Saturday, 27 October 2012

More Quilts from Brisbane...

These wonderful quilts were also on display at Brisbane last week.

This stunning quilt was entirely hand pieced by Jo Johnson, and won many prizes including 'Best of Show' and Judges Choice. 
Well done Jo!

Robyn Hale's 'Le Moyne Magic' caught my eye... some of you may know it as 'Valley Forge'. 
Robyn won an award presented by us last year and made this lovely quilt from her prize.

Wow, this one was gorgeous! 
Made by Lyn Crump, 'Shara's Bouquet' was started in a class with Michele Yeo in a workshop at 'Gatton in May'.

 I thought you might like a close up too!

And another Gatton Stars quilt... this one made by Elizabeth Simpson. 
We have had a few of these in the shop lately as you may have seen from some previous posts. 
This one was started at a workshop in Gatton with Sue Daley, Michele Yeo and myself a few years ago. 
It was beautiful too with loads and loads of fussy cutting.

Until next time,

Monday, 22 October 2012

Infinite Horizons 2012

Paul and I have just arrived home from our annual trip to the Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair, and while we were there we saw an amazing display of 'Red & White' quilts inspired by the exhibition, 'Infinite Variety', held in New York City by Johanna Rose early last year. These very talented ladies are largely from Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia and their collection of 63 quilts has travelled all over North West Queensland raising funds for local communities. The quilts will have travelled a distance of approximately 60,000 kilometres by the time they reach home! 
I thought you might like a to see a small selection of what was on show...

I am sure you would agree with me that this was a spectacular collection of quilts! Congratulations to each and everyone who was involved with this project.

Until next time when I will have some more fabulous quilt photos from the Queensland Quilters quilt show,

..... what other colour is there!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Where do I like to visit?

This weekend has been very busy here in Melbourne. 
Linda from Quilts in the Barn hosted a stunning 'Red and White' display featuring quilts made by local quilters with a selection of wonderful antique quilts from the collection of Mary Koval. Unfortunately I left my camera behind and was not able to capture any for your enjoyment ... BUT ... if you visit Sue-anne from Buddy and Me, or Linda herself you will see a very comprehensive list of quilts. My favourite was the appliqued 'serpentine' quilt (third quilt on Sue-anne's blog).
I made a quick visit to see the quilts on Friday morning and returned to the shop for an extended day/evening of stitching with the Friday girls (unfortunately no photos, remember I forgot the camera)!

Saturday Sue and I were finishing up our October Fabric Clearance Sale... and yes there is now some room for the new fabrics that are coming soon. Hopefully they won't be to far away.

And today... well today we had our Applique group - sewing at the shop, 
but guess what ... I took the camera but forgot to get it out!!!

Never mind! 
So what I am I going to post about today then!

I thought you might like to see some of the sites I like to visit... 

This gorgeous house is from a site called Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors have a look at all the houses and other interesting things Barbara has to share...  I have only just found this one, but I think I will visit more often!

Do you remember this beautiful floor? The Cosmati Pavement. 
It featured recently in the Diamond Jubilee portrait of the Queen 
and also the wedding photos from the marriage of Prince William and Katherine. 
Visit Little Welsh Quilts for more.

Who else loves 'kitchens'? 
This intriguing blog invites us into kitchens and houses from all over the US. 
It also includes my all time favourite movie house from 'Somethings gotta give', 
don't you just love it!!!
Visit Kitchens I have Loved see what you can find!

And I guess many of you have probably already been to Lucy's blog, Attic 24
I love to look at the brilliant colours, interesting projects and fantastic photos. 
Lucy makes me want to move to the English Countryside every time I visit!
If you haven't looked I know you will enjoy it!


I promise to take the camera next time... and to use it! I hope you enjoy my blog list.

Until next time,

Monday, 1 October 2012


 This week from the 2nd to the 6th of October we will be holding a 


There will be a large selection of fabrics
discounted to just
$10.00 per metre
(Minimum cuts - 1/2 metre)

So come in for a bargain to restock you stash or start a new project.
While you're here, if you spend $50.00 or more on new, full priced fabrics
we'll take 10% off those fabrics too!
Show your Fabric Club membership card and we'll take a further 10% off
purchases of new fabric of $50.00 or more.


Robins Nest Update:

Robin's Nest is back at the shop after being quilted. The binding is on and now it is ready for an official photo! 
In the meantime here it is, a little out of focus but I think you will all get the general idea :-)
The whole quilt has been custom quilted with little clamshells around the feathered medallion centre - 
something that I have not tackled for a long time, 
over three years in fact, not since we moved into our current shop location. I am very happy with the result.

The fabric shelves were getting a little overcrowded so Sue and I have selected a large group of 'specials', 
over 250 bolts, all at the bargain price of $10 per metre... (half metre minimums) 
It will be hard parting with some of them!
 Here is just a small selection, there are lots more around the shop!

Don't these look gorgeous, pre-cut 30 cm strips, cut from some of the new fabrics on the shelves.
...And watch out, because I know there are a few more ranges on their way during the month of October!!!!
From each of our fabric ranges we cut 'half 30' bundles. Not sure about that measurement?
This is one of our regular bundle cuts; a 'half 30' means - 
30cm x half the width of the fabric (30 cm x 55 cm) x 1 of each fabric in the range. 
You can order these bundles at anytime while stocks last. (price on application)

Until next time,