Thursday, December 20, 2018

More New dies going on the website!

Back into the land of blogging!  I am presently updating my website and it's just a few days before Christmas... what was I thinking? Well, it is that lull in sales, packaging and driving into town to post that has caused this.  A few of the numbers of our dies have changed to make them more consistent with others... ie, 6½" cut squares on the larger die were 6530, and the largest square (9") was 6538, but the circles went the other way.  So confusing, it took a day to change the labels and then the pictures for the website... fix a few tiny mistakes I noticed then.... go right through all the listings and discover there are a few dies that aren't even on the website!  This one below for instance. A requested size... we made it and posted it off last week... I must put it on today! 
So, if you want to check on this and several others, go look here at the website  !

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quokka Quilts Storyboek ll Giveaway

Laura from Quokka Quilts is having a lovely Fabric giveaway for whole fat quarter bundle of Storyboek ll from Fabricworm.  There are 4 chance to win, you must be quick.   This giveaway is open until next Wednesday, 5pm Western Australia time (That's Tuesday night for some of you!)
so no delaying. 
Gorgeous fabric isn't it?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Janelle Wind's big Birthday Giveaway!

Janelle Wind is having a wonderful giveaway for a big Birthday.  Even though I would love to win the items I have entered in, I would feel mean if I didn't share this with you.  Click on the button to the right and GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New "Creative" Group

Haven't got that much to chat about, I have been busy visiting quilt groups around Victoria and am just about to start a Creative Group in the area I live in. I have discovered that lots of the farmer's wives are feeling a bit remote as their children have grown up and left for the bigger towns. At a meeting recently of the Hall committee, it was mentioned the hall is under-utilised, so I seem to have volunteered to start a group where we can meet once or twice a month and just be creative. I know that some of the younger wives want to learn how to quilt, some crochet and others knit. One just wants to join a group and be able to talk to grown ups! So it will be an intersting concept. I have only lived in the area for about 4 years, so we are still the "new" people. I will keep you posted on how it is progressing and please...feel free to give me advice on how to organise this. As you can see by the photo, there is not many houses around, we have to drive everywhere, so perhaps there will be two groups, one during the day, and one in the evening. On Saturday, we are having our movie nights in the hall, (old time movie, reel to reel "A Patch of Blue"), so I will print up leaflets to let the locals know about the group and perhaps we can gather more participants from that. There was one group about 17kms away, I went there 2 weeks ago and there were only 3 people there. It started out full of excitement, 14 people, then dwindled, I don't want that to happen here.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My first YouTube with the Accuquilt Cutters

Finally finished the DVD and YouTube video to include with catalogues for interested people who want to know more about the Accuquilt Cutters in Australia.. so friends, have look, and share if you wish. Of course Edward played the music in the background, and I hope it makes it a bit less boring... actuially only boring if you use an Accuquilt Cutter a lot and know all this stuff!
I often hear from people that they have seen the Cutters advertised in magazines here, but don't know how they cut... so here it is! :) My First YouTube presentation

Now, this is where I ask you.. what is missing? How do you like the presentation etc. Of course, me... it the "during the diet" me, so I hope you will see a lot less of me in my next Video!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Two posts in one day!!
Gene Black is having a giveaway on his blog. So just click here. It is for a book titled "Finish Almost any Quilt" by Marguerite McManus. He has a review on his blog, and by all accounts, it is an ideal book to help you finish off those Quilt as you Go's that have been waiting patiently for you to attend to!

Latest Finish!

I have been very slack with blog world for a few months... we went travelling to the other side of Australia, demonstrating the Accuquilt products to groups everywhere! Also selling them of course, so the productivity levels of quilt makers have shot up over on the West side of Australia!
I finished a quilt I made all from donated fabrics. A kind lady gave me a bag of Batik offcuts to use for my demonstrations of the Accuquilt GO! fabric cutter, and within a few demonstrations I had cut up enough for a large lap quilt, or a handy quilt to take to an outdoor show.
The 3 1/2" tumbler die meant that I could cut 18 pieces in one go, and of course, as they are all cut accurately, it was easy to sew up and join the corners. I used the Rick Rack die to make it different. That was fun, I used waste fabric to work out where it would fit on the border first, before I cut the green. I even made the four little circles from the Rose of Sharon die. I think I'd call the quilt something Jewels of Dehli.
It was also my first go at Free Motion Quilting other than just a circular design. I made a flower, a bit like a hibicus on each tumbler, linking them as I went, then between the tumber and the rick rack I made little leaves. The outside edge is the same little leave shape. It was much more fun than I thought it would be, and I'll be doing more of it!