Saturday, December 19, 2009

New things

These two pics are the result of a tutorial from Lurline in Perth who had a dresden ruler especially made for her project. I used my little 4" long ruler to create a longer version out of freezer paper and used that as my template. The proper ruler would be so much easier but weren't they fun to make. One is the French General range out at the moment and I used a layer cake with heaps left over. The other is gorgeous scraps of thirties
On a completely different subject it's too late for this Xmas but I found a website selling just the right thing for those men who have everything. It's here and it's the perfect gift! I have two on the way from Canada to put aside for significant male birthdays coming up this year. Check it out. Another interesting gift is here - not just for guys and so reasonably priced. Might have to order a bulk lot. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think. It's so hard to find interesting and unusual gifts.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New shop on the block

Want to see a sneak preview of our raffle quilt for next year's quilt show. I'm sure the girls won't mind - it is in the process of being quilted by the lovely Suzie Anderson of Leura Quilting who will do a magnificent job as always. It's a Karen Cunningham design called Bluebell - some of you lucky ones probably have one on your bed at the moment. So for those who can't get into a class with Karen who is so popular there are waiting lists all over the place here is your chance to have one yourself. Anzac weekend next year but don't worry I'll keep you posted. (I love saying that!)

Take some time to have a look at a new on-line shop that just happens to be selling a kit for my Mariners Garden quilt here. Kellie and Caroline from the new Quilt Street have put together a great collection of fabric and kits with some really good specials on at the moment. They are also the exclusive Australian stockists for a range of Jewish themed fabric from the US picked up on their whirlwind trip to Houston last year. Well done girls - keep up the good work.