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Its time for the Spring Quilt Festival for 2013 at Amy's Creative Side. Go HERE to read about the festival. Just click on the different category links to see all kinds of wonderful quilts.
This year the festival is divided into categories and each post will need to be entered into a particular category. I'd like to enter my "Just Another Day in Paradise" quilt in the photography category. I'm certainly no professional photographer, but I do enjoy "trying" to get a few good shots...
The name of this quilt is "JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE".
The ... read more
Here is a roundup of great products from our sponsors that caught our eye this week.
Madelyn Shirt Pattern (USD $10.95 pdf pattern), Violette Field Threads
Ziggy Chevron in Candy (USD $9.50 yard), XO Gigi Fabrics
Tilda Fabric (AUD $28.00 for two half metre cuts), Mimmis
Basket of Flowers Sewing Box (AUD $11.00 for ePattern), Stitching Cow
Baby Whale Print (AUD $24.95), Antipodean Love
Watermelon Striped Grosgrain (38 mm wide) (AUD $2.60 per metre), Ribbons Galore
Cath Kidston Floral Wallet (AUD $39.90), Mimmis
Nagorie Feather Pads (USD $3.50), Fleuriste Craft Supply
Bake ... read more
I seem to have more reaction to dressers than most things, so while we are on a roll and continuing on views from my computer, if I swing my chair around this is the view -
When I had a new floor in my workroom just before Christmas it was a big upheaval and the room had to be stripped out. It lasted weeks, as it rained constantly and the floor took ...
As James and Eleanor have been watching youtube videos from the International Space Station (the function of the toilet in particular is hilarious to 5- and 7-year-olds!) I have been piecing together my own version of space.
Once I'd run out of my flower-headed pins with cutting the pattern pieces from fabric, I started pairing them up and sewing them together. After going back and forth to the computer screen and flipping between the 12 photos I took of the layout, I decided to print them out and puzzle them together. I edited the photos first, removing any colour ... read more
This is a photo of me looking out the window of my office through the clematis that's happily enjoying the sunshine.You can just see me if you look through the hole in the clematis to where the window is. See- I'm waving! Behind the venetian blinds. Sadly the garden doesn't look like that at the moment- the clematis has gone into hiding for the winter. But luckily there's the Girls Own Stitching Club with it's embroidered flower samplers to keep the spring memories happening. I've been madly sewing the first sampler we did ...read more
A few weeks ago I had to confess about having run out of shelf space.
It didn't stop the fabric arriving though, woooohooo. I ordered few more little trollies... they're full already... hmmm, 'oh dear' and 'yeeeha' at the same time eh?
There are many bolts with small amounts of fabric left on them and, as I really need the shelf space for incoming fabric orders, I've decided to do this...
From now, today, right here in this very early moment... until Saturday 1st June, I will take 10% off the price of each piece of fabric ...
I heart paper piecing. Pretty sure you’re likely to have figured that out by now. I love piecing, making patterns, seeing other people’s paper piecing, discovering new patterns. I love all of it. Except for pulling off the paper on the back. But even that I can live with.
So I thought it was about time that we truly celebrated paper piecing – and what better way than with a party? Not only that, a regular weekly party!
How about a linky party just for paper piecing? Oh I can hear you shout “Yes please, our lives have been ...
I have been playing with Dorlands Wax as a resist on different surfaces. At the ... read more
|Shannon Fabrics Cuddle chevron |
prints and solids in several colors.
|Shannon Fabrics sculpted chevrons.|
|We met Anna Griffin, a wonderful designer of textiles.|
|Field Day by Blend Fabrics|
|Elianore by Anna Griffin|
|Field Day by Blend Fabrics|
|Elianore by Anna Griffin|
|We didn't order this fabric or pattern, but I really liked the quilting!|
|This & That hexagon purse|
|This & That new club with a ...|
While the quilt shop owners and vendors are all in Portland, Oregon at Quilt Market, Kelli and I thought it would be fun to host some giveaways featuring goodies that might be seen at market and offer giveaways to all of you. Make sure to come back each day over the weekend to sign up [...]read more
I started and finished two stars as planned yesterday evening, though I wasted some precious fabric as I'd labelled the die wrongly and cut the wrong pieces from the wrong fabric. Sigh. More fabric scraps to donate to Astra. Eventually I had the right pieces, then some got sewn the wrong way and had me scratching my head and abandoning my sewing for a while.
I won't be going ...
It officially opened today.. Day 1 of Market, but day 3 for us. Beth got lots of good feedback on her School House presentation from people who came by the booth, and we passed out brochures, and cards and buttons, and then this evening, Kathy drove us to her house for dinner. She cooked us such a wonderful dinner, and her and her husband are just so sweet! Hard to believe we only just met her on Wednesday!
Then.. it had to happen sometime as we're not getting that much sleep and have been on our feet for the ...