ok, so it's been a while!
I have been away in the US for most of Sept with a great bunch of girls!
Here are a few photos of what we got up to!
We visited some amazing quilt shops...Pieceful Gatherings, Temecula Quilt Shop, Primitive Gatherings as well as the San Diego Quilt Show.
we then moved onto Madison WI and went to a fabulous quilt show there too, as well as more gorgeous shops and a visit to Lapacek's Orchard to visit Kim from Persimmon Dreams (and sample the most delicious honey crisp apples and apple cider donuts!)
our last stop was in Minneapolis to attend The Buttermilk Basin Woolstock Event
We all had a fabulous time, we may have done a bit of shopping!!
Now, back to work for me!
Martingale (my Fave publisher!) have come out with another couple of wonderful books!
I Love Nine Patches
is filled with gorgeous quilts based on the easy peasy 9 patch block
look at this one!
and if you go here to Martingale Stitch This blog you have a chance to win a copy!!
Janet Nesbit also has a new book out
Crazy at the Cabin
more awesomness from Janet!
And I must thank all of you who have purchased my new book Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery....I am so thrilled you all like it!
enjoy your weekend...always made great by sitting and browsing books!
all photos by Brent Kane, used with permission
We are now halfway through the Splendid Sampler and aren't we getting some lovely blocks!
I decided to make mine in all different blue fabrics...cause you know blue is my fave colour..
Here I have a few finished ones...I started out great but work has been a little busy...I catch up when I can!
It's also okay to be bit behind....and you don't have to make every block...I know some of you don't embroider and that my block was a bit challenging, but that's okay..we do what we can!
It's been fun to get to know the designers too....I am thrilled that I have a few new followers!
So, here is the website...just in case...The Splendid Sampler
most of all, continue to have fun!! There are lots more wonderful blocks coming up!
Ramona and I have just hosted another fabulous weekend of Stitching, Food and Friends....it is so wonderful to see the girls catch up with friends and make new ones...relax and stitch all day..and enjoy the lovely food!
I only have a few photos of the day...even though it was a cold winters day, we were all warm and dry in our gorgeous hall.....lots of hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate to keep us warm...plus once we all got talking!!
Our next Stitched in Time is for Christmas on the 12th and 13th Nov.
Sat is booked out but there are places for Sunday available.
Here are the details
Be back soon!!
Join Gail Pan and Ramona Hermann
On Sat 12th or Sun 13th Nov 2016
For a fun filled day of stitching, friends and great food
You will receive:
4 new release patterns
Starter kits for the patterns
A gift bag with lovely treats inside
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
(Tea and coffee all day)
There will also be an opportunity to do some shopping!
Venue: Narre Warren East Hall
Berwick Rd, Narre Warren East
(Just off Wellington Rd)
Time: 10am – 4pm
Please bring your favourite coffee mug along with your general sewing kit
For bookings please call Gail on 0402 042 865
A deposit of $50 is required to secure your spot with the balance due on
the 28th OCT 2016
Places are Limited!!!
A $5 admin fee will be deducted from any refund required
before 28th OCT 2016
after 28th OCT 2016 any monies paid are non-refundable.
By booking you agree to these terms
Finally it's my day for The Splendid Sampler!!
Go here to download the block!
It's so exciting to see all the blocks coming together!
There is a little bit of applique on my block, along with the embroidery...
I am doing my blocks in blue...so here is my version for my quilt!
The applique is little but is a nice addition to the block.
Here is how I did the large spool with the two fabrics.
sew the "thread" fabric in between the "spool" fabrics. make a template with freezer paper and iron onto the block. Line up the seams with the spool edges..
position and applique into place...don't forget to clip the inside curves...
and if you really don't want to do applique, you can just stitch the spools!!
Or even applique them in wool or your chosen method!
I hope you enjoy making my block!
Ok, so it's my day today and I am writing this all rugged up as it's actually the middle of winter for us in Aus!
So even though it's not summer, we can DREAM it's summer!
Pop on over to Buttermilk Basin to read all about my summer favourites and a yummy recipe
Please remember PERSONAL USE ONLY...
and if you haven't seen the line up, here it is....looking forward to stitching these myself!
July 8th * Quilts by Cheri
Have you seen these AMAZING new books from my Fave Publisher Martingale?
I will start with
Modern Heritage Quilts by Amy Ellis..
OMG this is an amazing book!
Here is my most favourite quilt from the book and it is awesome in person as I saw it at Quilt Market!
It' called The Comfort Quilt...it's next on my list!!
And I also love this one Brilliance
I have been waiting patiently for this book to come out by one of my favourite designers Kathy Schmitz, I was so excited when I found out about this one!
Stitches From The Garden
Here are a few projects that I love!
Last but not least is the new Baby book by Kim Diehl and Pat Wys....I don't have any grandkids yet BUT this will be handy when i do!
Awesome books don't you think!!
All photos by Brent Kane used with permission
So, it's been a while! I have lots of new things to show you!
A Patchwork Garden
And my new book was released in April
Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery
Hubby and I had a great time in the US in May, visiting friends and attending the Trade Show (Quilt Market) in Salt Lake City. It was awesome to meet new friends and catch up with the old!! I am so lucky to be in such a wonderful industry!
Debbie from Wooden Spool Designs, me and Cindy
Back soon I promise!
A rare opportunity has come up to join Helen Stubbings from Hugs'n'Kisses and myself for an indulgent weekend of Sewing, Fun and Friends.
If you and a friend would like to join us, please email me for the details or check out the details here.