Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Stay tuned for our new class list.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Due to popular demand Lorraine's UFO sessions are now every Friday morning 10am-12:30pm and alternate Friday evenings 7pm-9pm (bookings essential). Sue is learning to free-motion quilt. We put the quilt top together in UFO class, pin-basted the quilt on another day and now Sue is quilting leaves onto the quilt top.
The Matilda's Own gloves have little grippers. This relieves your shoulders and wrists as you don't need to press down very hard to move the quilt. Sue is using an extension table with her machine - I think it's an absolute must if you are free-motion quilting large articles.
This is Dorothy. She just learnt to machine blanket-stitch during UFO class.
The white areas will be machine blanket-stitched on. The parts of the fairies overlapping the purple writing will be hand-stitched.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
This little sampling of Jo Morton's Banner Day are perfect to slot in with your 1800s reproduction and civil war fabric stash.
Friday, June 25, 2010
The chrome yellow, poison green, cheddar orange and turkey red are the epitomy of 1840s-1850s fabrics...
Mmmm... I think I will have a little bit of each one for myself.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
When Monika brought her daughter (aged in her late teens) to choose the 24 fat quarters to make the front and back of this quilt she never dreamed she would pick these fabrics. She wanted blue and purple, but Monika imagined bright and funky prints.
I think these 1800s reproduction fabrics are just timeless, and obviously Monika thinks so too.
What a beautiful quilt Monika, well done.
Quilted by Wilma at Deep Creek Quilting.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
What a coincidence! We've got Jo Morton's Toast II (1800s reproductions) reduced from $25 per metre - now only $19 per metre!!
Fat quarter and fat eighth packs are also available.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Jean said that batiks are perfect for this raw-edge free motion applique as they hardly fray at all.
We have around 20 different batiks in store - we try to keep that many all the time. Do you feel inspired?
I do, thank you Jean.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Sue used a green Rainbow pack. We've got lots of Rainbows in store - they are not on the website as the colours in the packs continually change.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Don't wait too long to purchase your fabrics. Everyone who has seen the quilt top so far is falling in love with the fabric!!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Oh, it's so stunning. Thank you for bringing it in to show us Gerrie. We love to see your finished projects. Especially when we helped select the fabrics.
If this isn't enough to get you mad about French Braids, you just don't get it... VBG.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
You could say it's even worth attending twice!!