Thursday, April 22, 2010

Provence Quilt Kits - Prices Reduced

I have reduced the prices on my Provence Quilt Kits listed on Etsy and also included a matching backing with each kit, making them marvellous value.
They are all pre-cut kits, so less than a weekend of sewing and you will have a beautiful French Sunflower Quilt adorning your bed, or as a wonderful gift.

On the Quilting front, I am delivering back a batch of Linus Quilts, I just did the quilting, so they can go out to the needy kids in hospitals etc. They happily take donations of quilt tops, fabric and time to help with this worthy cause.

What a great time I had at The Handmade Expo last Saturday. I met lots of wonderful quilters and chatted to quite a few. I just love Crafty Get-togethers.

Speaking of which, I had a lovely evening with the Vision Patchwork Group last night, and got some more of my embroidery done. I need to post some photos - something else for the to do list!!
Happy Quilting for now,

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Handmade Expo

The Handmade Expo is on again this Saturday and I am making my debut. I am really looking forward to meeting all the lovely people and chatting to them about Quilting and Crafts.
It is at the Bundamba Turf Club on Saturday from 8am so come and say hello.
Happy Quilting,

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Missing - 1 week???

Where do the lost things go? Like this week - when did it get to be Saturday??
I remember being away for Easter and coming home Monday.
Tuesday must have been washing to catch up. Oh, and I went to a friendly stitching group and had cake for Pam's birthday.
Wednesday - I pulled apart my longarm and gave it an upgrade. And with a bit of brute strength and moral support from the bloke, I actually got it going again after dinner.
Thursday - Another Quilting Group for the morning and I showed them my quilts and talked about Machine Quilting.
Friday - Paperwork, it was piling up and needed to be dealt with. BAS waits for no man, or woman. Errands and a daughter for dinner to top of a busy week.
So today I need to finish the Surprise I am working on, and take the bloke shopping for clothes for him to wear to his daughter's wedding.
And I booked a stall at next Saturday's The Handmade Expo at Bundamba.
See you there and Happy Quilting,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Provincial Sunflower Quilt Kits

I have just finished listing my Provincial Quilt Kits on Etsy, featuring wonderful Sunflowers, so they are all there for you to see.
They are so lovely and bright and lively, made with very good quality fabric.
They include all the pre-cut fabrics so you just have to put it together and there is no wastage.
The Strippy ones have the backing included.
The others don't but I can supply backing in one of the matching fabrics, just email me for the price and colours available.

Please enjoy and Happy Quilting,


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter and Rag Rugs

Happy Easter Sunday everyone.
I have been indulging in something related to quilting but not at all quilty.
What you ask? Well it uses all the scraps and strips that you couldn't find a use for and had trouble coming to grips with.
I was challenged at my Quilty group the other day to make a Rag Rug. So in the process of having a cleanout I found a container of strips all ready cut and a crochet hook so I set to.
Searching the net revealed a quick, no-sew way of joining the strips. (In fact in 3 days I haven't stitched a stitch!!) A little slit in each end of the strip and pass it through and back the last strip, will find links later, then off you go. Some chain stitch and a basic understanding of treble stitch and you're off.
So now we have a rag rug for the front of the pot-belly stove and another on the go already.
Quite good for watching a movie by and at night when the eyes don't like fine work. and a delicious use of "ugly fabrics" that you just can't cope with. You can keep some semblance of pattern or just go random.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Giveaways and labels.

Check out Jasmine's lovely blog and her Giveaway - it close's soon.

Been busy today framing printed labels for a special present - this is still a secret though.
Need to go and buy a backing now so I can proceed.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday's Off

Well not entirely - still stitching.
Treating myself to time on my new project, Jane Austen's Bonnets.
Check it out on
I am adding my own little creative touches, like beading and ribbon embroidery, so it is a little indulgent, but gorgeous - photos to follow when something is finished.