Saturday, April 25, 2015

Coyote Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hawthorne threads collection Coyote is a beautiful collection of mint greens, peach, mustard, greys floating in a background of crisp white. Printed in house, this collection of intricately sketched elements from a trip to Death Valley, combines the wild splendour of fauna and flora from the region. 

I asked for prints that could be fussy cut to make a large pillow but as I started cutting into the fabric my design expanded and I ended up making a small quilt. I could have kept going but was limited by the amount of fabric I had. The setting triangles are Manchester dyed yarn in Taupe.

It was one of those quilt designs on the go. Starting with a hexagon, progressing to a octagon and finishing with a rectangle. I made use of the Jaybird rulers I had on hand to create these shapes.

Quilted in a simple design using Aurifil 2312 50wt cotton. Backed with my favourite IKEA print.

The in house prints from hawthorne threads a printed on a premium quality cotton. It sews and quilts beautifully, with a soft touch and drape. In addition to 32 prints, Hawthorne threads have printed a backing panel 56" x 72" to complete your quilted masterpiece.

Visit these blogs to see the amazing projects made using Coyote

21st April - Sewbon
22nd April - Holly Gets Quilty
23rd April - Telafante
24th April - Quilt Jane
25th April - Hawthorne Threads
As part of the blog hop, Hawthorne Threads will be giving away a FQ bundle of Coyote. To enter, leave a comment on this post or visit my IG feed @quiltjane (Look for the picture of the finished quilt) and tell me which is your favourite desert plant or animal.
Entries close midnight 25th April 2015.

*** Giveaway Closed ***


Take a moment today to remember all those affected by war. Let every generation know the story of the ANZACs so the memory of these brave men and women will not be forgotten. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Teach me to Applique - Fusible Applique that's soft and simple

Pat Sloan, quilter extraordinaire, radio show host/producer, fabric designer and teacher has published her 31st book -'Teach me to Applique - Fusible Applique that' soft and simple' Publisher Martingale.

The book includes a comprehensive section on how to do fusible appliqué by machine that has a soft drape and feel. Pat takes you through step by step instructions of which tools and threads to use, optimum stitch sizes and stitching techniques that will produce the perfect curves, points and corners.


Every one of the 96 pages of this book are visually enticing with 8 fun and easy projects brought to life with Pat's soft and simple fusible appliqué technique.

I especially love Pat's machine binding method in the last chapter and the inspiring sayings and reflections scattered throughout the book. 

I must confess I am a needled appliqué fan because I like the soft and less bulky feel that this technique offers but after reading this book I am looking forward to making the Sweet Bea's Bouquet mini using Pat's simple and soft machine appliqué method.

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Rhonda Quilt and Mini

Introducing the Rhonda quilt and little sister the Rhonda mini quilt.

The Rhonda block is made in memory of my beautiful mother. Sadly, mum passed away six years ago and there is not one day that passes that I don't think of her. Mum was my greatest fan and the one who supported me the most in my adventures as a quilter.

One of my favourite pictures of mum. Rhonda was beautiful inside and out. 

The Rhonda quilt pattern has instructions for crib, lap, twin and king sized quilts. FQ friendly. The pattern uses the EZ-quilting Tri Rec tool. One of my favourites for making a triangle in a square.

The Rhonda and Rhonda Mini Quilt are now available for EU customers at and US, AUS, CAN and NZ customers at

Boat House by Sweetwater for Moda
Aurifil 2026 50wt cotton
Lap Size 72" x 72" 

Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.
Aurifil 2085 50wt cotton
Finished size: 22" x 22"
#TheRhondaQuilt #RhondaMiniQuilt

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Vacation Block - April

Have you been following Pat Sloan's BOM for 2015? It's a vacation themed block of the month which culminates in a fabulous quilt.

This is my April block, Penny Arcade.

Made with Me and My Sister designs fabric and solids this block is an easy and fun block to make.

For details of the BOM and other exciting projects going with Pat Sloan, visit her FB page Quilt Along with Pat Sloan.

Monday, March 30, 2015


Sara Lawson is releasing a new collection for Art Gallery Fabrics called Fantasia. A whimsical collection of unicorns, mushrooms, stripes and geometric prints in a warm palette of pinks, oranges, mustards, teal and a hint of mulberry.

I am very honoured to receive a F8 of each of the cotton prints in the collection so I decided to make a
24"x 24" pillow cover. I love large pillow on my lounges. They are like cuddling a mini quilt.

Using 15 of the 18 prints and a self designed paper pieced pattern, I created a 16 block pillow top, bound backed in pure elements.

The pillow is quilted back and front with Aurifil 2805 50wt cotton in a geometric pattern by Karlee Porter.

Thank you Sara for giving me the opportunity to create something wonderful with your fabrics. I really love the mix of colours. 

If you would like to make your own Fantasia project using the Fantasia paper pieced block, you can purchase it from my little e-shop

The pattern contains the block templates, outline to colour your own project and cutting instructions for an individual block.

Use multiples of 4 blocks to make any size project.