• BoonahBee2024,  Projects,  Quilts

    Scrap buster blocks

    I belong to the most wonderful Modern Quilting Guild, BrisbaneMQG and on sew days I get to marvel at all the talented quilters projects. Justine, a new member, had a pile of colourful 25 patch blocks with 1″ finished black…

  • Quilts

    9-patch up in the air

    Imagine tossing 86 9-patch blocks up in the air and letting then fall (not so randomly). Let me introduce my new jelly roll friendly pattern – 9patch up in the air. A very easy, tilted 9-patch pattern using your favourite…

  • Quilts

    ‘Tis the Season

    It’s a heatwave here in Brisbane and the agapanthus is blooming, sun is shining and the air-conditioning is on. Perfect pool and beach weather. This week I will be starting my first of many Christmas lunches with family and friends…

  • Quilts

    Moda Bella Challenge

    Are you up for a challenge using 12 Bella solids? To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Bella Solids, Moda is hosting a quilt competition with some pretty amazing prizes.  All the details can be found here. Entry form can be…

  • Quilts

    It’s all about Love

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means quilters everywhere will be sharing the love.  It’s school cricket on Saturday’s for the next 10 weeks so I’m planning small projects to fill in the hours. The pillow finishes at 18″…

  • Patterns,  Quilts

    One bite, Paradise Lost?

    ‘One bite, paradise lost?’ was my entry for the Australian Modern Quilting show. It was only a small, improv quilt, measuring 32″ x 35″. It was said that is was not my usual style but secretly I have many styles…

  • Publications,  Quilts

    Franny and Jane interview with Pat Sloan

    Pat Sloan’s podcast is live with our interview from Spring Quilt Market. Visit¬†http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/¬†or¬†http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast¬†to hear about our new collection – Manderley and how we became Franny & Jane. Joining Pat this week will be fellow aussie¬†Gail Pan, Katarina Roccella and Susan-Claire…

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    Melbourne Cup and birthdays

    Melbourne Cup – The race that stops a nation. It was a Tuesday morning 1964 and mum was making sandwiches for the race lunch when I decided to pop into the world. ¬†Ladies Day at the Races is a colourful…