Saturday, November 27, 2010

Making Christmas Lanterns

This week I had a lovely group come and make hanging lanterns out of Christmas Fabric. They are all friends and did a great job of making them. I believe they are planning to make more. 

We used the Melly and Me pattern 
 "Lantern Strings"

Close up of lanterns

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ruffles n More

I've made another 'Sew Serendipity' skirt.
Can't help myself now that I've found a really good pattern. 

I found this fabric at 'Peppermint Stitches' in Brisbane.

Tiffany and I have been playing with the ruffler in the Sewing Lounge. She is really brave with colour and put a black ruffle on a large lime green & fushia floral.

Here is a photo of the ruffler in action.......

Sewing the ruffle on to the cushion front........

Finished cushion.................

For more of Tiffany's wonderful interior decorating ideas visit her blog

So what else has been going on..........

This is another ruffled cushion made in class using a moda jellyroll & the free pattern at

This cushion turned out so well that R is coming back to make more next week!

I have just released a new pattern called
'Textured Quilt & Cushion'
Linda Mahoney Designs
c 2010

Available from &
The pattern instructions for cutting & construction are clear. There are lots of diagrams to assist you. I hope to bring you a photo of a very pretty pink & blue version that someone is making in class. Perhaps as early as next week.

Talk again soon. Check out my class dates if you would like to join us for some ruffling fun...............