Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Ribbons QaL Week #4

Today we start the second half of our Ribbons Quilt

Its already Week #4 of our Quilt a Long and not a lot of work to do...

You need pieces S - X

Once you have your pieces of the puzzle sorted...
Write down the names of your colours onto the paper and we can get sewing...

and there you have it...
Its already done...

This week will have to wait before it gets joined to #5 and #6 before joining to the first half of the quilt.

Here is my Week #4 done and waiting for the rest to get done....

I hope you all enjoy sewing your Ribbons quilt.


This is my daughter's cat Mr Chibi.
and here he is in applique pattern form ... 
Turned out really cute.
I've added him to my Sew Cute Patterns Shop

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 25 July 2016

Woodlands Art Quilt

Do you remember the Woodlands Art Quilt?

This was inspired by the designs of Charley Harper for a Art with Fabric Hop that I participated in along with a few other ladies and our host Alida from Tweloquilting

Great News!!
Ive finished the instructions and have made the pattern into an EBook
The book is available in Craftsy and in Payhip

Look for buttons on the right side bar...

Another Art with Fabric Hop will be held in October, so I hope you will all come and look at what Ive cooked up for then......

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 22 July 2016

Friday Fun day!!

Today I have some other news I want to share....

Since starting Quilt Art Designs I've only made paper piecing patterns and then here and there a traditional styled pattern. I don't really know anything about applique... so, I've decided to take a class and see if I can understand why so many love it so...

I also made a few patterns with Applique but then decided that I can't add them to my Craftsy shop under the QADesigns name, so I decided to start a new sideline baby business called SEW CUTE PATTERNS that will only concentrate on applique patterns.

Patterns will be in their new Craftsy shop...

All still on a big learning curve....

Ps.. Will never give up on designing paper piecing patterns - this is just a new side line designing adventure...


What have you all been up to?
Link up a photo of your Friday Fun news...

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Ribbons QAL Week #3

Hello, its Wednesday (already) and time for the Ribbons QAL

We're on Week #3 of our quilt.
You will need pattern pieces AJ to AP.

Cut out and join your pieces to their corresponding numbers.

If you're making the ribbons in different colours - then you will need to write onto each the colour you are going to be working with.
 Once you have finished making the different pattern sections, you can join it all together to form piece #3.
You can also join #3 to the Week 1 & 2 section to form the first half of our Art Quilt.

This is my Week 1-3 of the Ribbons QAL. Really easy to make and quick to put together.

Ribbons Pattern is available in my Craftsy Shop.

Have a great day!

Monday, 18 July 2016


Hello to everyone...

To all who linked a photo on our Friday Link up - thank you!!
I'll send each of you the pattern for the Christmas Mugs.... 
If you don't hear from me, then its because I don't have your email address...

What's on our agenda for this week:
Well, nothing really... except for Wednesday I'll add our #3 of the Ribbons QAL.
Gives me time to catch up with a few commissions.


Noah's Ark Quilt A Long

It seems that the fabric chart and the colour numbering are off on some of the pieces. I must have tried to reduce the amount of colours and then not print out a new fabric chart to match it.
Here is a new Fabrics chart - I will also post it again once the QAL starts on 15 August.
You all also need to remember - the charts are really just a guide. If you choose to use other colours its also all okay. No hard and strickt rules on the colours.

Download the New Fabrics PDF HERE...

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 15 July 2016

Pillow #2

Its already Friday and the last week-end of the school holidays..... NOOOOOOO.....

I've finished the second pillow (20" - 50cm) design and I'm really happy with this one.

Its a Colour Wheel....
its actually on the Easy Intermediate level - in my Craftsy Shop

My other pillow needed a little tweaking, but I'll finish the instructions over the week-end...

** Now its your turn to show what you've been working on....

I'll pick a winner and send them this cute Christmas Mugs pattern (28x36") (72x92cm)

'Cause we're celebrating Christmas in July.....

Have a great Week-End!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Ribbons QAL Week #2

 Hello to everyone joining me for this super easy quick scraps buster project.
We're already doing Week #2 of our Ribbons Quilt A Long and is easy enough for a beginner who has an understanding of paper piecing.

Week #2 - you will need pattern pieces L - R
Cut them out and stick them together with their corresponing numbers.

A word on these corresponding numbers - 
Although I love this software and feel it gives the best info to you to sew your project together, there is one thing that I feel I can jump up and down like a child having a tantrum - then its these damn corresponding numbers.
The software chooses where to break the piece that is too big for the page and puts them on some random page where he finds it will fit.
That would be fine IF...they were all marked...... You will find that some of the pattern pieces have NO marking and NO number with only a "Stick to corresponding piece #50" = these are the pieces that make me crazy.

All I can suggest and it's what I do - is that when you come across these No number pieces, you take them out and keep them all on one side. When Im busy trying to figure out the puzzle of pieces and then its - "I need piece #50" then I look in my "lost boys" pile and its usually in there.
I hope this helps. I really can't make it better or change the software.....

 Once you find your pieces and join them together, you can begin with sewing your piece.
Piece R was so big, that I had to do it on its own and then join it to the rest of the pieces at the end.

Note: Piece M8 shows the colour code of '27' and will join on with piece N6 but that shows colour code of '28' and it should really be '27'. 
So, make a note for yourself on piece N6 that it needs to be the same as you have made the M8 piece.

 Once your piece for Week 2 is done, you can join it to the Week 1 piece.

This is our finished 1 & 2. Really going together quickly.

I wanted to show you the piece from Week #1 sent to me by my friend Karin Pope from the UK.

The dark background is fabulous. It makes those colours really stand out.

Ribbons Pattern is available in my Craftsy Shop.

Have a great day!


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