Thursday, 28 November 2013

What are we up to!!

Well the countdown to Christmas is coming fast now.
Lou has nearly finished her Glacier Star quilt, and I have made 5 Jelly Roll quilts for gifts. They are kind of a cheat quilt, quick and easy, but at least 5 family members will have a quilt to snuggle on the couch with!
Now just need to get them all quilted and bound, then will post a photo.
We post a few photo's of quilts and random things in our life on Instagram, it's so quick and easy to use. You can click on the link to the right and follow us if you wish! Lou also put this fancy scrolling gallery at the top of our Blog, she's very clever.
We also both have Pintrest. You can also click the links to the right to see our boards and the things we love.

This is one of my antique quilts, hand pieced and hand quilted.
In between the green feathers are creamy ones if you look close. I often wonder what colour did that use to be, has it faded, and was it made as a special gift or for pride of place on the bed? Love the history that we see with quilts.When we get a nice day I'll photograph the whole quilt and post a picture. 
Love Melbourne weather, it was 22 degrees this morning at 5.30 am now it's 15 degrees and pouring! You never know what the day will bring.
Have a great day wherever you are in the world!!

Lisa & Lou

Sunday, 24 November 2013


Just about finished quilting the Glacier Star quilt and I did something REALLY STUPID!!!!!!
Holy crap Batman!!!!!!
Do you see it? How could you not!!!! That's whiteboard marker...... NOT a feature of quilts for most of us!!!!! This is why Lisa quilts for people and I don't!!! Not to mention that she had HEAPS more experience than I do of course!

Do I try to wash it out? .....Or do I just put the quilt label over the top???? 


PS Sorry about all the exclamation marks

Friday, 15 November 2013

Glacier Star

When we, my hubby Jody & I, visit his dad, Tom, and step-mum, Ruve, I ALWAYS take hand sewing. They live in a sleepy country town and we relax the weekend away and of course for me, that means sewing time!  

Earlier this year Tom asked what I do with all these quilts?  Jody's prompt reply was "They're all over the house!!!!"  That may be true, but I have made a lot of quilts for family and friends too, and of course quilts as samples for Max & Louise. 

Tom then asked if I would make him & Ruve a quilt.... And here it is:

It's Glacier Star designed by Judy & Bradley Niemeyer.

I did this as a class at Lilly Patches in Boronia, taught by Anne-Marie Campbell. I love foundation piecing and Judy's method is great. As is her curved seam method. 

Glacier Star finished 60 1/2" square. I'm just adding a 5" border all the way around to make it little bigger. Then a big all over feather quilting and I'll actually have one Christmas present finished!!!

Please tell me there are other people around that are as unorganized for Christmas as we are??? Please??? 6 weeks to go!  Presents to be bought and made, and lunch and dinner on Christmas Day for 30. Not panicking .... YET!!!

 And I'm pleased to say that Lisa is the same (although she has planned all he pressies)!

THANKYOU for the positive feedback we've had for our Airlie and Cranbrook patterns. We are pleased to advise that Mrs Martin's Summer School is now booked out. Can't wait..... 

                     Lou & Lisa

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Cranbrook & Airlie

Our newest patterns are all ready for Mrs Martins Summer School. We are very excited to say that our day is fully booked out and we have a waiting list. Thank you so much every one who has booked and we look forward to spending a lovely day with you all. 
Here are the projects we have created for the day.



We hope you enjoy our new patterns which will be available for sale from our shops from January 20th 2014.
( that sounds so far away but it's not really!)

Thanks for stopping by.
Lisa & Lou.