Thursday 1 September 2016

Southern Aurora Quilt - Bittersweet Blog Tour - GIVEAWAY

Today is my day on the 

"Blog Tour"

I had the absolute pleasure of starting to playing with this new range from Sue Daley back in November last year.  When you English Paper Piece you need a LOT of lead time!

I had this design sitting here waiting for the perfect fabric and once these arrived I knew it was the right time to dive in and write my first EPP Pattern - Southern Aurora.

Sue has designed this range with the fussy cutter in mind and has worked the colours to team beautifully with Riley Blakes Basics Range.

I find keeping my secret sewing to myself really hard and during the making of this quilt I did let the occasional pic sneak through to my social media :)

I designed this quit to allow for as much or as little fussy cutting as the maker would wish.
I also designed a NEW SHAPE!

I wanted the hexagons to stand out in their own right so I designed the "Lilabelle Polygon" to frame the 4" Hexagons perfectly.

Here are just some of the examples of the fussy cutting within my Quilt.

This Quilt is pretty special to me. Not only is it my first (yes there are more coming) EPP Pattern, with my own shape, this one also made it Debut at the International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City.

 Linda at Ladybug Quilting has quilted this one for me.
Linda is very clever at choosing a design that works with the quilt.
This design gives Souther Aurora a nice flow and movement. 

The pattern for Southern Aurora can be purchased with the templates and papers.

Ask at your Local Quilt Shop or visit some of the stockists that I have listed on my stockets page HERE. If you are a retail outlet that would like my Wholesale details please email me at 

I also have it available as a stand alone hard copy pattern in my ETSY Store HERE.
(No papers and Templates)

These photos were taken here in Bendigo before my quilt left for its adventure at Quilt Market.

If you are in the Ballarat area, my quilt is currently hanging at Cotton Factory and if you are in Queensland it will be on show on the 22nd and 23rd October in Roma and the following weekend at the Gympie Show.  Just look for Janeene at the stand for  "Fabric Patch".

Giveaway is now closed - Thank you
To celebrate the release of my first EPP pattern and the Blog Tour I have two copies of my
 Southern Aurora Pattern to GIVEAWAY.
(Pattern only - no papers or templates)
All you need to do is leave me a comment below, ensuring you have a valid email attached to your profile and I will randomly draw two winners next Thursday.
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Here is a list of all the stops on the Blog Tour.
Some amazing things have been created so be sure to pop on over and visit to see for yourself.

28 AugustSue Daley
28 AugustAmanda Herring
29 AugustAnorina Morris
29 AugustCarrie
30 AugustSedef Imer
30 AugustMarissa Rae Gun
31 AugustSharon Burgess
1 SeptemberDeanne Coombes
4 SeptemberPeta Peace
5 SeptemberKeera Job
6 SeptemberAlison Von Bibra
7 SeptemberLorraine Lovell
7 SeptemberLeonie Bateman
8 SeptemberLeanne Ivanoff
8 SeptemberJina Barney - US

Thank you for stopping by,

Hugs, Sharon


  1. These fabrics are so nice and bright. Would love to win. Thank you. VDGUTIE _.

  2. These fabrics are so nice and bright. Would love to win. Thank you. VDGUTIE _.

  3. Beautiful fabrics & I love your work!!!!

  4. Hi Sharon!Gorgeous as always!! You personally have been my inspiration to give EPP a try. This fabric looks perfect for my initial project. Thanks for sharing! IG:

  5. Hi Sharon!Gorgeous as always!! You personally have been my inspiration to give EPP a try. This fabric looks perfect for my initial project. Thanks for sharing! IG:

  6. I love all the patterns with the resurgence of the 'hexie'. Everyone gets to have fun their way!

  7. I love all the patterns with the resurgence of the 'hexie'. Everyone gets to have fun their way!

  8. Beautiful fabrics and a gorgeous quilt! I'd love to win the pattern.

  9. This pattern just confirms what a talented quilt artist you are.

  10. Oh my goodness, I loved your sneak peaks and you are right about this being the best fabric for fussy cutting. I can see my La Pass growing with these fabrics....

  11. Love the colours in this one. Congrats on the pattern - looking forward to more interesting epp from you!

  12. Beautiful quilt! Colors are bright and cheery and the fussy-cutting just makes it that more gorgeous!

  13. A really striking quilt, well done!

  14. Beautiful fabrics and great pattern.

  15. Congratulations! What a beautiful quilt! I love doing EPP and have several projects I'm working on.

    Thanks for a chance to win!


  16. What a beautiful quilt. I love fussy cutting!

  17. So lovely and shows the material off so well

  18. I always love EPP. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. I love your quilt and would like to learn to make one.

  20. Wow! What an amazing quilt! It is lovely!

  21. I am so intrigued by the new EPP shape you created. Beautiful work. I've been following you for quite a while and you are so inspiring. Thank you.

  22. Your hexagons stand out so nicely on that grey background and the new polygon shape it perfect. Cant wait to get my hands on the pattern for this beautiful quilt ��

  23. Love your pattern & looking forward to morešŸ˜ Thank you.

  24. It is absolutely beautiful! I love epp and would really love to win this pattern. I am excited to see the rest of your patterns. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  25. Hello. As random as web surfing can be, I came across your Southern Aurora quilt pattern recently and fell in 'love'! The design, particularly using the black and whites, was so much like I was looking towards doing myself. But as I immediately ordered the pattern from you, the design work has been done for me so I thank you for that. I have recently completed a scrappy 1" hexagon quilt top ( papers from Sue) and am doing another hexagon quilt. I am gathering fabrics for my own version of Southern Aurora and just wish there was more time to sew! So no need to put me in the draw, just wanted to comment! JudyG

  26. Beautiful quilt, great job on the new shape, I love how it makes the hexagons "pop", congratulations! ❤️ ( ❤️

  27. Beautiful pattern and lovely fabric. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

  28. Hi, love all of your work always and this new pattern is just gorgeous, thanks for opportunity to win.

  29. I've just started homeschooling my son, and have been looking for a way to keep my hands busy while monitoring his table work. EPP sounds perfect!

  30. This is a wonderful pattern. I've been looking for a unique EPP project to start on.

  31. Love your quilt-the color combination is amazing!

  32. This is a beautiful quilt pattern and a great way to use up favorite scraps! I'd love to win and give it a 'whirl'!

  33. Love this quilt. Don't know that it would look this great if I made it, but I would love the chance to try it.

  34. Just wanted to let you know that your quilt is just lovely!! Don't put me in the drawing for the pattern because I have so many quilts on my "to do" list that who knows when I could get to it, but wow! it's a beautiful quilt!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  35. Southern Aurora is just stunning. It makes me want to try EPP. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed here in Sweden. Thanks for the chance.

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