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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cotton Country Quilt

Marg brought in her "chickens" quilt to show us. Well.. it does also have other animals and country scenes in the redwork. (See Bronwyn Hayes' book "Cotton Country Quilt" for details.

We are all very proud of Marg, she has come such a long way in just over a year...

She stitched the redwork, then pieced the quilt, and machine quilted it herself. This really is all her own work.

Congratulations, and thank you for sharing with us Marg.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fire engine hat

Belinda made the Lazy Day Hat for her son from the Tugger fabrics,and he just won't take it off! He loves fire engines amost as much as he loves his Mummy.

He even wears it to bed, and pulls it down over his face like this.

Joshua's brother and sister play with him and take his hat.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Trying to break the habit...

Linda is trying to break the habit of including butterflies in all her quilts. But when you see this quilt, why should she even try???
Linda used 6mm pre-made black bias tape to cover the edges of this jigsaw design.

What a great way to use a varied assortment of fabrics!!

With encouragement, Linda free-motion quilted this herself. It's just the right size to start on, and the quilt back had large butterflies on it (what a surprise!) - Linda just outlined the butterflies on the back with her quilting, and didn't need to do any quilt marking.

Thanks for sharing Linda, I know we all feel inspired.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Who is that?

Who is that peeking from behind her quilt? It's Maylene! She has learnt how to machine quilt (straight lines so far) on Friday evening UFO sessions.Check out the back!!

Maylene is now learning how to free-motion quilt.

What would you like to learn in a UFO session? See our class schedule on the right hand side of the screen.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hand and machine quilted...

Cheryl hand-quilted this panel to death... just about literally.... The back looks fantastic! You really get the idea where wholecloth quilts came from just by looking at this. This is the front of the panel - that's all it is. A panel with lots of quilting (Hmm... now I am thinking about that Animal Alphabet Games panel some more)...

This sweet little quilt in 1930s greens was machine quilted by Deep Creek Quilting (can you see the strawberry design) . But do you think Cheryl looks less than happy? No way!

Just like most of us, we can't do everything by hand, and still finish lots of things....

Thanks for sharing your show and tell Cheryl.

More new panels

We just love panels - don't you?

This one goes with the Cherish Nature fabric range. The bird eggs are really calling to me... I have to make something with these fabrics - maybe a bag? An apron? A ruler organiser?

This one is titled "Garden Song" designed by Nancy Halvorsen. We will have her new book and patterns in stock soon. PLUS, we have ordered her entire Christmas range! Oh goodie goodie!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

New panels for quick and easy quilts...

These new panels just arrived in store.... Both Paddington and Animal Alphabet Games are large panels each measuring approx. 90cm x 110cm.
You could quilt them as they are, for a quick cot quilt or play-mat... OR you could cut up the Animal Alphabet panel to make a soft book OR put borders around each image to make a bed quilt.
These panels won't last long. Order via our secure website or by phone or call in to see us!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Alice in Wonderland!!

I just love this Alice in Wonderland fabric with images from the original book courtesy of the British Library Board.The children of today will know the story of Alice in Wonderland now that the Tim Burton 3-D film was recently released...

But wait, there's more... 10 prints in total make up this range.

My fingers are itching to cut into these prints. Look at the variety of light and dark in this blue print.
Lastly, this is a scene from the border print...
What will you make with Alice?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Judi's Little Women quilt

Judi finished her medallion quilt top from Jo's Little Women Club!!

I just love it. It's a real achievement.

Thank you for sharing with us Judi. Would you like to see more Little Women show and tell? Click here.

Jo Morton (the fabric and quilt designer) even left a comment on our posts!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It feels like Christmas when...

It really does feel like Christmas when..... new Christmas fabrics are in store already!

These are from the range Holiday Flourish III by Peggy Toole. We have 14 prints in store - seven in the blue/gold tones and 7 in the black/green/red tones... Mmmmm...
The fabric is printed in produced by Robert Kaufmann and is made in Japan... the fabrics just seem to glow with gold.

Available by the metre or in fat quarter packs.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Little shoes!!

Cheryl made these little shoes because... well.. she just had to! They will remain at home until she has someone with small enough feet to give them to!

You can make them in your own style. Click here to see other fabric possibilities.

Click here to purchase a kit.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Amy and Rudolph

Amy is on school holidays, can you tell?
Rudy is so cute Amy! You have done a great job... Thank you for bringing him in to show us. Happy Easter!!