Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Navy, Mustard, Grey and a touch of Teal ....... Oh My Liberty!

Every month the 
Liberty Society Bundle from Ava and Neve 
arrives in my mailbox.

Each and every month the new bundle becomes my new favourite and this months, again, is no exception.

Mustard, Navy, Grey and a touch of Teal.

This months bundle is truly a stand out in my eyes.

Those who follow me on Instagram will know that I sew a LOT with Liberty Fabrics.
The cover quilt for my new book is sewn with Liberty Fabrics and I am also slowing (emphasis on the slowly as I am only on my 3rd row!) making a new version of my Stargazer Quilt using Liberty Fabrics.

 I used to have a difficult time cutting into my Liberty Stash. It's just feels so indulgent and a little precious to use but believe me when I say, it is even more precious when it is sewn into something you love. I absolutely love English Paper Piecing with Liberty fabrics and I love to mix in some Chambray and Linens. They all work so well together. 

This bundle below was from a previous month.

When it comes to cutting into my Liberty, it also helps knowing that a new monthly bundle is only ever a few weeks away so there will always be new Liberty prints to play with.

The name of the fabrics are listed here from top to bottom:-

Summer Blooms
Fancy Free
Mythical Forest
Wild Cats

My hardest decision today is 'what will these become?'
They are such a perfect combination that I feel they need to be a project of their own.

If you would like more details on this monthly subscription
visit Ava and Neve HERE.  

I am off to pat my new fabrics for a little longer and plot a plan.

Happy Stitching,


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Book Tour Round up and Giveaway Winner Announced

My apologies for being a little late with this post but the dreaded Flu hit hard after me fighting it off for weeks. Time now to refocus :)

Firstly, a HUGE thank you to all the amazing and talented makers that joined me on the Book Tour for my new book "Quitling on the go ... English Paper Piecing" and for all the love I have received for my first book.  Without so much love and support, not only from my immediate family but you, my quilting family this would not have been possible.

I have one more make of my own to share :)

A little while ago Sedef from Down Grapevine Lane sent me some of her new line Sweet Prairie to play with and my second project was a new placement.

Time now to share some of the more amazing makes that were shared as part of the Book Tour.

First up is Minki Kim and her gorgeous makes. May I also make the suggestion that you definitely visit her blog as she does the most amazing Sewing Illustrations and her book is also a must have.

Next up is Carlie, otherwise known as @Quilty_Carlie on Instagram.
Carlie has shared some more progress on her 'Celestial Star Quilt" and the start other Patchwork Block Keeper.

Alexandra, on Instagram she is known as @Alexoq has been sharing more of her Celestial Start magic.

Matthew otherwise know as Mister Domestic has been playing as well and this was his first time playing with Clamshells!

Anna aka @Spanzy has been sharing a little more of her Celestial Star Quilt also.

I am seriously crushing these Tula Pink blocks.

And another Celestial Star in the process, this time from Elise at Elise and Emelie

And next up the talented Wynn from zakkaArt.
I have always admired Wynn's style and I love the details that she adds to a projects but did you know that, until now she had not English Paper Pieced!  I am so honoured that she took the time to learn a new skill over her summer break with the aid of My Book.

Not only is Wynn new to EPP but she also decided to take 6 pointed stars and the clamshells!
I did't even start playing will Clamshells until recently.  
That leave me with one more thing, the 

Huge Congratulations to SANDY N
Check your email Inbox, there is a message from me :)

Thank you again for all your love and support.
Now to return to "regular programming" and seeing what else I have been up to in the studio.

Happy Stitching,


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

So much Eye Candy to share - Quilting on the Go ... English Paper Piecing Book Tour

Apologies for this little book tour update being a little late but as they say
 it is "better to be late than never."

So many wonderful creations to share today.

Nadra from ellis and higgs 

And the fabric that Nadra has used, it is her new collection for Riley Blake.

Lauren from Molly and Mama

 Lauren is also about to release her first book, also with Tuva Publishing.

How pretty does it look. I can't wait to get my copy.
Congratulations Lauren.
If you are interested HERE is a link to Amazon.

The awesome @giucy_giuce on Instagram has turned a block from the cover quilt, Celestial Star into a Clock using the pattern in my book.   I personally think every craft room needs one of these :)

Jodi from Tales of Cloth has also made a clock.
EPP Clocks will be the "new thing" :)

Next up is Amira from The Little Mushroom Cap 
and she has made the Patchwork Block Keeper.

 I just love the fabrics that she has chosen and look at the amazing Free Motion Quilting on the back.

 Melody has a beautiful and fresh new blog over at 
Melody Matilda  and she will be sharing her journey of her
"Radiant Quilt".  Melody is making hers in Reproduction Fabrics.


