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Fiona Tully
My little corner of the world
Sharing dreams, designs and doings from my little corner of the world.
Interests: I love to sew, stitch, bake, garden, read, swim, play tea-parties, dream, reminisce, take photos, eat chocolate, watch cheesy reality TV shows, and write lists. I can’t dance or do math.
Recent Activity
I was so excited to have my April Showers quilt featured in the April editions of Homespun magazine. (image courtesy Homespun magazine) .....and what an wonderful surprise when I received my copy of the magazine, to see that my quilt was on the cover! (image courtesy Homespun magazine) This quilt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Two Brown Birds
Thankyou so much to everyone that took the time to enter the Giant Giveaway. Your answers were very useful in helping me to plan great new patterns to design for you! The winners have been notified by email, and are: Prize Pack 1 - Dimity L, AUS Prize Pack 2... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Two Brown Birds
Hi there sewing friends. I need your help! I have a zillion ideas for future projects whizzing around in my mind, and just don't know which ones to settle on! What to do? So, I decided to ask the experts - that's you! You, dear crafty friends that enjoy my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Two Brown Birds
I was drooling when I first saw "Wildflower Meadow", the latest fabric collection by my lovely friend Melanie from Melly and Me. A fabric collection doesn't really get much cuter than this! Gorgeous colours, pretty prints, and the cutest hedgehogs, squirrels and other cute critters! I had so much fun... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Two Brown Birds
How exciting to recieve the latest newsletter from Mollie Makes to find my Matilda Mouse Pincushion mentioned! The newsletter has a link to Sew Hot UK. They have Matilda Mouse patterns and all the materials you need to whip up some mousey pincushions for last minute Christmas presents! Happy stitching, Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
The cute little motifs on Leciens newest range of Minny Muu fabric are perfect for my new design, Miss Mind-it. Miss Mind-it is ready to hold you scissors, needles, thread any other sewing notions, and will “mind-it" until you’re ready to sew again. Happy Stitching, Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
I was so excited when I was asked by Lecien to create some new designs using their new Minny Muu range. The range is bright, with tiny motifs scattered all over - flowers, VW vans, Matroyshka dolls, caterpillars, scooters, mo-peds and rainbows! So cute! I decided a "cute" quilt was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
One of my very first patterns, and still one of the most popular is "Poppys' Playhouse". Poppy and her best friend Primrose love to dress up. Their clothes change easily with Velcro tabs, and everything fits neatly into the playhouse for easy storage and travel. Since making Poppy's Playhouse, there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
Are you thinking of giving any hand-made presents this year? I may have just the pattern for you! This candle- mat is made from beautiful Merino wool felt, and stranded embrodiery floss, and uses backstitch, whip stitch and running stitch. A pretty and simple way to display a Christmas candle.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
Now I dont want to cause alarm, but CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! It's less than two months away! So, time to start Christmas stitching! My new pattern "Santa Season" ornaments are quick and easy to whip up out of felt. I plan on making a big group of them for my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
I was smitten when I discovered the Petite Street fabric range by Dashwood Studio, and knew that it was time to make a new quilt - for me! I combined the range with a few other fabrics to make the quickest, easiest quilt ever! This quilt is make from blocks,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
As soon as I saw the A Beautiful Thing fabric range from Zoe Pearn, I fell in love and knew I had to design a new quilt! I had lots of fun cutting, placing, piecing and planning with this fabric range. Sharon at MDR Quilting Servies worked her magic with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
You may have seen a book called One Yard Wonders full of great projects that use one yard of fabric. It was such a sucess that a second book followed. It was Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders, and had many projects which again used one yard of fabric, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
Hey there! Long time, no see! I've been so busy sewing and pattern writing that I havent had a chance to blog and let you know what's new! The Snow Trio are made up of Ella the Snow Queen, her red-haired sister Annie, and their snowman buddy Ollie. When play... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
Do you have a part of the quiting process that you really dislike? For me it's basting, and machine quilting (I think if I had a bigger table and the quilt didn't drag all over the floor, machine quilting would be more fun!) But wouldn't it be nice to piece... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
Sometimes, I'm super lucky, and am able to have a little play with some new fabric a few weeks before it hits the shelves. You may remember last year I designed the Flutter By Butterfly quilt, using gorgeous fabrics from Melly & Me. Just when I thought Melly couldn't possibly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
Just before Christmas, I received an early present - a fat quarter bundle of the beautiful Nellie Hill fabrics, by Rosalie Quinlan. It's so pretty, I decided I wanted to design a quilt that would showcase the fabric. I came up with a pattern that I call "Fat Love Skinny... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
Thanks so much to eveyone that entered the pattern giveaway. The winners were Pauline, Jody and Janelle, and all have been emailed. I really wish I could have given everyone a gift though. Well, Christmas is about giving, so I decided I should have a little present for each of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
I have a thing for Gingerbread Houses. They don’t have to be made of gingerbread – it’s more the pretty sparkly lollies and sugar that draw my eye. (cutest tissue box ever!) One of my more recent patterns is for a Gingerbread House Pincushion. I loved making this – choosing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
It’s almost Christmas time, and I have presents! Time for a Christmas Giveaway! I’ll use a random number generator to draw three winners on Monday the 16th of December. Here are the prizes. One winner will receive my pattern for Ralph, and creative card for the Matilda Mouse Pincushion. Another... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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I have three new PDFs in my online store today. Sparkles is new to PDF patterns. He is quick and easy to make. Pudd (rhymes with "wood" - short for Pudding) is cute and cuddly, and looks great on the Christmas table. The last PDF pattern for today is Ralph.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
Christmas is coming! Today three of my Christmas patterns have been added to my PDF store. Pop over and have a look! Happy stitching, Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
Two of my patterns from earlier this year are now available as a PDF downloads from my online store. More coming soon! Happy stitching, Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
My plans are for some pincushions for presents, some bunting to decorate my home,and a nativity set for my girls to play with!