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My favourite 9

At the end of the year lots of people share their top nine posts on social media sites like Instagram. I decided to share my favourite projects instead. I had planned to do this blog post early in January, but as we were affected by nearby bushfires I totally forgot about it until I was scrolling through my feed looking for something else.

1. Garden Nine Patch Quilt

This is the last quilt I completed in 2019. Featuring Garden of Dreams fabric by Jason Yenter for in the beginning fabrics. A very quick quilt to make, the nine patch blocks are cut from fat quarters, strip pieced, cross cut and sewn back together. The quilt came together in a day and then the border was added. I loaded it straight onto the quilting frame and quilted it over two days. The pattern is from the Garden of Dreams book and the fabric kit is available now in store and online.

2. Aviatrix Medallion Quilt

I am still working on this one, I started it in September after we returned from holiday. The quilt was designed by Elizabeth Hartman and is suitable for a confident beginner. You need to cut accurately and piece accurately for it to come together. So by the end of it you will be an expert! I have put together a kit using a variety of solid fabrics in a rainbow theme. I will continue to offer a monthly class for this project to provide guidance and support for you to make your own versions. Pattern & fabric kits are available in store and online. The next class is scheduled for Monday

3. In the Round Wall Art

In the Round are a series of English Paper Pieced designs by Helen Stubbings of Hugs n Kisses featuring her signature Applique paper. I like the way that you can make one or all 12 and hang them in 16" hoops and create unique wall art or blocks for a quilt. Each pattern includes laser cut applique shapes of applique paper which unlike paper, are not removed and provide great stability for the shapes. We regularly schedule classes for these projects, the next one is . You can start with a fat quarter bundle or we can choose one for you. See all the designs here

4. Teapot Sampler Quilt

If you love Applique, then this quilt is for you. Designed by Jason Yenter and featuring Dit Dot Evolution and Teapot Sampler fabric ranges he designed for in the beginning fabrics, this project is available as a complete kit, Block of the Month and pattern only. The Dit Dot fabrics are divine to work with and look great with the Teapots panel. I am hoping to showcase the complete shop sample at Craft Alive in Wagga Wagga in March, so I am busy buttonhole stitching around the shapes at the moment. Complete kits are available online, if you would like to receive it as a BOM, please email us or call us.

5. Mandalas bu Nikki Tervo

Mindful Mandala stitching is a growing trend and I have several on to go. Nikki's designs come pre-printed on quality cotton fabric ready to stitch. You just need some stabiliser and thread to get started. We keep the 6" and 10" designs in stock and order the 14" on demand as monthly Mystery Mandalas. The the range here. February embroidery classes are

6. One Fabric Kaleidoscope Quilt

This version features Australian Garden Twist fabric by Jason Yenter for in the beginning fabrics. A stylised Australian flowers border print available exclusively in Australian quilting shops. Pattern and fabric kits available online and in store. One fabric kaleidoscopes are easier to make than they look, it's all in the cutting.

7. Sedona Quilt

Designed by Sew Kind of Wonderful and cut using the Mini Quick Curve Ruler. I made a table runner version for the shop sample, but the pattern makes a queen size quilt. I have put together kits in the black and white version, the pattern also allows for a scrappy version. Classes for QCR and mini QCR projects are held monthly. The next classes are Sunday February 9 and Sunday March 22, 2020.

8. End Game Quilt

This quilt is designed by Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon and was fun to cut out and put together. I used a combination of prints from Marmalade Dreams by Valori Wells and solids in the shop sample. The End Game acrylic template makes cutting our a breeze and you also get a bonus mini template to make a cute mini version of the quilt. Once cut out it comes together quite quickly without any fiddly Y seams. Kits, patterns and templates available online and in store.

9. Metro Rings Quilt

This is the quickest wedding ring quilt you will ever make! By using a jelly roll or any 2 1/2" strip set you get a variety of matching fabrics to work with. I used Remix by Jen Kingwell for Moda Fabrics. The Quick Curve Ruler is used to cut out the rings, melons and setting triangles. Ask for a demo next time you visit or attend one of our Ruler & Template Demo days. The Sew Square ruler is used to square up the blocks after piecing. This ruler has guide lines marked on it specific to the designs by Sew Kind of Wonderful and makes trimming quick and easy, especially when combined with a rotating cutting mat. Kits, patterns and ruler available in store and online.

Hope these quilts inspire you to make one, visit us in Bright or shop online.

Til next time..... Keep Calm and Sew on



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