Austin House by Carolyn Friedlander as a mini quilt

Austin House Mini Quilts

All of us Down Under are lucky enough to have Carolyn Friedlander visiting Australia at the moment. I have been known to use her fabrics just a tad: She is one of my favourite fabric designers and I was so happy to snag a spot at one of her workshops a couple of weekends ago. …

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The Plus Side quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. An easy modern quilt suitable for beginners; pattern available for sale.

Plus Side Quilt – With a Twist

I’ve been wanting to make another version of my The Plus Side quilt pattern for a while now (pattern can be found here). I really like the layout of my last one (in Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander) and wanted to try it again with different colours: I went with a scrappy collection of FQs in …

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Queen-sized quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts - made in Anna Maria Horner fabrics

Summer Totem Queen Sized Quilt

It’s time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side. Here is the second queen sized quilt I made recently (first one can be seen here). This quilt is full of beautiful saturated Anna Maria Horner colour and showcases the Summer Totem in Tart floral print from her LouLouThi fabric line. This quilt was …

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Whimicol quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts , made with Jeni Baker's Nordika line

Whimsicöl Queen Sized Quilt

Much like the plumber with a leaking shower, I once was a quilter without a quilt on my own bed. But that sad state of affairs is no longer because I have recently finished, not one, not two, but three (!!) queen sized quilts for me, me, me (and the mister). And now that I’ve finally …

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Flex Frame Pouch Tutorial

Are you looking for a good way to store and organise your small quilting template? How about a flex-frame vinyl pouch? This pouch is made of both transparent vinyl and fabric. I chose vinyl because I wanted to be able to see at a glance which templates were in what pouch. I found my vinyl in …

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Off the Rails - a free quilt pattern from Bonjour Quilts

Off the Rails quilt pattern

I had another finish this week – this time a lap-sized (60″ x 66″) quilt. I’m calling it Off the Rails as it uses the fence rail block, but in random placement/orientation in the final quilt.   I’ve used a light and a dark neutral teamed with a small amount of a ‘wow’ fabric – …

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Big Patchwork Tote made by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts from Krista's book Make it, Take it.

Make it, Take it – Big Patchwork Tote

About a month ago I bought a copy of Krista Hennebury’s book, Make It, Take It. It’s a great sewing book with 16 pretty and useful projects to sew for yourself or for others. There are so many lovely people in the online quilting world, and Krista is one of them. I was lucky enough to …

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True North Mini in Doe

This past week has been my  week of OPS – Other People’s Stuff. I’ve had such a fun time sewing other people’s patterns – first there was Jane’s Bob Box and now I have my version of a pattern by Peta from She Quilts A lot. It’s called True North, and I’ve made the mini version (finishes …

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Angie over at Gnome Angel is holding a Bob-a-long for those who have made Quilt Jane’s recent pattern, The Bob Box. I thought a Bob would make the perfect storage device for my hand binding supplies whenever I’m out and about, so I set about making one of my own. I chose an Ink and …

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