New Design – Octavia Owl

I am so pleased to bring you all my newest design set – Octavia Owl.

Octavia is a stunning Jacobean style Owl, sitting on a branch, and surrounded by beautiful Jacobean Flowers.

Octavia is the first time I am attempting releasing a “capsule” collection, with three designs making up this collection (although if you have a 5×7 hoop, there will be 9 colours).

I fell in love with a range of fabric by Tula Pink at the craft alive event last weekend, and just had to use this range with Octavia.


falling in love with this range of fabrics from Tula Pink


I was so excited about this design that I got out of bed at 4am this morning, and put the block together (approximately 30″ square).  I used my Electric Quilt Software to design the block, and it came together really well.


Octavia Owl block


Octavia Owl would be a great design to use Iridescent Embroidery Film with.  The open work stitches will allow the film to show through, and highlight the beautiful colours used.

One of the best things about Octavia is that she is only $12.95 for download.  You can click HERE to download your copy of Octavia Owl.

If you love Octavia as much as I do, stitch her out, and show me what colour pallete you use.

Until next time, have a Stitchin’ week.  Julie

Thankful Thursday – Free Design Week 2

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey – here we are with the week two project for the thankful Thursday project.  The new design has been released today, and will remain active for 2 weeks.

Each fortnight, I will offer a new free design based around thankfulness.  My plan is to create a quilt/lap rug and donate it to charity.

Today’s new design is based around when things go wrong.

when things go wrong 8x12

You can collect your copy of this great design, for either the 5×7 or 8×12 hoops HERE.  Be quick, this design is only available for the next 2 weeks.

Last week’s design is I’m thankful for today.

thankful for today5x7

You can collect your copy of the thankfulness quilt project design 1 HERE – but be quick, as week one will only be available for one more week.

I love this simple design, and hope you will as well.

Spread a little joy with this design, and show your thankfulness to those around you.

Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day. Julie.



Thankful Quilt – My first Stitch out


Hello all – Emma and I have made the first block of our thankful quilt.   We have used the large file size, and are going for bright, cheerful colours. One of the great outcomes from beginning this quilt is that we are now saying 3 things we are each thankful for over dinner each […]

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Come and see Julie Hall Designs in Orange this weekend


What are you doing this weekend?  If you are around the Orange region of New South Wales, come and see Julie Hall Designs and Stitch-a-ma-jigs at the CraftAlive Orange Event. I will have a wonderful range of designs and tools, and would love to see everyone there. Hoping to see everyone there, until next time, […]

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Test Sew Tuesday


I am having so much fun today, sewing with my friend Rita (actually, Rita is sewing and I am baking cupcakes, but it is all time spent together). Today I am test sewing a new design, the Jacobean Owl. This owl is stitched in 2, 3 or 6 parts (depending on your hoop size).  I […]

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Snakes & Ladders – A customers Quilt


I was so happy to get the below photos from Joyce Stapleton.  Joyce has made 5 Snakes & Ladders Quilts for family members.  Underneath the beautiful great-grandchildren is the snakes and ladders quilt.   Joyce, congratulations on a beautiful quilt, and gorgeous Great-Grandchildren. Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day.  Julie.

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Craft Alive in Tamworth!!


We are having so much fun here in Tamworth this weekend, at the Craft Alive Show. After a horrible trip from Canberra to Tamworth (7 hours and 45min, we were 20km outside of Tamworth and we blew a tyre), we finally arrived and set up This week the most popular items appear to be the […]

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In the Hoop Hand Warmer Instructions


These gorgeous hand warmers are quick to make, and unique enough that children will not loose them at school. (Although they may be taken because they are so cute).  I fill mine with rice and lavender, and heat in the microwave on a plate for 30 seconds before the kids go to school. Requirements Hoop […]

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Free FaceOff Design


Naturally, when adding a new design collection, I love to give you all a freebie sample.  For the FaceOff Animal Faces collection, that will be my gorgeous Chick Friend. You can click HERE to access our download page and get your freebie sample to see how beautifully and quickly these designs stitch out. Until next […]

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FaceOff – A new embroidery collection


I am so happy to bring you all a new collection of beautiful animal faces.  FaceOff These gorgeous and quick to stitch faces are perfect for young children.  we are going to make some pencil cases this weekend with these designs (naturally we will bring you pictures) Along with the gorgeous designs as faces, we […]

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