Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Quilt in progress

I did decide to quilt in red using the linen thread I had, my quilting is a little less than perfect but still, I love the feel of a hand quilted quilt, so soft.
I decided to use double polydown as the batting to give it that old eiderdown look.
Still haven't decided whether to put the letters or just quilt the words, what do you think?

Monday, August 30, 2010


I have been a bit out of it lately, so working yesterday I decided I needed to do something creative.
The subtle colours in the Les Olivades fabrics just cried out to be made into a baby quilt for that very special little one, and keeping in the French theme the bebe lettering.
This quilt only took 5 x 10cm pieces of the Les Olivades and some plain Lecien solid in the perfect grey.
I am going to quilt it in red (maybe).

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Can't keep a good woman down

Well it is funny how quickly life changes, smooth sailing one day and not so the next.
The last couple of weeks have been less than ordinary, hence no posts, my dear mum had a nasty fall in my kitchen and has ended up in hospital, luckily nothing broken, but still pretty hurt (she credits growing up on a dairy farm) at the same time I got the flu and was laid up in bed for a few days myself.
Thankfully I have fabulous staff at the shops so it has been business as usual. Thanks girls!
While I have been away he gorgeous flannels from AMH have arrived as well as the beautiful voile's,I love these fabrics and can't wait to make up something in them.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Prints

These are the latest of my prints that have just come back from the screen printer. These are beautiful old Antique Indian Print blocks that I bought about eight years ago, and I finally have had printed.

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Fabrics Echino and Japanese etc

Well what a month July was, I am glad to see the last of it. It was such a good feeling to hand back the keys to the warehouse this morning and know that most of what was in it is all gone to new homes. (thanks everyone who bought my collected treasures, hope you enjoy them. especially the ones I had been hoarding for myself and were really hard to part with)
I now only have to deal with what came home, which in the scheme of things is not that much.
Geoff was glad to see me come back from the market with only flowers yesterday.
Last week quite a bit of new fabric arrived on a daily basis, so here are some photo's.
Also in this post is Yvonne's gorgeous version of Kate's Hand Sampler Quilt. This is a regular class on a Monday evening every week if you feel the need to make your own.