Friday, October 26, 2012


I have just been going through some patterns looking for something to put on Facebook and found some fabulous ones from The Red Boot Quilt Company. This is a great Australian company and Toni's quilts and stuff are just great. They are bright and easy, and I have actually made a couple of them. Two quilts, I think and a couple of her dolls. I need more stock but thought I would give her a mention before the new stuff comes in. Toni has just rewritten one of her patterns - The Beary Bunch. It is now 2 separate patterns but I happen to have a copy of the original pattern to give away. It is so much fun, with cute teddy bears and easy piecing. The pattern has instructions for 2 size quilts, pyjama bags, and a pillowcase. So just leave a comment telling me why you would like the free pattern and I will pick a winner in the next few days. Comments can be here or on Facebook - SewArmadillo.

This is the new Beary Bunch in Blue

This is the new Beary Bunch in Pink.
Both quilts are in the giveaway pattern.

One of my favourite Red Boot Quilt Company patterns - this one is called Vanilla Sundaes.

And I love Toni's dolls and softies. This one is Rudy's Gang.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two finished

Just a short post today. I have finished two quilts. Well, one is completely finished and ready to go to it's new home. Just waiting on an address to post it to. This one was an order for someone, I have made baby quilts for her before and this is for her newest family member.

It is an original pattern, quick and easy but so much fun to make. I'm writing it up so it will be a free pattern at

and this is my version of the Gail Pan pattern - Somerhill House. I really liked the pattern and decided to do it in 1930s fabrics. But when I came to put it together I didn't like the plain squares so I put snowball corners on them. Now I love it. It hasn't got a home yet. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

I'm starting to freak out about Christmas

I have just realised how close it is to Christmas and how much I still have to do before I am ready. I decided I would give a few quilts to family members and I still have at least 3 to make. There were a few in the cupboard that I decided would be perfect for certain people so they will be going to new homes. I keep making quilts without an end purpose for them, but they do come in handy when I need a gift in a hurry. And I do love making them. 

This is the stars that have become a sweet little baby quilt. I forgot to take a photo before it went off to Belinda. I will get one before I sent it to the person who ordered it. This one had a purpose and a final destination before I started it.

Somerhill House - this is a Gail Pan pattern and it only the bottom bit. It wasn't meant to have the snowball corners but I wasn't happy with it the way it was coming. Love it now - just need to find a home for it.

This one is a Cozy Quilts pattern called Chain, Chain, Chain. It has a new home as well. Belinda will be quilting it and I will try and get a picture when it is done.

And this is the one that I am doing for the shop. It is an Abbey Lane pattern called Step Into Christmas and I think it's great. I decided to do it for the shop because I don't decorate my home these days and I really like the quilt.