Friday, April 29, 2011

P2 Solids Quilt-A-Long - Block 6


Just snuck this one before the Royal Wedding. I cannot wait for Block 7. Only Three more blocks to go.

I received these two gorgeous hexies today. Thank you Natasha and Jessica. Now off to watch the Royal Wedding.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

EyeSpy Creations Giveaway


Annie-Maree from EyeSpy Creations made her first quilt in 2004 and never looked back. Recently, she launched her new business EyeSpy Creations and for her debut quilt pattern, Annie-Maree has created a wonderful indigenous eye spy quilt, showcasing eighteen Australian florae and faunae prints, solids and indigenous inspired fabrics.


Kits to make this wonderful quilt can be purchased from her website http://www.eyespycreations.com.au/. Included in the kit is fabric for the quilt top and binding with a set of easy and very comprehensive instructions to make the quilt.

This quilt would make a lovely gift for children and adults alike.

To celebrate the debut of this exquisite quilt, Annie-Maree will be giving away a selection of indigenous prints.


To enter, please leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite Australian native animal is and which one you would hate to meet? I love the pale faced rosellas that nest in our yard and shiver at the thought of seeing a red back spider.

This giveaway is open to everyone no matter where you live. Don't forget to leave me a way of contacting you.

Giveaway ends May 31st 2011.

Block Swap Adventure - May

Carolyn in Iowa will be receiving this naive, civil war prints block soon. A florally orange peel design.

You have to be in it to win it.

Like many our there in Blog Land, I have entered every competition and giveaway in hope of winning. Out of the hundred or so I have put my name to, I have won three. That is a 3%. Not bad. My last win was this cute screen print and hand dyed fabric selection from Deborah Fowkes at Jump Creations. I will make a little boys quilt out of my winnings. Thank you Deborah for hosting the giveaway.


In the post today I received a beautiful hexie from Frances in NSW. It has brightened my day. Thank you Frances it will look amazing in my garden.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday's Treasure - When we were young

I come from a family of five sisters. My eldest sister, Linda, sent me some old photos of when we were very young. I don't remember any of those moments. It's funny how you forget your youth. Maybe it's just dementia setting in.

Jane (6), Linda (7), Antoinette (4)

Linda (5), Jane (4)

Linda (3), Jane (2)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lest We Forget

Today we remember those who went to war to fight for the freedoms we have today.
'Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.' John 15:13

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summer House by Lily Ashbury for Moda

Just arrived in my little store is the new Lily Ashbury Collection for Moda called Summer House.


A stunning collection of bright florals, stripes and solids.


 I have four Layer Cakes available at only $30.00 each. 
Please Note: Due to the Easter Holiday break in QLD, any order made April 19 - 26th will not be processed until April 27th.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What does the Postie bringeth?

A block from the Netherlands. Thank you Marina

A hexie from Celine in UK and Marta in Florida

Hmmmmm, Kaffe in Emerald tones
..... and two more blocks for the P2 Modern Solids Quiltalong.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Roses, Puppies, Bunnies and Birds

My last delivery before Easter .......

Pink Selection Layer Cake - $30.00
This is a quilt my friend had made from the Lily & Will Pinks with one Layer Cake

Just Wing it Layer Cake - $30.00
Rose Parade Layer Cake bursting with florally goodness - $30.00

and one of my favourites, Max and Whiskers.

Max and Whiskers Layer Cakes - $30.00
And this is a little sneak peek at a project I am working on .....

Modern Workshop by Oliver & S for Moda - Flying Kimonos

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Goodies in the post

It was like Christmas yesterday. I received parcels from Anorina and Anne-Mette. Anorina of http://www.sameliasmum.com/ was my swap partner this month for the QBSA. In the package was also a groovy hexie flower, pin cushion, Tron DVD (Yippee!, I won)  and an exquisite block.




Thank you Anorina.

The other package contained my beautiful Mug Rug from Anne-Mette in Denmark. Anne-Mette had made a double sided MR with embroidery. It is a very special gift and I will treasure it forever. Thank you.



Anne-Mette knows I like hexies, birds, turquoise, red and chocolate. Perfect.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sherbet Pips Just In

I have just added to my Little Shop the following pre-cuts of the scrumptious Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda:

FQ - 27 Pieces $AUS80.00

Charm Pack $AUS10.00

Layer Cake $AUS30.00
Hurry, Limited stock.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Caffeine Carpet for a Friend

Tomorrow I am attending a birthday lunch for a friend and to celebrate the occasion, I made this simple Mug Rug (aka Caffeine Carpet).


I used some Alexander Henry 'Dasha' fabrics and appliqued a large flower from one of the collection onto some Kaufman Linen. I am in love with the Kaufman linens at the moment. They are beautiful to sew with and they are great for backgrounds or adding textures to solid fabric projects.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Giveaway

Autumn has started in Brisbane and the nights are cooler and the days warm. To celebrate the Autumn I will be giving away 12 FQ's of Gypsy by Westminister Fabrics.



All you have to do to enter is tell me -  where you would go if you were a Gyspy and could travel anywhere. 

Don't forget to leave me some way of contacting you. Following me is not compulsory but I must admit I like being Blog Stalked. You never know, one day I might blog about something that may be useful.

The giveaway will run until the end of April.

Good luck!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April Block for QBSA-1 and Block Swap Adventure


Ta Da.... Anorina likes blacks, greys, yellows and reds. I pretty much covered the colour selection. I hope she likes the block.


This one if for Marina in the Netherlands. Marina had no preferences except for Browns. I hope she likes her Kaffe irregular log cabin block.


I even managed to get my April hexies done for the Inchy Swap. These will be on their way to India. What a fruitful day!

Grace



In my little shop I have added Grace Layer Cakes, Strawberry Fields Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls and Antique Fair Layer Cakes. All for the amazing price of $AUS30.00 + P / H.

P2 Modern Quilt-along - First Blocks


I joined the PS Modern Solids Quilt Along to make a beautiful, modern quilt only using solids. I cheated a bit and threw in some textured solids and linens. These are my first two blocks:

Centre Block

Test Block
Visit the Flickr site to see everyones blocks and learn about this great Quilt-a-long. A big thank you for Ryan Walsh and Charlie Scott for hosting the Quilt-a-long.