Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter Everyone


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mystery Club Quilt #33

As some of you may know we have a 
Thursday night Mystery Quilt 
Club night...

we first started this quilt club at the beginning of the year 
reason being that all the members are part of a group 
on Facebook Called "Just Us Quilters" or JUQ for short 
they were running a Mystery Quilt for the members of the group 
and as we were all thinking about doing it
I thought why do it at home by ourselves 
when we could make a night of it and do it 
together...

well that is what we did
Lynne, Lynda, Gail, Kylie and Myself 
all meet every Thursday and we have been 
cutting and piecing for the better part of 4 months 
we have only been doing this quilt on a Thursday night 
Gail and Lynne have both finish their quilts and the rest of us 
are still a Work in Progress as  we have missed a few nights 
but we are getting there so over the next few weeks 
I am sure that you will enjoy seeing our creations 
JUQ is running another Mystery Quilt and looks like we are doing that one too
although it won't be much of a mystery if we don't get cracking LOL 

the quilt that is pictured here is Lynne's 
Quilt she had the get hers done asap as 
she was going away on a cruise for 
a couple weeks lucky Chica she is 

well now she is back and i have given her quilt 
back and she loved it...and I must say it has turned out just 
gorgeous...
I can't wait till all 5 are finish
so we can show you what they look like and how different they all 
are even though the same pattern was used :) :) 
we have been having so much fun doing this quilt 
and keeping each other company in the process 

I love my Thursday nights with the girls 
and it gives me a chance to do something for 
myself :) 

Happy Quilting ") N


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Quilt #31 and #32 A Little Help form Friends QCWA and I

A couple weeks ago now 
a Local Family lost everything in a house 
fire...
A dear Customer of mine brought this 
to attention one day when she popped in to say hi 
and show me a quilt that I had custom quilted for her 
a few months back...she wanted to show me 
at her sons place...it looked lovely..

while we were talking she told me of a Local family 
that had lost everything in a house fire...

she was organizing to get school supplies for the 
kids in the family...I toddled off and cam back with 
2 quilts that I already had previously done...but they were for 
the girls of the house

but the lads of the house missed out 
so I went looking in my stash to see what i had 
I came back out with a couple of panels 
very suited to the boys....one was a "Cars" 
and the other was a Spiderman...

I ask Marian if she could give a couple 
weeks and I will have them done for the Boys 
well I have finally have them finished 
with the help of my 15yr old daughter who 
helped assemble the quilts 
and the QCWA is going to put the                                                       bindings 

on for me as they know it is a busy time of year 

but the boys of this family will now have their own little quilts 
to stay warm under this winter...

Some might ask why...my answer is simple 
I would hope that if I was in the same position that someone
would help out like this too...

happy Quilting ") N 



Monday, 14 April 2014

Quilt #30....Wonky Star


It has been a very busy couple weeksit has been Quilting Quilting and more Quilting today's quilt that we are showing is from a lovely Lady that I had the pleasure of meeting a couple weeks ago all the way from Chinchilla Qld she first found me through Facebook through a lady that goes by the name of CraftyNess who just happened to tag Jan because i was stocking pre-cut fabrics and Missouri Star Quilt Co products :) we hit it off instantly having a chat about my quilting service as well,after a chat on the phone and Facebook she got to working on her Wonky Start Quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Co
this pattern is also featured in their Bi-Monthly Magazine Issue 1 
for Australian residence you can purchase it here
Issue 1 Found here :)



she came to see me about 2 weeks later to drop her quilt in and while she was here she was telling me all about her

 charity work that she dose for 


Sunshine Linus Inc.if you would like to see what they do just click the link above and it will take you to there page :)they really do a great job :) well done ladies well done :) here is what Jan had to say about her time with Linus and  what she is getting up 
this year with her quilting ")


