The girls in my classes can make anything they chose. It could be one of my quilts, their own design or a pattern that they’ve purchased. My role is to help them work out the pattern and guide them in the choice of fabrics and techniques.  A few years ago one of the girls fell in love with a quilt that she’d seen at a quilt show and she asked me to help her make it in class. This is Eileen's Quilt.

The girls in my classes can make anything they chose. It could be one of my quilts, their own design or a pattern that they’ve purchased. My role is to help them work out the pattern and guide them in the choice of fabrics and techniques. A few years ago one of the girls fell in love with a quilt that she’d seen at a quilt show and she asked me to help her make it in class. This is Eileen's Quilt.

Shadowplay Quilt - The simplicity of the design relies on the clever placement of the light and the dark solid fabrics to create a shadow in each block.

Shadowplay Quilt - The simplicity of the design relies on the clever placement of the light and the dark solid fabrics to create a shadow in each block.

Many quilters will tell you that they have one or two fabrics that they love way too much to use. These treasures are safely tucked away for safe-keeping, just like granny’s good china.

Many quilters will tell you that they have one or two fabrics that they love way too much to use. These treasures are safely tucked away for safe-keeping, just like granny’s good china.

Last week, one of our local churches, St Brigid’s, celebrated 120 years and I had the honour of being asked to applique two cloths for their special day. The inspiration, artwork and design were created by two talented members of the church, Margaret and Alan.

Last week, one of our local churches, St Brigid’s, celebrated 120 years and I had the honour of being asked to applique two cloths for their special day. The inspiration, artwork and design were created by two talented members of the church, Margaret and Alan.

Feathered Star Sampler Quilt Stepping up to the patchwork challenge.

Feathered Star Sampler Quilt Stepping up to the patchwork challenge.

Bring the garden indoors to celebrate spring with gorgeous oriental fabric charm squares cut into quarter-square triangles.

Bring the garden indoors to celebrate spring with gorgeous oriental fabric charm squares cut into quarter-square triangles.

The story of the making of the Kangaroo March Banner for the Centenary of Gallipoli in 2015.

The story of the making of the Kangaroo March Banner for the Centenary of Gallipoli in 2015.

Lil's quilt was made in the 1940's. Beautiful hexagons cut from crepe de chine dress fabrics. Read the story about how the family legacy lives on today.

Lil's quilt was made in the 1940's. Beautiful hexagons cut from crepe de chine dress fabrics. Read the story about how the family legacy lives on today.


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Sweet Hearts Quilt Pattern - Free Just two fabrics combine to create the alternate light and dark blocks. The hearts use simple blanket-stitch applique on 6 inch squares. The pattern has detailed, step-by-step instructions with all the templates you need for the applique and the big-stitching quilting.  Sweet Hearts is easy to make and is perfect for a beginner.

Sweet Hearts Quilt Pattern - Free Just two fabrics combine to create the alternate light and dark blocks. The hearts use simple blanket-stitch applique on 6 inch squares. The pattern has detailed, step-by-step instructions with all the templates you need for the applique and the big-stitching quilting. Sweet Hearts is easy to make and is perfect for a beginner.

The Coconut Ice Quilt is the sweetest of treats. Luscious and delicious in pretty pinks and cream. Get the the pattern and recipe at http://patchworkbliss.com.au/shop/

The Coconut Ice Quilt is the sweetest of treats. Luscious and delicious in pretty pinks and cream. Get the the pattern and recipe at http://patchworkbliss.com.au/shop/

Sweet and Simple is exactly that! The simple squares are set in a checker-board pattern with alternating fabrics It is easy to make and is a great place to start for a beginner quilter.

Sweet and Simple is exactly that! The simple squares are set in a checker-board pattern with alternating fabrics It is easy to make and is a great place to start for a beginner quilter.

QUILT GALLERY | Patchwork Bliss A beautiful quilt that is perfect for those who love to cut and sew by hand. Instructions are also included for rotary cutting.  Moon Shadow can be made with fat quarters of Japanese-style fabrics.  The detailed step-by-step instructions also include a bonus Moon Shadow Queen Size Pattern. Buy the pattern at http://patchworkbliss.com.au/shop/

QUILT GALLERY | Patchwork Bliss A beautiful quilt that is perfect for those who love to cut and sew by hand. Instructions are also included for rotary cutting. Moon Shadow can be made with fat quarters of Japanese-style fabrics. The detailed step-by-step instructions also include a bonus Moon Shadow Queen Size Pattern. Buy the pattern at http://patchworkbliss.com.au/shop/

Feathered Star Sampler

Feathered Star Sampler

Bright and beautiful Gypsy Garden is an easy quilt to make. The simple blocks are set on point and framed with three simple borders. Bring the garden indoors with this enchanting queen-size quilt.

Bright and beautiful Gypsy Garden is an easy quilt to make. The simple blocks are set on point and framed with three simple borders. Bring the garden indoors with this enchanting queen-size quilt.

Sweet and Simple Quilt.  So easy to makeand is the perfect quilt for a beginer! It's http://www.patchworkbliss.com/au/shop/

Sweet and Simple Quilt. So easy to makeand is the perfect quilt for a beginer! It's http://www.patchworkbliss.com/au/shop/

Kiku Blossm quilt is a mix of traditional patchwork and applique. The eight-sided chrysanthemum block uses English Paper Piecing and applique techniques. The traditional Card Trick block is pieced.

Kiku Blossm quilt is a mix of traditional patchwork and applique. The eight-sided chrysanthemum block uses English Paper Piecing and applique techniques. The traditional Card Trick block is pieced.

The Cherish is a small medallion quilt is perfect for a new baby or a special loved one. The central star block is set on point. The quilt comes together very quickly with the addition of each of the simple borders.

The Cherish is a small medallion quilt is perfect for a new baby or a special loved one. The central star block is set on point. The quilt comes together very quickly with the addition of each of the simple borders.

The blanket stitch edging of Lil Evans' glorious hexagon quilt made in the the 1940's.

The blanket stitch edging of Lil Evans' glorious hexagon quilt made in the the 1940's.

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