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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.
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Hi Sharon, thanks for your lovely comment. You can purchase this pattern from my Etsy shop. Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/622293554/pdf-pattern-sunday-afternoon-instant happy stitching! Fiona
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2019 on Sunday Afternoon at Two Brown Birds
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My latest pattern is called "Sleepy Baby". When she's playing, Baby's face show her "awake" eyes. When it's time to sleep, turn her over to show her closed, "sleepy" eyes, and slip her into her sleeping bag. I have used Eglish paper piecing to make a patchwork quilt for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at Two Brown Birds
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This updated applique version of the “Orange Peel” design quilt uses pretty pastel florals on low volume backgrounds. I've chosen to use floral fabrics from "Liberty of London". This pattern can easily be adapted to any chosen applique technique. Measures: 195cm(78in) square This pattern is available wholesale from Creative Abundance,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Two Brown Birds
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Squiggle and Pip are cheeky monkey brothers. They spend their days copying each other, and everyone around them! These monkeys are made from wool felt, with cotton clothes and bananas. The measure Measures: 38cm(15in) tall. This pattern is available wholesale from Creative Abundance, or as a PDF digital download from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Two Brown Birds
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Time to introduce you to my newest playset pattern, Brighton. This "bathing box", sometimes known as a "boat shed", is based on the landmark huts at Brighton beach, in my hometown of Melbourne. The bathing box opens to reveal a beach scene, complete with four dolls and their swimming toys.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Two Brown Birds
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“I Love You” busy book has been so much fun to design. Lots of little things for tiny fingers to have fun with. It features a sweet Teddy Bear and a rhyming story. This project uses fusible machine applique is a great scrap-buster. It measures :22.5x22.5cm(9x9in) As well as loving... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2019 at Two Brown Birds
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The first Christmas took place in a stable. My new pattern "The Last Christmas" is a nativity set. It makes a lovely Christmas decoration, and doubles as a child-friendly playset. A combination of machine and hand stitching are used, and the pieces are made from a combination of cotton fabric,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Two Brown Birds
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Happy House Welcome to the Happy House. This playset includes two dolls, their teddies, a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and laundry. It uses machine piecing and machine and hand applique and is a perfect project for “scrap busting”. Take the socks in and out of the washer, hang them to dry,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Two Brown Birds
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Lots of new designs for you! Honeycomb The Honeycomb pincushions pattern comes with instructions for two cute little pincushions made from quilted hexagons, a round one and a square one. This pattern uses both hand piecing and machine piecing. The sample was made using Tilda’s “Bumblebee” Collection. Angelsong Finished size:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Two Brown Birds
shes so cute! I'd love her!
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2016 on Bronnie at little cotton rabbits shop
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Oh I havent blogged for SOO long that I haven't let you know about my newest patterns. Here's an update! Happy Campers Everyone loves a camping trip! This caravan opens up to reveal a playset including two dolls, their teddies, a bathroom and bedroom. It uses machine piecing and applique,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at Two Brown Birds
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Time for a free pattern! Here is a pattern for my Happy Shamrock, just in time to celebrate St Particks day! (or just because he's cute!) Click on the shamrock picture on the right hand side of the screen to take you to the free pattern. Happy stitching, Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Two Brown Birds
Gorgeous Gracie. I love her
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2016 on Gracie at little cotton rabbits shop
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When my super talented designer friend Melly McNiece asked if I would like to use her new Teddy Bears Picnic fabric range for a new pattern design, how could I say no?! Look at the wee little mushrooms! And the bees! I couldn't go past designing a Teddy Bears Picnic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Two Brown Birds
Just gorgeous. I love her.
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2015 on A Christmassy giveaway at Little Cotton Rabbits
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yes please!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2015 on Aisling at little cotton rabbits shop
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yes please!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2015 on Wyeth at little cotton rabbits shop
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yes please!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2015 on Bennett at little cotton rabbits shop
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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