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Getting Cosy with Designers – Fiona Tully and Simone Gooding

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers and contributors. Simone Gooding MAY BLOSSOM Website: simonegoodingdesign.com.au “Everyone can use a little cuteness in their life!” MY STYLE IS:  “My designs come from the natural world – woodlands, trees, streams and gardens and all the creatures you just might find there if you look hard enough and sit […]

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How did they do it? Beaumont by Bronwyn Hill

Beaumont by Bronwyn Hill Size: 232cm x 90cm (91½in x 35½in) How did you come up with the idea for the quilt? The inspiration for Beaumont came simply from the fact that I have far too much blue fabric! I love colour. I love all kinds of fabric. My beautiful sister loves to buy me fabric and […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Samantha Green and Jennifer Reynolds

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors and quilting prowess.   JENNIFER REYNOLDS Jenny of Elefantz Website: www.elefantz.com “When I stand back and look at what I do, the thing that draws it all together is the challenge of taking something ‘normal’ and making it a little fairytale-ish.”   MY STYLE IS: “Still evolving. But […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Cori Blunt and Lynette Anderson

Be inspired by the magical designs of our truly amazing contributors. CORI BLUNT, CHITTER CHATTER DESIGNS Website: www.chitterchatterdesigns.com “Who knows where life will take me, but I will tell you this … I’ll have a piece of fabric and needle and thread in tow!” MY DESIGN STYLE IS: “Light-hearted and whimsical, with a bit of […]

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Special Feature: Lace & The City

Metropolises around the world are being embellished with ethereal lace sculptures that float above canals, appear to grow out of boardwalks and act as open-air theatres. In sharp contrast to the weighty structures and subdued tones of the cityscapes that act as their backdrops, these breezy, romantic artworks delight and surprise. It’s the juxtaposition of […]

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Selvedge with designer Lisa Mattock

Who needs therapists when you can take to stitching instead? That is, if you try the Lisa Mattock approach. Her explanation for her particular style of layer-upon-layer-upon-layer of patches, stitches and scrappy bits goes like this: “Slow stitching, I call it. And it centres around ‘make do and mend’ and the ‘waste not, want note’ […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Michelle Marvig and Val Laird

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers. VAL LAIRD VAL LAIRD DESIGNS Blog: val-laird.blogspot.com.au Instagram: www.instagram.com/vallairddesigns “Because my stitching and designing is just a hobby, I’m free to do as much or as little as I like. Most weeks, the balance leans to the MUCH side of the scale!” MY STYLE IS: “I’ve been an […]

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Quilting Advice from Deborah Louie: Formal Feathers

In this issue, I continue to explore the possibilities of feather quilting. I have previously discussed the hook and open feather — both are a more modern style of quilting feathers on your quilts. Another option in the feather family is the formal feather. This involves backtracking, stitching over the top of the previous stitching […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Sarah Fielke and Michelle Ridgway

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors. SARAH FIELKE Website: www.sarahfielke.com “Quilting is my blessing and my curse. I love my quilting job with all my heart, but it’s also just that – a job – and some days I really don’t want to go to work!” MY STYLE IS: “I don’t like to put […]

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Special Feature: Extreme Knitting

Eight-ply cardis knitted in the comfort of a fireside armchair? Way too easy! Knitting fair-isle socks and vests for hubby – a little more testing, but as nothing compared to some of the remarkable knitters Janai Velez has been meeting of late. Some ultra-creatives have decided that simply purling and plaining isn’t challenging enough, and […]