Sunday, 29 April 2012

test pattern number 3

as promised here are some of the photo's of the test quilt that I have just finished
this was taken before I trimmed and finished it.

some items that I have been doing today

today I did some nappy cut embroideries
these will be for sale they are made on minkee. This is such a cute one
what about this one
and this one
and this one

Friday, 27 April 2012

this is the test quilt I just finished
The place that I do the test quilts for in America are running a class on the test quilt that I have just completed. It is the rose one.
I loved this quilt and would highly recommend that you took this class or purchased the pattern when it comes on sale. It is a really lovely quilt.
I will put up some photos in the next couple of days as soon as i get permission from them that I can.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Sister's visit

My sister Gail has been visiting for the last almost 3 weeks. She started me in quilting a few years back now, she has been such an inspiration. She had a stroke last year and has had an almost full recovery. She hasn't let it stop her and she has gone back to quilting this year and has used hand stitching a quilt as rehabilitation.
these are photos of one of the quilts Gail has made we quilted this one for her, this was our first quilt that we did on the longarm machine.
if you would like to see more photos of Gail's quilts and other customer quilts have a look on our webpage


Monday, 23 April 2012

Austalian Quilt Market

Has anyone gone to one of these before. We have just booked to go to our first one in Sydney in June. I hope to do a few classes while there and meet up with some wholesalers.
I am really looking forward to the show and tell classes from the exhibitors. This is not open to the public you have to book to go to the Quilt Market. If   your interested you can look it up online at Australian Quilt Market. If you are a buyer it is free but if you want to see the classes you need to pay for a 2 day pass. Online booking is now open.
Back to work today so the next couple of days I won't be getting in much quilting can't wait for the weekend already.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Give away.

I have been trying to get to 1500 likes on my facebook page to have a giveaway. I have a quilt to give away when I reach 1500. I have 230 to get there. You can help by going to my facebook page and click the link 1500 giveaway.
this is the quilt that we are going to give away to one lucky winner. Please drop over and like.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

As I told you earlier we spent a couple of days away in Woody Head northern New South Wales. Above is a photo of my husband and granddaughter testing the water. All the Photos in this post are taken by my daughter as part of her HSC portfolio.
this is part of the beach when the tide was out.
Piper feeling the wet sand in her hands.She was a bit wary at first but she soon enjoyed the water.
such a beautiful place. If you are ever in the area you should have a look .


Friday, 20 April 2012

Barbara's Wedding quilt

Here are the photos of a quilt that we completed recently for one of our customers. It is a beautiful quilt that she made for a wedding gift. Some 40 hours of quilting went into this quilt and when you see the photos you will see why. It was heirloom quilted and if you would like a quilt done like this just let us know we are happy to give you a free quote.
here is another photo of the back of the quilt for you to see the work that went into this quilt to form such a beautiful quilt.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

customers quilt

Here is the photo from a customer quilt we finished a month ago. This was a gift from the customer to her nephew for a wedding gift.
This quilt took us over 40 hours to quilt and as you can see it was a lot of work this photo shows the back of the quilt
After it has taken me 2 hours to load up these two photos I have decided that this will have to be enough.
I hope you like the photos.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


we have just been away for a couple of days in beautiful Woody Head in Northern NSW. We stayed in the Bunjalong National park. What a beautiful place, it was wet but a lovely time was had by all spending some quality family time. We had no internet or phone coverage so we had to do with out technology for a few days which was hard for some.
We went for walks on the beach, checked out the local Kangaroo's which my granddaughter thought was very fascinating. We saw some big Goanna's outside the place we stayed but as long as they stayed away from us all was good.
We had one day of fine weather and some very heavy rain the night before leaving and they were expecting alot more rain with chances of flash flooding. Good time to leave I thought the Caravan park was quite empty for school holidays.
Back into some sewing now before I have to go back to work next week. I have another test quilt to do, this is a  stained glass one. I can't get the pattern to print so I can see the lines at the moment.
hopefully they will send me another copy.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

10 minute block

Have you seen this 10 minute block. how clever is it. I am going to give it a go today and show you the results later. If you don't know what it is all about check out this U tube clip to see what it.

Friday, 6 April 2012

stack and whack quilt

Here is one of the photos of the stack and whack quilt. 

Here is a couple of the other blocks as you can see when sewn back together they make some lovely patterns. I love the first one best so far.
I have another 6 or so to finish putting together and than add the finishing touches to make it into a quilt. Stay tuned for more photos.


Monday, 2 April 2012

Test pattern number 2

Well the pattern has been put up for sale, so I can show you some photos of the test quilt I made. this is were you can purchase the pattern if you are interested.
this is my version of the pattern. As I said it is small so I am looking to add some borders to the quilt to make it a small table cloth. I thought of adding just the red and green fabrics in a couple of borders. What do you think.
hope you like the photos.

happy Quilting