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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Heather's Hawaii quilts

Here are Heather's Hawaiian shirts. She saw the Surf City fabric in the shop and brought her quilt in to show us!!

The scale on these shirt fabrics is something to behold.
I love the water at the top and bottom of the quilt.
Heather really has a way of putting together colours and designs - just fabulous!
Ooh! I just saw the floral leis on the red background down the sides! Isn't it amazing what a smaller view of a quilt will do?
Thanks for sharing Heather.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Purple fairy quilt

Cheryl bought a rainbows flat pack (it's like a jelly roll - you get 40 x 2.5 inch strips) in assorted purple fabrics. She used the fabrics with a fairy print she bought a year or so ago...
Doesn't Pat look proud of Cheryl's efforts?

(he is too)

Cheryl handpieces all her quilts - it's quite an achievement that she has pieced about 3 large quilt tops this year, not to mention all the other things she has made!

This quilt is going straight to Deep Creek Quilting for a longarm design so that she can keep on sewing her other quilts!!

Thanks for sharing your quilt with us - what an inspiration!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

How naughty!

My naughty camera battery charger went on a little holiday.... and I couldn't find it!!

I found it at home last night in the most unexpected place whilst vacuuming.

There is something to be said for housework after all!!

I have lots of photos to put up to catch up for the last few days!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ironing and cutting compendium class review

Annie taught us her ironing and cutting compendium... It's a folder to take to classes so that you open it to reveal a cutting mat on one side and an ironing surface on the other side!!

Norma made hers using fabrics from the Symphony range.

Eli and Cheryl both pieced their covers to frame stitcheries.

Aren't these wow? They also added carry handles!!

The pegs are only on until the adhesive dries (this holds the cutting mat in place).

Charlotte loves blue - she is going to add a white dove button near the closure tab.

Judy found a patterned ironing board cover! The blue mat looks good with her blue fabrics too.

Judy says she doesn't usually use blue - it's outside her box!

Linda used the Dear Jane panel - yes, it's a photo of the actual quilt, printed onto quilter's fabric in actual size.

Wouldn't you be suprised if you saw her compendium and thought she had cut up a quilt! LOL!!
The panel shows 56 of the blocks photographed from the original quilt. Stocks are extremely limited - at only $17 per panel... Phone us for more details, or pop in and have a look.
Well done to all ladies (would you believe they ate only 3 Tim Tams between the 7 of them?? Jim started to eat the rest of them!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Left, right and centre!

We've had fabric arrive left, right and centre!! So many new deliveries!! This is one of my absolute favourites... what am I talking about? I only order in the fabrics I really like anyway??!! LOL!!
This range is called New Town Farm. Consisting of red, pink, black, brown and yellow, I plan to make a log cabin quilt from the entire range.

You can purchase from our secure website by clicking on the link above to purchase fabric from the bolt or phone us to make your order. Fabric packs are also available.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More fabric delights

Here is another glimpse of the exciting fabrics that arrive weekly into the store.

Already there is very little of the feature tumbling block print left on the bolt!!
Mum is making a quilt with a modern feel from these reproduction fabrics for my cousin using our selection.

These pretty florals are a combination of Anna Griffin and Savannah prints. They really work well together.

Available from the bolt (while stocks last, one of the large florals is already gone) while all fabrics are included in the fabric packs we have made.

These Meadowsweet birds and co-ordinates are still available in fat quarter packs and fat 1/8 packs. See in store for more details, or phone us: 03 5428 1170.

Monday, June 8, 2009

12 fat quarters make a quilt!

What a great day it was last Saturday week (how confusing does that sound??)!!
8 participants turned 12 fat quarters (3 metres of fabric) into a quilt top...
In one day everyone had their blocks made.. and only Monica's sewing machine overheated and stopped working!! (Although, Natasha says her machine was giving off a burning smell)...
We had to "force" everyone to down their tools to have a break for lunch!! LOL!!

Wendy's fabric

Tate's fabric

Natasha's fabric

Fiona's fabric

I missed photographing a few of the fabrics before the girls got started with the cutting... (Jim and I attended customers, while Sandra ran the class).. I thought, oh well, I'll get photos of the finished quilts.. but a couple of people snuck out without a piccie! Ah well, I hope we will see their quilts soon.
Monica has already brought hers in to work on the borders!!

Sylvia used Farmer's Market fat quarters

Tate selected a collection of pretty greens and pinks from the shelves. This is her first quilt (she is 13).

Sue loves purples - this is her first quilt.

Natasha chose Chelsea Manor fabrics for her first quilt.

Annette used Symphony fabrics - the class and some of the fabric were a gift from her work colleagues.

Fiona chose 1930s fabrics from the shelves. Black 1930s prints add an authentic feel as all the real quilts in the 30s contained some black.

Congratulations to all participants!! If you would like to join this class next term, please visit our website and click the "contact us" button.

The whole day class costs $60 if you use your own fabrics, or $30 if you purchase fabric from us.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Donna's baby quilt

Donna loves 1930s fabrics - they look perfect in these blocks for a baby quilt! Donna was looking for sashing and borders.

Can you see the Sunbonnet Sue's on the green print?

The jellybean border print is also vintage. The little kittens and sheep remind me of my dollie's clothes!!

Thanks for sharing with us Donna.