Sunday, 21 February 2016

Splendid Sampler with Pat Sloan and Jane from QuiltJane

Morning All,
I have never ever done a sampler quilt and one day whilst strolling through facebook found a link to the Splendid Sampler.
What a fantastic idea 100 blocks in the year - 2 blocks released each week in a variety of techniques from english paper piecing, applique, strip piecing, etc etc.
Not sure that I will be able to keep up but I did think it would be a fantastic way to improve my techniques and skills and learn little hints and tips along the way.  My other option is that I can always print off the instructions and complete them later. 
One week in, Two blocks down and I'm impatiently waiting for the 3rd block
(along with 55000 other quilters apparently)
I am using fabric from my friend Gail Pan and having fun with fussy cutting - love those birds.
Both her ranges Baskets in Bloom and Among the Flowers. 
For any stitching I will be using Running Postman from Cottage Garden Threads.
Here are my first two block and today I intend on finishing the bonus project pin cushion using the Cathedral Window techniques.
Block 1 - designed by Pat Sloan

Block 2 - designed by Jane Davidson of QuiltJane
I do have this fabric in store and have some Basket in Bloom Fat Quarter Bundles for $40 -
this bundle includes 19 fat quarters
The Among the Flower Range is $20 per meter.  Fat Quarters are $5.00.  Min cut 20cm.
This is the range with the birds.
Have fun and keep stitching,

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Cottage Garden Threads Club starting March 2016

Once again I will be offering the Cottage Garden Thread Club for 2016. 
I have received this information from Katie at Cottage Garden Threads:-
For the third year of the club we will be creating a brand new project design each month.
 The first design (teaser pic attached) will be using the new Tilda spring diaries fabric range.
The thread club does not include the fabrics -  
 I am expecting some of these fabrics to arrive soon in Nays Place. 
Please let me know if you would like to order some.
We will however let you know in advance what we are making and what the thread colours are so you may like to bundle up some fabrics you have on hand to compliment the project.
The projects will be small projects and not require huge amounts of fabrics, probably just fat 1/4s, fat 1/8s or scraps.
The projects will be designed by our in-house designers and will also be bought out as full patterns including transfers following the club.
Sneak Peak - 1st shipment due March 2016

The cost per month will be $26 which includes postage and handling and you commit to the entire years shipments.

I can post overseas - please email me to confirm cost.
Please let me know if you would like to join by Friday Feb 26th 2016.
I will also offer the service of Express Post if you would like to pay $8.50 for express post which will make your total cost within Australia to $32.50 - unfortunately I have no control over Australian Post and have been told that regular post should only take 4-5 Business Days but have recently had a parcel take 9 workings days plus a public holiday to arrive.
Payment options via bank deposit or paypal invoice
If you would like to join me please email me direct at
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