Ciao Venezia

Here is the latest postcard from Wattlebird Designs. Venice in Italy, the carnival, the gondolas and the romance, this little wall hanging has it all.  And all in the soft tones of this beautiful city.

Size of the quilt 84cm x 72cm

Oh la la ! la France

This quilt has everything we like about France, food, fashion , art , poppies and the Eiffel Tower.

“Oh la la” patterns .This is a block of the month quilt,with eight patterns :

  • block one ” Oh la la ! … le café”
  • block two ” Oh la la ! … le Tour de France”
  • block three ” Oh la la ! … les peintres”
  • blocks four and six ” Oh la la ! … les fleurs de lys “
  • block five ” Oh la la ! … la Tour Eiffel “
  • block seven ” Oh la la !  … la Provence “
  • block eight  “Oh la la ! … la mode”
  • block nine ” Oh la la ! … les châteaux”
Wholesalers and shops enquiries welcome

Oh la la ! La France

Bonjour à toutes et tous !

I have a small request to all of you who have made the quilt … could you send me some pictures I would love to see your versions.

Thanks a lot and happy sewing


Let me introduce “Albertine”,inspired by French boutis( whole cloth completely reversible originated from Provence)

I was given some repro fabrics ( lucky for me it was “bright”), contemplated the pack for a while and found it would be perfect for a south of France inspired quilt.

Like in so many quilts women used a lot of symbols in boutis, such as flowers, birds, vases … . This one is inspired from some small quilts given to babies. The chosen motifs were to wish the newborn health, joy, patience and all good things you would like to wish for a child.

This one would be more for a girl than a boy, lots of flowers and pinks, but I have already picked the pattern and the fabrics for the boy’s quilt.

You can buy the pattern through “Needles and Pins” in Warrandyte.

Wholesalers and shops enquiries welcome

Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef

Here is a little  bit of the wonders of the World. Crazy patch is the perfect match for a coral reef. You can add as much as you want, go crazy with the beads, the different threads, the sequins, make it really shinny. Make it your own….

Pattern and classes are available

Les petits quilts

“Big Fish” and “Oops” are two quick and easy patterns for little people. You will make it in no time at all. For the kids who are not scared of monsters “Big fish” is perfect. And for a bit of humour “Oops” (because he has strips, she has dots and the egg is …. quite different) will bring a smile. Both are for boys or girls it is just a question of colours.