Ive been doing a box a month for two years now, sometimes they are completed quilt tops or just a large collection of blocks that the ladies assemble. When it becomes cooler I knit or crochet baby blankets or larger ones for the nursing homes. Its really nice to do charity work for two reasons, I can try new patterns or blocks as well as helping others, I see it as a big win all round. My goal this year was to make some quilts for my house and a few for friends, my wonky star was the first cab of the rank. Linus ladies do an incredible job and spread the love to so many. My little Facebook page Ucompleteme is a nice way to show friends and others that you can pretty much create a quilt top out of scraps, or what ever fabric you have buried in your stash. Sometimes I think we need to step back and use what we have, its very easy to look at glossy blogs using new lines of fabric and subtly encouraging us to race out and stock up. The one lesson doing charity sewing has taught me is how many ladies have left behind incredible stash's of fabric that they never got to use I truly believe we need to re-look at how we use our fabric and why keep those two meters of that super special fabric tucked away? your not getting enjoyment from it nor is anyone else."



Why not pop over the Ucomplete me on Facebook and say hi to Jan 
and don't forget to let her know how you found her 
or better still why not contact Linus and see if you 
could maybe help in some way I am sure they will appreciate 
any help they can get :) 
So now lets take a look at the what i hope is a first of many that I get to 
do for Jan and her family :) 

as stated above this is the first quilt that Jan has done 
for herself 
Love the colour choice of aqua blue and the soft colours
of the stars...and that red border is divine really striking :)

we used a light blue thread to blend with the quilt 
and an all over pattern that is new to my collection 
I just love the way to quilted out...
we used a white backing with butterflies
below is the finished quilt :) :) 

and for me I better get cracking on the next quilt 
so again pop over and see Jan on Facebook at her page 
just click the link below

Happy Quilting ") N

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Quilt #29 A little Custom Quilting ")

I got very excited today
i got to do something a little different 
Custom Quilting YaY 

Meg of Nanango Qld 
contacted me a few weeks ago 
to see if I could do this little number for 
her before the NanArt show inNanango 

as it is show time here I try to accommodate where i can 
as I know these shows and festivals are extremely 
important to these small farming/Country communities
not only do we get to see some amazing works of art 
but some gorgeous Quilts to boot
and brings money to the local economy  

This is Megs Quilt that she has 
done for the show...Meg tells me that she has 
done several of these quilts for 
friends and family...but this one is for herself
 I assume as it has the letter 
"M" on one o her Blocks >>>>>

Meg wasn't sure how she wanted to quilt 
as she normally dose it herself 
so she came over and we went through some tooing and froing 
to try and work out what she wanted to achieve 




so the end result was to just use some fillers and in-ditch 
the bigger blocks...and do some stipple in the larger flower blocks
using a variegated thread..by the way Meg that was a nice touch I would have gone with white 

...but the variegated is just divine :) 
I have also shown here the back of the quilt 
so you can get an Idea of what we done 
as sometimes you can not see the 
quilting from the front view :) 

although I don't think that my pictures do this quilt 
any justice at all...I think it might be time to get 
a proper camera and do a photography coarse 
lol...but I am sure that you get the general idea of 
what we have done :) :) 

I love this quilt and I wish Meg the Best of Luck in the Competition 
at NanArt 
if you would like to enter or visit here are the details 
click the link :) 


here is Meg's finished quilt
just beautiful :) 


Happy Quilting ") N




Friday, 11 April 2014

Quilt #28 Modern Drunkards Path

Well here we are at Quilt #28 for 2014

This Gorgeous quilt has been made by 
Liz T of Kingaroy Qld

Liz came to me via a Kylie G of Kingaroy 
that attends classes on a regular basis 
:) Thanks Kylie G


anyway today we have been working on this beautiful 
quilt for Liz..

we have used a light purple thread top and 
bottom ...with an all over 
quilting design called 
"AirBorne" 

I love how it compliments the Drunkards Path pattern 
nicely 

this Modern take on this classic                                                         block 
                                                  is just divine :) 
                                            here you can see the whole quilt...sooo pretty 

