November 20, 2016

TeaTime Trivets

I'm on a roll with my third pattern this month! TeaTime Trivets is now available in my SHOP!



TeaTime Trivets contains two different designs in one pattern!




This pattern utilizes raw edge appliqué using paper-backed fusible web, and is an easy project for those last minute gifts. For use as a trivet, potholder or mug rug!





Download this digital PDF pattern, print it out, assemble it into a little pattern booklet, and have fun sewing! PatchworkPottery patterns include metric conversion chart, stitches & terms section, illustrated step-by-step instructions, and full size templates.



Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

November 19, 2016

Tea-for-One MugRug

Tea-for-One MugRug pattern is now available in my SHOP!



Tea-for-One MugRug is an easy applique pattern and a cute project for those last minute gifts. The hand-embroidered details & rounded corners enhance the homemade feeling. It is the perfect way to display that precious fabric scrap you've been hoarding!





This pattern utilizes raw edge appliqué using paper-backed fusible web. However, this pattern is still suitable for use with your favourite appliqué technique. Use heat repellent batting to make a sweet kitchen trivet.



Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

November 13, 2016

Lantern Coasters

The Lantern Coasters pattern is now available in my SHOP!




This paper-piecing pattern is a great way to use up all your fabric scraps. Make one lantern coaster or a string of five!





I have rated Lantern Coaters 4 out of 5 buttons due to the fact that this is a paper-piecing pattern. If you have paper-pieced before then this pattern will be easy for you.




If this is your first time, step-by-step instructions show my paper-piecing technique. If you have any questions along the way, please contact me and I will be happy to help you.




For the glowing lantern effect, make sure you have three different tonal groups graduating from the lightest at the centre and working out to the darkest section. The template clearly shows the three sections.





Download this digital PDF pattern, print it out, assemble it into a little pattern booklet, and have fun sewing! PatchworkPottery patterns include metric conversion chart, stitches & terms section, illustrated step-by-step instructions, and full size templates.





Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

November 7, 2016

Colours & Spice

The beautiful part of Autumn is almost over. The crisp colourful beauty of the falling leaves replaced by colourless shivers as the world begins its slumber.





There is nothing I love more than the scent of warm cinnamon & nutmeg rising from the oven... except for collecting leaves!





I find leaves inspiring... the colours & markings on each one is unique. They inspire me to sew & to paint. By the time the last leaf falls, every window ledge and table in my home is adorned with nature's treasures.

Which one shall I paint today?





I picked our first persimmon this week. It was crunchy & sweet. Percy has been entertained by chickadees taking baths and squirrel acrobats walking sunflower tight ropes. Our cat's full name is actually Percy Persimmon named after the orange fruit... although in hindsight we should have named him Percy Pumpkin because he weighs twenty pounds!





It's time to bake some more pumpkin pie! Last month's was super delicious. I make it with coconut milk and it's truly luscious. Honestly, I think that pumpkin pie should be enjoyed all year round!



Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

October 26, 2016

Scrappy Green Mug Rug

Because we need a mug rug that matches EACH & EVERY mug in the house, right?





Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

September 30, 2016

Hollyhocks

I made this Hollyhock quilt for a mini quilt swap. My partner liked yo-yos and the colour orange so hollyhocks immediately popped to mind!




I started off making the yo-yos because I just love making yo-yos! I needed to make various sizes for the blossoms which would transition to small green buttons for the buds at the top of the ribbon stems.





The background was simple shapes pieced together to create a window. Some free-motion quilting created the shutters and bricks in the wall. I was surprised at how effective the quilting turned out.





On top of the background I added in order...
ribbon stems,
leaves,
yo-yo flowers
& buttons.
And completed it all with a patchy binding.




My partner was very happy! Now I think I need to make one for myself ;o)


Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)