Sunday, November 29, 2009
Strictly limited stocks - we won't be able to get this in again...
Don't you want to teach a little one how to count with this??
I love book panels - they are so much quicker to make than baby quilts. Perfect when you are pressed for time.
Click here to buy this panel before they sell out.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Proudly celebrating Lincoln in this bicentennial year. From Humble beginnings and through his presidency he was dedicated to emancipation, equality and to unifying America as a nation.
We selected all the teals and blues. These will add depth and dimension to your 1800s reproduction quilts.
We also have fat quarter and fat eighth packs available.
Friday, November 27, 2009
I found this free pattern on the Windham website.
Oooh, I love a basket quilt. These fabrics look fabulous in this quilt!!
Click here for a free download of the pattern.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Have you read her first book "The Maria Challenge Quilt"?
Fiction written about quilters and their lives, intertwined with real history. (The quilt guild guest speaker tells the story about of the work of Elizabeth Fry on a convict ship as she taught the women and girls to sew and quilt so they wouldn't have to sell their bodies when their prison time was through.)
The novels are self-published and self-promoted, so you may not have heard of these books yet.
We welcome the second novel by Margaret "The Elizabeth Challenge Quilt". Four friends who share a love of patchwork and quilting continue their quilting journey through life, and are challenged again by their Quilt group to create a quilt following certain rules. Their challenge stems from the story of Australia's first lady - Elizabeth Macarthyr and the birth of the wool industry.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I can't wait to make mine...
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Jenny modified hers to decorate at Christmas. Christmas buttons adorn every little heart. The centre block was designed by Jenny, inspired by the book "Welcome To the North Pole".
Marg used her own fabric choices to complete a contemporary sample to suit her home. She machine quilted her sample with spectacular results!!
Thanks for the show and tell girls!!
Friday, November 20, 2009
The frame to hold the little quilts is in stock and sells for $16.50.
This countdown was made by Annie. I am nearly finished my own to show and tell as well...
Thursday, November 19, 2009
These jelly rolls are Astor Manor. The charm squares are Martinique. We have a few bolts from the Astor Manor range currently in store. Martinique will arrive next year. We ordered chenille in melon, peach, aqua and cream as well as pleated cotton. These are so pretty and will match so many fabric ranges.
These are pre-release fabrics in jelly rolls and 5 inch squares. It's a new idea from Moda - shops get their pre-cut fabric in earlier in order to make class samples, but the fabric on the bolt doesn't arrive for these ranges until Feb, March or April next year!!
The fabrics above are from the Verna range - jelly rolls and 5 inch squares. Fresh with a Summer feel.
The other refreshing thing about these fabrics are the prices. With the Australian dollar doing so well, these new releases are much cheaper - these new jelly rolls are $53 (other recent releases were up to $72!!). That's an average of $20 per metre - a good deal for new release pre-cuts.
Don't wait until the fabric comes in on the bolt.. it simply won't last that long. I am sure there will be more new products to show you tomorrow...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
These ones arrived already!!
Raspberry Cream has the cutest little stitcheries on it, just in time for Christmas. Four little images: owls hanging their stockings on their nests, jolly Santa, skipping Angel, and an inquisitive reindeer.
You could use these stitcheries to make a swag or make the wallhanging as pictured above.
Sublime Season is another new Christmas design from Cinderberry stitches. It has the four calling birds, three french hens, two calling birds and a partridge in a pear tree - it's all birds! (I just LOOOVE birds in quilts). Stay tuned for more birds in quilty things... LOL!!
Some shops might run this as a block of the month - you get all the patterns in one pack for only $30 (that's cheap as block of the month patterns go)....
Hmmmm. .... I wonder if I can make these in time for Christmas.. oh well, I can do it for next year. LOL!!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Annie has some wonderful original designs. She has made a number of folder covers and used one as a quilting journal describing the journey for each quilt. Annie doesn't really "Scrapbook" in that sense of the word, but that is what her quilting journal looks like. Pages showing photos of quilts and the people who received them, sometimes with a thank you note from the lucky recipient.
Annie uses another one to carry project information around in or to take to classes.
Here are our class participants' show and tell from the day. Carolynused this gorgeous cross-stitch given to her by a friend.
Anne loves chooks. End of story.
These Holly Hobby cross-stitches were straight from the 70s. I love them! They are so pretty and girly with the surrounding fabric. Hmm.. this would make a pretty photo album cover too.
Cheryl learned to applique this year by making the Joy Of Life (see the classlist on the sidebar). Look at this beautiful fussy-cut flower on the front.
Margaret foundation pieced the front of her folder cover.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Next year we will be running a different Little Quilts Club.
Here is a sneak peek at one of the 9 quilts we will make next year.
One lesson per month = one little quilt per month. Each quilt measures 16" x 20". What do you do with the small quilts? Apart from hanging them on the wall, stay tuned. I will show you!!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This hat it reversible and can be made in sizes xs, s, m and l - fitting newborn to adult.
We just love show and tell. Thanks for sharing with us.
Friday, November 13, 2009
We combined the Basket Of Flowers panel and co-ordinating fabrics with hot pink batik to make borders.
The quilt was quilted by Deep Creek Quilting in an allover design featuring flowers and dragonflies. This quilt is just too gorgeous. I wish you could see it in person.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Can you spot the difference between these 2 blocks she made? Here is a little close-up to help you spot the difference.
This is the first version of the block.
Already Linda's applique improved so much that she prefers the second block in almost every way. That first bird was the colour she wanted to use most.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I've had the pattern and some fabric in my "to make" bundles for a while now, but I just haven't managed to do it yet...
This skirt is great for Summer (it's a wrap-around skirt), or you can wear it over jeans or pants to brighten up your Winter wardrobe.
We've added quite a few of this Australian designers patterns to our website.
Click here to see some more of her patterns.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
It's just not possible to enter EVERY single fabric in store onto the web... it's quite difficult to keep up with what we've sold out of.. what's online and so on...