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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Blog Wednesday

Hi all its Blog Wednesday and Give Away Day!!!
Today is our 100th post and we would like to thank you all for reading our blog.
So if you leave a comment and tell us which is your favorite pattern we will pop one in the post to you!!!
this is open to Australia and International.
We will get a random number generator ( husband probably) to draw a name.
Please don't leave your address but as it's public. We will get in touch.
And what have we been up to...
last weekend saw us at Quilt Market to check what's new and we found a new paper piecing company that we'll be working with for our Summer School. More info on that soon.
We also brought some charm packs of 2 new ranges due out next year which we love
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Union Blues from Barbara Brackman and the new Collection for a Cause ranges.
We are designing like mad ladies at the moment for a few projects happening.
All in drawing stage at the moment so will probably start on at least one in the next few weeks or after
"silly season" so will post as we go.
Thanks again for following us and make sure to keep an eye on Insatgram and Facebook.
Have a great week
Lisa & Lou
xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Blog Wednesday!!

Welcome to Blog Wednesday!
Now I'm going to try really hard to do this every Wednesday.
So what are we up to?
This Saturday we are off to Quilt Market which is a trade only show and always fun to see what new fabrics are coming out and the current trends. We always find ourselves a bit different to whats there which is good for us. And we always come home with more ideas.
We are still working on the samples for Karen and Summer school in the opposite colour ways to what each other has already done.
this is the centre of Lisa's circle/9 patch quilt.....
Project 3.....Quilt: Lisa's Quilt

Thanks Karen for the pic!!
So hopefully this Sunday it will go together. Lisa also has son number 2's 18th Saturday night so we'll see how the sewing goes.

Lou is also working on her Hexagon quilt and you can see they are going to be quiet opposite...

Project 2....Hexagon Quilt
Lou has oldest daughter off to New York for Uni which will be great.

We got some nice mail the other day...

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This is the new Collection for a Cause range and French Generals Petite Prints. A fat 1/8th bundle each.
Very nice ranges.

Thanks for dropping by and next week will mark our 100th post so better talk to Lou about having our very first Give Away!!!

Lisa & Lou

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Lost in the world of......

Well it has been a while again since we posted on our Blog. We get so caught up in the easy world of Instagram and also Lou does Facebook that our poor Blog gets very neglected. So then I thought maybe we should make one day of the week Blog day but.......which day should that be and what if we have nothing to say! mmm who us 2 nothing to say.... Yes I hear all our friends laughing at the moment going yeah right you 2 speechless!!
So what have we been doing? 
First we have Summer School on the 17th January with Mrs Martins Quilt Shop so we have been busy finishing samples for this fun day.







Barb our lovely side kick of Theodora Cleave fame will be joining us for the day with her gorgeous buttons also.
You can call Karen if you would like to join us she said today we have about 6 places left so be quick.

A couple of weeks ago we added a column on the right for where we will be next year.
We are pleased to announce we will be having 4 relax and sew days in conjunction with Lilly Patches.
These are days you can come along and work on anything you would like to. See the dates to the right and call June if you would like to put your name on the list as numbers will be limited.

On the 11th July Barb and Max & Louise will be having a Christmas in July workshop at the Uniting Church in Boronia also ran in conjunction with June from Lilly Patches.
Come along for a great day of Christmas projects designed by Barb and ourselves. Go home with patterns for all the projects from the day. More info to come end of February for that day.

We are also very excited to have been asked to design a quilt and teach for the Ballaarat Quilters 20th Birthday retreat in November next year. We are very honored to have been invited to such a special occasion with these ladies, and have already so many ideas for how their special quilt will come together.

Also we hope to run our first ever weekend away in August so watch this space!!

