Sick Leave

Hey guys, I’ve come down with a virus or something that has knocked me hard and means I’m on the sofa indulging my binging-obsession with Pretty Little Liars (no spoilers please!) for a few days. So please excuse any radio silence around the place this week. Hopefully see you all very soon!

The Bee Hive: Your Quilts So Far

Wanta Fanta quilt

We’re now halfway through The Bee Hive! And we’re starting to see some finished quilts and quilt tops come through, which is pretty exciting! Violet has made this stunning Wanta Fanta quilt top Christy made a Christmas-themed Tic Tac Toe quilt with her swarm. @greatbritten66 has finished her Wanta Fanta quilt and is currently quilting […]

In The Sewing Room: 288 Pieces Plus

Organizer Wallet

I’ve never been the kind of quilter who just plows through one project at a time and churning out finishes – I’m always dabbling here and there… the pile of WIPs can attest to that! Likewise, I’m not the kind of blogger who shares regular lists of WIPs, which means sometimes I look back and […]

Sew Cute Tuesday

Sew Cute Tuesday

Hey guys, welcome back to Sew Cute Tuesday! It’s been a busy week of birthdays and computer work for me, like launching my HST math chart printables… Meanwhile, Francine made this beautiful improv rainbow quilt! I love the fabrics Kate used to make her block! And wow, Terri Ann! What a gorgeous finish! Now let’s […]

The Bee Hive Quilt for Angie

Tic Tac Toe quilt block

Back in January, Angie from Gnome Angel contacted me asking about setting up a quilting bee to sew along with the tutorials from The Bee Hive. It was something I had been thinking about, but she happily took over and organised it all. We had been thinking that there may be 3 groups – an […]

HST Math Chart Printables: Now Available

traditional HST chart printable

Guys, I’m so excited. And nervous. But mostly excited! As I think you all now know very well, I love quilt maths. I love teaching quilt maths. I am a quilt nerd! But do you want to know a secret? Even though I have done several HST tutorials and maths charts, plus writing about maths […]

Looking Ahead: General Life Update


I don’t tend to share a lot of personal life stuff on the blog, as that’s a choice I’ve made for my family and for my brand. I do share the occasional snippet of Japanese life on Instagram on @blossomheartquilts though, but you can never really tell the whole story on there with a little […]

Sew Cute Tuesday: Sunshine Through The Rain

Sew Cute Tuesday

Hi everyone! I’m Deborah from Sunshine Through the Rain and I am so excited to be your host for Sew Cute Tuesday this week. Having never sewn in my life (seriously, my husband was the one who had to sew on buttons and mend holes in clothes!) I made a new friend 4 years ago […]

The Bee Hive: Abacus

Abacus quilt block tutorial

Keen observers may note that Anne from Play Crafts was scheduled to share her design today, however a cross-country move has meant that we have swapped spots – she will share in July instead. As someone who has another international move (back to Australia… more on this on Wednesday!) looming early next year, I have […]

Bloggy B-Day Winners

ShabbyFabrics FQ

A huge thanks to everyone for all your lovely comments and well-wishes for my bloggy birthday! And for entering all the giveaways too. The randomly selected winners are: Sew Cute Tuesday Lola Textures bundle – Lisa aka @shiraz_and_sewing Denyse Schmidt charm pack – Jayne from Twiggy & Opal Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate – Heather […]