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:


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