Thursday, 14 November 2019

Snap Up Diamond Hill on SALE !


Diamond Hill is an applique quilt, finished size: 72 x 72 inches

Diamond Hill was my Group BOM for 2017 and it was hugely popular. You've probably seen images of blocks being made or completed floating around in my Groups on Facebook, and each is as gorgeous as the next. This is simply a design that lets your fabrics shine. Whether you want to go bold and bright with a dark background as above, or go dreamy and low contrast, all fabric choices I have seen have made perfectly fabulous quilts. 

If you missed out on this stunning BOM back in 2017, it's now available to to download as a digital pattern in PDF. 
'Diamond Hill' 
Complete PDF Pattern 
$4.80 USD

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If you print it directly from the browser download screen, it will not be backed up to your computer and your print out might be missing pages, depending on your internet memory and download speed.

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Did you see Love Entwined at Houston?

Were you lucky enough to set eyes on Lorraine Hunter's Love Entwined masterpiece over at Houston this year? She won an incredible FIRST PLACE in her category 'In Full Bloom'. If you haven't seen the incredible pics yet, head on over to my Facebook Group where you can swoon over them yourself!

If you don't already know the romance and mystery of this incredible design, be prepared to be delighted. This is truly a once in a lifetime quilt. But don't let that put you off - start today (or pick up where you last left off) and be sure to share your progress, pics and ideas over on my Facebook Group for endless support, encouragement and technique tips. There's also my Love Entwined archive page right here on the blog, so you're never alone as you work on your own applique journey.
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Love Entwined: 1790 Marriage Coverlet
Finished Size: 96 x 96 inches

Complete DIGITAL Pattern

$95.00 USD 


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Block of the Month DIGITAL Pattern Subscription

$9.95 USD 
per month for 14 months
Pattern installments are delivered automatically via email each month


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What you need to know:

You are buying a DIGITAL pattern

Payment is securely completed via PayPal
You don't need a PayPal account to pay as PayPal also securely processes Credit Card payments


Pattern downloads are INSTANT and followed up with a live link to your email inbox. Check your email for the follow up email (and check your spam / junk folders if you can't see it)


The pattern will download to your computer directly


You REQUIRE an UPDATED PDF Reader in order to open and print the PDF Pattern

Note:
When you receive your download, be sure to SAVE it to your computer.
If you print it directly from the browser download screen, it will not be backed up to your computer. 

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Hold Onto Your Heart: The Alternative Border Option

Although I am head over heels in love with the floral rose border, I have also designed a beautiful alternative border that really comes into it's own. This alternative rosette border is a perfect balance of applique and piecing. This month in Part 10 we are making the corner rosette blocks. Here's how I made mine:

Carefully follow the pattern, making sure your pieces to don't 'grow'. To help keep the size in check, start from the outside first and work inwards.
Position the leaves first, then the red petals
When you have joined the pink petals, cut away the centre to avoid bulk as per the picture below
 Then press open all seams and place into position
Next, position the motif so that you can see the centre of your pattern sheet beneath. From this point of centre, start positioning your diamond pieces.
Stitch all into place and position onto the background fabric
This is what the back looks like
 and this is a close up of my centre from the back
 The finished rosette! Make 4x.

     ' Hold Onto Your Heart' is a paid BOM   
It's a breathtaking quilt full of meaningful symbols and beauty. The floral border is a triumph which offers an additional  pieced option - making it versatile for all skill levels. Perfect for lovers and enthusiasts of applique. 
  You can start this BOM today!   
Be sure to visit my Online Quilt Group on Facebook where progress images are being shown all the time. It's a massive inspiration and I warn you, it's addictive!

