WIP Wednesday – Quilting quandries

Lauraapplique5 Comments

Phew, it’s a long time between posts this year. I was feeling kinda quilt-blocked when the school holidays started. Although I’m going great guns on my Metro Hoops quilt, the idea of going to a sewing day without my S16 baffled me, but I went anyway.   I pulled out a piece of ‘fugly’ fabric from a swap I ran … Read More

The Dinosaurs depart

Lauraapplique, fmq, kids5 Comments

You might remember that I enlisted the help of an 8 (sorry, almost 9) year old to draw some dinosaurs for an appliqué project. Well Miss Neeve and her brother Kai’s dinosaur cushions have been appliquéd and FMQ’d within an inch of their lives and have been delivered. Here are both cushions with their guard dog. And just to show … Read More

Dinosauring with Neeve

Lauraapplique, fmq5 Comments

Perth Modern Quilt Guild asked me to do a free-motion quilting skill-share session. We are having one skill-share each meeting and this month it’s my turn. As we’ve been doing a ‘how to appliqué’ series, it was suggested that I demonstrate FMQ appliqué and trapunto.  I had an idea but I had to enlist some help. Meet Neeve. Neeve is … Read More


Lauraapplique, published8 Comments

It’s interesting news week. After yesterday’s sad news, I had an amazing pick-me-up today. I had flicked off an email to the Amazing Emma How at Sampaguita Quilts asking how she first got published in magazines. She very kindly wrote me a long reply and sent me our national quilting magazine editor’s email, saying she was looking for new projects. … Read More

Something fishy…

Lauraapplique, McKenna Ryan0 Comments

Well here is a sneak peek at the first two blocks of the “Calling Me Home” quilt. I really like the way the fish has worked out – all cut from one piece of (evidently magic) fabric! The fish is the second block – the first was the mountains and eagle – I have yet to add the fisherman (you … Read More

I’ve got mail…

Lauraapplique, McKenna Ryan0 Comments

I’m so, so, sew excited! This arrived in the mail today:  All the way from Lake Tahoe, California. What is it? Ta da!  My first quilt kit. McKenna Ryan’s ‘Calling Me Home’. It should look like this when it’s finished. I hope I have the patience to get through it!  I am so conflicted about buying materials internationally. I could … Read More