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If you are avid fan of reproduction fabrics by Judy Rothermel, Paula Barnes and Faye Burgos then you will love what has just arrived on my doorstep.

 Lovely fabrics in a great range of colours just waiting for you to put them to good use.

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These are just some of the prints available for backgrounds and very pretty ones for those of you who just love to fussy cut.

Something for everyone!

Click here to see more.

Next week I am off to Dubbo for the Craft Alive show and will be releasing the new range of designs for this year. They will include 3 new quilts, including Miss Elizabeth, a ruler bag (very cute), a felted wool needle book (even cuter) and cushions. Patterns for all of these items will be at the show and online.

hexagon needle book

hexagon needle book

Why not come along to the show if your close or maybe even have a weekend away there is lots to do in the area.

Carol

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Welcome,
What a lovely surprise today to find the latest French General fabric by Moda…..
“La Belle Fleur” perched on my doorstep.
Opening the box with much enthusiasm I wasn’t disappointed at the beautiful teal, french blue and reds just wishing me to get started on another project. Wonderfull birds and florals for quilt centres or border prints to fussy cut…..something to tempt all who looks upon them.
Alas I have nothing in mind for this fabric at the moment but you possibly might when you take a peek!
  Click here to purchase.
Miss Elizabeth update.
For those of you asking about the pattern for Miss Elizabeth it is progressing well and will soon be available. The quilting has begun..wooo hoooo….and I am working diligently to get it finished for you.
Lots of new pre cut papers have been added to the website and are available now for purchase. There will soon be a starter pack available for Miss Elizabeth.
Click here to see more.
New books have also arrived…but more about that next week.
All personal shoppers  
next week (Feb 5th and 7th only) will receive a 15% discount on their purchases,
so come along and see what takes your fancy.
Shop Hours
My little shop is now open every Tuesday and Thursday.
10.00 am – 3.30 pm.
Classes only 9.30 am – 2.30 pm.
Happy stitching
Carol

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I thought I would keep everyone upto date with the new quilt on the block…..”Miss Elizabeth”.

She and I have been patiently getting ourselves together….524 hexagons of various size, 82 honeycomb shapes and 279 various 6 pointed star diamonds and of course there was lots and lots of fussy cutting.

Miss Elizabeth

Miss Elizabeth

Throughout the process of the quilt I made myself use mostly fabrics that I had stashed away (and there was lots) and to also view some of those fabrics differently when looking to fussy cut them. It was also quite demanding to use fabric that I didn’t have a great fondness for and also to only use fabrics once in each row.

I think this may be my favourite

I think this may be my favourite

Or is it this one!

Or is it this one!

As usual I can’t seem to stay away from those lovely cherry pink colours so I definitely don’t think my son will be asking for this labour of love.

Being that it has just taken me 4 hours to write the pattern, and that is just the first draft as I always check my patterns several times before printing, and no diagrams are yet in place, the whole process from devising the product, making the quilt and then getting the pattern out to you is like watching a slow growing tree giving its all!

Oh yes and then there is the hand quilting to come!

So hopefully, “Miss Elizabeth” will be out there for all to enjoy in the next 8 weeks or so…..fingers crossed.

Carol

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New from Moda is “Double Chocolate” designed by 3 Sisters…so yummy I know why they chose this name.

I only bought four fabrics in this range because there are so many other lovely ranges  on their way…….

Can’t have them all!….or can we? Yes you can, order a fat 1/8th pack if you like.

Also new from Paula Barnes some “Retro Geo”, great to add some zing to your reproduction quilts…just love them.

Fat 1/8th packs also available in this range….be quick.

Click here to purchase any of the above.

Carol

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I am usually very impatient to get new projects started and then finished…….But this time I thought I would fussy cut each of the stars required for the final border of the hexagon quilt I have been making and slow down a bit!

I am really pleased with them….only another 20 or so to make!

Off to sewing today to make some more!

Carol

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