This Little Piggy Block #9

Hey y’all, guess what? it’s Friday and it’s time for the next instalment in our This Little Piggy block-of-the-month! You can find all of the blocks, including Block #9 here.

Can you believe that we only have one month to go and then we’re finished our little piggy adventure? I hope you’ve enjoyed stitching along with me. I’ll have to get my skates on and come up with an idea for next year’s block-of-the-month. Feel free to message me with your suggestions!

To celebrate my birthday all PDF patterns are 50% off in our Etsy and web stores this weekend. The price is automatically adjusted in our Etsy store but you will need to use the coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY in our webstore.

The winner of last month’s Thermoweb giveaway is Danni C. Your prize will soon be on it’s way Danni! I’ve been a little slow getting the prizes away this month, apologies for the delays everyone xx

Enter this month’s Thermoweb giveaway by commenting and telling us your favourite holiday season.

Contents of prize pack may vary.

The gnome quilt is almost done. A few more tweaks and it will be ready for photographing etc. Ughhh, photographs are the worst part of the whole pattern writing job description. It makes me sooo frustrated and cranky LoL.

I hope you have a lovely weekend everyone. We’re hoping for some rain tonight and tomorrow. It will be a great relief to fill the water tanks and have the gardens and surrounding bushland watered. It’s been so very dry (drought) this year (or two). Take care, toni xx

Clearance Sale! our Little Mermaid pins are 50% off this weekend in our Etsy store!


I dreamt a quilt (design) on Monday night. Really. Finally. I did. It involved gnomes and lots, and lots, of flowers. After a false start yesterday (which involved my neighbour, the police, and stolen mail) I got this little guy fused up tonight. Not bad for a tester. I’ll have to ditch that white fabric though, it’s a little see-through for my liking.

Tomorrow I’ll dust off the sewing machine and find where the heck I put my rotary cutter – yup, it’s been that long that I don’t remember where I put it LoL. I have a bolt of my trusty HeatnBond Lite at the ready and I’m raring to go! I’m back in business peeps! toni xx

Ps. The mail carrier felt so bad at delivering my parcel to our nasty neighbour that he came back today with flowers. How sweet is that!

Friday Favourites.

Hi y’all, it’s Friday and it’s time me and my slightly scuffed red boots got back on the metaphorical (quilt-y) bike.

$4 Friday is back but it will now be called Friday Favourites. For those of you who are new to the blog (hi, and thanks for following) each Friday I’ll choose a few patterns to put on special. You will receive approx. 40% off the chosen PDF patterns and 20% off the chosen PRINTED patterns.

This week’s Friday Favourites are – The Kennel Club, Patchwork Elephants, Harry and the Hound Dogs, and Harry and Miss Kitty. You can find them in our Etsy store under the “Sale” menu tab and in our webstore.

I walked in today to find this on the notice board. Has your house caught the Game of Thrones virus? I’m pro Tyrion, possibly just because I’ve been a Peter Dinklage fan ever since Death at a Funeral and the Space Pants skit on Saturday Night Live.

That’s it from me tonight, the Nine-Nine is on the tele and there’s ice cream on the kitchen bench. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, toni xx

Harry and the Hound Dogs

Hello lovelies, how was your weekend? Today was beautifully sunny, a real Autumnal (almost Easter) day. It was a bit of a zombie weekend for us, none of us got much sleep. We mowed a bit, cleaned up a bit, and yawned a lot LOL.

‘Harry and the Hound Dogs’ will be available later this week. It’s quilt No. 2 in the ‘Hound Dog’ series of quilts and artworks. The first quilt in the series appeared in the Happy quilts book. 


My sewing machine is still sitting idle this week. My 100 blocks fabric hasn’t arrived as yet. I’m hoping it will arrive tomorrow so I can make a start. I need to make a trip to Peppermint Stitches to pick up some basics and some flannel; I have the urge to play with some gorgeous wintery flannels. Do you like sewing with flannels? I adore them!

Remember to download Month 1 and 2 of the This Little Piggy BOM. Oh and remember to enter this month’s competition. Entries close at the end of this week. Month 3 will be uploaded this coming Friday.

Some of our lovely customers shared their quilts with us recently. Aren’t they wonderful. Thank you for sharing everyone, I’m always humbled and honoured that you’ve chosen my patterns. 

Have a lovely week everyone. I hope mine includes loads of coffee and laughter and maybe a lotto win LOL. toni xx


Heather’s beautifully bright Kennel Club quilt.

Mr Fox Terri Caporn

Terri’s marvellously bright and happy Mr. Fox’s Garden quilt.

Scrappy Bears

Enid’s wonderfully scrappy ‘Scrappy Bears’.

Sharon Vasickanin Pugs

Sharon’s pugalicious ‘A Pug’s Life’ quilt. This gorgeous quilt is being donated to raise money for rescue pugs.

The Kennel Club Karen Young

Karen’s gorgeous pretty in pink, spotty bordered, Kennel Club quilt.

Not so spooky pumpkins…

A sneaky peek of my new freebie Halloween project brought to you by the lovelies at Therm-o-Web. This project is for the little guys in your life, the pumpkins are friendly spooky pumpkins because who wants candy-fuelled nightmares!

I’ll have some great giveaways to go with the launch next week. Stay tuned! xx



Grizzly Bears & Pumpkins…

Camp Grizzly is now available in our Etsy store for the special introductory price of $5.00 (plus appropriate taxes).


Don’t like using Etsy? WordPress is allowing us to put simple Paypal stores on our sites now *huzzah*.

It doesn’t allow a download option however and I will have to email your patterns to you. This will take anything up to 12 hours depending on time zones etc. Remember I may be asleep when you’re awake!

Click on the ‘Buy Direct PDF Patterns‘ or the ‘Buy Direct Printed Patterns‘ menu buttons at the top right of the page. I haven’t uploaded all the patterns yet. This is a bit of an experiment.

grizzly bear toy

Halloween pumpkins are on the menu this week. It’s my turn to make a free project for the lovelies at Therm-o-Web. I’m loving these wacky pumpkin dudes!

pumpkins toni

Happy Monday peeps, toni xx
* I am a proud brand ambassador for Therm-o-Web, the makers of my favourite fusible webbing, HeatnBond Lite.

On the homeward stretch.

Today I forgot everything I ever learned about math and sewing. I really don’t know where I left my brain this morning but it wasn’t in my head. I sewed things upside down, wrong way up, and nothing, nothing measured what it should LOL. I finally got my act into gear at 11.30pm tonight! That last border fit perfectly *yippee*.

bears with borderOne more smallish border (I think) and I’m finished. It’s going to be a snuggly, sit in front of the campfire quilt. LOVE IT.


Day 3 – Fun at the North Pole

Hi and welcome to Day 3 of our Christmas in July promotion.

Today’s super-special is the Fun at the North Pole PDF pattern which I’ve listed for the low price of $4! Pop on over to Etsy to grab your copy.

I have (3) copies of the Fun at the North Pole PDF pattern to giveaway today plus (1) Henry enamel pin. Simply fill out your details below to enter.

henry 1

Rem woke up long enough to choose todays’s winners…

fishy and lion

Congratulations to Terri Sue, Sabine, and Melody who each won a copy of the Tootsie quilt pattern, and to Leslie who won the $20 gift voucher. I’ve sent you all an email/message.

I’m sewing backing fabric together tonight which always make me grumpy. I have a small sewing space and it always feels like I’m struggling to sew giant sails together instead of relatively small lengths of fabric LOL.

Have a lovely weekend, see you tomorrow! toni xx