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Samantha Dorn  Creator of quilts and other fabric things! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί πŸ“§ PDF Patterns available from

Here's a couple more images of my #harvestmarketquilt I found on my camera roll, pre binding.
You might be able to see that for full size quilts I like to leave approximately 1/4" of batting and backing extended beyond the quilt top - I find it helps to 'fill' the finished binding, and it helps to ensure I don't lose any of my outside points πŸ˜ƒ.
PS. #tildaharvest is in Australian stores August 1st.
PPS. I forgot to mention yesterday that I am giving away a little something to someone who drops by my blog - I really appreciate those of you who stop by and say hello; your visit helps me grow my business, and create new content to share β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ»
#tildaaustralia #tildafabric #ilovetilda #apspatterns

I'm so excited to kick off the #tildaharvestbloghop for @tilda_australia this morning...
My #harvestmarketquilt was inspired by the gorgeous colour palette found in the #tildaharvest collection.
I love the combination of vibrant colour with Tilda's trademark classic pattern design, and set out to create a simple quilt to showcase the gorgeous fabric and really highlight the seasonal hues 😍.
More info and a coupon code for a discount on the pattern can be found on my blog ☺️
#ilovetilda #tildaaustralia #tildafabric #2greenzebras #apspatterns #aquapaisleystudio

My little stack of things I have been trying to photograph and share with you all...
The bad news is, dark clouds and rain don't make for pretty pictures, but the good news is, the sun played nice just long enough for me to capture my #harvestmarketquilt in time for tomorrow's big reveal on the blog 😍
#thimbleblossoms #swissquilt #pinklemonadeswissquilt

3/4 of the way there with my #piecesofhomequilt 😍. This one is for my brother and his family who are making Santiago their home for a few years πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ίβ™₯οΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡±
The pattern for this quilt is in the works - what flags would you like to see included?

I am currently experiencing design paralysis over this quilt!!
I pieced together these blocks earlier this week, playing around with backgrounds and tones in order to get the right balance of colours, and I'm still deciding if I need to revisit some - it's definitely a work in progress...πŸ€”
Normally when I feel this way I would put the project aside and work on something else to help clear my mind, but in the interest of time I am trying to push through my road blocks - send good design vibes my way πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ»
#piecesofaustraliaquilt #piecesofhomequilt

Have you guys seen @anneboundy's #cherrytreelanequilt ? One of my favourite things about this pattern is the different layout options - all of which turn a Jelly Roll (or in this case, two) into something completely unique! It's a little bit of Mary Poppins magic 😍
Thanks for letting me share Anne - I adore your version 😍😍😍

It was about this time 12 months ago that I started my #piecesofaustraliaquilt for my son, and today I'm starting one for my brother who is currently in Chile with his family. My parents are going for a visit in a few weeks, so while this might not be the red, white and blue associated with this time of year, it's still fun; right?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
#apspatterns #piecesofhomequilt #anglophileatheart #redwhiteandblue #justnotthatredwhiteandblue πŸ˜‰

I was able to prepare 4 backings yesterday, and I'm hoping to squeeze in one more today, but I had to share this one from yesterday - It took a little more thought, but I'm all 😍😍😍
#burntsugarquilt #patterncomingsoon
#modafabrics #bonnieandcamille

My Celebration Cake PDF pattern is on sale until the 4th β€οΈπŸ’™β€οΈπŸ’™
Use coupon code SPARKLE to get a big 40% off πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - link in profile.
#celebrationcakequilt #modafabrics #sweetwaterfabric #freedomfabric

I'm piecing together a backing for a Christmas quilt I have been working on this week, and thinking to myself that since the Christmas season in Australia is generally on the warmer side, perhaps a bamboo batting would make the perfect lightweight quilt!
I've never used bamboo before and would love to know what your thoughts and experiences are when it comes to lightweight quilts?!
#sweetwaterfabric #hometownchristmasfabric #thecookieexchangefabric #modafabrics

All the blocks are pieced, and now I need to mull over the setting...
My challenge for this quilt has been how to showcase the amazing colour palette of the #tildaharvest collection...
My inspiration for the design came from the local farmers market where all the produce is neatly arranged to form striking blocks of colour - I am hoping I can do justice to both the gorgeous fabric and the inspiration...
#ilovetilda #tildaaustralia #thestorybehindthequilt #harvestmarketquilt

In the past few weeks I have trimmed over 1000 HSTs, and these tools have made it 'almost' bearable πŸ˜‰ - I definitely consider these 3 items to be essential!
What others quilting tools or notions should I consider adding to my toolbox?
#bloclocruler #fiskarscuttingmat #olfarotarycutter

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