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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A tutorial on how to make half rectangle triangles - perfect for any half rectangle triangle quilt patterns in your imagination.

Half Rectangle Triangle Tutorial

Ever wondered how to sew and trim half rectangle triangle (HRT) blocks? Well you’ve come to the right place! Let me show you how I like to do them. Half Rectangle Triangles add another fun shape to your quilt designing arsenal. You can make cool, elongated diamonds and zigzags and parallelograms and…long spikey things. The …

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Green Quilt - by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Green Quilt – 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge

A Green Quilt for the 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge (opening soon – see Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House for all the details). The 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year is Greenery – an insufferably cheerful shade of green. Aw, okay, I don’t mind it (much better than Marsala – 2015’s colour), …

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Quilt block tutorial: Scrappy Cross Patchwork Block by Bonjour Quilts

Scrappy Cross Patchwork Block Tutorial

I love a good scrappy patchwork block. They’re so satisfying – almost like getting something for nothing. This block was born out of wanting to use up some of my Friedlander scraps and two of these adorable mini-charm packs. After some playing around this layout stood out the most to me. I really love the …

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Marti Michell Mini Quilt Competition

It’s time to submit any mini quilts you’ve made from the Marti Michell Mini Quilt Blog Hop so you have a chance at a prize! You may remember I showed you how to use the Marti Michell templates to make this mini quilt: I’ve since gone on to make another version which I turned into …

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Happy Skull Halloween Pillow free download PDF sewing pattern. An easy appliqué sewing project for Halloween by Bonjour Quilts

Skull DIY Halloween Pillow Project

Boo! Halloween is drawing near. If you’re looking for a quick, not-too-scary sewing project, I this DIY Halloween Pillow project for you. This project came to be when I wanted to add some Halloween decor to my little boys’ room, but not something that would terrify them. So many of the Halloween props in stores …

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Small projects, much love

Hello – I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful weekend with friends and family. I realised I have a small cache of projects from the past few months that I haven’t shown you, so here we go! Firstly, there were a few new handmade cushion covers: Both of these gorgeous printed panels are from …

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Diamonds in the Deep - a pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Diamonds in the Deep – Wholesale and Paper Version

Just popping in to let you know that my Diamonds in the Deep pattern is now available in paper form! You can buy a single copy for yourself, retail, through the pattern shop. This is great news for anyone in the EU who hasn’t been able to buy my PDF patterns (silly VAT laws). If …

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Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt Sew Along Block 86 Priscilla

Priscilla (#86) – Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along

Hello there Sampler Sewists – welcome back to Bonjour Quilts for another block in GnomeAngel’s Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along. Today’s block is #86 Priscilla. This Sew-Along is sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop and uses Laurie Aaron Hird‘s book The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt. I sewed this block twice – once using Foundation …

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