Happy Quilting ") N

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

We are Now on eBay

We are expanding our little
country  Quilting Store
to the Big Wide World of eBay

this is a work in progress 
we are adding more supplies 
everyday as the arrive

so far so good 
we also offer Free Postage 
on Most items 

Everything from Sewing Machines 
Missouri Star Quilt Co Products 
and much much more 
and expanding every week

So why not  

Visit Our eBay Store 
Our eBay Store Click here
we are now on eBay...follow the link and it
will take you right to our store :)
                           



we even have pay pal for that extra
security 

Quilt #27...WoW 2014 is Flying by in the Blink of a Quilt

I can't Believe that I am up to quilt #27 for the year 
already...

time is flying by so fast and the classes are 
humming along to 

we have seen a few New customers this year 
that are new to the patchwork and Quilting world

I might add they are loving it..

today's Quilt is from a 
lady that I met at my old work a few 
years ago her name is Lisa A. of Kingaroy Qld 


Lisa Contacted me  few weeks ago 
about her quilt that she is making for one of her boys 

again this one is simple quilt designs 
but the size is what makes you go WoW

the blues are calming and we added clouds as the quilting 
design...using a variegated blue thread on the top 
and a pale blue for the backing 

the backing is a quilt in itself 
as Lisa tells me her boys are aviation mad

so this backing has worked out very nice :) 


here you can see the enormity of the quilt 
I see one happy boy under this quilt for many years to come ") 

Happy Quilting ") N 

Quilt #26 Simple Black and White





I love Simple...I mean who doesn't 
love the simple life...to get away 
from the hustle and bustle....tuning that 
laptop or phone off  even if only for 24 hrs 

well that is the spirit of the quilt I am working on
today...just a lovely Simple black and white quilt 

this one belongs to Kerryn of Nanango Qld 






we have gone with a black cotton top and bottom
and a all over quilting pattern 
called "Bird on a Wire" 

after kerryn receives her quilt back she 
will applique her quilt with 
little birds that are similar in shape 
to the ones in the quilting pattern  Like I said Simple 
just the way I like things :) 

Happy Quilting ") N

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Quilt #25 Busy Busy Busy

Now i know I was supposed to be posting about a 
King size Cross hatched  quilt...
well one thing has led to another and i am 
still working on it...

So I have been working on a few different 
quilts over the last week or so ...


today I am posting about Kylie's Jelly Roll quilt 
I just love the colours that are in this quilt...
this quilt is for her son..

we used a light blue thread with an all over 
quilting pattern called 
"breath of the gods" 

although Kylie was lucky as she 
had chosen another pattern that was 
a little more busy
I posted a pic about it being loaded 
in the machine on my Facebook page ...and she changed her mind on
the pattern...just by skin of her teeth :)
very Lucky lol
below is the back of the quilt 
  

 but I am glad of the changes as it turned out just divine :) 
even if I do say so myself

this pattern is a new one to my collection 
and people over on our Facebook page just thought 
it was amazing :) and aptly named 

here you can see the finished quilt 
just a sea of blues :) 
so calming 






Happy Quilting ") N

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

I am on a Roll this week Quilt #24

As I said in my last post I was quilting for Debby S of Nanango Qld 
this week...so here we are with her 2nd one for the week 

It is a gorgeous 10 min Block Quilt 
using Earthy colours 
I just love these quilts they get rid of a 
fair amount of that ever growing Stash 
and this quilt is not exception 

oopps a little bit wrinkled...
better give it a steam :) 
I love how Debby has dressed up this little quilt 
with some whimsical flowers of matching the fabrics...

today we used a cream cotton top and bottom
and an all over quilting design
using Q-Bot of Flowers 

as you can see from the pictures 
they match this lovely little quilt just 
nicely....

I am sure that this gorgeous quilt 
                                                      will 

be love by the person that receives it :)

                                                       I can't wait to see what Debby Brings in next 
I love her work and it is always a pleasure to quilt them 
for her...I think at last count I was quilt 16 for Debby :) :) 



Happy Quilting  ") N 

I am just about to start working on a King size  cross hatch quilt 
but that is a post for another day :)