If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time-Billy Joel

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

HIA Enchanted Garden BOM

I have finished the first two rows of each of the quilts I am doing with the Hatched in Africa Enchanted  Garden sets. The red black and grey one is stitched using 6x10 sized designs and the black background with the Firenze collection from Connecting Threads is stitched using 5x7 sized designs. After a great deal of stress and returning emails I have decided to upload all blocks to Google drive from now on and people can download them from there. All the blocks we have done to date are now there. You can download the blocks from HERE. This will be the only time I post the link so you will have to return to this page to use it each time. At the end of the BOM I will remove the link.
HIA Enchanted Garden BOM.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Tutorial uploaded for Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder Quilt 4

I have quilted and done the binding on the Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder Quilt 4. This is the fourth quilt in this series of One Metre Wonder quilts and follows on from One Metre Wonder Quilt 3 I posted in my previous blog post.
Bridie's blessings One Metre Wonder Quilt 4


You can download the tutorial from HERE.

Also had a bit of help ? from my ever present black cat.


Thursday, 16 March 2017

New One Metre Wonder quilt tutorial uploaded.

I have been working on some more of my  Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder quilt designs. I call them that because they only use 1 metre or 1 yard of a focus fabric. We all have those single pieces of fabric in our cupboards and hate to cut it into small pieces. These quilts are a great way of showcasing those special  fabrics we have.  Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder 3 has a finished size of approximately 48 inches x 48 inches. I chose to embroider the beautiful Redwork Hearts from Hatched in Africa to go with the heart fabric. These quilts are ideal for charity donations.
Bridie's Blessings One Metre Wonder 3 



You can download the tutorial HERE

There will be another One Metre Wonder quilt tutorial uploaded in the next day or so.


 I have sent out two  blocks in the  Hatched In Africa Enchanted Garden BOM. I am doing two colourways with this one. Please email me if you wish to be  apart of this free BOM. Block 3 should be sent out by the end of the weekend or early next week.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Newspaper article

I was very honoured and humbled to have been contacted by Elenor from the Advocate to write a story about Bridie's Blossoms. Coincidentally, it is three years today that the first delivery of Bridie's Blossoms packages was made to our hospitals on the North West.


Hopefully I will have the instructions for the new BOM out over the weekend. I am working on a few packages as I do not have any left in my storage boxes. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

New BOM underway

I have started a new BOM using the Hatched in Africa Enchanted Garden sets. This BOM is a little different that I am doing 2 at the one time. One is done with sets designed for the 5x7 hoop and the other with sets for the 6x10 hoop and larger.

Both quilts will be the same size, finishing at around 73 inches x 90 inches.

 The quilt I am making with the 5x7 designs is going to be embroidered on black fabric and the blocks then made with the Firenze collection from Connecting threads. I can assure you this fabric looks much richer in reality. 
HIA Enchanted Garden BOM with 5x7 designs
 The quilt with the 6x10 designs is going to be embroidered on white tone on tone fabric and the blocks then made with black/red/white and grey.
HIA Enchanted Garden BOM with 6x10 designs
The requirements file has already been sent to those on my Hatched in Africa email list. If you wish to participate or have not received the file please email me.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

My Helpers

Those of you who follow my blog know that a few years ago we adopted two cats from the RSPCA. They were in the in the same pen together and we could not take one and leave the other there. Misty the black cat is my cat and Hallie the tabby is my husbands. Misty sleeps at my feet on our bed and Hallie sleeps at my husband's feet. Most of the time they get on very well but there is often a turf war as to who gets to sit in which spot in this window of my sewing room.
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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Whirligig Hexagon Table topper-tutorial uploaded


I have just uploaded the new Whirligig Hexagon Table Topper.  My apologies in the few days delay but I have been working on Bridie's Blossoms packages.



You can access the tutorial HERE