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Well a new quilt on the horizon




I have been wanting to try an Amish inspired quilt for a long time. I just love the use of vibrant colours against the black. A little while ago I was scrolling through Pinterest when I came across Amish quilt front


I was determined to make one of these but wasn’t sure how it would be so, I decided it was time to try a miniature quilt. I visited a shop in Mt Waverley called Somerset Patchwork and they had some lovely Emma Louise Fabric so I purchased 1/2 metre of each fabric. Initially I was thinking I would make an Amish bar but decided I preferred this style more. I really wanted a different colour rather than producing an almost replica quilt. So I purchased 1/2 metre of Tangerine Emma Louise Fabric from Oz quilts one of my favourite online stores.

Then came the tough nutting out of making this miniature so armed with a pencil and a ruler I began to draw the design and workout the cutting measurements. This was then all placed away in a box ready for cutting. On hindsight I should have cut it out then and there as I would have remembered what was cutting size and what was my finished size. Yesterday I cut this out and went to my sewing group only to find out some of it I had cut to big so I needed to cut some of the fabric down and I needed my thinking brain in action. Fortunately I needed to cut it down and not add any.

I proceeded to sew and work on it and came home and finished it last night. I was so delighted that I placed this photo on facebook.


When I received a lovely message from a dear quilting friend who had noticed I had made a mistake, I ask you to look for it, even leave me a comment if you like. So this morning I set out and fixed the mistake.
Now for the backing I checked my fabric and I will make a backing in the style of an Amish or Welsh bar quilt, with the leftover fabrics from the front.

Plan for tomorrow it to baste the quilt after I have place my design on and start my hand quilting. Be sure to look out for coming posts on the quilting. This is certainly going to be a fun project. I am calling this quilt “Gelato”

Until next time have fun and enjoy life,









My Pantone Colour of the year quilt



Well what a lot of fun I had entering the Pantone Colour of the year quilt challenge hosted by and
winners were announced and although I didn’t win I had enormous fun and challenged myself in the best use of the colour.

I would like to thank Origami Star and Cross for allowing the use of this block in this competition.



For this quilt the following fabrics were used:-
Kona Bay 2013 design shade 09
VIP Cranston Print Works ?Could Village 1 2011
VIP Cranston Snakeskin purple 2010

I had one very huge week completing this top for the competition, since last week lots has been happening and I will reveal new projects very soon, but if you would like to take a look at a few things check out the comings and goings over at Wehago Designs a few blocks for my new quilt

Anyway until next time

Happy quilting







Pantone colour of the year quilt challenge


My quilt is 72″ x 45 “

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What a delight to find out the challenge was of fabric already waiting to be made into a quilt top. I am glad gave the chance to make my quilt top

Thank you to Marcia Hohn from quilters cache for allowing me to use her

Here is my submission for quilt top only

thanking you Wendy Gontier

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