Friday, October 21, 2011

Grandma and Me

I was sent this photo by Noelle of Noelle's Country Craft and Gifts, in Charters Towers, Queensland. She has made the quilt in brights - simply stunning! I think she is giving it to her granddaughter - after she has finished with it in the shop!
Contact Noelle for details:
PO Box 216 Charters Towers QLD, 4820.
Ph: 07 47872874
I have completed my version of the quilt, and the photo will be blogged, and the pattern pack will be available shortly.
Keep watching my website for details, or subscribe to my e-newsletter from the website.
Avocado Man! Archie loves avocado, as you can see!
Good thing it's an Ikea high chair! It means we can take it outside and hose it down!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Quilt Aid 2011

This is "Little Frog". He's my block for the Quilt Aid 2011 block of the month - go to the Quilt Aid website and you'll find twelve gorgeous "Whimsy and Wonder" creations, all set to take off in this year's program. The fabrics used are the Ruby range from Moda and you'll find all the details of the designers, each shop's quilt, the finishing kits, ordering, etc on the website.
A wonderfully satisfying and enjoyable way of raising money for a very worthwhile cause, the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia.
Happy browsing!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Created with Love

"Created with Love" is the title of my newest design (yes - "Grandma and Me" is completed, just have to sort the cover and I will post a photo next time I blog). I am using the Cielle range from Lecien, supplied by the lovely Melea from Charles Parsons here in Melbourne.
Very pretty fabrics, with lovely small prints .......
....... and beautiful flowery designs .......
....... in blues and pinks .......
....... not forgetting the Cosmo embroidery threads .......
....... two strands that roll effortlessly off the spool, in gorgeous colours, and there's 88 metres on each spool!!!!
No more re-winding the threads onto cards, no more tangles and no more dividing six strands into twos!!!! Why wasn't this done years ago?!?
Below is another preview of the quilt. The family theme becomes clear!
And speaking of families, I am always thrilled to get photos of your quilts. Here is another from Gloria who lives in South Africa. It's my "Grandpa's Little Treasures" design, and she has personalised it by changing Grandpa for Oupa, the Afrikaans word for Grandpa.
Isn't it lovely? And what a great gift for the grandchildren - something to cherish.
Photo of "Grandma and Me" coming soon!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lilies and Peonies

Here are some blocks (a work in progress) of "Grandma and Me", a six month block of the month, which will be released in the Lily and Peony fabrics soon. I was a lucky girl - my friends at Lloyd Curzon Textiles sent me swatches of the fabrics and here are all the lovely colours and designs - a bit rumpled because I couldn't wait to cut into them and get sewing!
The pink and greens are just stunning.
The larger prints of the lilies are glorious.
I'll be sitting in front of the TV today - watching movies and hand stitching. I have to take it slowly because I injured a finger on my right hand and it's taking a long time to heal. Very frustrating!
Meanwhile, Spring is well and truly here, as you can see by my lovely irises!