Hello lovelies.

Hello lovely quilters, how are you all this week?

I’m slowly getting back my equilibrium. There are twinges of creativity that I’m nudging along. I’m getting a lot of work done behind the scenes, Terri and I are 3/4’s through updating the patterns. I think we’ve edited about 60 out of 80 patterns. They now have clearer instructions, more coloured diagrams, coloured templates etc.

The ‘Pretty Little Kitties‘ pattern has been uploaded to our Etsy store and our web-store. I’ve put the PDF and printed versions on special as part of our Friday Favourites promo. You won’t need to purchase this pattern if you own the Happy Quilts book. This is the second quilt in the Pretty Kitties series.

Farmhouse Daisies, Boot-n-Skoot, and Catnip are on special too. 20% off the printed patterns 40% off the PDF patterns.

Have you downloaded last month’s Little Piggy block yet? Remember to enter this month’s competition to win a bundle of goodies from me and the lovelies at Therm-o-Web.

All you have to do is to leave a comment telling me what your favourite movie is. My daughters have put ‘To Catch a Thief’ on the TV tonight. Don’t you just love the costumes at the end of the movie in the big costume ball scene!

I always loved the deep blue velvet of Jessie Royce Landis’ dress best. The contrast of the silver against the darkest deep blue. It’s gorgeous!

One day I’d like to make a quilt from velvet. It would be so heavy, but so decadently gorgeous too. The closest I came was the Bohemian Rhapsody quilt which was made out of the heaviest, velvet-like flannel.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Oooh there’s that little spark of creativity again, it surfaced for a minute in a thrill of fabric-y anticipation.

Lastly, Terri and I made the executive decision to re-write the Spooky Sleepover pattern so it’s just a quilt. We’ve renamed it Sleepy Hollow and I’ve fixed the horrendous border instructions. How the heck did a stuff up a simple border like that? Don’t panic if you already have the pattern, the border is fine if you follow the instructions. However, damn! what was I thinking. I plead lack of sleep, neighbourly stress, and the need to make the measurements of the quilt fit the parameters of a quillow LoL.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone, I’m heading off to google where to buy velvet! toni xx

Look, no kitties!

Rem has been a total pain in the kitty butt this week. Every time I’ve sat down to sew or draw he’s plonked his furry toosh right in the middle of everything and has refused to move. IMG_0785I managed to get some sneaky work done tonight. He’s just found me though and looks so offended that I stitched without him LOL.IMG_0794I sew eyes on my critters the minute I stitch around the applique shapes. It’s a nuisance when they are being quilted but I need to do it. It gives them life and personality, and that’s important to me when I’m creating something.IMG_0796Are you doing anything special this weekend? Wrangling your own kitties? Have fun and happy quilting, toni xx

2019 Mystery Block of the Month

Hey lovelies, I have wanted to do a mystery block of the month for a couple of years now. What do you think? Tell me what you’d like to see – a theme, an animal, a style.I’m looking forward to your thoughts and suggestions!

I did up my stats for the guys at Thermoweb (the makers of my fave fusible webbing HeatnBond Lite) and my free patterns were downloaded 28,626 times in July. Wow! I have you all to thank for those great numbers.

Happy Saturday lovelies! toni xxcatnip craftsy_etsy


It’s $4 Friday!

Hiya lovelies, it’s $4 Friday! This week’s patterns are Santa’s House, Boot-n-SkootA Pug’s Life, and Scrappy Cats. The printed patterns are also on special for $11.50 which includes postage.

Happy Quilts is still ‘out of stock’ on Amazon dot com, but it’s still available on the Amazon Australia and Book Depository websites. I was about to link you to Amazon Australia but then I read the fine print and the Oz site ships from Book Depository anyway and it’s $5 dearer – how cheeky is that!

Hubby goes back to work on Monday so I should be able to knuckle down and get some sewing done. We’ve spent our holiday fixing the bathroom instead of having some much needed time away. We’re still showering in a giant plastic bag which isn’t optimum in Winter ha ha!

Enjoy your weekend everyone, the bathroom is finally free and the plastic bag awaits! toni xx