little beauties

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Here is my nearly finished quilt which has been entered in the Vic Quilters Show this year in the category miniature. I thought that before I tackle a big New York Beauty quilt I better see if I like it. And as every year in my quilting group the Chris Kringle is a miniature I jumped on the opportunity. But after spending so much time on each circles I kept it ….. and I had to make another miniature quilt.

This one is 12,5 x 12,5  inches finished.

And I will make a big New York beauty.



fat quarter tip

One of my student gave me this list , very useful.

One fat quarter will give you

90 x 2″ squares

56 x 2 1/2″ squares

36 x 3″ squares

25 x 3 1/2″ squares

20 x 4″ squares

16 x 4 1/2″ squares

12 x 5″ squares

9 x 5 1/2″ squares

9 x 6″ squares

6 x 6 1/2″ squares

4 x 7 1/2″ or 8″ or 9″ squares.

If you have any tips you would like to share with other quilters feel free to send me an email.



Hello all, I need to make a correction on my pattern “Pecking order” . To make the pinwheel block you need to cut 12 x  3″ square ( not  4 1/2″) then trace a line on the diagonal. Do the same with the small floral fabric.You also need to cut an extra 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4 ” strip which is for the bottom right of the last band where the chooks are pulling at the worm.



Spain here I come …. I will be off for a couple of weeks visiting Barcelona and Granada and getting a lot of inspirations for more projects. I also will meet my Mum there and on getting back home I will post a new project (free to download) to stitch, in time for Christmas.



Pecking order

With spring in full bloom, summer just around the corner and those gorgeous new fabrics from Chez Moi it was to irresistible not  to make a quilt.

I am lucky to have five chickens and I love to observe their comportment, especially if you give them cooked spaghettis, good stress relief.

Hope you will enjoy  making your own chooks as much as I have.


Front cover of Homespun

This is it ….. “Bonjour de Paris” made the front cover of the latest “Australian Homespun” (issue 112) ! I am very happy to be sharing this project with all of you.

Hope you will enjoy it and don’t forget to send me a mail with the pictures of your finished wall hanging



repro quilt

Spring is in the air …. the garden is calling ( it is hard to ignore it) and the ideas are buzzing.

For a little taste of what”s coming here are some of the fabrics that I am playing with for the next quilt and also 2 of the many blocks ….

It  is coming along nicely , I shall keep you updated on the progress.


New Quilt Wizard version

A new Quilt Wizard App version is available. You can now print your designs on an AirPrint enabled printer, share via email with your friends or save in your camera roll and sync later with your computer. Here is an example of a generated image. View in App Store

New amazing iPhone App !

Download and play with new iPhone App designed to help you with hard task of choosing fabrics for your new quilt. The beauty of this App is that you take pictures of existing fabrics, choose blocks from some 100 most used block designs and see an immediate result.

The App is also supported on the iPad.

Check it at the iTunes Store : Quilt Wizard on the app store.

Find instructions there : User Guide