Next up is Sedef, also a fellow Tuva Author,  from Down Grapevine Lane 

Sedef has used her upcoming range "Sweet Prairie" for Riley Blake.
I have had the opportunity to play with some and it is beautiful. Keeps your eyes open for this range in store, you will not be disappointed.

Alisha from Ministry of Fabric has made the pouch and I love that she has upsized it by 50% to cater for her needs and just look at her divine monogram.  You must also check out her Online store. It is one of my favourite places to shop but don't tell my Hubby!

Now you have to admit that is a lot of eye candy in one blog post!

I am so grateful for everyone who is participating in the Book Tour. The tour list has got a little messed up but that is life, things happen and we all accept that. So rest assured I have not missed anyone, well intentionally.

And don't forget to leave a comment for another change to win your own signed copy of My book.

Happy stitching,

Sharon x

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

From Tiny Florals to clocks and more .......... {Book Tour Update} GIVEAWAY

 One of the most exciting things about hosting a Book Tour is seeing the AMAZING creations that these talented creators make.  You get to invite people that inspire you and upon them saying yes you already feel so honoured that they would take time to do this for you. Then they create and put their own spin on your projects. It just fills your heart with so much joy.  

The quilting and crafting community is filled with so many generous people.

Lets take a look at what has been happening this week.
Please, click on the links and have a look at all the other creations that these talented makers make. 

Kristyne from Pretty by Hand  is known for her tiny florals and everything that she makes is so pretty and her debut collection with Moda, "First Romance" is equally as pretty. Kristyne has used the Aqua prints from the collection to make the sweet little needlebook. 
First Romance will be available in October.

Heidi from Buttons and Butterflies has turned the Table Runner from my book into Cushions. 

I love it when someone takes an element from a project and truly makes it their own.

Carlie does not blog but she can be found on Instagram HERE.

Carlie is one of the Awesome ladies that agreed to have a play with the cover quilt "Celestial Star".  
I knew that she would put her own spin / style into this quilt and I am in love, I actually love everything that Carlie makes and she is such a prolific maker.

I can't wait to see more.

Jess from Paper Pieces in the US has been playing with the "Be my Bunny" Quilt and oh my does it look different to the original. I just love the fussy cutting of Tula Pinks new range. Jess has named this one "Be my Homie".

Alison from Cotton Factory has played with the clock from the book and has made two versions already!  I am in love with this Tula Pink / Tokyo Milk version.

If you pop on over to Alison Blog she has the linker the Clock Mechanism and hands. I also see another clock in my future ........ I have ordered the white hands and they are currently in transit :)

Anorina from Samelia's Mum has played with the Journal in the book and made this cute journal cover for her daughter who also seems to be a little owl obsessed like my own Miss Lily :)

Here is the list of who is still to come.

Tue, July 25Amy Smart@diaryofaquilter.comwww.diaryofaquilter.com
Wed, July 26Nadra Ridgeway@ellisandhiggs.comwww.ellisandhiggs.com
Thu, July 27Lauren Wright@mollyandmamawww.mollyandmama.com.au
Fri, July 28Giuseppe Ribaudo@giucy_giucewww.instagram.com/giucy_giuce/
Sat, July 29Jodi Godfrey@talesofclothwww.talesofcloth.com
Mon, July 31Sharon Weekly round up@lilabellelaneblog.lilabellelanecreations.com
Tue, August 1Amira Ameruddin@amira_littlemushroomcapthelittlemushroomcap.com
Wed, August 2Melody Daly@melodymatildathehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com.au/
Thu, August 3Sedef Imer@downgrapevinelanewww.downgrapevinelane.com
Fri, August 4Martina Bahre@avaaandnevewww.avaandneve.com.au/blog/
Sat, August 5Samantha Green@fortheloveoffabricwww.fortheloveoffabric.net
Sun, August 6Alisha Orlando@ministryoffabricwww.ministryoffabric.com.au
Mon, August 7Sharon Weekly round up@lilabellelaneblog.lilabellelanecreations.com
Tue, August 8Minki Kim@zerianominkikim.com
Wed, August 9Carlie Lincoln@quilty_carliewww.instagram.com/quilty_carlie/
Thu, August 10Alex Luenz@ALEXOUQwww.instagram.com/alexouq/
Fri, August 11Mathew Boudreaux@MisterDomesticwww.MisterDomestic.net
Sat, August 12Anna Cromie@spanzywww.instagram.com/spanzy/
Sun, August 13Elise Baek@eliseandemeliewww.eliseandemelie.com
Mon, August 14Wynn Tan@zakkaArtwww.zakkaArt.blogspot.com
Tue, August 15Sharon Burgess - final wrap up@ilabellelaneblog.lilabellelanecreations.com


And don't forget, if you leave a comment on any of my Blog Tour posts you go into the draw to win a  Signed Copy of my book. Open internationally.

happy stitching,

Sharon x