Thursday, November 3, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
If you are like me, you are forever looking for block or stitchery background fabrics that are not too plain. I have found two fabric ranges that are perfect for my style of quilting and stitcheries.
If you are looking for country or primitive background fabrics 'Little Gatherings' by Primitive Gatherings for Moda are perfect. Fat Quarter shop has these bundled into colour groups, Fawn and Walnut (shown above) This also comes in Raven which are mainly black.
Whitewash by Crabapple Hill is just perfect for your prettier stitcheries or quilts. I have purchased Fat Quarter bundles of all these so hopefully won't be looking for background fabrics any time soon. Regards Rob
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Summer House from Lily Ashbury is just delish!!! I purchased a fat quarter bundle thinking it would be great for kids clothes but when it arrived I wanted to use it for everything..........quilts, kids stuff, bags, blah blah blah!!!
It is just lovely, bright, colourful and good quality Moda fabric. So if you love brights, floral, happy fabrics, I highly recommend this range.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
This time of year I love flannel quilts. They're great to snuggle in on the lounge in front of a fire. My favourite flannel quilts (and the easiest to make) are rag quilts, the more you wash them the better they get. This week I made the one above out of the Harvest Town range by Red Rooster Fabrics. This range has a panel with four different scenes (see photo). I bought 4 panels, cut them up, used matching panel for front and back. Quilted each one separately, then used the border fabric for edges using the same quilting technique. I also made a matching pillow, but I think I need to make more as my children do not understand the first in best dressed rule!!!!! So much for a peaceful night on the lounge!!!!! Rob xo
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Just an idea to get rid of your excess 2.5" strips. Cut a centre square or rectangle to whatever size u want (mine is 9.5") applique heart, star or even use a stitchery if u wish. Then border with 2.5" strips using the log cabin technique. If you have a small centre just keep adding the strips till you get the size u want.
I made 4 placemats and a matching runner for my ma-in-law for Mothers Day. The runner is just 4 blocks (same as placemat) rotated so the hearts face different directions.
Embellish with daisies, ric rac or buttons (mine is daisy lace sewn on after quilting).
This placemat is made with Scarborough Fair by Robyn Pandolph for RJR Fabrics.
Happy quilting xo
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Just received my Fat Eights bundle of Fa la la la la by French General for Moda. Wow!! Love it. The colours are rich and the oyster is divine (just like the Ecole range). This is another Christmas fabric that will be displayed all year round. Rob xo
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Vintage Green Jug and Bowl $55
Pink Rose Clock with stand $32
Ruby Rose Tea For One $35
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
At market on Sunday I finished stitching the border cross stitch on my Scandinavian Christmas Block 1. Alot of crosses but a good thing to stitch when you don't have to concentrate! This is a lovely quilt/wall hanging designed by Lynette Anderson. She has a new range of matching fabric coming out this year. Rob xo
Friday, April 15, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Raining at farm today so I wandered out on my verandah with my coffee and decided to take a photo of my favourite view of the farm. Should be doing bookwork but I think I will sew instead. After another long hot summer in Qld any cooler day inspires me to sew (definately need air conditioning before next Summer). Regards Rob xo
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The good thing about being an invalid is having the time (guilt free) to catch up on reading and handstitching. I have just finished the hand stitching on Blocks 2, 3 n 4 on my Tiny Town quilt. The buttons will be added after quilting. Once again I didn't bother to reverse all the pattern if it wasn't necessary.
Starting a new BOM called The Night Before Christmas will show picture in next blog
Monday, February 21, 2011
Tamborine Village Lions Club have started a new market on the third Sunday of each month. This market will be at the Bearded Dragon Parking Lot (Tamborine Village). The markets will focus on handmade wares, antiques and collectibles.
The pub is offering a Sunday Morning Breakfast Menu as well.
Markets start at 9am and will run till approx 2pm depending on interest.
Hope to see you there!