Monday, February 25, 2013

Eye candy

A collection of pics from various classes. Some even from the end of last year!
All beautiful and a credit to the maker.
Anni - Birds in Paradise

Barbara - Prickly Pines

Lesley - Noodle Box

Inger - French Circle

Jenny - Mariners Madness

Lisa - NYB blocks

Margaret - Supernova Leftovers

Noelle - group Xmas challenge

Ros - Mariners Garden

Tracey - Summer School table centre

Wendy - Reproduction NYBs
Patterns for all these projects are available in my etsy shop HERE. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cooma group

I've just had the weekend in Cooma doing 2 days with the Wednesday Piecemakers
Most of the girls were working on the NYB blkocks with great results as you can see.
Heidi from was working with these Kaffe fabrics and solids - wow factor here.

Lots of colour in the room.....
with batiks...

autumn tones...

repro fabrics...
and even some William Morris. Just goes to show really anything works as long as there is CONTRAST!

Three rebels began my new Hatchet quilt. Not a quick project but fun all the same.
The Hatchet top
 Helen AKA Hell-on-wheels bought along her finished Basket Case top and here are a couple of her blocks. Click for a closer look at the embellished ric rac!

 Cooma is a lovely town and I had a great time with the group. They even invited me back next year!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Have you got the latest issue of Homespun yet? It's the "Fresh" issue no 117
and I'm on the cover!
I have three cushion projects in the magazine using blocks from my Basket Case quilt.
Cushion 1
Foundation pieced with ric rac additions and giant ric rac around the outside of the cushion. It's white in  the first one and you can't see it very well.

Cushion 2
They make up to fit a 20" insert - add wider borders if you'd like them bigger.

Cushion 3
They were fun to make and you can raid the stash for all those "funky" prints that are so popular now.
The full quilt
This is the quilt the blocks were taken from with 15 different baskets for you to play with!
The pattern will be in my etsy shop next week.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Big day!

I've been busy lately celebrating as you can see by the cake.
Not too busy tho to send off Quilters Companion magazine and dvd packs to seven lucky blog readers.
But I can't send one to Debi, Kim and Effie who left comments because I don't have their addresses.
If any of you are reading this post please email me so I can get your prize to you.