Today it's my turn to reveal the free block I've designed for Love and Hugs from Australia.
Our first pet rabbit was called Reggie. He was nothing like the cute one pictured in the block. He did not do cuddles; delighted in escaping next door to the neighbour’s, requiring a rugby tackle to catch him; thought all flowers were his to pick, chomping on the daffodil stems just as they were opening and quickly hopping onto the next. We were all just a tiny bit scared of him, even the pet sitter. We loved his attitude, he brought smiles to our faces and joy to our hearts.
Saying at home has made us more connected than ever before. I hope we remember this when life returns to something like normal.
Click on either of the two links below to print or download the block only.
Check your print settings are set to A4 paper, Portrait and Actual Size or Scaling off.
Print in Black & white or colour it's your choice. I always prefer colour!
Once it's printed you can check the accuracy by measuring the block - it is 6 inches square.
Stuck at home has its upsides and downsides.
The downside for me was when I couldn't find the right sized frame for my block. Yes I was going to frame mine with a small floral print from the range Good Times from American Jane. Was shopping for a frame for the Love & Hugs from Australia Stitch-a-Long essential? I thought no!
The upside was I found a use for a project folder. It seemed whenever I needed something from the cupboard I had to move it first.
Feels so good to finally find a use for it! No longer clutter, it now serves a useful purpose.
A place to keep all the Love & Hugs from Australia blocks together!
As you can see you it's a plastic covered ring binder.
I'm still writing the pattern for it. Fingers crossed it will be ready later today.
It will be sold as a digital pattern. No waiting for the postie!
I've decided to cancel my pop-up shops until the social distancing rules are relaxed and I can be sure about the health & safety of my customers. Orders can be placed online or if you prefer email me.
I've been designing quilts and other sewn items for decorating and use around the home, since 2003. I especially love making quick things and gifting them to family and friends. My favourite techniques include needle turn and felt appliqué, stitching, hand and machine piecing. I live on the Victorian/NSW border, Australia.
Australasian Quilt Convention, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne 15 - 18 April 2021,