Bee Hive Swarm Quilt

Tic Tac Toe Quilt by Bee Hive Quilts creator Alyce Blyth and Bee Hive Swarm Leaders. Quilted by Raylee Beilenberg of Sunflower Quilting. Gifted to Angie Wilson of

My happy little quilt model…

Do you ever have one of those things happen to you that you constantly have to remind yourself happened? Well, back in June when I went to see Bill Kerr speak I had the most surreal and amazing thing happen to me (and I’m a little upset with myself that it’s taken this long to write about it!).

Let me start way back at the beginning of this whole thing so you can truly appreciate the level of organisation and supreme awesomeness involved. In January this year I had an idea to ask Alyce (of Blossom Heart Quilts) about running a Bee Hive in conjunction with her year long Bee Hive Quilts project. I was contributing a block pattern and I’d been part of the Modern Quilt Bee in Australia and I knew how much people love being in Bees (me included) and so I thought it would be a good fit to run a bee from.

Alyce agreed and we set about getting it done. We both thought there’d be all of 3 bees worldwide – we were not prepared for the 300+ people that wanted to be involved. I spent a good few days straight organising, sending emails, setting up groups and coordinating people. It was a heap of work, but the project manager in me enjoyed it and I loved seeing how excited people were….

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Do you love a good secret? Then I’ve got something to share!

I’ve talked about it before here, but I’ll say it again – I suck at keeping secrets. It’s like dancing whenever I hear Jackson 5’s “ABC” come on, it’s involuntary. My body is not built for keeping the joy in. But, I’m having to learn to curb my enthusiasm and keep some things on the…

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X Plus Quilt Block Patchwork by Angie Wilson of

X Plus Patchwork Top

Is it just me, or does it feel like it’s been ages since I shared what I’m working on? I have this big bundle of finished quilts sitting beside me at the moment that I’m impatient to share and I just can’t seem to catch a break in the weather department to be able to…

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Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair Adventure

A couple of weeks ago (boy time is going fast!) Gemma (of Pretty Bobbins) and I headed into the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair for a day of laughing, lusting and hectic merriment. I love the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair. I love it because, for me, it’s the quilt show in Australia. The standard of quilts is…

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Monday is here and I’m not ready…

I’m running behind today, which is becoming a bit too regular for my liking at the moment. June was such a full on month and I’ve done so much in the past couple of months that the wheels have just come off the wagon and I’m struggling to get them back on. I’m not sure…

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Are you ready to make a change? I am!

Way back in April I read and then wrote about a book called The Miracle Morning (affiliate link). The book is written by Hal Elrod and it lays out a way in which you can start your day with intent and focus on your goals. I read it and implemented the principles in the book…

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15th Brother International Quilting Contest

The 15th Brother International Quilting Contest is currently open for entries and the theme is Eco. Brother Australia have asked me to make a quilt for the competition and chronicle my adventure in doing so. No pressure, right? Lucky for me I’m not eligible to enter (less pressure on getting my stitches perfect) but you…

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Fat Quarter Shop Snapshots Quilt-along - Patchwork by Angie Wilson of

Block 7 of Fat Quarter Shop Snapshots Quilt-along

It’s time to reveal another block in the Fat Quarter Shop’s Snapshot Quilt-along and today is Block 7 “Up, Up and Away” (you can get the pattern by clicking here). I had so much fun making this block, which is funny cause I’d been dreading it because of the flying geese blocks but they came together so easily I don’t…

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Brother Australia Innovis Launch

Last week I did my first ever media tour and it was to help Brother Australia launch the amazing Innovis NQ3500D. When Brother Australia asked me to be a part of the tour I was blown away with excitement, nerves and a healthy dose of “are you serious”? I’d never done this sort of thing before…

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Cotton Factory Winner Announced (Sponsored)

At the beginning of June Alison (of Cotton Factory) and I announced a fabulous competition where if you made a purchase at Alison’s fabulous store, Cotton Factory, you could go in the running to win the cost of your purchase back. Well with June well and truly done and dusted it’s time to let the…

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That Was Bendigo Craft Alive

Last week Gemma (of Pretty Bobbins) and I drove from Canberra to Bendigo to be a part of Craft Alive‘s Bendigo event. Craft Alive had contacted me back in March to see if I’d be interested in hosting an Instagram Meet Up and I said “H-e-double-hockey-sticks to the yes!”. I was so nervous saying yes…

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Junk Free June Wrap Up

If you’d told me a month ago that I would easily go a month without Junk Food I would have told you you were dreaming. But here I am, a month later and Junk Free June is done with only a small confession to make. I found the month so much easier to do then…

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Oh Brother, I’m cheating on my first love…

Thank you Bendigo for blowing my mind! Gemma and I had such an amazing time and we’re both so very grateful to all of you that came out and said hello and for the amazingness that was Bendigo. If you missed out and you’d like to know more about what happened in Bendigo and how…

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Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt from Fat Quarter Shop

I’m supposed to be sharing my completed Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt for Fat Quarter Shop today, but instead I’m sharing a tale of woe. When Fat Quarter Shop asked me to make my version of this pattern I knew the exact Christmas range I wanted to use; Kate Spain’s “Jingle”. Slight problem, it wasn’t…

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