Monday, 21 October 2019

Hold Onto Your Heart: The Roses

Today it's time to talk roses: I just adore these florals, they're pure romance.The roses you see here are from my gentle quilt, I haven't made my bright and cheerful version yet. Here are the fabrics I selected for my gentle basket. As you can see, I opted for a repetition of fabrics to anchor the basket and the stripes just spoke to me - I knew they'd be my handles when the time arrived.
Given my subtle color scheme, I knew straight away that the roses would have to be charcoal or a soft buttery yellow. After a lot of consideration, I decided that gentle wind blown roses would look the best on this quilt and ended up using Kashmir by Jinny Beyer. It's a gorgeous fabric that really lets these rose heads come into their own. 
Of course, these are just images taken during 'production' at all hours of the day and night. I can tell you that the roses look so much more beautiful in real life than they do on screen, they're simply irresistible. 
As always, preparation is key. 
Follow the pattern sheet closely, making sure none of your pieces 'grow'
Construct your rose heads, layering the pieces to create the full bloom.
For my leaves, I opted to sew the stem line for definition
like so
These beautiful roses are forever and I can't wait to see them in position..
     ' Hold Onto Your Heart' is a paid BOM   
It's a breathtaking quilt full of meaningful symbols and beauty. The floral border is a triumph which offers an additional  pieced option - making it versatile for all skill levels. Perfect for lovers and enthusiasts of applique. 
  You can start this BOM today!   
Be sure to visit my Online Quilt Group on Facebook where progress images are being shown all the time. It's a massive inspiration and I warn you, it's addictive!

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Hold Onto Your Heart: Part 10

Part 10 is all about the baskets: I just love this stage of the quilt. There's so much room to really play around and enjoy all the elements and motifs. Once your baskets are done, it's time to work on the roses. But for now, let's focus on the baskets. Here's how I made mine.  
I had a lot of fun picking out these fabrics, they're BariJ and Tilda - somehow I think they mix together really well. 
I start my diamond motif in the centre, following the pattern and build it up from there.
As you can see, all my pieces are pre-prepped. The edges are turned and ready for me to put them into position - this makes the putting together so much easier and I can focus on keeping my motif to the pattern outline - as always, it's important to make sure nothing 'grows' during construction..
 When all the diamonds are down, the handle is placed into position 
and edges are tucked in.
 Remember to keep the top row open so you can tuck the flower stems into position.
 Now it's time to create the glorious rose heads..
check back tomorrow as I show you how I made mine..
     ' Hold Onto Your Heart' is a paid BOM   
It's a breathtaking quilt full of meaningful symbols and beauty. The floral border is a triumph which offers an additional  pieced option - making it versatile for all skill levels. Perfect for lovers and enthusiasts of applique. 
  You can start this BOM today!   
Be sure to visit my Online Quilt Group on Facebook where progress images are being shown all the time. It's a massive inspiration and I warn you, it's addictive!

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

WOW: Working Out Of Turn

 WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays 
Hold Onto Your Heart is turning into my favourite quilt; the more I work on it, the more I love it. I'm happily making two at the same time and last week I was happy to finish Part 9 on my brightly coloured version - the celebration bouquets. I had planned to then swap back over to my gentle colored quilt, but I find I'm just not in the mood. So although I should be working on the bouquets for my second quilt, I am instead charging ahead with my bright beauty. 

Today I'm making the baskets. I can't help myself, sometimes the quilt dictates the mood and I am in the mood for some bright and cheerful prints. 

Hopefully I'll have time to double back and finish the other so that they're both at the same stage of progress. I don't want either to fall behind in schedule!

What's Your WOW?
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Friday, 13 September 2019

HOYH: Part 9

This month it's time to create the celebration bouquet; these pics are from my full colour quilt version (as I'm making 2x) and I'm still working on my subtle shaded one!
How bright and cheerful are these fussy cut bloom heads? I had planned to turn them the usual way from a selection of fabrics, but these bright and snappy flowers stole my heart and I decided that maybe I could squeeze in some fussy cutting after all (usually I prefer to make each shape).
I spent lots of time fiddling all the flower heads into position whilst making sure the overall shape wasn't growing. I tried transferring it the usually way two or three times, but kept messing it up. So finally, I arranged the flowers facing upright until I was happy and then I ran sticky tape over them (a gentle scotch tape) to keep everything in perfect position. It's a really useful trick and I can't believe it didn't occur to me sooner.
This is what the back of my flower cluster looks like
 and this is what the back of the motif looks like once the leaves were added
Hopefully my gentle quilt bouquet comes together as easily as this one has...
     ' Hold Onto Your Heart' is a paid BOM   
It's a breathtaking quilt full of meaningful symbols and beauty. The floral border is a triumph which offers an additional  pieced option - making it versatile for all skill levels. Perfect for lovers and enthusiasts of applique. 
  You can start this BOM today!   
Be sure to visit my Online Quilt Group on Facebook where progress images are being shown all the time. It's a massive inspiration and I warn you, it's addictive!
 
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