A Wedding TGIFF

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“Once upon a time a bride-to-be wanted to hold her wedding at Tree Elle Retreat as the most beautiful spot she knew… then Tree Elle came up for sale and she bought it so that other brides could have their fairy tale wedding as well.” After 18 years together and six years engaged, my brother and his fiance are getting married. They only … Read More

Mod Medallion finish

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        We have a finish!! We can lay back and relax now!!! This is the Mod Medallion quilt from SewKindOfWonderful. Or is that a Melodyallion quilt? As Melody adopted my last tri-colour quilt, she was the front-runner for modelling this quilt. I’ve seen a lot of versions of this quilt with beautiful, intricate free-motion quilting, but the … Read More

Free-motion foxy

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    Last weekend I had breakfast out with three of my quilty friends, who then came over to continue the gossip over tea and bakery treats. Janine (whose husband says she carries a little black hole with her) managed to leave her copy of The Enchanted Forest and take my copy of The Secret Garden. When I saw Mr Foxy (or … Read More

TGIFF: Guest post from Red Quilty Girl

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I don’t have a finish today. I haven’t been doing this, honestly… I did send out TGIFF SOS to my friend Janine. Besides her unique sense of direction and her complete inability to leave a place with the same set of items she arrived with, one of the things I love about Janine is that she comes through in a … Read More

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2015 – Mondrian Madness

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This is the big one! I asked for Mondrian inspired blocks for my turn at being Queen Bee for Quilt Club Australia a couple of years back. It felt like it took forever to go from blocks to this: To this: Quilted on my HandiQuilter Sweet 16, this quilt is massive – King size with overhang. LOADS of detailed free-motion … Read More

Winner Fat Quarter Shop QAYGFMQAL voucher!!!!

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And we have a winner ladies and gentlemen! The Fat Quarter Shop kindly agreed to sponsor the Quilt As You Go Free Motion Quilt-a-long, so to celebrate the end of the first row,  I offered a $50 voucher to one lucky person… I asked The True Random Number Generator to pick a winner, and it picked lucky number 42 – … Read More

Guest Quilt-dogs

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We had two furry guests at Chez Quokka this weekend. Amos is a ruby Cavalier and Jasper is a mostly red border collie – he’s mostly red and mostly border collie. Scarlett loves having visitors – especially boy visitors (the little tart) – but Melody couldn’t care less. We just needed a blenheim cavalier to complete the cavalier rainbow. As the … Read More