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Thursday, May 27, 2010

You needn't wait until Christmas...

..because these new fabrics are so blendable they will go with anything!!
These are the 2010 Christmas fabric collection "Tidings" by Nancy Halvorsen (for Art To Heart).Every year Nancy releases her own range of fabric...

then she publishes a book chock full of Christmas patterns made with her fabrics!!While the book is still to be released, we are drooling over the richness of these prints and dreaming of how many things we want to make from the Art To Heart books she has already released.
36 new bolts of delicious non-fattening fabric... I am going to start getting ready for Christmas now!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lots of French Braids!

We had the BEST day last Saturday with 8 French Braid quilts starting to grow during a one day class. It's so much fun watching the colours unfold from a Jelly Roll or Bali Pop or Rainbows pack. Hopefully we will see lots of finished quilts for show and tell too!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Which one are you?

Every time I look at these ladies from Lorelei's latest panel (sewing ladies) I ask "which of these ladies looks like you?'Dorothy has pieced this quilt top together by adding borders around each of the ladies.
It is a striking and colourful quilt. Congratulations Dorothy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More mini quilts!

Each group (night group and day group) have both attended 2 Mini quilt classes now. We are building our skills in consecutive months. As you can see, some people have chosen a more co-ordinated look than others.

Each quilt top measures 16 inches x 20 inches at the moment.

Some participants plan to join all 9 little quilts into one large bed quilt.

I just love the way a little quilt is special all on its own.
You might think a little quilt won't take long to make, but it takes about the same amount of time to make as the same number of blocks in a big quilt.

Definitely worthwhile, and inspiring for us all!
Would you like to make these quilts too?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mini Quilts show and tell

We've been having such fun making some of Lori Smith's little quilts from the pattern series "Fat Quarter Quilting".
Here are a few pieces of show and tell. These finished quilt tops measure only 16 inches x 20 inches.

I am so proud of all participants! Perhaps we will have more finished next time to show you...

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I love show and tell from classes. Andrea taught Lorna's fat quarter quilt class today. All participants had so much fun!!

Everyone pieced all 12 blocks and joined them together.

I was able to snap photos of Susan and Sue's quilt tops as they stayed behind to add the borders and even started to piece the quilt backs!
Would you believe 3 of 6 participants were making their quilts from the Rural Jardin fabric range? They all look so different. I have made my blocks, I just need to piece them together!!

Thanks to everyone who visited us at Melton Willows quilt exhibition this weekend!

Monday, May 10, 2010

French Braid Obsession

Gerrie is making this stunning French Braid quilt usinga pattern in Jane Hardy Miller's first book. It is going to be breathtaking. This is a photo of us choosing the fabric to go between the braids.
This quilt for a teenager is going to last a lifetime. We can't wait to see it finished Gerrie.