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Friday, January 23, 2009

What does 374 bolts look like?

Well, it really is happening! We are only a week and one day away from our gala opening day. Did you download our discount vouchers? Of course they are only useful for people who will be in Victoria, Australia over the next few months!!

This is a pallet of fabric on a truck!! The delivery truck came to our home - so it all had to be loaded onto the Ute to take down to the shop premises.

374 extra bolts of fabric. Woah!! I think Santa came late this year, and he wasn't in a sleigh!! You need more than reindeer-power to pull this load!!

I have heard of a quilter whose ceiling caved in after she stashed her fabric in the ceiling where her hubby couldn't see it (do you listen to Cathy Miller the singing quilter?). I can understand why the ceiling fell through, fabric is really heavy!

I can't wait to unwrap it all! I will be drooling for days!! So will you after I show you what they look like... be continued...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

French Collection stitchery quilt pattern

I have been working away steadily on my French Collection quilt. It has been quilted, (thanks Wilma) I just need to add the binding.

Each of our French Collection BOM customers, and those who have purchased the full set of French Collection stitcheries will soon receive free instructions for making this quilt.

Australian designer Robyn Allen-Waters designed the stitchery blocks to go with her hand-made and hand-painted buttons. However, she is not a quilter and did not design a quilt to incorporate all the pictures.

This is my design. The applique is optional, but I think this gives it a little bit more of a French feel.

We are expecting the colour pages from the printers any time now (they had a break over Christmas and New Year). The patterns will be posted to all our French Collection customers very soon.

Very limited stocks of kits in the fabrics pictured will be available from February 2nd 2009 until sold out. We imported this fabric especially for our quilt as it was not released in Australia, and are unable to purchase any more.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Luxembourg fabrics

I have been trying out some fabrics together that could be used to make the Luxembourg quilt.

I have chosen 37 fat 1/8s, This includes a few spares in case someone wants to swap colours around a little bit, or doesn't like one or two of the fabrics.

The fabrics don't fit all into one photo, so I put them all together on this page.

The light coloured fabric is for the sashing, the black is the same one I used in the original quilt for the binding.

All these fabrics are reproductions from the 1800s - as are the fabrics in the original quilt.

I really like all these fabrics together. Maybe I will make something else with these.... just for fun???