And last but not least we are hoping to have our first booth at Houston International Quilt market next year!!
We are pretty excited about that we can tell you now.
So we have 9 new patterns for next year on the drawing board ranging from mini quilts to big quilts some stitchery, applique and loads of inspiration for our antique treasures. 
If you don't follow us on Instagram or Facebook you may like to as we really have become lazy bloggers but promise to try a little harder ok!
So maybe Blog day can be Wednesday not sure why other than its "hump day" 
See you all next Wednesday!!!
Lisa & Lou.






Sunday, 19 October 2014

Hugo's quilt

I made a bright little quilt for baby Hugo this week (my cousin's new baby).  
When I make a quilt for children, it has to be able to withstand lots of washing because baby's poop and throw up on everything!  

I used a "what's bugging you" panel 
by Sue Marsh that I bought from Lilly Patches last week, 3 fat quarters and a half metre and polar fleece on the back.   Hopefully little Hugo will enjoy snuggling under this simple quilt.

Thought I'd share my binding tip with you. 
I fold my binding strip concertina style 

and pop it into a zip lock bag. I have this sitting to the left of my trusty old Janome so that it doesn't get tangled or caught up as I sew it onto the quilt in the usual way. 

With baby quilts, I've decided to fold the binding over and stitch it by machine.   
My thoughts are that this will withstand washing over and over and over and over.....

We are off to the trade show tomorrow and I'm hoping to get Tom & Ruve's Glacier Star quilted in the afternoon. Then I can get started on the appliqué for our newest big quilt that we hope to release next year. 
Lisa is already working on hers.... She's a machine at the moment! Multitasking as she does so well, making 3 gift quilts for Christmas too. 
Until next time,
Lisa & Lou

Workshop with Essendon Quilters Inc

A huge thank you to Lorraine, Simone & Janette for inviting us to do a workshop for Essendon Quilters.  Yesterday we headed off to Essendon for a fantastic day of teaching our Bellmont House pattern with ladies from Essendon Quilters and their friends.
Here's some pics for you:







The very talented Barb Smith of Theodora Cleave was there too selling her gorgeous buttons and embellishments.


As was Joanne from Tranquility Crafts & Supplies who brought along her "pop-up shop".  We're sure she sold lots of EPP shapes and glue sticks!

And lastly have a look at the tables that Simone & Lorraine decorated. 
They looked so fantastic and the biscuits, lollies and morning and afternoon tea were yummmmmy.



Happy stitching

Lou & Lisa





Saturday, 4 October 2014

Meeting Brenda & Patty

Firstly a huge THANKYOU to Linda, Meredithe and Glenda. These three ladies have made it possible for us to meet the very talented and absolutely lovely Brenda Papadakis (of  Dear Jane & Dear Hanna  fame) and her friend Patty Harants (of Rebecca Kohler quilt and the Wickersham Signature quilt fame).

These entertaining ladies spoke at Quilts in the Barn over the last week and continue to be guests at Linda's for this weekends quilt show. They have also been teaching workshops. 

Head over to Warrandyte this weekend and meet these ladies and see some beautiful quilts at Quilts in the Barn. 
We'll be there Friday so if you see us, pop over and say hi!

Brenda & Lou:
Brenda signed Lou's Dear Jane quilt top:
Lisa, Patty & Lou:

Patty:

Be sure to look up Brenda and Patty's extensive body of work. They are very impressive designers.
Lou & Lisa


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Gracedale Doves workshop at Lilly Patches

This afternoon we taught another Gracedale Doves workshop. This time at Lilly Patches in Boronia. 

We like to keep classes small for this quilt and  8 ladies was perfect. 
We had a bag of goodies for each:
Including a Gracedale Doves pattern, our two free patterns: mug bag and coaster pattern and the rotary cutter snap bag pattern, a Pap smear brush ( not to do you own Pap smears!!! They are fantastic for cleaning the lint from your sewing machine) and a chocolate each.

Here are the amazing achievements of our 8 wonderful ladies:
THANKYOU June for another wonderful day in your shop and to our lovely students.
Hope you enjoyed yourselves. 


Lisa & Lou