Monday, March 21, 2011

Lynette Anderson's Designs

I am a great fan of Lynette's patterns and books. We were very excited yesterday to receive her latest button club-"Christmas Fun". You buy Lynette's beautiful handpainted buttons and she very generously gives you a pattern free. We still have some places left if you wish to join. We are also giving away a pack of fat eighths that would be great to make up using this design. Scroll down to a previous post to enter.

This is my sample of the first block in Lynette's latest BOM- Stitched by Me. After the success of Kitten's Tale I just had to do this one. I have used the Moda -Lilac Hill range of fabrics, shown below.

Here's Leanne's sample quilt of the last button club -My Garden, just waiting for it's border.

And the last photo for today is Kathy's wonderful cushion, from Lynettes book- It's quilting cats and dogs.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Patchwork and glue products

Hi all, thanks so much to those who have posted comments recently, especially for my giveaway.

I am taking all suggestions on board and will try and give you what you are asking.

This post was going to be about something completely different. After a lovely weekend in Hobart, on arriving home, I went downstairs to find a backing for a quilt that Lauren had made for a friends baby and was distracted by the quilt top above. I haven't finished a quilt recently that I could put in the TQG exhibition and wasn't going to enter anything when I saw this top. It only needed another border to finish it so I pulled it out for a closer look.
The top was made many years ago before I owned a shop. I had made many round robin quilts with different groups and some of the girls from the Tuesday night group decided to join this one. I'm sorry I don't remember all the details but I think it was from the internet. People made their own quilts from the guidelines that were posted. We started with our own centre, then added a triangular border, next it was turned on point, then a chequerboard round was put on.
I'm not sure if the last round was stars or if it was my choice, anyway this was as far as I got with it before putting it away, til now.
The point I am about to make is that, if you look closely at the outside edge of the circle you will see some feint dots. These are dots of a well known glue that is supposed to wash away. Perhaps one is not supposed to leave it for 8-10 years before one washes it away. Cos after a very careful wash this afternoon the spots did not come out. I have always said I didn't like using glue on quilts, now I see why.
I have some thoughts on how to fix the problem, if I could just find that lovely floral (put away in a very safe place) I may finish another UFO.
If anyone out there remembers this round robin I would love hear from you.
By the way my 50th giveaway will finish at 7pm on the 31st March. So please enter soon.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This is my 50th post. There have been times when I thought I may not get to this point, but I have and I think I am getting a bit better at it. To celebrate this occasion I am giving away a fat eighth bundle of the fabrics shown, as well as a button pack from Lynette Anderson. We are using these fabrics to stitch our sample of Lynettes new Christmas Fun block of the month.

To win this pack leave a comment on my blog telling me what you like about my blog or what you would like me to see here.

Put this photo up on your blog and link back to me I will give you a bonus entry in the draw.

If you don't have a blog and are having problems leaving a comment email me and I will make sure you go in the draw.

I will look forward to you comments.

And what a great weekend it was. The weather here couldn't have been better.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Vignette giveaway

If you are quick there is still time to enter this giveaway. Go to this site and enter. Have you picked up your copy of issue 2 yet?
Iv'e had a lovely weekend. Friends came for dinner on Saturday and I gave myself the day off yesterday and spent the whole day cutting and stitching Lynette's Stitched by me. Pictures soon.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Vingnette Issue 2 now in stock

These arrived yesterday afternoon. Lovely stitcheries, great recipes, hexagons and more.
We also have a couple of issue 1 left if you haven't picked one up yet.

And doesn't Raelene's doll look beautiful against my new piece of Kokka fabric. Can't seem to bring myself to cut it yet. What will I make with it?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Christmas Fun

We had so much fun with Lynettes "My Garden" button club that we have decided to join her new " Christmas Fun" button club. The format is the same - you sign up to purchase a hand painted button each month for eight months and receive the quilt pattern for free. We have some lovely fabrics picked out to work our sample. Email me soon to sign up as places are filling fast. The first buttons will arrive this month giving us plenty of time to finish before Christmas.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


From these fabrics to this quilt. I may not have been very good at blogging lately but I have been working hard at making new samples and kits. If you haven't registered yet at our great shop hop go now to Gidday Quilters to see what great special I have on kits.