I have not been in my sewing studio much since my hubby retired in September.  There's still lots of projects I want to complete but I'm in no hurry to complete them.  I had foot surgery three weeks ago too so I was off my feet for two weeks. 

One of those projects is my Animal Adventures BOM quilt.  I hosted the BOM through 2022 and 2023. I'm adding an extra pieced border to my pattern test quilt.  Today I made the four cornerstones. 

I love how they turned out! This block pattern is from my Quilt Border Adventures book which is available on Amazon. 
I'll be launching my FREE 2023 Christmas QAL on December 1st. It's my fifth year hosting the Advent Scrap-a-long, this year's design is an FPP quilt.  
So if you are interested in sewing along click on my Advent Scrap-a-long tab for details. 

Past Christmas Projects

December is almost here! It's a great time to reflect on favourite past Christmas themed projects. 
I've chosen 4 to feature:
  1. Maxi dress - fabric by Harmony Art Organic Design, free pdf of the patten drafting available on my website 
  2. Wall quilt - my own design
  3. Micro mini wool quilts for my mantle clothesline
  4. Christmas eye spy charm square quilt
December 1 my Free Advent Scrap-a-long starts,  stay tuned for details!
This year its an FPP pattern featuring only 4 colours,  so start pulling some fabric odds and ends in four colours...

Quilt Palette Inspiration

Colour Study Image: a photograph of a wildflower in native Western Australian bush 2023.


  • Grey of the boardwalk
  • Pink inspired by the petals
  • Green inspired by the foliage
The palette can be used in a lovely 3 colour quilt. 
Or combined with a black background fabric to add real pizzazz!


Open Studio Event: Ruth Devos Textile Artist

Today hubby and I went to a 'Open Studio' event hosted by Ruth Devos!
Her work is amazing,  she's been my favourite art quilter ever since my friend Gail bought her to my attention several years ago. And now that we're living back in Perth it wasn't far to go to Mt Nasura, where her home studio is!
I particularly love her quilts featuring native Australia flora!
She had most stages of her process on display which was excellent!
Here's a few close ups to show the intricacy of her projects. 

Her Studio was delightful. 
Her home is a fabulous place in the Perth Hills with plenty of her works hung as features.
I'm so pleased I was able to go! It was truly inspiring!

Animal Adventures Quilt Book Final Draft!

I was in the studio this morning to upload the final draft of my Animal Adventures book to the publisher! Stay tuned for a release date in the coming weeks!