Thursday, November 3, 2011


I am in the process of renovating a new studio at Tamborine Village Qld. I will not be doing any more markets as I intend to open the studio to the public on occasions or by appointment (party plan style). Will let you know when I am open!!!! Rob

Friday, October 7, 2011

Craft Fair & Quilt Show

St Thomas Anglican Church at 7 Albert Street, Beaudesert is having it's annual Craft Fair & Quilt Show this Saturday 8th October, 2011, 8am-3pm
I will have a stall at the fair selling fabrics and a little of my china.
So if you are in the area, pop in to say hello.
Regards Rob

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stitchery Backing Fabrics

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

Block of the Month - Tiny Town

Finally finished block 9 of my Tiny Town quilt. Borders all on and ready to quilt YAY!! This quilt has heaps of cute buttons and ribbons but I will add them after quilting. Rob xo

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Fabric

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.

Regards Rob

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Flannel Quilt

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

Market to Market

I will have a stall at the Scenic Rim Food, Wine & Heritage Festival on Sunday 12th June. Click on photo to get details on prices and how to book lunch etc

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Market to Market

Unfortunately, I won't be at the Beaudesert Market this Saturday due to family commitments. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards Rob

Quilting Ideas

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

New Fabric

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

New Items for Beaudesert Mothers Day Market

Vintage Green Jug and Bowl $55

Pink Rose Clock with stand $32

Ruby Rose Tea For One $35

Pink Roses Cookbook Holder $35

Cream Roses Tea For One - $35

A few new items arrived this week in time for Mothers Day Market.

All available at the Beaudesert Marketfest on Sat 7th May (Day before Mothers Day) 7am to 12pm Mt Lindsay Hwy at Visitors Centre. Hope to see you there. Rob

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Block of the Month Update

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

Block of the Month Update

This is block 7 from my Tiny Town quilt. The birdhouses, doors and owl eyes will have buttons after quilting. Just stitching block 8 of this quilt so should have that done by end of week (On the home run now yay)

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Fabrics

Just received my Winterberry Lane fabrics by Whimsicals for Red Rooster Fabrics. The colours are beautiful and the panel and border designs are great - love em!!!

Fat quarter bundles are available from The Fat Quarter Shop if you are interested.

Kind regards Rob

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Block of the Month Update

Have finished the stitching on Block One of The Night Before Christmas and Block Five of Tiny Town. Both blocks still need buttons but I don't like to put them on until I have finished quilting.

Rob xo

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Great day for Quilting

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

Market to Market

Beaudesert Marketfest this Saturday 7am till 12pm at Arts n Info Centre Mt Lindsay Hwy Beaudesert. Hope to see you there!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Market to Market

Just a reminder that I won't be at the Beaudesert Markets this weekend because of my leg. I have just received a few new things for my next market (photos above) so these will be available at the Tamborine Market at the Bearded Dragon 3rd Sunday of each month. Regards Rob

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Night Before Christmas BOM

Photo of new Block of the Month as promised.

Am doing this one in the La Petite Ecole fabric by French General (same as photo).

Regards Rob

Tiny Town Block of the Month

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

Market to Market

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!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Items

Hi all, Just letting you know that I am back in hospital tomorrow so won't have any new items for a couple of weeks.

Won't be at Beaudesert Marketfest till April or the new Bearded Dragon Market till third Sunday in March.

Regards Rob