Sunday, January 30, 2011

Gidday Quilters

I think I have managed to put up the logo for this great shop hop.
It will start tonight .
Have spent an anxious day trying to get info onto the website.
Over the next few days we should see some changes to the website.
So fingers crossed.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Great Aussie Shop Hop

Exciting news- well it will be exciting if I can get things up and going very soon. As a lot of you know, many things get left til the last minute.

Helen Stubbings is running the Great Aussie Shop Hop. A great promotion to showcase our Great Aussie quilting stores and their websites. It is a free competition and gives you a chance to win some great quilting related prizes. You must register and find the hidden icons at the store websites and click on them to enter the draw. The more icons you find, the more chances you have to win.

Esmes will be taking part in this, so pop over to here to find out more.
Our logo should go onto our website this week along with a few updates. We haven't managed to get a shopping cart added to the website yet but we are hoping to have this available soon.

Above is my new version of The Best quilt using Maison de Garance fabrics. And here is Kims's first block of Leannes Vignette Mystery quilt.

Friday, January 28, 2011

New quilts

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I enjoyed the holiday and managed to have nine days off -thanks to Leanne and Kym- even if I did appear at the shop most days. We had some great days out -lunch at the Strawberry Farm at Hillwood, the Rasberry farm at Christmas Hills and a visit to the Latrobe markets and icecream at the Cherry Farm. We also went to the Taste in Hobart and had a very pleasant day.

This is my new class sample for beginners, beautifully quilted by Leanne. I have been able to finish a few quilts over the break, but the pile is not being diminished because I have also started a few more. Below is a small quilt made using some of the fabric from Central Park by Kate Spain. I am also using this fabric in my stitchery that I started in Helen Stubbings "Stitching round the block" and another very girly quilt. A layer cake goes a long way.

Here is a quick sample top I've made using the new "Spot" fabric. Must try and quilt it before Leanne comes back to work. And below is another simple table runner I made using 5" squares. Again very simply stipple quilted by me.
The best news is that I have finally finished writing up and packaging The French Medallion. Such a relief to have it all finished, and I won't be taking on another one for a long while. Thanks to all for your patience.
I am working on three new BOM"s for this year, Michele Hills-The Adelaide Sample Quilt , Lynette Anderson's -Stitched by Me and Monica Poole's -Peacock Garden.
Happy quilting