Cheeky Frog Quilt…

A little something to make you smile, during these tough times, which are proving to be very stressful, as we are now in our second full lock-down, and homeschooling the kids again.

Introducing my ‘Cheeky Frog’ quilt, this blanket is 40″ x 40 , making it a perfect lap size/ cuddle size quilt.

Made using the gorgeous fabrics from Craftcottonco, Wadding from Vlieseline and threads by Gutermann.

If you would like to make your very own ‘Cheeky frog’ quilt, you can download my free pattern using the link below.

Don’t have time to sew, place an order here on my website, to purchase one. (fabrics subject to availability).

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Cosy pram quilt…

I would like to wish you all a very happy new year, and share with you my first quilt of 2021

Do you need a cosy pram quilt for your baby/toddler, when going for walks to get your daily exercise?

Here is my free pattern, made using the gorgeous newborn Elephant fabric from Craftcotton, super soft wadding from Vlieseline, all sewn together using Gutermann threads. Don’t have time to sew, place an order here on my website (fabrics subject to availability)

Other items available to purchase in this collection

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find/tag me on Instagram and Facebook with your makes.


‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing

Michelle

Do you love elephants?…

I’ve created an Elephant Tassel table runner, using the amazing new monochrome prints from Craftcottonco, paired with some ‘brights’.

Click the link below to download my free tutorial

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find/tag me on Instagram and Facebook with your makes.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing


Michelle

Free Pattern – Kyoto blush cushion covers…

Today I want to share with you a pattern I created using the new Kyoto fabric collection by Stuart Hillard for Craftcotton.

Cushion covers are a great way to add a splash of colour to your living room or bedroom.

Be sure to tag me with your finished cushion covers, I would love to see your cushions

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Looking for more handmade Christmas items to buy?


Please check out the ‘pages’ listed on my home page (or click the link below), you will find all my quilts which are for sale, most of which have been published in UK, American and Australian quilting magazines, plus lots of other handmade items.


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‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing


Michelle

Free pattern – Christmas gift table runner…

I’m so excited to share with you my Christmas gift table runner pattern… The gorgeous Christmas fabrics are from Craftcotton, and the batting inside in from Vliesline, sewn together using Aurifil threads.

Be sure to tag me with your finished table runners, I would love to see your makes

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find/tag me on Instagram and Facebook.

Looking for more handmade Christmas items to buy?


Please check out the ‘pages’ listed on my home page (or click the link below), you will find all my quilts which are for sale, most of which have been published in UK, American and Australian quilting magazines, plus lots of other handmade items.

https://wordpress.com/pages/creativeblondeblog.wordpress.com


‘Do what makes your heart smile’
Happy Sewing


Michelle

Roald Dahl – The Witches…

Do you remember reading the book? well Craftcotton have just released a collection of Roald Dahl fabrics… I couldn’t resist turning some of them into a cute satchel

‘You really are a very clever little mouse’ fabric was just too cute to not use as the main outer fabric, I added the frogs for the pocket, and the Witches for the lining.

This pattern is available from Debbie Shore ‘Satchels’ book, with templates and really easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

To see how I used the ‘Witches’ fabrics, download my tutorial, at the link below

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Garden Party Bunting…

I was given the opportunity to play with the new ‘Alice in Wonderland’ fabrics from Craftcotton – (Fabric image below, care of Craftcotton)

They are super cute, I knew straight away I wanted to create bunting, I could visualize it being draped round garden fences and tables at a tea Party

Following my tutorial below to create your own…

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Completed Makoti Quilt…

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the final reveal, I really hope you’ve enjoyed sewing along and watching your quilts come together

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with all the blocks and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

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Click here for the final tutorial

Completed makoti quilt

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Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

block 7

Block 8

Block 9

sashing

#makotiquiltalong

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

 

Block 9 #makoti quiltalong

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 9 – the last of the quilt blocks, meet me back here in 2 weeks for the big reveal…

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7 and 8

and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

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Download my free step by step pattern link at the bottom of this page

This block is all about triangles

 

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

block 7

Block 8

sashing

#makotiquiltalong

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 8 #makoti Quiltalong

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 8.

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

Download my free step by step pattern at the link below

Makoti quilt along block 8

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6 and 7 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

block 7

sashing

#makotiquiltalong

Follow me here on my blog, and share with friends, you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle