Coffee and a beautiful New Book

 Hand Quilted with LoveLast week I just came home from yoga feeling very relaxed and the  post man had arrived with a beautiful book – ” Hand Quilted with Love”.  I just sat down with my coffee for a quick review and it looked amazing.  I  have been drooling over the book  for the last few days  and  I just  love it!!  The patterns are beautiful the  layout and colours are gorgeous.  It will not disappoint.  If your interested stop by Sarah’s web site and check out this beautiful book. 

I am so inspired I am off to do some sewing …………….

Have a fun filled beautiful day ….


2015 Finish Along Quarter 1

Hi all,

 I finally decided to join the 2015 Finish Along.  I recognized that I need some motivation to help me complete my unfinished projects and there is definitely merit in holding yourself accountable to the quilting world.  The  FAL is to  the way to go. Thank you Adrianne On the Windy Side   for hosting this years Finish A Long. 

1.  Grandma’s Star – finish hand quilting and binding.

Grandmas Star 1



2. Triple Irish Chain – complete top, quilt and bind

Triple Irish Chain



3. Emma Mary Quilt – complete quilt top for Q1 ( I will be working on this quilt through the year setting goals over the year).

Emma Mary Quilt 1


4. Triple Star quilt – complete top, quilt and bind.


Triple Star 1



5. Low Volume Quilt for Special Birthday.

Low Volume Quilt

Linking up to Adrianne on the Windy Side for the 2015 Finish Along.  Are you playing along?

Also if you joined the Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew linky party before Christmas check out Fiona @ The Celtic Stitches to see the winners!

Have a wonderful week everyone……………..Marie xxx


Bay Quilters Quilt In – Wendy Williams

Pattern Wendy WilliamsMarie Wee Village

I had the opportunity to attend the Bay Quilter’s ‘Quilt In’ day with the wonderful Wendy Williams. Wendy presented her amazing journey and showed us lots and lots of the most exquisite quilts. The presentation was wonderful and the quilts were magnificent. Wendy uses wool felt to applique her quilts. I loved the texture it gave the quilts and I just wanted to wrap myself up in them!!!

Wendy conducted a workshop, the next day, to demonstrate and share her wonderful techniques and tips. We had the opportunity to work on appliqued cushions. I chose to work on the “Wee Village”. I just loved working with all the colours and creating the houses. It is such a wonderful feeling to use the embroidery stitches to put them together and the sense of achievement, when created, is just fabulous. You are only limited by your imagination!!.

Wendy is an amazing teacher, she created a relaxed environment that allowed us all to have fun and enjoy our creativity. If you have the opportunity to attend one of Wendy’s classes don’t wait, grab it!!!

Wendy will feature the cushions in her new book with lots of other wool appliqué projects. Given the quality of her work I have no doubt the book will be amazing. I can’t wait!!!! Check out Wendy’s web site

The Gumnut Quilt

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This is a quilt that I made for my beautiful friend Grace, for her birthday. It is a gumnut wreath made with “Under the Australian Sun” fabric by Australian Designer Leesa Chandler ( The wreath is machine appliqued, with hand embroidered flowers. I chose to hand quilt using perle cotton.

It was a pleasure to make this quilt with an Australian theme. It allowed me to practice machine applique skills. I quilted lots of love hearts and lines to highlight the wreath. It was fun and I am delighted with the result.

It has been a long time in the making and soon to be delivered to my friend.

Hope you are having a great day! Happy sewing.