Sew Cute Tuesday

Sew Cute Tuesday

Thanks to everyone who shared get well wishes regarding my shoulder! It’s doing much better and I can use it a lot more, although there’s still too many twinges for my liking. I’ve got another physio appointment this afternoon, so we’ll get there.

Susanne made these amazing bee blocks – I have very low interest in tackling curves, so I greatly admire blocks like these Flowering Snowballs!

So, Ren makes a bag each year for her daughter, what?! An unintentional tradition has been started, with this beautiful bag being this year’s creation. A round of applause for Ren, please!

Sue has been sewing up a storm for charity, with pillowcases and quilts coming out thick and fast! Including this star baby quilt. I’m sure you can guess why I picked a star quilt to feature this week – I kinda have them on my mind right now!

And now onto what you’ve been sewing up this week! Link up your latest sewing projects, and don’t forget you can share them on Instagram and link up to here too! Just use #sewcutetuesday to help us find them there too.

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Bright Sky QAL Coming Soon

Bright Sky quilt

October is going to be one bright, starry month with the Bright Sky quilt along! We’re talking giveaways and blog hops and fabulous linky prizes… I’ll be sharing all the details next week, and I hope you’ll be as excited as I am to hear all the news! So start pulling out your favourite fat quarters, because this is going to be fun!

Pattern Jam Quilt Design Contest

Indelible Grace_Pattern Jam quilt design tool

When Emily reached out to me, I had previously heard a little bit about Pattern Jam, but I hadn't realised just what a fun site with great potential it is! I've dabbled a lot in quilt pattern designing - all my designs start in my graph book with a Frixion pen and markers for colouring. When I want to digitalise it, I've tried a variety of methods from free to subscriptions to finally buying Electric Quilt 7. Pattern Jam is a quilt design website where you can design a quilt by choosing block … [Continue reading]

Of Mice And Men and Their Shoulders

Cotton and Steel voile

(Alternative title: Best Laid Plans) This Cotton + Steel voile finally arrived last week. Four yard of it to make a dress for the first time. And it's on a black background, not navy, like I had thought! And the light blue voile solid is blue, not aqua, to match the C+S print (although it photographs similar) and thus won't work for a belt/waist tie! And of course now I don't like the navy voile solid for the waist band! And oh my plans! I managed to talk myself out of my disappointedness … [Continue reading]

Sew Cute Tuesday

Sew Cute Tuesday

I am back! I want to say a huge thanks to the amazing ladies who helped me keep Sew Cute Tuesday happening over summer. Summer was exactly as I'd predicted - full of fun and playdates and sibling fights and noise and fun! And thus, very little productivity or routine. And also a big thanks to all you wonderful Sew Cute-ers who have kept coming back and linking up each week. I love seeing what you come up with! Like Melissa's new home decor projects, like this amazing double dresden pillow. … [Continue reading]

The Big Frozen (Frixion Pen) Experiment

What happens when you freeze Frixion pen markings

So the other night, I had a minor stress attack when my iron transferred brown stuff onto a very important quilt with a white background. Essentially, it left a skiddy on my fabric. I KNOW! My darling scientist-husband got right to work to clean it off (soap and water did the trick) and then cleaned the iron too. Following his great success, and avoiding addressing my fear of it happening again, I set him to work to finish what I had started - ironing off the Frixion pen lines I had drawn on for … [Continue reading]

No Spend September

Creative Penpal Letter contents

This was something that had been on my mind for a while, but after Diane's post, I knew I needed to rein in my small, but constant, spending on stationery/scrapbooking supplies/quilting stuff. With QuiltCon less than 6 months away, it's time to start saving up my spending money for that instead! My QuiltCon buddy and roomy (and roadtrip driver!) Melissa has very kindly informed me that Target (clothes and shoes that fit), Michaels (cheap scrapbooking supplies) and Trader Joes (choc-coated … [Continue reading]

Sew Cute Tuesday – Michelle at From Bolt To Beauty

Sew Cute Tuesday

As you read this, I'm currently away at a spa and water park resort in Fukushima! My husband has a work conference here, so I decided to rough it out with the kids for a couple of days playing around... after all, his room was already paid for and there's a free shuttle bus to and from the resort. So, you know, hard life... In the meantime, the last Sew Cute Tuesday summer guest host is ready to take it away! Hello readers of Blossom Heart Quilts! I?m Michelle, the crafty gal behind From … [Continue reading]

Make Modern Magazine

Make Modern Magazine issue 1

Today is the day, that very exciting day, when the first issue of Make Modern comes out!! Three of my wonderful Wombat Stew paper-piecing bee girls are the creators of Make Modern - Australia's first digital modern quilting magazine - and I know they have worked so hard to get it all together. I am also rather excited to share my contributions. I have designed a 12 -month (6 issues) sampler quilt called Aurora - a star quilt block sampler quilt! Each issue I will be sharing 2-4 different star … [Continue reading]

The Cost Of Quilting – Both Ways

Aurora sneak peek

Last night, I read two very important blog posts - both related to the cost of quilting but from very different perspectives. I want to share these with you and some of my thoughts about these subjects. Gemma at Pretty Bobbins had some very wise words about valuing herself as both an artist and as a businesswoman. Learning to value my time and skills as a quilter has taken some time, and on the odd occasion when I have been approached to sew a custom baby quilt, I have charged what I am … [Continue reading]