Rice paper lantern makeover - a paper tutorial by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Another lantern tutorial

It’s a grey, rainy day here in southern France – disappointing as today is a public holiday. I thought some bright, cheery colour would help the situation so here is a mini-tutorial for another lantern makeover I completed the other week. This lantern came from Castorama (which I think is only in Europe), but you …

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A Process Post.

Process posts in quilting blogland were all the rage a month or so ago and I love them. It’s so interesting to see where everyone gets their ideas and how a final creation comes together. So here’s my version. 1. I need to make another quilted baby mat for a little boy.2. I read too …

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Decorate a rice paper lantern with bunting for an easy DIY decoration.

A Paper Lantern DIY

There’s nothing like a good crafting session to raise the spirits. It’s fun to create one-of-a-kind home decor items, and this paper lantern DIY will help you do just that. Whatever crazy colour you’ve painted your living room/nursery/front porch, it doesn’t matter – you can make a fantastic paper lantern with adorable bunting to match …

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Ever had a great idea?

One that gets you really excited? I had one last night. I could see the finished product in my head, even knew exactly where I’d hang it once it was done and dusted. I knew what I wanted but I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. So the pencils came out. Then I …

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Blue Baby – Done

Finished this one off today, a gift for my new nephew. I followed Rita’s recipe faithfully as I really liked the cross-hatching. My sister requested darker colours on the back, for those not-so-clean baby days. I’m really looking forward to delivering this in person next month. Bon weekend!

Triangle log cabin cushion by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts


I’ve finished sewing a pair of cushions. Initially I was only making one cushion, but when I this stripy patched square for the backing I thought it should be a cover of its own. I’m happy the offcuts of my log cabin triangle blocks found a home here, too. And here’s how the triangles turned out. …

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Le Premier Billet

Spring – a great time for new projects. And I need a new project – what with raising a family, learning French, trying to become a proficient sewer and attempting to get back into running after baby no. 3 – I have so* much time to fill. Why not start a blog? I am a …

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