Monday, December 19, 2011

Round up

A selection of pics for my last post of the year.Pretty much examples of what happens in my classes.
Lots of "points" and graphic designs all go together to make stunning quilts.
(My apologies to Lesley's sister - I've forgotten her name).
Well done to all my students and I look forward to seeing some of you again next year.
I'll be at Material Obsession for a couple of dates early next year which is really exciting for me. Ring the shop if you're interested in a class where you'll have a lot of fun attacking a technique you might have been avoiding unnecessarily. It's quite easy when it's broken down into bits and your friends will think you are so clever - even tho it's just about "sewing on the line".
Merry xmas to you all and I hope santa bring lots of surprises!



Lesley's sister

Lesley's sister again





Sue's quilt - Suzanne as the prop!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

We have a winner!

First of all thank you to the 73 people who left a comment on my blog - amazing and thanks for all the kind words.
There can only be one winner and that's Michelle who doesn't have a blog.
Please email me your address Michelle so I can send you your prize.
Don't forget you can buy the pattern (along with lots of others) in my etsy store and the foundation papers will be listed there soon - I've run out of the first lot already and can't get any more til after xmas!
Thanks again everyone and I hope you keep visiting.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Giveaway Day

It's Giveaway Day over at SewMamaSew and I'm joining in.
You can win a pattern for my Emperors Wheel quilt and a pack of my new foundation piecing papers.
The quilt features foundation pieced New York Beauty blocks and a fabulous flying geese centre circle.

The pattern makes up to a quilt measuring 50" x 60" - just add another border to make it bigger.

The papers are 50gsm - nice and thin so they'll come out easily and are A4 size to fit all printers.
50 in a pack and soon to appear in my etsy shop.

All you need to do to win the pattern and papers (not the quilt though!) is leave me a comment on this post.
It's open til 16th December and I'll draw the winner randomly. Very happy to post overseas so what are you waiting for.
Check out SewMamaSew and leave comments for heaps of other Giveaways.
Good luck!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nearly xmas!

Judy who lives near The Rock in southern NSW sent me this pic of her version of my Pretty in Purple pattern. Looks great in Japanese reds and navys doesn't it. I love it when you send me pics and especially when you've made the quilt your own by varying the fabric/layout or whatever.

Two NYB quilts in the making from Bathurst on Saturday. The one on the left is batiks - soft and almost pretty while the one on the right has lots of oomph - purple and black.
Barbara has finished her Lots of Dots that was started early in the year at Jukejema in Nowra. She has quilted it herself - can you see the circles around each block? And her label below is from leftover bits of other blocks - very clever. Love that ric rac!

This beauty is the first block in a Noodle Box version from my Hobbysew class. That fish fabric is just perfect.

Finally added a border to my Buzz saw quilt which I think complements the centre. I bought the border fabric before I made the centre and then went to the stash looking for something and there it was! Just waiting for this project. Goes to show if you buy fabric you like when you see it, it will come in handy down the track. That's my theory anyway.

Sent my Chocolate Stars off to Homespun magazine today - won't come out in the mag til Xmas-in-July issue next year - sorry.
Xmas get-togethers are happening all this week and the teaching year is winding down. It's been a very busy one for me and next year looks even busier with lots of away gigs - all fun! After a beachy break over xmas it's back to the sewing machine and computer and I'm hoping to get a head start on what's coming up next year. Hope you have a rest too!