Another Happy Quilt.

Happy Friday everyone! How has your week been? I think I must be experiencing a rare, but virulent burst of PMT. The bite-your-head-off variety. I actually had angry words with my daughter’s dentist on Thursday. Eeeek!

angry disney

When I get like this I start to clean. And wash. I find washing clothes soothing, I’ve been known to wash clean clothes ;oP. But hey I’m a freak, I like washing dishes too. Three giant bags of clothes went to goodwill and I pulled a dozen or so quilts out of storage to put up for sale. I’ll let you know when I’ve sorted the details out.

I did get the binding finished on the giant daisies quilt. In hindsight I think I should have used red fabric to bind it, but there is no way I am going to unpick eight metres of binding right now, it will have to stay purple :oD

giant daisies

This quilt makes me happy, and it has taken No. 1 spot on my favourite quilts list. I love it to death and I’m glad it didn’t end up in the bin. The pattern is almost done, all I need to do is find the template and take a decent photo.

Have a great weekend everyone. I need to get out of the house before I go completely mad, so I might fill the car with fuel and head into the mountains. Are you doing anything special? toni xx

Four Dollar Friday – Cuddle Bears & Paper Daisies

It’s Four Dollar Friday!

These are the patterns for this week –

Cuddle Bears. Kids LOVE these bears, they are soft and squishy and perfect for giving cuddles and kisses. And they are so EASY to make. You can whip them up in an afternoon!  You can make an entire Teddy Bear’s Picnic in a weekend!  I make mine out of flannel scraps to give extra softness.

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Paper Daisies.  Who doesn’t love all things pink and flowery.  This is a gorgeous quilt, perfect as a gift for someone you love, and it’s just the right size for a summer picnic.

paper daisies

And Panda Party.  Because Pandas just want to have fun!


You can find them all on the website here.

The moose are almost done.  It’s been a long week with them.  They’ve misbehaved and rejected all accompaniments but I think I’ve whipped them into shape.  I need to go thread shopping tomorrow though, I’ve run out of my favourite Cosmo colours.

Have a great weekend everyone, toni xx

Raspberries and Cream, rewritten, revised and still pretty in pink.

Hi everyone,

It’s been an incredibly busy time here at the Blue House, most of it not of the fun variety… I’m looking at you Miss 12’s Primary School!!!  To keep myself from over-stressing (LOLOL no it hasn’t worked) I’ve been working on the Bubblegum Friends dolls and they should be finished by the end of the week.  Pocket Puppies is on it’s way and I’ve been playing around with needleturn applique and some cute bears.  Miss 22 has been working on turning my drawings into a series of gift cards.  They look great so far!

Raspberries & Cream has been re-released today.  I’ve written so many patterns over the years that I sometimes forget about them.  This one is an old pattern that I’ve revised and rewritten.  It’s still pretty in pink and a perfect throw for the lounge, a picnic or to sling over a chair on the back verandah.

It’s a short and sweet post today, husband-of-mine is tapping his toes not so patiently waiting for me to get ready so we can go and buy a new sander LOL  We have a lot of furniture that needs stripping before we can use it!

toni xx