Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Okay, so you use one fabric to make lots of blocks - focussing on a different part of the fabric for each block. Cool huh?Then Jean added three-dimensional applique to the borders after quilting. WOW! What a wonder it is Jean!!
It looks Christmassy with the green leaves. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
These are Rhonda's mini quilts so far - don't they look great together? Only another three to go Rhonda!! (I think Rhonda will be quilting these before too much longer...)
Elizabeth's applique "sprouts" (as she calls them) have grown in this Spring weather...
Have you seen Fiona's little collection lately? Here are three of them.
Look at these! Almost three finished mini quilts from last month's class. I love looking at the difference with everyone's fabric choices.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The colours are bright and fresh, and reflect the bright art neoveau tones that were so different to the dark Victorian home decorating schemes.
Don't know what to make? Put away a fat quarter or fat eighth fabric pack with some border fabric. By the time you choose from your patterns, the fabrics you want may be sold out.
The range includes some tone-on-tone fabrics that will pull the colours out of your feature prints.
Click the link above to make an online order. Or you can phone us at the phone number above - better yet? Fondle your fabric in person!! Just hurry!!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
In this year's miniature quilt club, we are making one mini quilt top each month (nine quilts in twelve months gives you a little holiday too...).
I have chosen the patterns for next year's mini quilts. What do you think? Would you like to join us? Leave a comment, or email, or phone or drop in to express your interest (secure your place early).
I think I had better finish this year's quilts first!! LOL!!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Okay, not everyone was so speedy (Marion had to cut her fabrics in class, but she is more than 3/4 finished!!)Isn't it wonderful to see sew many variations??This bottom one was made using pieces from a Christmas rainbows pack. There are only a few left... be quick! One rainbows pack will make 4 table runners (and you will have some leftover fabric too!).
Would you like to join us later this term? The next class is nearly full, please let us know if you are interested, we may be able to schedule another date giving you time to complete your Christmas projects well in advance.
Thanks for joining us ladies (we look forward to seeing your show and tell soon Marion).
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This is a new little selection priced at only $19 per metre.
We have around fifty 1930s prints in stock.I love the nostalgic feel of these fabrics.Remember to add a little bit of black into your 1930s quilts to create a realistic reproduction (look at all the original quilts from the 1930s).
Fat eighths are a great size to collect your 1930s fabrics - most quilts in the era were scrap quilts, so you will want to collect lots of fabrics.
We have hundreds of fabrics reduced to $19 per metre and $14 per metre. See in store or online for details.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Bring your small wholecloth quilt - already machine quilted (to be used as a wallhanging or tablerunner).
If you need help making a quilt sandwich or machine quilting your sample, please book into one of our UFO sessions.
During class Lorraine will demonstrate how to:
- calculate the size of scallops to fit evenly around all sides to create smooth, even curves
- mark and trim away the outside edge
- cut and make binding on the bias
- machine stitch the binding to the quilt
- hand-stitch the binding to the quilt (this last step will not be finished during class time)
Join us on Saturday 6th November 9:30am-12:3pm. Bookings essential.