Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
This is what I am really talking about:
40 x 2/5 inch strips of fabric across the width of the bolt = 2.5 metres of fabric, all in Christmas colours!!
Choose from:a red and green pack; red, green and cream pack; red, green, cream and black; or Christmas blue and silver.
Elsa bought one of these Christmas strip packs from us a while ago and made this Christmas quilt in the braid style.
These fabrics are just stunning together. Thanks for sharing with us Elsa.
Lots of customers have been making braided table runners using the Christmas packs. One strip pack will give you 3 or 4 table runners (depending on how big you make them).
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Maureen is making 2 quilts the same - one for herself and one for a girlfriend who she had spent time with in Paris some years ago.
But, wait it gets better.
Maureen has a friend who does caricatures. He drew Maureen and her girlfriend from a photo(see the picture on the left) and coloured it in the same style as the fabric panel.
Maureen printed it onto the inkjet fabric that goes through your printer, and here it is in the quilt top!!
Not far to go now Maureen! I am so pleased to see how this quilt has "evolved". Maureen attends our UFO sessions to obtain help with her quilts. Would you like to join us? Click here to see our class list.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Linda is coming along to our UFO sessions (click on the link to see the class list) to learn needle-turn applique.
She has finished 2 other quilts, and one quilt top. This is one of Linda's finished quilts.
Linda started the quilt top in a workshop. You really need to see a close-up to appreciate the colourwash effect.
Isn't it beautiful?
Thanks for sharing with us Linda, we can't wait to see your applique homework in a week!!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
So, these are Nancy's favourite blues... they are also some of mine, and some of Andrea's and some of Annie's (insert staff name here). LOL!!
The indigos are really striking, but despite the name, the fabric collection also contains some very dark brown prints and some beige ones too.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
These are only a couple of bears Glenda has made over a long period of time.
The bear on the left is sporting the leopard-skin look and has a very long tail. Glenda made up the designs for both the leopard bear and the purple bear.
The teeniest tiniest bear is crocheted. The muzzle is even crocheted separately, then sewn on. Now that's what I call dedication.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monika attended the 12 fat quarter quilt class and made her first quilt, then she came along to UFO (Unfinished Objects) sessions until she had basted, marked her quilt, machine quilted it and bound it herself.
Then she chose fabric from the Pashmina range to make another one!! YAY Monika!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Yesterday another 24 bolts arrived.. I have lots to show and tell!!
These are from the pink chocolate range circa 1875.
Monday, October 19, 2009
This is Rhonda's. She fussy cut the leaves, border prints, flowers and so much more. Rhonda has really enjoyed the Club so far...Now she is up to the Flying Geese border - the last part!! YAY!!
Heather has worked hard to complete this much of her medallion quilt.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Doesn't this make a funky ensemble?
The Black Forest bag pattern is available online (click here) or in store. We have a sample you can try to see how it feels. It's a very comfortable bag.
We have been so busy in store and with mail orders that I haven't had a chance to blog all our news. I will catch up in the next couple of days... we just received 181 more bolts of fabric last week. We are trying to make space!! Can you help us out? Just buy a little bit more each... LOL!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This is what we are learning to stitch: This is framed, and the glass casts reflections when I try to photograph it. You will have to come in to see it properly.
This class runs for 7 sessions, once a fortnight (with a long break over Christmas). The Wednesday night class is almost full (it starts tomorrow), while the Thursday class starts next week.
There are still spaces in the Thursday sessions. Can you make it once a fortnight from 7pm-9pm? We are sooo looking forward to learning this embroidery, embellishment and a little bit of stumpwork. I'm going to give the stumpwork a try, and if I don't like it, I can just applique the leaves on. LOL!!
Click on the link to our class list for term 4 on the right hand side for more details, or give us a call.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Brenda just loves the free creativity of cutting what she likes and sewing it down.
Don't these look fabulous together???Congratulations Brenda, your originial little mosaic-pieces are just gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Amy wants to make Rudolph the reindeer next. We can't wait to see Amy. Thank you for sharing your show and tell with us.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
These pinks are from lots of ranges - all circa 1800s.