Hi Everyone,

Due to ongoing problems with this BLOG page I will no longer be posting on this site until all problems are resolved.

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I am sorry for any inconvenience to you.

Best wishes



 We all know how important it is to keep our “Stash” at a level where we just don’t know which fabric to use first, last or in the middle.

And we all know how important it is to have those fabrics that we just can’t bear to put the cutter through.

 So as not to disappoint you I have added some lovely fabrics to my stash and I am happy to share them with you!

 There are some “soft and pretties” for those who like to keep it so…..and for those of you who just cant get enough of those “civil war and reproduction fabrics” then there is some for you as well.

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To view and purchase the fabrics….

Click Here….

 Now here is a sneak peek at what is coming later in the year….

“Historical Blenders” from Moda fabrics….this will be a must have range of fabrics in wonderful browns, yellow, rust reds, creams and blues for all of those reproduction projects.

  (there are lots more fabric ranges to come but as yet not listed on the website…..

“Coming Soon”)…hopefully I will get this updated next week.

Also new for later in the year are these 3 beauties….

rich colours of reds, purples, blues, pinks, creams and yellows.

Just cant wait for these.

Just to share with you two images of when I was away for a few days last week in the Blue Mountains. What a majestic country we have, we are so lucky.


The Grose Valley.

Off to Tocal this weekend.

I know the ladies are looking forward to it and so am I. 

Don’t forget you can now shop in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


Trading Hours
Every Tuesday and Thursday
10am – 3.30pm
37 Howes Rd
Somersby NSW 2250
phone: 04 0042 0074

For two weekends in a row I have been away and just loved every minute of them.

First of all was the Springwood Quilters Show and what a show that was. Wonderful quilts of all colours and designs…something for everyone to admire. And then of course there was that perfect weather for all to enjoy. Did you know that this group only convenes to organize this show?…..I didn’t. They don’t actually sew together as a group….so its totally a fund raising activity….hats off to this group and all others for their fundraising.




This is a wonderful show also if you love your shopping…they have over 10 stalls there to choose from and its a great market atmosphere that surrounds the whole event. This is my second year at this show at what has become a premier quilt event of the Blue Mountains.

So after a weekend in the mountains catching up with lots of friends I was off to the Eastwood Quilt show at Brush Farm House, Eastwood. I would just love to own the house and worry about the quilts later such is the beauty of this wonderful old home.

Eastwood quilters only have a show every other year and when you see the quality of their work I can see why! Hand applique and hand quilting feature greatly in this show and with such precision. In contrast to Springwood Quilters these Eastwood ladies are a very large group where some members meet nightly and others meet during the day.





Another weekend spent doing what I love….how good is that.?

Here is just a taste of some of the quilts, you can find the rest of them over at my face book page so follow the link. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherry-Pie-Designs/230688837783?ref=tn_tnmn

There is no rest for me however for the balance of this month with a trip to the Novocastrian Quilters monthly meeting next week, a visit from the Epping quilt group to my home shop the week after and then last weekend in May will be my Retreat weekend in Tocal (Hunter Valley). If you looking for a lovely weekend away then I still  have 3 rooms available at the retreat at the end of May so just give me a call if you are interested.


Working away hard today at writing patterns for these two new projects.
Who said sitting all day at the computer does not take much energy!! I am exhausted…..must be cuppa tea time.

Pink Ice is the new lovely little cushion so easy to make and will be available as kits and patterns.

It’s coming soon!

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And if you are wondering what is inside the Clamshell sewing book

then here is a little look at another of the inside panels.

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I will save the next panel for you until the pattern is complete.

 I only have to attach the binding now, print the patterns and pack the kits!

I might go and do that with my cuppa.

Both of these will be available at the Springwood Quilt show

April 26th-28th.


Take a peek

I just couldn’t resist using those lovely new fabrics…..Paint Box by Laundry Basket Quilts mixed with a little French General…..and what else, I havn’t quite decided yet.

This is the first peek at the new sewing book I am working on. It is just evolving at the moment, thats the exciting part about stitching….you never quite know what will be next!


I am loving the chintz fabric the most.

Not so sure about those nasty 1/4″ hexagons though.

Hope to have this ready for Springwood Quilt show at the end of April!!



Just a quick message to let everyone know that the beautiful new fabrics from Moda are here.

There are 10 gorgeous fabrics by Laundry Basket Quilts…..”Paint Box”, which I am just dying to use.

You can purchase these fabrics from a minimum of 10cm or you might like to have a piece of each in a fat 1/8th pack.

Paint box (350 x 233)

Now if you are the first 10 customers to order a fat 1/8th pack of “Paint Box” you can have free postage on this item.

Please quote ref No. PBFREE in your shopping cart comment box and leave the shipping district empty.

(Applicable to Australian Shoppers Only)

Click here  to purchase.

Don’t forget you can now shop in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Trading Hours

Every Tuesday and Thursday
10am – 3.30pm

37 Howes Rd
Somersby NSW 2250
phone: 04 0042 0074


Yesterday I was waiting for burgers to take to my hard working son and husband, and whilst doing this was watching a man getting ready to get on his motor bike and drive off.

His preparation was taking some time I noticed…..put on the jacket, then place this padded harness across his back, and I was thinking to myself….why the harness? He then turned around and I saw written on the back of the padded section were the words….”Go dog Go”!

At this point I could see a small Jack Russell terrior waiting by his feet…..with the cutest pink striped jumper on to keep warm.

He then bent down and lifted the dog onto the seat of the bike, pulled out the smallest dog harness I have ever seen and placed it on the dog. Picking up the dog by the harness, as if it were a litre of milk, he then placed her onto the petrol tank, put his helmet on, clipped the dog harness to the front of the padded harness he was wearing and finished off by placing the special sized goggles for his obviously much loved girl.

And here they are Ruby and her driver.

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Just too cute.


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