Monday, September 22, 2008

Carpenter's Wheel

This is our sample "Carpenter's Wheel" block for this year's freebie Christmas class.
Depending on the size squares that you use, this versatile block can vary in size from 8” square (cute placemat) to 56” square.
Mine will make a great Christmas Tree Mat, Tablecloth or Festive Season wall hanging.
It looks terrific in regular prints too and the striking pattern with simple assembly makes it particularly useful when you need a quilt in a hurry!
After a little pre-class cutting, you’ll easily make this one in a day

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another "Quilt on the Double"

Joan popped in this morning with this finished top from our "Quilts on the Double" class with Judy Hooworth last week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Spring in Bell

Spring has sprung and morning tea outdoors was lovely on Tuesday. The jasmine on the rails at right smelt just beautiful!

Judy Hooworth Workshops

Wow we've been busy in the last week! Two two-day workshops with Judy making some really amazing quilts from her new book "Quilts on the Double". We had students from Emerald, Goondiwindi, Brisbane, Crow's Nest as well as our local regulars! Pictured are Lib and Julie with Lib's completed quilt top.
A few of us also popped up to Kingaroy for a day out while showing Judy some new territory. First we went to the Cheese Factory where we enjoyed a cheese and tapas platter and some fine wine out in their garden. Next stop was "Pottique" - a lavender farm just out of town on the Nanango Road where we browsed and shopped and finally succumbed to the lavender scones (real lavender in them!) with tea and coffee.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Jellygon Quilt and Dog with a Difference

This is our new "Jellygon" quilt - hexagons made from Jelly Roll strips......all machine pieced and very quick to run up. It'll be taught in class in early November.

The other photos below are a cute little "dog" that waits patiently every Tuesday while his owner is busy sewing. I think he's great!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Surprise Visitors

It's always lovely to see customers' completed quilts and today's surprise visitors (who wish to remain anonymous - but are from the South Burnett!) brought this lovely version of Rosemary MacQueen's "Bear Rap". The bear's have all been done in flannels and are soooooo soft and snuggly!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sampler Block Day

A fairly quiet Tuesday today. We made a few "Wonky Star" and Farmer's Daughter blocks.

Morning tea was a choice of orange/almond cake, triple choc muffins or low fat mixed fruit muffins. For lunch, we had roast potatoes with mexican mince, sour cream, avocado and chives.