Sunday 1 January 2017

What a year .....

Thank you 2016
You were an amazing year full of adventures.
You presented amazing opportunities that allowed me to follow my dreams.  
You allowed for personal growth and most of all you gave me the strength to stand for what I love.
To create what I love.
To embrace the fabrics that I love and to sew with them!

Then there were dreams that came true, dreams that this time last year I never really thought or considered possible but proved with hard work and support of my family, that dreams can and do come true. 

 I am excited by what might be possible in 2017.

A quick Roundup .......

In 2016 I finished my La Passacaglia

I got to take it with me when I went to meet Tula Pink and my Quilt was one of 20 selected worldwide to go on display in Houston for Quilt Market and then at the Quilt Festival afterwards. I really should get around to giving it a final post, I will add that to my to do list :)

2016 was also the year I poured my heart and soul into my baby.

Releasing my first few patterns, and your support of these patterns fills my heart with so much joy.
My first release was Snuggle Time (Baby Quilt) 


and then over the year it was followed by (not in order) .......

Southern Aurora

My first English Paper Pieced pattern and a great one to play with fussy cutting.

Peppermint Crossing

Summer Blooms


and then finally my 2nd EPP Pattern

 This quilt cemented for me the need to stay true to oneself, to follow your heart and most importantly to not only "Create what YOU love" but to "Sew with what YOU love".

All my Patterns can be found in my Etsy store HERE 
and are available for order through your Local Quilt Shop.

 We also welcomed the newest member to our family.

Oh my, is she a handful. But we wouldn't have our Elly any other way ......
well, I would prefer that she not bring every stick, leaf or dead bug that she finds inside!

 Also in 2016 I got to play with 11 other Aussie Designers and help create this gorgeous quilt.

 Patchwork Puzzle

(If you are interested in making this quilt Alison over at Cotton Factory 
has just announced that she is offering it as a BOM in 2017 ...... see HERE )

I also have to thank Alison and the amazing students that I had in my English Paper Piecing Classes in 2016.  It is so inspiring to see like minded ladies embracing their love of their craft, to have their friendship and to share their journey with them.  Thank you ladies xx

 There were also a few smaller makes in 2016.
16 of those makes will be in here.

"Quilting on the go ..... English Paper Piecing"
 My first book!

Very surreal but it has happened and is due for release in April.
See what I mean by dreams coming true :)
I am beyond excited to share this with you more as the release date approaches.
It is available for pre-order too!
If online ordering is your thing, secure your copy by searching your favourite online book store or ask your Local Quilt Shop to stock it for you. 

 and to finish off my round up post here are some of my other makes for the year .....

To see more pop on over to my Instagram account.

If you have made it this far I thank you.
I also have a special discount code for ALL items in my Etsy Store 
to share with you for making it this far.   Use
THANKYOU2016 for 10% off 
and yes, this is also valid for "Tenderness".

Here is to an amazing 2017 for us all.
May it be filled with love, friendship, fabric and thread.
May your thoughts stay postive and your bobbins full.

"Create what YOU love"
hugs, Sharon


  1. Have a lovely year Sharon! Love seeing your growth - have been your fan for quite some time already. Wishing you great success ahead and thank you for being inspirational!!

  2. You've certainly had a wonderful year, Sharon. I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year. Happy New Year! xx

  3. You accomplished a great deal in 2016 - and very successfully too!

  4. Wow!! What a productive 2016! Looking forward to what you achieve in 2017 and will certainly be placing an order for your book.... have always found your designs and colour choices very inspiring! Happy New Year!

  5. It was a huge year and I am so glad you are part of the CA family !!!

  6. Oh my goodness, I just found you blog. I HAVE to know what pattern you used for that bag. That is the cutest thing!

  7. Another book to inspire me - congratulations how exciting. Love your weekender? bag - are they 1" hexis you used - maybe I will attempt one of these this year.


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