fabric). An easy, step-by-step quilt block tutorial for a 12 inch finished quilt block by Bonjour Quilts.

Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt Block

I have a Dutchman’s Puzzle quilt block tutorial for you today! This post is part of December’s link-up for Quilt Block Mania. At the end of this post you’ll find links to another 18 awesome block tutorials, more than enough to make yourself a sampler quilt! If you’d like a PDF copy of this tutorial, …

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