A handmade heart shaped quilted patchwork cushion by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Patchwork Heart Block

February’s nearly here! That means it’s time for candy hearts, patchwork hearts, all the hearts. Yuck, right? :) I had some Alison Glass and Carolyn Friedlander fabrics in various shades of purple lying around my sewing table and decided they needed to become a heart patchwork block. Teamed with a variety of low-volume fabrics, I …

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Starcrossed quilt pattern by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Starcrossed Quilt Pattern

I have a new pattern to show you, called Starcrossed. It first appeared in Issue 83 of Australia’s Quilters Companion magazine earlier this year. Starcrossed is a throw sized quilt that comes in at 67.5″ x 67.5″. The version you see here is made with Kona Storm (navy), Ash (grey) and some of Elizabeth Hartman’s …

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Flock of Seagulls Quilt made from Angie Wilson's Fussy Cutters Club book by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Fussy Cutters Club

Angie Wilson of Gnome Angel has written a book! It’s a ripper, as we like to say in Australia (meaning it’s great) so you should get yourself a copy – either via Amazon* (US) or the Book Depository (the rest of the world). You can also find all sorts of good info on the book …

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Triangle Twist quilt pattern by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Triangle Twist Quilt Pattern

Earlier this year I had a quilt pattern published in Issue 44 of Love Patchwork & Quilting. I’m excited that this pattern has come home again to Bonjour Quilts. The design is called Triangle Twist and it uses HSTs and log cabins to make a fun triangle-filled pattern. This version was made with navy, peach, …

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Skull Patchwork block free tutorial on Bonjour Quilts

Skull Quilt Block Tutorial

I’ve got a free Halloween skull quilt block pattern for you!  It’s October – so it’s time to sew up all the spooooky projects you’ll no doubt find popping up all over Pinterest. This pattern is for a 9″ x 11″ (finished) patchwork skull block. It would look great in a quartet for a cushion, …

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A scrap fabric embroidery tutorial at Bonjour Quilts

Scrap Fabric Embroidery Tutorial

This Scrap Fabric Embroidery Tutorial was first published on the Liberty of London Craft Blog in 2014.  As it’s no longer available there, I’m republishing here at Bonjour Quilts. Enjoy! This appliqué-and-embroidery project offers a way showcase your favourite fabric scraps so that you can see and enjoy them every day. Project Requirements (affiliate links*): 8 …

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How Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts built an email list of 10,000 subscribers with a quilting blog and ConvertKit. Not overnight (but pretty darn fast).

10,000 subscribers! How I smashed my newsletter goal with ConvertKit.

How’s that for a sensational headline ;) This month I had my 10,000th reader sign up for my newsletter, thanks to ConvertKit*, the software I use to send my emails/newsletters.  My first though when this happened was “Woah”. My second thought was “I’ve got to tell other crafters how they can do this, too!” If you have …

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Facebook vs Instagram

Is Instagram your jam? Or maybe Facebook is where you spend your social media time? I’d love to know either way so that I’m putting my efforts toward the one you all prefer! Please know that I have no intention of changing my focus on blog posts or my newsletter – they are still the most …

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