Thursday 30 November 2017

Oh to Hug and Snuggle a Pug! New Releases at AQM with Flourish

Last weekend was the AQM - Australian Quilt Market in Melbourne.
It is the one and only trade show event for the Quilting Industry here in Australia.
It is always such a great time to catch up with shop owners from all over and of course the Creative Abundance Team.

It is also a great time for some New Releases.
This year I have released three new patterns, all English Paper Pieced.

Allow me to introduce,


Flourish has nice big 18.5" blocks that are English Paper Pieced and then appliqu├ęd on to a checkerboard background with the finishing size of the quilt being 72" square.


The lovely Linda from Ladybug Quilting here in Bendigo worked her magic on Flourish for me and she never disappoints.


Flourish is available in three ways. Allow me to explain.

Option One.

You can purchase the Pattern with the Templates. 
The pattern is Scan N Cut Friendly so you can scan the shapes into your machine and cut your papers as you go. 

Option Two.

A 'Starter Pack' which includes the Pattern, templates and a starter pack of papers. 
The starter pack has enough papers for 5 of the Flourish Blooms before you will need to reuse the papers.  

Option Three.

Then for those that do not like to reuse their papers they can purchase the Full Kit which includes the Pattern, Templates and a full set of papers where you will not need to reuse any of the papers.

As with all my English Paper Piecing patterns you will find lots of full diagrams and instructions for all stages of the quilts assembly. Also tips along the way and diagrams of how to build your project in sections.

"Hug a Pug"

The second of my new releases is a fun project for the Pug lover in your life and I will guarantee that these pugs will not chew your couch, teeth on the dining room chairs or run off with your sock.

If you didn't already know we are a Pug family and I had two Pugs before my children were born.
This pattern was drawn up before we welcomed our newest Pug family member Elly some 14 months ago and it (the pattern) has finally come to life. As for Elly, she has the spunk of 5 pugs all rolled into one and we have our hands full with her :)

This pattern is also English Paper Pieced and I have used some gorgeous Liberty Fabrics to make mine.

My "Hug a Pug" Pattern comes with two full sets of paper, individually packed. These papers can be reused. The pattern is full of diagrams and instructions on how best to assemble your pug. You are guided right through the assembly and then the finishing instructions for the concealed zip closure for the back your cushion.

They could also take on a different look with the use of Ombre fabrics.

"Snuggle a Pug"

And for when a cushion is just not enough Pug for you :)

I have used some gorgeous Liberty Fabrics again for these Pugs on this quilt but it would look equally as gorgeous in any fabrics. Steer away from florals and make a more masculine version.

"Snuggle a Pug" finishes at approx. 60" square and the pattern comes with 9 full sets of individually packed papers. The papers can be reused. As a bonus, the quilt pattern also includes the finishing instructions for the cushion.

As will all my patterns, this one is full of diagrams and guides you through the making of your Pug and the best way to assemble with tips along the way.

These patterns are now available for purchase at your local quilt shop with wholesale orders through Creative Abundance.

Please ask your local quilt shop to order them in for you if you don't see them in stock.
It is a great idea to support local and for this reason I have made the decision to not stock my own paper patterns in my Etsy Store.

I appreciate the shops that support me both here in Australia and world wide and as such l ask that you support them too.  If you need a hand finding a stockist you can check my stockist page or contact me and I can help you find someone.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my new patterns.

Happy stitching,
Sharon x


  1. Flourish is beautiful, I love the whole design of it and will certainly be looking out for it in England. x

  2. your flourish quilt is beautiful!!! Hugs, H

  3. Absolutely love your Flourish quilt, I will have to add that to my wishlist.....


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