• The Circle Game

    Pattern by Jen Kingwell
  • Duke Road

    Pattern by Sue Daley
  • La Passacaglia

    find it on Instagram #lilabellelanelapassacaglia
  • Polaroid Quilt

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Lollies for Lily

I am sure that my Miss 6 lays claim to almost every finished quilt 
in this house and this one is no exception.

"Lollies Quit"

My favourite Bonnie and Camille fabrics are "Scrappy Bonnie and Camille"
so with this quilt I dived deep into my scrap containers and I couldn't be happier with the final result.

Bendigo is known for its Tulip display (I LOVE Tulips) and they are just starting to open so I decided to take this quilt to the Tulips for its photo shoot!

If you are in the Bendigo area in the next two weeks I can highly recommend a visit.
The Tulips usually last 2-3 weeks but its all dependant on the weather.

A few fun shots from our morning out.

If you have been following my quilting journey for a while you will know that I do love a double sided Quilt, well this one is no exception :)


I have been very lucky to participate in a Quilt Block Bee where the theme was 'Bonnie and Camille' so I have quite a collection of various sized blocks so for the back of this one I dove deep into my B and C Block box and pulled out some blocks and made my back.  

I love that this quilt has some special blocks made for me by some special friends.

Quilt Stats

Pattern is "Lollies" by Camille Roskelly at Thimbleblossoms
Fabrics are all Bonnie and Camille
Finished Size - 64" x 74"
Quilted in an all over Edge to Edge by Linda over at LadyBug Quilting

You know how I said this kid lays claim to almost every quilt, well its now on her bed.
All I can say is that she has great taste ;)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Enjoy your day doing something you love,
hugs Sharon x

The Farmer's Wife

"The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt"

There are two quilt alongs about to kick off for the new Book by Laurie Aaron Hird.

I have decided to play along as I know if I don't I will be kicking myself once the blocks start appearing online.

I have decided to use my Tasha Noel stash and make a soft, girly version.

If you think you might like to play along there is a Facebook page just go look for 
"Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along" and on IG look for



mine can also be found at



Thank you for stopping by.

Sharon x

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Using the littlest of scraps

When you save your scraps you have to think of ways to use them.
So a little while ago I ordered in some 1/2" hexes thinking that I would use them for a scrappy Bonnie and Camille project.  No real direction,  just something to work on whenever.
I started making these. 

Then I saw that Sue Daley was doing a Sew Along on her blog so I thought I might sew along and maybe what I created could be used as part of my B and C Scrap project. Maybe as the centre, medallion style?

These photos above and below show the size of my hexes compared to the ones that Sue is using in her Sew along.

It's a fun sew along. Nice and slow paced that it fits in between other sewing projects and is portable.
Great for the school pick ups when your in the car waiting :)

I posted my progress on Instagram and now I have a few people joining in and making the 1/2" hexie version with me.  If your interested in taking part Sue's blog can be found HERE.

If you are in Instagram have a look at these hashtags.


Until next time,
hugs Sharon

Thursday, 3 September 2015

My La Passacaglia

"La Passacaglia"

The journey of my La Passacaglia continues.

The last of my large Rosettes.

I have a love hate relationship with the filler rosettes as some of them I just want to keep going and see where they will go because I never know when I start as to what they will become.

This is where I am up to now.
Only the white spots down the bottom to go and then some filler blocks to square it all up.

I was very fortunate that a few weeks ago I was able, with the help of an IG friend, find and source my border fabric so I have a renewed enthusiasm to get this one closer to a finish but at the same time I am a little sad that the journey is almost over.

Time to think about a replacement project

Until next time,
hugs Sharon

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Duke Road

I have had the absolute pleasure of working on a special project.

A remake of Sue Daley's 
"Duke Road"

It also allowed me to play with the new "Bloom and Bliss" line before it hit the shops. 
It's such a pretty range that I may just be adding some to my stash too :)

Lots of English Paper Piecing, some appliqué, hand and machine piecing.


I planned on working on one stage a week thus having it finished in 8 weeks and a little ahead of schedule. I found it so addictive and such an enjoyable project that in 44 days I had it finished and ready to be sent back to Sue.

You will have to excuse the night time photo and my poor iPad struggled with the spotty background to focus.

I love how bright and different it looks to the original and I can't wait to see how it gets quilted.

I think I was about half way through making this one when Sue left a comment on one of my Instagram progress pics letting me know that this Quilt will be hanging at the International Quilt Market in Houston in October.  Yikes, how terrifying yet exciting it was to be told that.

I know I am looking forward to seeing pictures of it hanging over there knowing that I made it.

One last picture. The full range of Bloom and Bliss from Riley Blake.

Thank you for stopping by,
hugs Sharon